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Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186...

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Byron triathletes maintain impressive form to take second spot

The Byron Bay ‘Breakers’ Triathlon Club finished their season with an impressive and highly respectable second in the Forager North Coast Interclub Series.

Loft: top of the town

  S Haslam Winter doesn’t have to mean hibernation! Shake off those winter woolies and enjoy the best of town again.  Loft...

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.

Murwillumbah mega-school – consultation done says Minister’s office

The challenge to the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell that she had sprung the Murwillumbah mega-school on the community with no consultation and needed to seek further genuine consultation with the Murwillumbah community has been rebuffed.

Stories about "water fluoridation":

The dark side of fluoride explored – Part II

As a medical doctor, I find it heartening as I travel throughout New South Wales and Queensland to find so many enlightened and educated people on the contentious subject of artificial water fluoridation.

Supporting free fluoride – one tooth at a time

Steve Mitchell, Newrybar. I would just like to add my voice to the number of people who are concerned about the fluoridation scheme that is going into action. My personal view is that Rous Water have some of the best water in the country and we are very thankful for that. I can see no sense at all for adding anything artificial to it whatsoever.

High court challenge to north coast fluoridation mooted

Veteran anti-fluoride campaigner Al Oshlack is considering mounting a High Court challenge to the practice Australia-wide, while new dosing plants in Lismore and Ballina LGAs are set to go online next month.

Fluoridation is poor public health policy

David McRae, Coffs Harbour. I would think that the small group of protesters against the water fluoridation plant at Corndale represent many thousands in the community.

Fluoride fiasco: Byron residents downstream of plant

Several Byron Shire households face the possibility of being forced to drink fluoridated water or having their supply cut off after the discovery they live downstream of a new fluoridation plant intended to dose Lismore LGA residents.

Fluoride dosing plant protests

The first in a series of major campaigns to halt the construction of four proposed dosing facilities in the northern rivers kicked off Monday morning in Clunes.

Lismore fluoride ‘window’ closed

A last-minute bid by a Lismore Greens councillor to conduct independent community consultation on fluoride has failed after the state government moved to close a window of opportunity at the eleventh hour.

Anti-fluoride campaigners eye new chance

After many months of debate about whether to fluoridate Lismore’s water supply last year, some councillors and activists have seized on a chance for what they consider to be ‘real community consultation’ at last.

Fluoridation battle continues

John W Travis, Byron Bay. Despite his quest for facts, most of Rob Watson’s disparaging comments about my letters to The Echo on fluoridation are hardly factual

Mungo: right on politics, wrong on fluoride

Prof John W Travis, Byron Bay. He may know his politics, but he hasn’t looked closely at the science of fluoridated water. There is virtually no science behind it, and what there is doesn’t support the myth that fluoride is good for us.

Anatomy is destiny

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Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may make laws regarding health, but...

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...