By Sarah Sobanski Community business leaders are concerned they’re being left out of the Freymond quarry conversation. The next Freymond quarry proposal will be brought ...
Bancroft OPP have charged 60-year-old Rosie DiManno of Toronto with assault after an alleged "altercation" on Finnegan Lane in Wollaston.
Two Coe Hill artists have undertaken the painting of a large historical mural which once completed will be affixed to the front wall of the Wollaston Heritage Centre building in Coe Hill. Sheila Leuschner and Lee Maidlow are both mixed media artists who are donating their time, but encouraging other community members and artists to participate in the painting, making it truly a community gift to their local heritage centre.
Lately, a certain ill temper has crept into the discussions at Bancroft Council, centred around grants and donations to various community groups. What before tended to pass quickly, became this year the subject of much heated debate, as well as a fair helping of confusion.
My family, my team and I looked at both ridings very carefully. My mind changed almost weekly for an entire year about what riding I would run in.
People of Ontario no longer have to choose a gender binary for government issued identification.
Bancroft has a riverside boardwalk that extends from Bridge Street to Station Street – almost.
In June, one of the greatest athletes of all time died – Muhammad Ali. He changed boxing forever. Ali didn’t simply change the sport, he changed the world. He did so by standing on principle. In fact, he gave up the heavyweight boxing title and sacrificed the peak years of his career for it.
The Ministry of Transportation is looking to talk to Ontarians about intercommunity transportation.
Local artist Tracey Lee Green has returned to the Art Gallery of Bancroft (AGB). Green debuted her first solo gallery Portraits of Nature: A Journey from Anvil to Easel last Friday. It showcases abstract canvases of nature through animal portraits and metal art landscapes.
Scotiabank’s district vice-president for central east Ontario was mocked for his scripted non-answers during a meeting with residents ofz Wilberforce July 12.
Bancroft delegates Sam Riedl and councillor Bill Kilpatrick, and Hastings Highlands delegates Lexus Scott and mayor Vivian Bloom, with Hastings county warden Rick Phillips at ...
Since its dedication in 2000, the donor wall at Quinte Health Care North Hastings has almost doubled in size. Located in the foyer of the North Hastings District Hospital, this donor wall recognizes donations of a minimum of $1,000 from individuals, businesses, municipalities and organizations which support the purchase of equipment and training needed to sustain and advance care at North Hastings District Hospital, in Bancroft.
Business is booming in Maynooth where mayor Vivian Bloom recently announced that every store front is occupied by small-enterprise entrepreneurs.
Many questions about why the Maynooth Scotiabank is closing went unanswered at the Hastings Highlands Community Centre last Monday.
The following are brief reports of items discussed at the July 11 meeting of Highlands East council.
Hastings Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) will receive over $10 million in funding for school repairs.
A once popular site for mineral collectors and a favourite among tourism promoters is no more after it was sold by the Bancroft and District Chamber of Commerce earlier this year.
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.
On Saturday, June 4, the Brinklows Bancroft Taxi T-Hawks played their last home game of the season.
What is Pickleball, you ask? Pickleball is actually a combination of three sports – tennis, badminton and ping pong (table tennis). The game is played ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Bancroft Tennis Courts officially went into use this weekend, as the Bancroft Tennis Club started registering members for the upcoming season. The courts are ...
A year ago this month, 15 young women from the Minden, Haliburton and Bancroft areas came together to form the Leveque Brother/Rock Breaker Bancroft Peewee ...
Some of us remembered the lace collar and frock coat worn by the young lad checking tickets at the door of the North Hastings arena on Saturday. We had seen them on Mick Jagger and Peter Noone when they first came to North America in the 1960s (and a special prize goes to those who remember who Peter Noone was, and can still remember who they are). Along with other “mod” costumes, it set the tone for the Bancroft Skating Club’s 2016 ice show – its 44th – entitled “British Invasion.”
By Sarah Sobanski People like to identify with a place. Calling somewhere home gives you a lot of things, more than just somewhere you belong. ...
You’re not special. Yes, you, my friend, are as plain and simple as the rest of us. I’m sure you’re a beautiful person, but honestly, we’re all beautiful people.
While helping me move to Bancroft last weekend, my mother and I had the most blink-worthy conversation I’ve had in a long time.
Let's talk about being an involved, informed citizen.
Week one in the community was amazing. I am constantly taken aback by how friendly and kind people can be – I feel welcomed into the community, and for that I thank you.
Hello, it's me, I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to speak – well, Adele, maybe not so many years, maybe just a couple of months, give or take.
For some time, I have been troubled by Bancroft’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. There are times when it has looked much like the Hans Christian Anderson story of the Emperor’s New Clothes. You remember – where two con men posed as tailors to sew an elegant (and very expensive) new robe for the king. When it looked like they were doing nothing, they convinced the court officials that their stitching was so fine that only people of the highest quality could see it. They then took the money and ran, while the king paraded naked around the court, until a little child proclaimed “The emperor has no clothes!”
I've been running around town a lot in the last week or so. The reason is that there’s been a lot of activity among town groups and agencies. Last Friday, the Community Integration Association threw a barbecue at their Alice Street HQ. Just a parking lot away, North Hastings was running their jail ‘n’ bail fun-and-fundraiser. This week, another two events raised a lot of money for local groups: the Switchyard held a jam-packed barbecue to support its youth programs, and Home Again filled the Curling Club to aid its dog and cat rescue operations.
LAST YEAR, I referred to Bancroft’s growing sewer deficit as “the elephant in the room”, calling to mind the LCBO commercials. However, over the year, the deficit has continued to stagger deeper and deeper into the red. According to treasurer Craig Davidson’s figures prepared for last week’s budget meeting, the deficit will pass the $2 million mark this year.
By Sarah Vance IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE culture is measurable, think again. As First Peoples are only too aware, culture is as much a designation as ...