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SABA general meeting discusses upcoming year

BY MICHAEL RILEYLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter The South Algonquin Business Alliance held their general meeting on Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. virtually through Google Meet. They got advice from Kelly Martin from Total Sports Media on how ...

Kauffeldt resigns council seat to be Bancroft’s new general manager

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter At their meeting on Nov. 9, the Town of Bancroft council accepted the resignation of Councillor Andra Kauffeldt, ...

Tudor and Cashel resident encourages others to ‘Pass it On’

By Mike Riley In a posting on their Facebook page on Oct. 25, Tudor and Cashel Township revealed that a new resident, Sheila Turner, had ...

Old Hastings Road Bridge work completion delayed longer than anticipated

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Old Hastings Road Bridge over Egan Creek in Faraday Township will take longer to complete than previously ...

Baseball for Dad Mark24 apparel fundraiser coming soon

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter On their Facebook page on Nov. 13, Baseball for Dad told the community that they were going to ...

Children five to 11 now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine

By Nate Smelle As of Tuesday, Nov. 23 children in Ontario between the ages of five and 11 became eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. ...

The proud history of the Royal Canadian Legion

By Chris Drost Following the First World War a number of veterans groups came together but, although they had common objectives, they largely floundered. An ...

Artist shares lessons learned from life during wartime

By Nate Smelle Each year at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 people across Canada gather around the flag in honour of those who fought and ...

North Hastings fallen honoured in Holland

By Kristena Schutt-Moore In 2008 the remains of the Stirling III BK716 plane that was carrying Sgt Ronald Kennedy (flight engineer), Sgt Leonard Shrubsall (mid-upper ...

Honouring firefighters years of service

By Kristena Schutt-Moore Every year firefighters are one of the first responders that risk themselves for their community, running into fires, pulling people out of ...

Ontario curriculum gives students social context of war

By Chris Drost The Ontario school curriculum has changed in recent years and so Bancroft This Week reached out to teacher Chip Gillis, head of ...

Community News

And the vote is in

CHRIS DROST, Staff On the evening of Nov. 29, a small but enthusiastic audience at Joy Bible Camp, listened as three local organizations made their ...

AGB outreach project inspired by its volunteers

by CHRIS DROSTStaff In a community outreach initiative, the Art Gallery of Bancroft will be making room on the fence in front of the former ...

Chas Burke show Colour and Sound as One: painting opens at the AGB

By Chris Drost The opening reception on Nov. 5 for Chas Burke’s new show Colour and Sound as One: painting was a popular one as ...

Fitzgeralds CD release at Christmas concert

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The Fitzgeralds are back. Julie, Kerry and Tom will be stopping on their CD release tour at the Village Playhouse on Sunday, ...

Ed Lentz shines a light on South Algonquin’s lumber heritage

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The South Algonquin Business Alliance brought attention to a project being done by local seasonal resident Ed Lentz ...

Rally of the Tall Pines makes donation to BASC

By Chris Drost On Oct. 8 Ian Hendry, chair of the Bancroft Area Stewardship Council, received notice that the Rally of the Tall Pines would ...

Through the windows of St. Paul’s

By Chris Drost On the morning of Nov. 13, on the steps of St. Paul’s United Church, reverend Lynn Watson launched the sale of a ...

SIRCH prepares to Share The Warmth in Bancroft

By Nate Smelle On Saturday, Nov. 20 the Supportive Initiative for Residents in the County of Haliburton Thrift Warehouse in  Bancroft will hold its fifth ...

South Algonquin council gives the go ahead for Santa Claus Parade

By Mike Riley Christmas is definitely in the air, and South Algonquin Township made a definitive step in that direction at their council meeting on ...

ANAF brings back Hunter’s Supper

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The annual Hunter’s Supper returned to the ANAF Barn in Maynooth on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The volunteers cooked up a roast beef ...

Sports

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 ...

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 ...

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