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Bancroft Lions assist Books on Disk

By Tony Pearson, Special to This Week These days, there are many resources for the visually impaired – from large print books to braille and talking books, described video TV, as well as refreshable braille displays and  a host of ...

March demands action on global warming

After watching a three-hour hard downpour of rain at Millennium Park in Bancroft on Sunday Sep. 21, organizers of the local Peoples Climate March were literally stunned that less than five minutes before their march start time of 1 p.m., the rain stopped and the sun came out.

Newf Friends raises $26,500 for Newfs-in-need

Three days of peace, love and eternal “Newfiness” came to a close on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the public beach on Old Diamond Lake Road where it all began two days earlier.

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OPP give tips to thwart a thief

The Ontario Provincial Police believe that home-owners can definitely take steps to make their home less “thief-friendly”.

Public gives feedback on Wilberforce food centre proposal

If the Ontario Trillium Foundation approves their proposal, Highlands East could have a new food bank space, more access to food for those in need and more cooking classes and food programming.

Wilberforce food bank finds new temporary location

The former Wilberforce library will have a temporary new resident in the form of the food bank in the next few weeks.

Election signs defaced

With the municipal election contest underway, evidence of theft or damage to election signs has reared its ugly head already in Wollaston Township, as well as other nearby municipalities.

Terry Fox Run brings community together

By Tony Pearson Ron Speck is a cancer survivor of six years standing; he feels he owes his life to recent research on cancer.  So ...

They’re off: Election horse races in Wollaston, Limerick and Tudor and Cashel

By Jim Eadie It appears that interest in the business of Wollaston Township council is at a fever pitch this election year with no less ...

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Value defined by more than just price

“Like sculpting or painting, sewing is an art form in itself,” Irene Schreier said. “We have to get back to a mentality where we make things worth repairing.”

Council approves community improvement plan

After two full public meetings, the long-discussed Community Improvement Plan was finally adopted at last week’s meeting of Bancroft Council; the vote was unanimous.

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MV candidates duke it out

It was perhaps appropriate that the all-candidates meeting for Madawaska Valley took place in a hockey arena.

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Five-time Grammy award winner comes to Coe Hill

By Jim Eadie There were a lot of very talented and some high ranking individuals who attended Warriors’ Day at Coe Hill on the Labour ...

Bancroft council pushes for more provincial funding

By Tony Pearson The Bancroft town council didn’t withdraw from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) – but it plans to send AMO a ...

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Northern Stars wrap up hockey school

By Nate Smelle The Northern Stars Hockey School (NSHS) wrapped up over the weekend with a triple-header, that saw the 99 boys and girls in ...

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Bancroft fire fighters purchase new equipment

By Tony Pearson Both the Bancroft and Dungannon fire fighters have done a lot of fundraising over the past year, and now they have some ...

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Dream comes true for local artist

By Bill Kilpatrick On Saturday, Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. the Art Gallery of Bancroft held their opening reception for Anka Milligan’s various media show ...

McCaw takes on McComb

The 2014 Municipal elections will be held this fall on Monday, Oct. 27.

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Chapin uses music to bring people together

"If you are trying to create something, and you are giving something to people it has an authenticity," said singer/songwriter Jen Chapin.

Celebrating Pride in Maynooth

By Jim Eadie One month following the huge World Pride 2014 celebrations in Toronto, the annual Pride event was held in Maynooth at the Arlington ...

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‘We All Have A Dream,’ says Drennan

“It’s an amazing place, and the birthplace of a lot of creativity,” said Drennan.