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HH library brings community together

March 19, 2019 By Nate Smelle Walking into the Hastings Highlands Public Library on any given day, it doesn’t take long to notice that it is much more than just a place to borrow books. It is true that the ...

Forests Ontario greening province

Feb. 26, 2019 By Nate Smelle Representatives from Forests Ontario held a special event at the Faraday Community Centre on Saturday, Feb. 16 to share ...

Bancroft Minor Hockey Association working on solutions to declining membership

Feb. 1, 2019 By Nate Smelle For decades the Bancroft and District Minor Hockey Association has been providing local children with an opportunity to play ...

Local autism group looking for mutual support

March 19, 2019 By Kristena Schutt-Moore At the age of two, Erin Browning’s daughter was diagnosed with autism and has been waiting for support ever ...

County programs aim to fight poverty

March 12, 2019 By Nate Smelle Hastings County’s director of community and human services, Erin Rivers and assistant manager of affordable housing policy and partnerships, ...

Citizen science vital to wolf research

March 5, 2019 By Nate Smelle After a month of tracking large canids throughout North Hastings, researchers Hannah Barron and Adrienne Chalaturnyk, of Earthroots, said ...

Commissioner questions government’s intentions

Feb. 19, 2019 By Nate Smelle Ontario’s environmental commissioner Dianne Saxe paid a visit to Hastings County on Thursday, Feb. 14 to share her 2018 ...

Ice climbing festival returns

Feb. 14, 2019 By Nate Smelle Ice climbers from across Canada and the northern United States descended on North Hastings over the weekend to take ...

Algonquin wolf researchers studying North Hastings

Jan. 22, 2019 By Nate Smelle Most residents of North Hastings are accustomed to the frequent sights and sounds of wildlife residing in the area’s ...

Wellness retreat named Canada’s Best

Jan. 15, 2019 By Nate Smelle Travellers seeking a transformational experience of self-care within a pristine natural environment don’t need to wander too far off ...

Purtell’s first fight on home soil

Jan. 8, 2019 By Kristena Schutt-Moore Cody Purtell got started in sports at North Hastings High School. He played football with the T-hawks and for ...

Community News

AGB celebrates first show of 2019

March 12, 2019 By Chris Drost Dressed in what could be described as a brightly coloured floral tie, Hugh Monteith, president of the Art Gallery ...

Fire safety in changing weather

Feb. 26, 2019 By Kristena Schutt-Moore During the past few months there have been several fires in the North Hastings area affecting businesses, vehicles and ...

Trails to become a destination in Hastings County

Feb. 19, 2019 By Kristena Schutt-Moore The new board, Hastings Destination Trails Inc. is looking for new members. They held their membership drive meeting at ...

Home share off to good start

Feb. 19, 2019 By Chris Drost The volunteers coordinating the new “home share” program in Bancroft with the assistance of North Hastings Community Trust, are ...

Community continues to gather to help family

Feb. 14, 2019 By Kristena Schutt-Moore The rough weather of Wednesday, Feb. 6 deterred no one from going to the Army Navy Air Force barn ...

North Hastings community band returns

Jan. 22, 2019 By Kristena Schutt-Moore Music has the power to uplift us, make us sad, bring back memories and can even cross language barriers. ...

Bird Man of Bancroft

Jan. 8, 2019 By Chris Drost A love of birds and natural history was instilled in local resident Bruce Collins from the time he was ...

Champions needed for earth sciences project

Jan. 8, 2019 By Chris Drost It will be three years in May 2019 since the Museum Planning Partner’s Earth Sciences Centre for the Town ...

The online shopping trend: do you fight it or join it?

Nov. 13, 2018 By Chris Drost Just 10 years ago the residents of Bancroft were surveyed about their shopping habits. The survey showed that 60 ...

Bancroft woman discovers historical image in attic

Nov. 6, 2018 By Nate Smelle While cleaning out her attic last year Bancroft resident Angie Rail came across a small treasure tucked away in ...

Sports

Hockey changing for youngest players

The game is changing for young hockey families. Initiate level, tyke and novice players won’t be returning to the same ice dynamics they remember for the next few years.

Bantam Jets all Ontario finalists

The Bierworth Readi-Mix Bantam Jets were on the road Saturday for game three of their series against the Mitchell Meteors. Being down two games to ...

Weekly open gym offered at Bancroft Gems gymnastics

Bancroft Gems Gymnastics students practice their skills as part of the new weekly open gym format, offered every Saturday afternoon to members and non-members alike ...

Bancroft Jets Tykes Win C Championship

On Saturday, March 11 the Bancroft Tykes travelled to Baltimore for the Tyke Year-end Windup. The Tykes won 14-5 in the final C Division Championship. ...

Bantam Jets down in the finals

The Bierworth Readi-Mix Bantam Jets hosted the Mitchell Meteors this weekend for games one and two of their all Ontario finals. Saturday, the Jets kicked ...

Switch yard ball hockey house league returns

Due to the great success of our first year of running the Switch Yard Ball Hockey House League last spring, the Switch Yard is once ...

Midget Jets down a game in All-Ontario finals

The Bierworth family was honoured at the North Hastings arena  Saturday  night just before Bancroft’s Bierworth Readi-Mix Bantam Jets took the ice to start their ...

Howran inspires at Birds Creek

On Thursday, Tori Howran visited the students at Birds Creek Public School where she herself attended as a kid. Watching all the kids file into ...

Jets soar through the weekend

The Leveque Brother/Rock Breaker Peewee Girl Jets continued to dominate the ice over the weekend. Saturday afternoon the Jets played in Bancroft taking on the Cold ...

Midget B Bancroft Jets advance to eastern loop finals

The Bancroft I.D.A/Canadian Tire Midget B Girls Jets travelled to Frankford  on Saturday  afternoon to face off against the Cold Creek Comets in their last ...

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