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Bancroft’s mayor reflects on the state of the municipality

By Tony Pearson Just like all municipalities today, the township of Bancroft is facing a number of challenges, according to Mayor Bernice Jenkins.   Many of these challenges are financial.  Nonetheless, she feels the financial picture has improved from a ...

Bear Ridge campground expansion moves to site plan stage

By Jim Eadie For the second regular meeting in a row, Wollaston Township council devoted a large portion of their March 10 meeting listening to ...

Secondary Plan puts Bird’s Creek in a good position for growth

By Nate Smelle The Bird’s Creek Secondary Plan (BCSP) was the hot topic of discussion at the March 4 meeting of Council for the municipality ...

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Hastings Highlands prides itself on being progressive

By Nate Smelle Members of Council in Hastings Highlands got together with staff and members of the public on Wednesday, March 11 to put their ...

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.  ...

Activists voice opposition to Bill C-51

By Nate Smelle Approximately 40 demonstrators gathered in Millennium Park in Bancroft on Saturday, March 14 to stand in solidarity with communities across Canada for ...

Rally of the Tall Pines asked to do more for Bancroft

By Tony Pearson Rally of the Tall Pines organizer Ian Wright came to last week’s meeting of Bancroft Town Council to offer a report on ...

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Seedy Saturday helps launch seed library

By Nate Smelle Hundreds of sustainable food enthusiasts made their way to the old community centre on the afternoon of March 14 to take part ...

Pristine Prisms released in the Art Gallery of Bancroft

By Jim Eadie On the evening of March 6 the Art Gallery of Bancroft (AGB) was suddenly transformed into a hillside folk festival atmosphere for ...

Bancroft group sees progress in meetings with province

By Tony Pearson The Bancroft delegation to the annual convention of the Rural Ontario Municipal Association, which took place in Toronto last week, returned with ...

Campground seeks to expand facilities south of Coe Hill

By Jim Eadie Discussion about a rezoning and site plan control bylaw for the Bear Ridge Campground located on The Ridge Road in Wollaston Township ...

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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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Reeve Donaldson looks forward to 2015

By Jim Eadie Hazel McCallion … look out! The celebrated “Hurricane Hazel”, mayor of Mississauga for 36 years before retiring at age 93, and the ...

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NHEDC focused on targeted attraction

Almost everyone in North Hastings has a common interest- lowering or holding the line with taxes.  There are only really two ways of lowering or ...

A full schedule at the South of 60 Art Centre in 2015

There is plenty of programming  to look forward to in 2015 at the South of 60 Art Centre. There will be heritage walk tours, artist ...

Wollaston Reeve Blair focuses on economic development

By Jim Eadie In a new year conversation about his municipality, newly elected Wollaston Township Reeve Graham Blair was pretty clear that in his leadership ...

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Education and advocacy with the Bancroft Area Stewardship Council

By Nate Smelle 2015 looks to be another exciting year for the Bancroft Area Stewardship Council (BASC). Taking an active role as stewards of the ...

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Creativity flourishing at the Art Gallery of Bancroft

The Art Gallery of Bancroft, located at 10 Flint Avenue, is a not-for-profit gallery administered by dedicated volunteers. In 1978 a group of local people ...

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Bancroft Public Library continues to make progress in 2015

Free and equitable access to information for everyone, regardless of age, income or education remains a major objective of Bancroft Public Library. We see the ...

A message from Hastings Highlands mayor Vivian Bloom

2015 promises to be a year of movement and innovation in Hastings Highlands. In March, we welcomed our new CAO Pat Pilgrim, who comes to ...

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Chamber of Commerce helping put Bancroft on the map

By Nate Smelle General manager of the Bancroft and District Chamber of Commerce (BDCC) Greg Webb, said there is a lot to look forward to ...

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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.  ...