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True Scarlette expanding through partnerships

By Nate Smelle At a time of year that many businesses in Bancroft are scaling back their hours of operation and level of service True Scarlette has decided to expand. On Saturday, Nov. 15 the business—which officially opened in July ...

Wollaston elects Graham Blair as new Reeve

By Jim Eadie In what can only be described as an upset, Reeve Dan McCaw has been defeated in the Wollaston Township municipal election contest. ...

Education and community service come together through NERDS/NOS

"Without those programs I wouldn’t be where I am now. They shaped me for sure,” said former NERDS/NOS student Jessica Mrazek.


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 ...

Local Wood Initiative saves energy, money and the planet

“I don’t think people see that we are totally dependent on trees."

Bancroft votes for change

By Nate Smelle The air inside the York River room at the Bancroft Eatery and Brew Pub was thick with tension as Mayor Bernice Jenkins ...

Canada mourns two slain soldiers

Armed with a hunting rifle, Zehaf-Bibeau ran across the lawn and entered the Centre Block at Parliament Hill, where he shot and wounded another Parliamentary guard.

‘Rhoda Report’ looks at accessibility issues in Bancroft

By Jim Eadie The old expression “walk a mile in my shoes” applies only if you can walk. Local 22-year-old woman Rhoda Dickinson was able ...


From North Hastings to New York

Hastings Highlands resident shares insights from Peoples’ Climate March

Village Playhouse goes to the dogs

“Rescue Me” blared out over the Bancroft Playhouse sound system as “Runway for Runaways”, Saturday’s fashion show on behalf of Home Again animal rescue, came to an end.

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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 ...


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 ...

Tall Pines rally extension upsets some residents

By Tony Pearson The Tall Pines race rally is a big event in the Bancroft area. According to Mayor Bernice Jenkins, it is a major ...

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Switzers run for a better world

“There is excess in a lot of places in our world, and we need to be mindful of how our actions affect others.”


Hastings County celebrates tourism with HOTie awards

On Friday, Oct. 24 Hastings County hosted a tourism dinner and awards celebration to recognize the successes and achievements of its tourism businesses, organizations, festivals ...


Author sheds light on local history in new book

By Nate Smelle A three-year long labour of love came to a close over the Thanksgiving weekend as co-author and editor Barbara Gunter-Anderson released her ...

Lions sponsor first aid training at NHHS

By Tony Pearson North Hastings High School principal Ken Dostaler thanks Bancroft Lions President Bryan Adams for the club’s donation to the ACT training program.  ...

Manor residents enjoy art exhibition

By William Kilpatrick On Tuesday, Sept.r 23  the residents of Centennial Manor were treated to a special art show put on by local artist Arne ...