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Protesters shut down Bancroft’s main street Saturday, Sept. 24. Supported by community leaders like  Town of Bancroft Councillor Bill Kilpatrick, centre, and North Hastings Community Trust co-ordinator Jane Kali, locals rallied to fix hydro and put food in the budget speaking out against hunger and energy poverty. / SARAH SOBANSKI Staff

Fix Hydro protest draws residents from across region

Community members came together to protest energy and food poverty.

Airport flying through renovations

The Bancroft Community Airport (BCA) is putting $124,000 into renovations.

Art show combines local industry and talent

It was a race against the clock for the many teams who spent the day creatively stacking wood at the South of 60 Visitors Centre in Barry’s Bay.

North Hastings receives funding for infrastructure

Ontario is allocating close to $350,000 to building in Bancroft.

Hydro One ombudsman to visit Bancroft

Hydro One ombudsman Fiona Crean is coming to Bancroft.

9,000 smart meters costing locals

Over 9,000 smart meters aren’t communicating properly with Hydro One in Bancroft.

Council gets costing on recycling

After Bancroft council initially received a slew of confusing figures about the cost of the town taking over the collection and disposal of household and business recycling, treasurer, Craig Davidson, presented figures to last week’s meeting of town council which showed that as claimed, the move should prove economical.

Wollaston to go it alone with library

Wollaston township council has decided to begin the process of dissolving the Wollaston and Limerick Union Public Library, and establishment of a Wollaston Library with or without the support of the Township of Limerick.

Gamers welcome at Bancroft library

Video games will soon be available at the Bancroft Public Library (BPL).

Naloxone to be distributed to opioid addicts

A new program is looking to quell the use of opioids in Ontario.

Local activist comes out of his shell for turtle species

A local man is hoping to inspire locals to save endangered species.

Community News

New play equipment

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge Hastings Prince Edward has delivered new play equipment to the North Hastings Children’s Centre.

Séan McCann confirmed for Friends of the Playhouse Gala

These are exciting times at the Bancroft Village Playhouse and the team from Hospice North Hastings are now busy planning the annual Friends of the Playhouse Gala as a way to connect with some of the theatre’s loyal supporters.

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Rio medallist visits NHHS

Hannah Darling, bronze medallist from the Canadian Women’s rugby sevens team, joined the student council and girls rugby teams from NHHS on Thursday, Sept. 22, ...

President chair of this year’s quilt show Mary Kelly, far right, and treasurer Pat Anderton, stand in front of Patricia Liverseeds’s beautiful quilt. Kelly said the show was very successful and received an overwhelmingly positive response from those who visited and stopped to chat.

Quilt show returns to Bancroft

The ninth biannual quilt show took place at the curling club in Bancroft Saturday, Sept. 24. President chair of this year’s quilt show Mary Kelly, ...

HPV vaccine protects boys too

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) will provide Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to Grade 7 boys this year.

Annual rabies clinics returns to region

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is offering low-cost vaccination clinics to pet owners for rabies.

Community Care North Hastings is beginning its fundraising for its Meals on Wheels program this year. Instead of focusing on Christmas donations, the program is hoping to receive donations for the Thanksgiving holiday as well. Starting Oct. 2 to 14, Foodland customers will be able to donate at the till to the program. Last year, the program raised $1,177 at Christmas. The program supplies hot meals to just under 1,000 local seniors twice a week, and frozen meals once a week. Pictured from left are Jennifer from CCNH, and Lynn and Tammy from Foodland. CCNH also sent special thanks to Foodland owners Joe and Carole Favot. / SARAH SOBANSKI Staff

Annual Meals on Wheels fundraiser

Community Care North Hastings is beginning its fundraising for its Meals on Wheels program this year. Instead of focusing on Christmas donations, the program is ...

AGB reviews year so far

The Art Gallery of Bancroft (AGB) announced Finding Critical Mass was its most visited gallery month in history.

Jacques Brel coming to Maynooth

Local director Joey Shulman will celebrate his fifth anniversary in Maynooth musicals with new musical Jacques Brel is Alive and Well, and Living in Maynooth.

Fish and game club brings gun law concerns to MP

The Bancroft District Fish and Game Protective Association hosted Hastings—Lennox and Addington MP Mike Bossio to have its members’s firearm concerns brought to the federal government.

Sports

Hockey in the Highlands

This week's hockey highlights for the Vito’s Pizzeria Peewee Jets, Parkview Dental/Canadian Tire Bantam C and Bierworth Read-Mix Bantam Jets.

Sea Cadets North Hastings kicked off a new year this month. Youth ages 12 to 18 gathered to set up classrooms and decorate the Dungannon Recreation Centre for training over the next few months. It’s not too late to join. All are welcome to come and build leadership skills every Wednesday night. There is no membership fee. Contact Stephane Richer at 299viking@gmail.com for more information. From left, back; Kendra McCoy, Logan Kauffeldt, Mateo Wealch, Ian Plumb, Justin Post, Gavin Arnott, Dana Wilkes, and Elizabeth Wannamaker. From left, front; Sonora Plumb, Ronen Huygens, Brady Whiteside, Samantha Busby, and Jack Scott. 
/ SARAH SOBANSKI Staff

‘V’ for Vikings

Sea Cadets North Hastings kicked off a new year this month. Youth ages 12 to 18 gathered to set up classrooms and decorate the Dungannon ...

Nick van der Woude and partner Michael Bushuk finished first at the 134th Annual Roya Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catharines. Van der Woude said he takes after his dad when it comes to rowing. His favourite part about rowing is the finer details and techniques behind the required in the sport. While he loves rowing, van der Woude wants to become a police officer once he graduates from Laurentian University.

Bancroft local takes home gold at Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

Nick van der Woude and partner Michael Bushuk finished first at the 134th Annual Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catharines. Van der Woude said ...

Students took to Spikeball quickly, playing hard to keep warm on the cloudy day.

Spikeball-A-Mania takes over York Public School

On Wednesday, June 22 and 23, 22 teams comprised of students in Grades 5 to 8 at York River Public School competed in the first ever Spike-A-Mania. Spike-A-Mania was a two day long Spikeball tournament run by Mr. Beauchamp at York River Public School. There were four divisions for Spike-A-Mania; a boys and girls division for the juniors Grade 5 and 6, and boys and girls division for intermediate. The Junior Good Team and The Fireballs won the junior divisions while the French Spikeballers and the Dank Team won the intermediate divisions. Congratulations to Johanna Hill and Ray Redmond for winning Spikeball sets through a random drawing of participant names. Despite some clouds and cool winds in the morning a great was had by all.

T-Hawks play last game of season

On Saturday, June 4, the Brinklows Bancroft Taxi T-Hawks played their last home game of the season.

Pickleball is coming to Bancroft

What is Pickleball, you ask? Pickleball is actually a combination of three sports – tennis, badminton and ping pong (table tennis). The game is played ...

Ian Wright, co-ordinator of the Rally of the Tall Pines, presents Mayor Bernice Jenkins with a plaque of appreciation for Bancroft's partnership. TONY PEARSON Special to This Week

Rally of the Tall Pines asked for more for road repairs

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.

Bancroft T-Hawks lose to Quinte Saints

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 ...

Diamond 2 Competitive girls Paige Sunstrum, Kayla Hickey, Paige Armstrong and Jaden Krieger finish their group routine, flourishing the Olympic Torch

Bancroft Gems hold Gym-fest

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 ...

Bancroft football team off to flying start

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 ...