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Shootings have Ottawa under lockdown

By Nate Smelle A member of the Canadian Armed Forces from Hamilton, Ontario was shot to death at 9:52 a.m. this morning while on guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa. Armed with a rifle, the suspect next ...

Bancroft candidates agree to agree

By Tony Pearson Surprise! Candidates for Bancroft Council support more economic development, and want sound financial management along with service improvements, but oppose tax increases; ...

From North Hastings to New York

Hastings Highlands resident shares insights from Peoples’ Climate March

Wollaston gets its 2015 policing cost estimate

By Jim Eadie Wollaston Township has received their OPP policing cost estimate for next year, and the bill is going up substantially. Municipalities pay up ...

Bancroft stands to save big from new lighting

By Tony Pearson The promise of a net saving of over half a million dollars over the next ten years prompted Bancroft Council to green-light ...

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.

‘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 ...


Sisters in Spirit working to end violence against women

The violence against Aboriginal women in this country is a national tragedy. It is also our national shame.

Highlands East hosts all-candidates meeting

By Angelica Bleinich The residents of Highlands East had a lot of questions for future council about their plans to grow the local economy, support ...

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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 ...

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”.

Community News


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 ...

Children learn from four-legged game warden

By Tony Pearson Tanner is a multi-tasker.  He can sniff out illegal fish and game, track people through the bush, bring down a bad guy, ...


Oktoberfest returns to Bancroft

By Jim Eadie The sounds of German music and merrymaking coming from the Bancroft Fish and Game Club on Oct. 4 confirmed that Oktoberfest has ...

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 ...

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Pollinators take centre stage at the Bancroft Horticultural Society

One of the main causes is the disappearance of habitats that support bees.

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Pollinators take centre stage at the Bancroft Horticultural Society

One of the main causes is the disappearance of habitats that support bees.

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 ...