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Maynooth Pride stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement

Aug. 4, 2020 By Nate Smelle Every year for nearly the past three decades, members of the local LGBTQ2S community and their allies have gathered in Hastings Highlands over the August long weekend to celebrate Pride. Having been instrumental in ...

HH council receives quarterly finance report

July 29, 2020 By Nate Smelle Hastings Highlands council recently received a quarterly report detailing the state of the municipality’s finances. The report, which was ...

Switzer’s Farm tilling new ground to sell their produce

By MIKE RILEY, Staff With the COVID-19 pandemic and the initiation of government mandated closures to ensure everyone’s safety, few have been harder hit than ...

Area families concerned about drugs start new group

Aug. 4, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore  Local families have started meeting at the pergola in Riverside Park every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. to discuss ...

Misuse of municipal tap leads to usage restrictions

July 30, 2020 By Michael Riley The Township of Tudor and Cashel has had to restrict the use of the water tap at the municipal ...

Mandatory mask policy in North Hastings

July 29, 2020 By Michael Riley On July 17 masks became mandatory in all indoor public spaces, as mandated by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, ...

Architecture student studying local lakes

July 29, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore Hannah Spasov has been studying for her Master of Architecture (Water Program) at the University of Waterloo School of ...

Explorers’ Edge offers local tourism incentive program this summer

by MICHAEL RILEY, Staff The tourism industry in Ontario has been hit hard by the impact of COVID-19, and the tourism organization Explorers’ Edge is ...

Digital Main Street gets new government funding

by MICHAEL RILEY, Staff In the South Algonquin Business Association newsletter on June 20, a program called Digital Main Street was mentioned that had received ...

How churches are coping during Ontario’s Phase 2 reopening, part two

July 1, 2020 By Mike Riley ast week, The Bancroft Times looked into how churches have been reopening under the Phase 2 restrictions imposed by ...

North Hastings Children’s Services e-xperience Summer Camp coming this summer

June 30, 2020 By Michael Riley This summer in North Hastings, the kids are going to be alright. That’s because North Hastings Children’s Services will ...

Community News

BLA supports local students

By KRISTENA SCHUTT-MOORE, Staff The Baptiste Lake Association annually donates to a local organization to help support local programs in initiatives. This year the BLA ...

The water lily’s lesson

By JIM POLING, Special to Bancroft This Week The pleasures of summer are numerous, but one of the best is passing a pond or lake ...

Good Food Box Program coming back to Limerick Township

by MICHAEL RILEY, Staff The Good Food Box program has started back up in Limerick Township again after a hiatus due to the restrictions that ...

Growing gardens blooming at NHCC

By KRISTENA SCHUTT-MOORE, Staff At the beginning of summer the North Hastings Community Cupboard started two new projects with the help of the Community Food ...

The other dangerous epidemics

By JIM POLING, Special To Bancroft This Week Look deep inside the pandemic and you’ll see other sicknesses. Not simply sicknesses, but full-blown epidemics. An ...

BeaverTails mobile truck makes stop in Bancroft

By MIKE RILEY, Staff BeaverTails have become an iconic Canadian treat since they first debuted back in 1978 at the Killaloe Craft and Community Fair. ...

Lessons from Grandma’s Room

by JIM POLING Special to Bancroft This Week When I was growing up, any conflicts from inside or outside the home usually got resolved in ...

Second edition Stocked Lakes Guidebook launched

by CHRIS DROST, Staff Following the success of its first edition Stocked Lakes Guidebook, first published three years ago, the Bancroft Area Stewardship Council has ...

Highway 62 North gets connecting link funding

by KRISTENA SCHUTT-MOORE, Staff The Town of Bancroft has announced that work on Hastings Street North will be able to proceed next year thanks to ...

Calling all quarter horse heroes

June 30, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore The Canadian Quarter Horse Association is looking for nominations for their first ever Quarter Horse Heroes awards. These heroes ...

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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