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R&L Buslines partner with TROUT

By Sara Gottardi Following the devastating fire that happened on Saturday, March 28 at the R&L Bus Lines yard, both owners and operators Wendy and Laurie Evans spoke only positive of a new and fresh beginning for their business and ...

Local activists demand climate action in Quebec City

By Nate Smelle The historic streets of Québec City were filled with the passionate voices of more than 25,000 environmental activists, Indigenous leaders, unions and ...

Fatality on Loop Road near Wilberforce

On Sunday, April 19, at approximately 7:49 p.m. officers from the Bancroft detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to the report of a single ...

Bancroft ratepayers may see taxes increase in 2015

By Tony Pearson Municipal staff have worked up a draft; now it’s up to Bancroft town council to make some hard decisions. The town’s budget ...

Taylor remembered as ‘incredible friend’

By Darren Lum The community of Wilberforce is showing immeasurable resolve and heart following the death of Highlands East 12-year-old Taylor Donaldson. The Grade 6 ...

Me to We engages local youth

By Nate Smelle North Hastings Youth In Action (NHYIA) joined forces with their new partners from Me to We (MTW) over the weekend, to bring ...

BCT presents council with plans for Riverside Park building

By Tony Pearson The following are a series of reports from the meeting of Bancroft Council on Tuesday, April 14. Last week, Bancroft Community Transit ...

Wollaston worries about looming liabilities

By Jim Eadie Wollaston Township council received a “clean” auditors report at their April 24 regular meeting by Joanna Park (Collins Barrow) the municipal auditor. ...

Three townships, one book

The Tri-County Reads project, which includes Bancroft, Carlow-Mayo and Hastings Highlands public libraries are suggesting a very good book to read for this spring, and for two very good reasons.

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Bancroft Forest Industry wins education award

Theodore Roosevelt, one of the founders of the Conservation movement in North America, was eloquent about the need for forests; he once wrote “A people ...

Highlands East makes investment in new area doctor

By Angelica Blenich The following are brief reports of items discussed during an April 13 meeting of Highlands East council. The municipality of Highlands East ...

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Bancroft to become a ‘Battlezone’ on May 15

By Nate Smelle The North Hastings Community Centre will become Battlezone Bancroft when Smash Wrestling brings its Rural Rumble Tour to town on Friday, May ...

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Local writers launch new poetry cookbook

By Tony Pearson “I wish I knew the truth of life, I wish I knew the point But give me chocolate, give me wine And ...

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Artist explores the sacred through fractal geometry

By Nate Smelle Artist Daniel Schmidt’s exhibition Inner Worlds Outer Worlds invites its audience to explore their own impressions of human consciousness while taking in ...

Free tax clinic still available in Barry’s Bay

By Patricia McLee The Taxman is tapping his toe, but there’s still time to file your income tax return. In addition to local accountants and ...

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Filmmakers bringing Dark Sunrise to Bancroft

By Jim Eadie Hilary Phillips and her husband Greg Gibbons are not exactly new to North Hastings, having owned a cottage on North Baptiste Lake ...

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Baptiste family reconnects with their heritage

By Jenn Watt At 79 years old, Eleanor Yateman Baptiste is getting a new name The Algonquin woman with ancestry firmly rooted in the Bancroft ...

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Happy, Healthy Parents – Happy, Healthy Kids with author Ann Douglas

By Sara Gottardi On Tuesday, March 31 author Ann Douglas from Peterborough came to speak at the “Happy, Healthy Parents – Happy, Healthy Kids” presentation ...

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Councillors deliver Meals-on-Wheels to area seniors

By Tony Pearson “In every community, there is work to be done. In every heart, there is the power to do it” So says Marianne ...

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Phase 1 to address traffic complaints on The Ridge Road

By Jim Eadie Longstanding traffic problems on The Ridge Road near Coe Hill were the subject of intense discussion at the Mar. 24 regular meeting ...

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Looking forward in Limerick with Reeve Carson

By Jim Eadie Reeve Sharon Carson, a woman who has done an incredibly wide variety of interesting and important things in her life now finds ...

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Jets win All-Ontario Championship

The Vito’s Pizzeria Peewee Jets were at home this weekend for games 3 and 4 of their all Ontario finals against the Twin Centre Stars.  ...