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Grand reopening ceremony of non-motorized trails in North Hastings to be held Sept. 24

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter On Sept. 7, Hastings Destination Trails Inc. sent out a press release about the grand reopening ceremony for 18 kilometres of non-motorized trails in North Hastings on Sept. 24. This event is a ...

South Algonquin urges province to address climate change

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter At the Sept. 1 South Algonquin Township council meeting, Councillor Bongo Bongo drafted a letter and a resolution ...

OSSTF ‘cautiously optimistic’ as students return to class

By Nate Smelle As students, teachers, and education workers in Ontario prepare to head back to school, the number of COVID-19 cases in the province ...

Board of health to increase 2022 municipal levy

By Kristena Schutt-Moore During the financial committee’s reports to the Hastings Prince Edward Board of Health meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 1 the municipal levy and ...

COVID-19 vaccine passport required at certain businesses starting Sept. 22

By Nate Smelle Premier Doug Ford held a press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 1 to inform Ontarians that within three weeks, all residents of the ...

Community celebrates return of Maynooth Pride

By Nate Smelle As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Two-Spirited+ community and their allies have waited more ...

Dickens ward vacancy discussed at South Algonquin committee meeting

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter At the South Algonquin Human Resources/Administration/Public Relations committee meeting on Aug. 25, Bryan Martin, the CAO/clerk-treasurer, provided an ...

South Algonquin discusses Airy Trestle rehabilitation process

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter At the South Algonquin Human Resources/Administration/Public Relations committee meeting on Aug. 25, the committee chaired by Councillor Sandra ...

The Preserve at Bancroft Ridge officially open

By Kristena Schutt-Moore On Saturday, Aug. 21 families travelled to Bancroft from all over Ontario to take part in the official launch and grand opening ...

Land’escapes Samann meets with Limerick council

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter At the Limerick Township council meeting on Aug. 16, a closed session began the proceedings. One of the ...

South Algonquin municipal office closed until further notice

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter On their Facebook page on Aug. 19, South Algonquin Township announced that due to a confirmed case of ...

Community News

A good old fashioned oat threshing

By Kristena Schutt-Moore A piece of this area’s farming past came back to life during the first weeks of September as area farmers brought history ...

One day, your way, with Terry

By Kristena Schutt-Moore This Sunday, Sept. 19 the annual Terry Fox Run returns, but this year the theme is ‘One Day, Your Way.’ This means ...

A small but mighty studio tour

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The Bancroft and Area Studio Tour has returned! Organizer Ketha Newman says that this year the tour is “small but mighty” with ...

Lake association to host pike tourney on Baptiste Lake

By Nate Smelle On Saturday, Sept. 4 the Baptiste Lake Association is all set to host its first annual Baptiste Lake Pike Fishing Tournament. The ...

Spirit of Colour opens Sept. 4 at The Annex Gallery at APFTA

By Chris Drost A Place for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of Spirit of Colour, a new exhibition by artist Manuela Schmidlechner, ...

Wilberforce Agricultural Fair pulls off virtual event

By Chris Drost When the 2020 Wilberforce Agricultural Fair had to be completely cancelled because of COVID-19, organizers were determined that the 2021 would go ...

Wild about Algonquin art show now on until Sept. 1

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter For those wild about Algonquin Park, there’s an art show for that. On now, from July 30 to ...

Salamander stickers in hot demand

By Kristena Schutt-Moore COVID-19 has been hard on a lot of organizations, including the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station in Algonquin Park. Instead of their in ...

Bancroft welcomes first retail cannabis shop

By Nate Smelle The Underground, Bancroft’s first recreational cannibis shop held its official grand opening on Friday, Aug. 6. More than 350 people came out ...

South Algonquin poetry signs update

By Mike RileyLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter The poetry signage in South Algonquin Township will be coming soon. Bryan Martin, the CAO/clerk-treasurer of South Algonquin Township ...

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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