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South Algonquin’s new Mayor-elect shares vision for upcoming term

By Nate Smelle Since Ontario’s municipal elections on Oct. 24, Bancroft This Week has connected with several newly elected politicians throughout the newspaper’s distribution area. Last week South Algonquin’s Mayor-elect Ethel LaValley took time to speak with Bancroft This Week ...

Carlow Mayo Public Library Halloween Evening went terrifyingly well

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Carlow Mayo Public Library held their Halloween Evening on Oct. 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., ...

Carlow Mayo updates bylaws to appoint new treasurer

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Carlow Mayo Township council, at their meeting on Oct. 11, updated a couple of bylaws to appoint Kayla ...

Community Corridor of Inclusion and Resilience hosts workshops

By Kristena Schutt-MooreThe Community Corridor of Inclusion and Resilience is hosting a series of workshops called Remembering and Resistance. The goal of this series of ...

HH gets grant to enhance downtown Maynooth

BY MICHAEL RILEYLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter The Municipality of Hastings Highlands sent out a media release on Nov. 3 about a grant they’d procured to enhance downtown ...

Local family remembers son’s deployment to Afghanistan 

By Chris Drost The mission When Canada sent troops to Afghanistan between 2001 and 2014, it was the largest military deployment for Canada since the ...

Celebrating staff at NHCIA 

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The theme of the first in-person annual general meeting two years for North Hastings Community Integration Association was staff recognition. On Friday, ...

2022 municipal election results

By Nate Smelle The winds of change blew through Ontario on the evening of Monday, Oct. 24 as voters went to the polls to elect ...

Ground-breaking ceremony held for North Hastings Inspiration Place

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The official ground-breaking ceremony for North Hastings Inspiration Place was held at the site of the new build ...

Candidates face off in Hastings Highlands

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Hastings Highlands Interlake Association hosted an all candidates meeting at Emond Hall at the HH municipal office ...

Meet the candidates of Tudor and Cashel

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The municipal election candidates of Tudor and Cashel Township were invited to take part in a community meet and greet on Saturday, ...

Community News

SIRCH gives back to North Hastings

by KRISTENA SCHUTT-MOORE Staff Several community organizations gathered at SIRCH Thrift Warehouse on Saturday, Nov. 12, as the volunteers presented North Hastings Community Trust, North ...

Museum and BBIA unveil memorial boards

by KRISTENA SCHUTT-MOORE Staff The Bancroft Business Improvement Association and the Bancroft North Hastings Heritage Museum teamed up on Friday, Nov. 11, and honoured those ...

Bancroft Fitness opens its doors to community for open house 

By Mike RileyLocal Journalism Initiative ReporterBancroft Fitness is having an open house on Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to an Oct. ...

Creating connections in the kitchen 

By Kristena Schutt-Moore  The kitchen is open once again for the EarlyON Centre’s Kitchen Connection’s Program. The food and wellness program is held at the Inodewiziwin ...

Roosman unveils ‘The 26’ at the AGB 

By Nate Smelle For more than eight decades, artist Arne Roosman has used his imagination and skill to creatively express his interpretation of the world. ...

Pick up indoor soccer league starting up at York River Community Centre

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter According to Facebook group Bancroft and Area Things to Do a couple of weeks ago, Bancroft resident Michael ...

What’s cooking at St. John’s?

By Kristena Schutt-Moore After a long hiatus St. John’s Anglican Church is once again able to offer outreach and fun events to the community. Many ...

Learning to Knit at the library

By Kristena Schutt-Moore Every Tuesday the clinking of knitting needles and the sight of colourful yarn balls fill the Hastings Highlands Public Library as the ...

The Art of Repurposing Yourself book signing at HHPL

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The three main principal writers from White Pine Writers, Kathryn Wishlow, Steve Scally and Vic Bodnar, were joined ...

Whitney Seniors New Outlook Trivia Night returns Oct. 27

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Trivia night is returning to Whitney in South Algonquin Township. After a two plus year hiatus due to ...

Sports

Taking first place on snowshoes

By Kristena Schutt-Moore Bernie Hogan has been racing on snowshoes for the past three years, and this year he swept the competition away. He took ...

NHHS returns to the ice to honour TG Welsh

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The graduating students of North Hastings High School returned to the ice of the North Hastings Community Centre on Friday, April 1. ...

Rockhounds and Jets join forces to raise awareness of Dress Purple Day

By Nate Smelle The North Hastings Community Centre is once again abuzz with the sounds of hockey. Along with the cheerful atmosphere around the rink, ...

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 ...

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