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Community rallies behind Maynooth woman

By Jim Eadie Maynooth’s Teena Sills and her family are overwhelmed by the community support for her wish to help her sister Rhonda Hoare by giving up one of her kidneys to her sister who is in need of a ...

Author launches new book on Old Hastings Road history

The Old Ormsby School House was the perfect place on July 13 for the launch of local author and publisher Paul Kirby’s new book tracing the history of surveying, building and settlement on the Hastings Colonization Road (now called the Old Hastings Road). Ormsby was an important stop on the original colonization road, and was located at the junction of the Hastings Colonization Road, and later the Central Ontario Railroad.

Hartsmere home to new meditation centre

Whatever we do we should always be thinking of compassion and how we can use that knowledge and wisdom for the betterment of the world.

Plans to build municipal voters list problematic

New arrangements to build an accurate voters list for the upcoming municipal election on Monday Oct. 27 have some local municipal clerks a bit nervous. The voters list for municipal elections are prepared in Ontario by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), the same folks who evaluate properties to determine property tax assessments.

South Algonquin Township welcomes new CAO/treasurer

Mayor Jane Dumas and the council Members of the Township of South Algonquin are pleased to announce that Suzanne Klatt has accepted the CAO/clerk treasurer ...

Artist intends to create peace through painting

Haliburton artist Shelley Beach was in Bancroft on Friday, July 4 to officially open her latest exhibition, Sanctuary, at the Art Gallery of Bancroft. The show is on display until July 27, and features a collection of 25 paintings inspired by the artist’s affinity with the natural world.

GeoTour being developed in Highlands East

By Angelica Blenich The Geocaching committee of Highlands East want to create a GeoTour for the area and the municipality is on board. Representatives of ...


Wheels, Water and Wings brings town to life

By Nate Smelle Sunshine set a happy tone and helped bring large crowds out into the streets of downtown Bancroft over the weekend to celebrate ...

Bancroft Farmers’ Market brings business downtown

The Bancroft Farmers’ Market runs Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., however, on Fridays the market begins at noon and runs until 8 p.m.


Music fest impresses audiences

For 10-year-old Cara Rumleski, this is her fourth year of piano studies, and playing at the festival.

Biologist raising awareness for species-at-risk

“Turtles and all reptiles for that matter are the most at risk group of animals on the planet.”

Community News

Tour builds understanding of how elk live  

By Bill Kilpatrick The Bancroft Chamber of Commerce and the Bancroft and Area Stewardship Council sponsored elk Tours continued on July 14 with a trip ...

Survey says … residents in Highlands East pleased with building department

By Angelica Blenich The results are in and according to the municipality of Highlands East, the majority of those who have dealt with the building ...

Moose FM hits the airwaves for North Hastings Hospital

By Tony Pearson CHMS “The Moose”, Bancroft’s local radio station, made a strong pitch last week for more than ordinary advertisers.  The station took part ...

Official plan rears its ugly head again in Wollaston

Wollaston Township council had good news on at least two fronts at their July 8 regular meeting. The chief building officer (CBO) report for the month contained very positive development numbers including 37 building permits having been issued or in progress for this year.

Frank Anrep from the Bancroft Fish and Game Association appeared in lederhosen and Tyrolean cap to announce that the club will stage an Oktoberfest party at their Highway 62 property on the first Saturday of October.

Council shelves garage sale bylaw

Bancroft town council, at its meeting last week, considered a draft bylaw that would have restricted the number of garage sales in the municipality, and required the purchase of a $10 license for every sale held.

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Fish Hatchery honours Campbell as volunteer of the year

By Tony Pearson Pig and lamb were on  the menu, but fish was top of mind at the Bancroft Curling Club last Friday night, as ...


Bunnett and Maqueque to play Maynooth on July 11 and 12

By Nate Smelle Jazz and world music fans happening to find themselves in the Maynooth area on Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12 are ...


Maynooth language clubs help students excel  

Students are also seen individually by the teacher for continuous assessment and one-on-one instruction in the strategies each child needs to become a better reader.

Public health deeply affected by policy, says Mullaly

We just bring a philosophy, promote a collaborative approach, encourage you to see what works for you, to ensure the sustainability of your community.

First Nations and water issues headline Hospice film fest  

By William Kilpatrick On Monday, June 23 Hospice hosted their first documentary film festival at the Village Play House with all proceeds going to Hospice ...