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Guided drumming meditation counters COVID-19 stresses

Jan. 13, 2021 By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter North Hastings Children’s Services put on a guided family drumming meditation on Zoom on Jan. 11. The event was hosted by NHCS’s Indigenous cultural coordinator Trevor Pearce and Kyla Kraft-Romain, ...

Roadside zoos threaten public safety, says Zoocheck

Jan. 4, 2021 By Nate Smelle Since news of the roadside zoo safari experience being planned by big cat owners Mark and Tammy Drysdale on ...

Residents urge council to take action against racism in HH

Dec. 15, 2020 By Nate Smelle Hastings Highlands council received a delegation at their Dec. 2 meeting from Reverend Marilyn Zehr and Erin Morlock of ...

Ontario declares state of emergency, as health-care system ‘on brink of collapse’

Jan. 12, 2021 By Nate Smelle In light of the latest projections from the province regarding the spread of COVID-19, on Tuesday afternoon the government ...

COVID-19 case count and death toll rising fast

Jan. 5, 2021 By Nate Smelle Although the provincial government paused COVID-19 vaccinations over the holidays, the pandemic did not take a break from wreaking ...

Sun Run Café in Maynooth to reopen under new management

Jan. 4, 2021 By Chris Drost While the exact date for the grand reopening of the Sun Run Café in Maynooth has not yet been ...

Joint Municipal Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee to end in 2021

Dec. 24, 2020 By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter At their Dec. 2 council meeting, South Algonquin council discussed the impending cessation of operations ...

Lockdown begins Boxing Day as COVID-19 cases surge

Dec. 22, 2020 By Nate Smelle Each day for eight days starting on Dec. 14, Ontario registered more than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19. With ...

MP Derek Sloan talks COVID-19, vaccines, and ‘The Great Reset’

Dec. 8, 2020 By Nate Smelle Hastings-Lennox and Addington MP Derek Sloan has drawn criticism from his fellow Members of Parliament after recently backing a ...

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy started up Nov. 23

Dec. 2, 2020 By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Starting on Nov. 23, businesses in Ontario were able to apply for the new Canada ...

Everything is moving ahead with caution at Loyalist

Dec. 1, 2020 By Chris Drost The Bancroft campus of Loyalist College is not currently open for business but staff members continue to carry out ...

Community News

Limerick Township council discusses McGeachie Trail maintenance

Jan. 13, 2021 By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Limerick Township public works supervisor Darren Naulls sought the advice of the township council on ...

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing coming to North Hastings

Jan. 12, 2021 By Chris Drost While most are aware of the improvements made to the trails in Eagles Nest Park this past year, some ...

Bancroft museum goes canoeing

Jan. 12, 2021 By Kristena Schutt-Moore For several years the Anishinaabe Baptiste Community Organization and members of the Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini Algonquin First Nation have ...

Krampus is coming to town

Dec. 24, 2020 By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Growing up, no doubt you were told that if you weren’t good all year, you’d ...

Community Cupboard puts on Christmas dinner

Dec. 22, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore The North Hastings Community Cupboard has started assembling the hampers for the annual Christmas hamper program as well as ...

COVID-19 driving live Christmas tree sales this year

Dec. 15, 2020 By Chris Drost Restrictions in place because of COVID-19 mean that this holiday season, families are having to stay closer to home. ...

Bancroft Santa Claus parade something special

Dec. 8, 2020 By Chris Drost The Bancroft Santa Claus parade, organized by the Lions Club and in partnership with the Town of Bancroft, was ...

Boesberg celebrates Beethoven’s ‘B’ Major in Bancroft

Dec. 8, 2020 By Nate Smelle When artist Ole Boesberg (AKA Arne Roosman) picks up his paintbrush to create a painting there is almost always ...

Yesterday is gone but the memories remain

Dec. 1, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore Yesterday is gone but the memories remain is both the sentiment and the title of the new book by ...

Ian Russell’s new album, ‘In Light’ inspires peace

Dec. 10, 2020 By Nate Smelle For many, music has provided an escape from the escalation of anxiety created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking to ...

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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