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Concerns raised over the impact of opening up to tourists

The North Coast has seen a significant rise in vaccination however, spokesperson for the Cross Border Task Force and Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry has told The Echo that there are significant concerns over the impacts as people start arriving from Sydney.

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No Ballina commemoration for 11 November

Speaking on behalf of the Ballina RSL sub-branch, Dick Wills BEM has announced that there will be no public commemoration service in Ballina for Remembrance Day next month.

Ben Smith leaving Ballina Council

The unique contributions of current Deputy Mayor Ben Smith to Ballina Shire Council are coming to an end, as he's decided to hang up his councillor hat after thirteen years, and not contest the December election.

10 point grumble

Hear hear to David Heilpern’s recent 10 point grumble, particularly points 7, 8 and 9. If the primary objective...

Waste to energy

On Friday I attended a biomass and waste incineration event, at the Condong sugar mill, held by the Northern...

Charges laid after police pursuit at Murwillumbah

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District have been investigating several incidents of stolen motor vehicles from within the Kingscliff area over the past month.

Byron Bay – Main Beach’s future tabled

The range of options for protecting Byron’s Main Beach look set to be narrowed to three, after the community had its say on the crucial shoreline project.

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4WD flips on Wilsons Creek Road

A 4WD land cruiser ran up an embankment flipping it on its side yesterday on Wilson’s Creek Road around midday according to witnesses.

Car runs off Wilsons Creek Road causeway

Upper Wilson’s Creek residents and people using Wilsons Creek Road are advised to avoid crossing the still-flooded causeways after a car ran off the edge of one and was partially washed into the creek this morning.

Stop using Wilsons Ck as a political football

Ms A Maclean, Huonbrook. I am not in possession of the full facts in regard to the Belongil rock wall saga so would not presume to comment until I am. In the meantime I would request that those not in full possession of the facts in regards the geography and history of the Byron Shire's landslips do not use the Wilson's Creek community as a political football via the media.

Dangerous traffic at Wilsons Creek School

Sharon McGrath, Mullumbimby . I have witnessed first-hand the traffic danger posed to children, parents and staff directly outside both the Wilsons Creek Public School and the adjacent preschool.

Nationals MPs ‘reacting to crisis’ on local roads

Andy Maclean, Huonbrook. MP Thomas George informed us back when the Wilsons Creek school landslip was at its most unpredictable peak, that there was no way the fire trails would be reopened so that there was another exit out of the valley towards Lismore.

MPs criticised over landslip response

Wilsons Creek residents have vented their anger at local Nationals MPs over what they say is an inadequate response to landslips in their valley, located west of Mullumbimby.

Wilsons Creek Road blues

Brendon Luke, Wilsons Creek. Here we go again with another plea from Byron Shire Council for disaster funding. Wilsons Creek Road west of the school has been neglected for years by council with ongoing efforts aimed at trying to make us residents think something is happening.

Should the Northern Rivers be opening up to mines?

The question of whether or not mining should be allowed in the Northern Rivers has once again been raised and the issue is being brought to the table in the NSW Parliament.

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...