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Province releases pandemic projections

April 7, 2020 By Nate Smelle By the time Bancroft This Week went to press on Tuesday afternoon, Canada was reporting 17,840 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 344 deaths nationwide. With 9,340 confirmed cases, Quebec is currently harbouring the largest ...

Education to continue at home during pandemic

April 6, 2020 By Nate Smelle As a precautionary measure to protect the health and safety of students and staff, the provincial government announced on ...

Take this seriously and stay home

March 30, 2020 By Chris Drost The Bancroft Times reached out to local mayors and reeves to ask them how well they think their communities ...

Connecting with nature through social distancing

April 7, 2020 By Nate Smelle Last week Bancroft This Week reached out to Bancroft Field Naturalist Club president, Terry Bradt to discuss ways for ...

Food ‘critical to Canada’s plan to manage COVID-19,’ says Minister Monsef

April 6, 2020 By Nate Smelle To better understand how the government of Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic will help people and businesses in ...

Tourism expected to take big hit

April 6, 2020 By Chris Drost Tourism is a major economic driver for the region and so the self-isolation and cancellation or postponement of events ...

Health Unit reports first death from COVID-19 in region

March 31, 2020 By Nate Smelle In the last week the global death-toll from the COVID-19 pandemic has more than doubled, rising from 15,328 to ...

Bancroft has first positive COVID-19 case

March 30, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore One person has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Bancroft hospital. The Bancroft Family Health Team says that the ...

Public must be part of a global solution to COVID-19, says MPP

March 30, 2020 By Nate Smelle Last week The Bancroft Times’ reporter Nate Smelle sat down with MPP Daryl Kramp to discuss the rapidly changing ...

MHCC says work from home

March 24, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore Recently the global response to COVID-19 has been to focus strategies to avoid overburdening healthcare systems and halting the ...

Public participation key to slowing spread of COVID-19

March 23, 2020 By Nate Smelle By the time The Bancroft Times went to press on Monday, March 23 the World Health Organization had reported ...

Community News

Spring is here, time to garden

April 7, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore The general rule of the green thumb is to start garden seeds indoors roughly six weeks before the frost ...

Food bank needs your help

March 31, 2020 By Chris Drost The good news according to North Hastings Community Cupboard director Monica Piercey is that so far, they have managed ...

Taking beech bark disease seriously

March 17, 2020 By Chris Drost Humans are not the only ones facing disease that has come from other places. During the 1890s European beech ...

Snowboarding down the Eagles Nest

March 3, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore The road up to the Eagles Nest Park is closed off to vehicles by a mountain of snow during ...

Maynooth has sweet tooth for butter tarts

March 3, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore The Hastings Highlands Centre was filled with joy as butter tart crusts fell apart and the gooey contents spilled ...

SOIceFest brings ice climbers to North Hastings

Feb. 25, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore The ice was perfect, and so was the weather for climbing it. From Friday, Feb. 7 to Sunday, Feb. ...

Educator offers insight into the value of learning outdoors

Jan. 22, 2020 By Nate Smelle Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre’s program manager Joe Fortin kicked off the Bancroft Field Naturalist Club’s 2020 speaker ...

Pinhead the Mammoth is out on tour

Jan. 16, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore Pinhead the Mammoth has wrapped up his 2019 tour and is now looking to schedule dates for his 2020 ...

Bancroft baby first for midwives in 2020

Jan. 16, 2020 By Sue Tiffin While Bancroft celebrated the coming of a new year, and began a new decade, Seth Everett Koster was preparing ...

‘Boreal’ to perform in Bancroft

Nov. 26, 2019 On Sunday, Dec. 1 the popular seasonal harmonies trio Boreal will be performing “Songs For The Snowy Season” at the Village Play ...

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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