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Bancroft council gets down to work

By Tony Pearson Bancroft town council took a few steps last week to improve its roads and utilities, as well as to regularize its finances, in preparation for the coming financial year. The council agreed to use the funding coming ...

Artist explores utility and value of abandoned factory

“We’re kind of like the machinery,” Wilson said. “We are useful for a period of time and then we are not."

Real Food Heroes: The Wild Mushroom Lady

“Fungus are essential to life,” said the Wild Mushroom Lady Timbers, “they are the ultimate recyclers.”

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Old Tin Shed wins Canadian Retailer of the Year award

By Nate Smelle Local business owner/operators Janis and Peter Whitehead and their daughter Dagny Musclow have reason to celebrate with their team at The Old ...

Painting lounge prepares for pre-Christmas opening

By Nate Smelle After talking with a friend whose daughter is going to school in Boston about a paint lounge on campus where she and ...

Mayor Jenkins shares her vision for Bancroft

By Tony Pearson Bancroft’s Mayor Bernice Jenkins recently sat down with Bancroft This Week to discuss her plans for Bancroft in the next four years. ...

L’Estage breaks records at Rally

By Nate Smelle For 44 years in a row speed freaks and rally car fanatics have been gathering along the backroads of central Ontario to ...

Bancroft man charged with sexual assault

On Nov. 24 the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) launched an investigation into a report of a sexual assault. As a result, on Nov. 26 a ...

Faraday man sentenced to two years for child pornography offences

On Nov. 18 Douglas Bauder, 52, of Faraday Township was sentenced to two years in jail and three years probation. The terms of his probation ...

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Remembering our military women and men

By Jim Eadie A recent new publication from Wollaston Heritage has been released in time for Remembrance Day 2014, remembering that this year is the ...

Art and science come together at Hockley Studios

By Nate Smelle In his humble studio near Lake St. Peter, wildlife artist Kevin Hockley is taking a journey back in time. Bringing art and ...

Community News

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Author releases new book: Rivers of Sand

By Nate Smelle On Dec. 1 Bancroft author George C. Myles released the second book in his Lioslaith trilogy entitled Rivers of Sand. The historical ...

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Reeve Blair has strong words for County of Hastings planning

By Jim Eadie Following their swearing in, Wollaston’s new council divvied up the committee responsibilities for the coming months or longer as follows: Reeve Graham ...

Local aboriginal groups want to work more with school boards

By Jim Eadie As the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board hosted a recent provincial gathering of school board leads and other staff of ...

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Bancroft Lions auction brings return to community programs

by Tony Pearson On Saturday, the Bancroft Lions held their annual auction. Well over a hundred items were donated by area businesses – all the ...

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Boyer Auto Group happy to be in Bancroft

By Nate Smelle Bancroft Motors Ltd. is the newest division of Boyer Auto Group, and has been serving communities like Bancroft since 1981 when Michael ...

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New youth council seeks larger voice for local young people

By Tony Pearson A group of adolescents is taking on the task of reducing crime in the Bancroft area. They’re going to be working with ...

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Reggae plus: Freedubstar plays The Arlington

By Harold Eastman The energy was high and the vibes were good last Saturday night at Maynooth’s Arlington Hotel, thanks to the eclectic sound of ...

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Organic food becoming more popular, says local butcher

"It’s wacky how this world has gotten so insensitive with what we put in our mouths."

Veteran gives keynote address at Bancroft Legion

By Tony Pearson Bob Brown, a former president of the Bancroft branch of the Canadian Legion, is a seven year veteran of the Canadian Army, ...

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Real World Food Heroes recognized in North Hastings

By Nate Smelle Is there anything more important than food when it comes to sustaining one’s health and well-being? Some might point to the fact ...