The incubation period for Pertussis (Whooping Cough) has passed.
Members of the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) took a moment to rock outside of the Hastings Centennial Manor last week – but not in the musical way.
As of June 10 there was a new way to get to Bancroft from Wollaston Township.
The Alzheimer Society of Hastings-Prince Edward is helping Alzheimer patients connect with loved ones through their shared memories of music.
In an outcome which again indicates that you really can start afresh, a recent graduate of the SIRCH Community Service carpentry course has found full time local employment in her new field – one she had never practised before taking the SIRCH training. And in turn, that has resulted in an invitation to show off the range of student projects at the Saw-Tech Log-Expo, taking place this weekend in Bancroft.
A Hastings Prince Edward District School Board discussion paper suggesting the closure of three rural schools in North Hastings over a 10-year span, and busing the children to Bancroft or Bird’s Creek, has got many parents chewing their fingernails again. But instead of anger, the prevailing emotion this time around seems to be grief and sadness.
Last week, after a number of meetings discussing various items (particularly grants to organizations), Bancroft passed its 2016 budget.
Hastings-Prince Edward District School Board has started a process which may lead to the eventual closure of three local elementary schools – in Maynooth, Coe Hill, and Hermon.
The North Hastings Family Health Team honoured founders Dr. Peter McEnery and Clauge Robinson at its annual general meeting last week. McEnery, the first family physician at the community-based health team, was presented with a long-service appreciation award. His work dates back a decade to when he and a part-time assistant made up the entire staff. The staff now has over a dozen members.
Lifelong Bancroft resident Patty Card might just be the luckiest woman in town.
The Lake St. Peter Property Owners Association (LSPPOA) is concerned about fire risks associated with flying lanterns – popular in the region around Canada Day.
In just about any dresser drawer, you can generally find an old pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. Yet, that pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life for the better. So can an old pair of sunglasses, or magnifiers, or even lenses and frames separately.
Scotiabank’s branches in Wilberforce and Maynooth will be closing as of January with operations consolidating in the Bancroft branch.
The parent council at Maynooth Public School isn’t in favour of closing their local school. They’ve raiseed new points against a school consolidation in North Hastings.
History buffs will have the rare opportunity to interact with the first prime minister of Canada tomorrow at the Village Playhouse.
The Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) Healthy Kids Community Challenge program is helping to educate elementary school parents in physical literacy.
The fate of the South of 60 Arts Centre/Railway Station and Visitor Centre in Barry’s Bay is to remain status-quo, but there continues to be questions for Danielle Paul, the former culture and tourism co-ordinator.
Cancer is a very scary word to many people. To those wearing yellow T-shirts last Friday evening, the word was a challenge met - a battle fought and won.
On Saturday, June 4, the Brinklows Bancroft Taxi T-Hawks played their last home game of the season.
What is Pickleball, you ask? Pickleball is actually a combination of three sports – tennis, badminton and ping pong (table tennis). The game is played ...
Rally of The Tall Pines organizer Ian Wright came to council last week to report that the organization’s surveys continued to show that Bancroft was deriving substantial economic benefit from the Rally car race weekend.
The Bancroft Taxi T-Hawks minor football team travelled to Belleville on Thursday night to take on the Quinte Saints for their second game of the ...
On Saturday, May 14, Bancroft Gems Gymnastics held their third annual Gym-fest for all the young athletes to showcase what they have learned this past ...
The Bancroft Taxi T-Hawks football team, for youth in the Grade 6 to 8 age range, played their first game of the season on Friday ...
The Bancroft Tennis Courts officially went into use this weekend, as the Bancroft Tennis Club started registering members for the upcoming season. The courts are ...
A year ago this month, 15 young women from the Minden, Haliburton and Bancroft areas came together to form the Leveque Brother/Rock Breaker Bancroft Peewee ...
Some of us remembered the lace collar and frock coat worn by the young lad checking tickets at the door of the North Hastings arena on Saturday. We had seen them on Mick Jagger and Peter Noone when they first came to North America in the 1960s (and a special prize goes to those who remember who Peter Noone was, and can still remember who they are). Along with other “mod” costumes, it set the tone for the Bancroft Skating Club’s 2016 ice show – its 44th – entitled “British Invasion.”
The Leveque Brother/Rock Breaker Bancroft Peewee Girl Jets were in North York this past weekend for their divisional championship. Facing off against three rival teams, ...
Week one in the community was amazing. I am constantly taken aback by how friendly and kind people can be – I feel welcomed into the community, and for that I thank you.
Hello, it's me, I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to speak – well, Adele, maybe not so many years, maybe just a couple of months, give or take.
For some time, I have been troubled by Bancroft’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. There are times when it has looked much like the Hans Christian Anderson story of the Emperor’s New Clothes. You remember – where two con men posed as tailors to sew an elegant (and very expensive) new robe for the king. When it looked like they were doing nothing, they convinced the court officials that their stitching was so fine that only people of the highest quality could see it. They then took the money and ran, while the king paraded naked around the court, until a little child proclaimed “The emperor has no clothes!”
I've been running around town a lot in the last week or so. The reason is that there’s been a lot of activity among town groups and agencies. Last Friday, the Community Integration Association threw a barbecue at their Alice Street HQ. Just a parking lot away, North Hastings was running their jail ‘n’ bail fun-and-fundraiser. This week, another two events raised a lot of money for local groups: the Switchyard held a jam-packed barbecue to support its youth programs, and Home Again filled the Curling Club to aid its dog and cat rescue operations.
LAST YEAR, I referred to Bancroft’s growing sewer deficit as “the elephant in the room”, calling to mind the LCBO commercials. However, over the year, the deficit has continued to stagger deeper and deeper into the red. According to treasurer Craig Davidson’s figures prepared for last week’s budget meeting, the deficit will pass the $2 million mark this year.
By Sarah Vance IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE culture is measurable, think again. As First Peoples are only too aware, culture is as much a designation as ...
By Tony Pearson “MUSIC GIVES SOUL to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and enjoyment to life.” So said ...
By Tony Pearson SUDDENLY WE’RE IN MAY. Soon it will be June – wedding season. That gets me thinking about a gospel passage often quoted ...
AS MENTAL HEALTH Awareness Week campaigns get underway, I talked with adult children raised by parents who experienced mental illness. The focus of these interviews has been to understand conditions from the eyes of children who grew up in situations where mental health affected the overall experiences within the household.
When Franklin Roosevelt spoke those famous words, a lot of Americans had good reason to be afraid. The economy hit depths never seen before or since. Almost one third of the labour force was unemployed. The savings of millions had been wiped out by the collapse of the stock market and widespread bank failures. Thousands of farms had melted away in the Dust Bowl. Without any government assistance, poor families were literally starving as well as homeless.