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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. Taking almost 50 per cent of the ballots cast in the Wollaston election, the current ...

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 ...

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.


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.

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 ...

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 ...

From North Hastings to New York

Hastings Highlands resident shares insights from Peoples’ Climate March

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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”.

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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 ...

Future plans for BBIA discussed at annual breakfast

By William Kilpatrick On Tuesday, Oct. 21 the Bancroft Business Improvement Area (BBIA) held a consultation breakfast at Club 580, catered by Alice Martin. Over ...


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 ...

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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 ...