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CAO Lambe out as Bancroft begins restructuring

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 By Kristena Schutt-Moore On Tuesday, July 17, the Town of Bancroft announced in a press release that it had “ended its contract with CAO/clerk Hazel Lambe, effective immediately.” This was reportedly the result of the town ...

Silver Beach developer starts next big project in Bancroft

A veteran team of development professionals is building a new community in Bancroft’s backyard.

Board spends millions on schools

Hastings Prince Edward District School Board has committed a third of its building and renewal project funding to North Hastings schools.

When the world comes to you: celebrating 125 years

For 125 years Algonquin Provincial Park has been Ontario's place of superlatives. Its first provincial park. Its biggest. At 7,723 square kilometres, it's one and a half times the size of Prince Edward Island, containing 2,500 lakes and 1,500 kilometres of canoe routes. Established in 1893 when the Ontario government acted upon a recommendation of the Royal Commission to protect watersheds, preserve fish and wildlife, control human settlement and logging, and provide a health resort for Ontarians, the park now attracts more than half a million visitors a year from all over the world.

North Hastings gets the scoop on poop

Rick Esselment, CEO of ESSE Canada and former president of the Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association, wants to know how much locals and cottagers know about their septic systems.

Bancroft celebrates Indigenous Day

A crowd of 40 people congregated in Millennium Park June 21 for Bancroft’s first ever Indigenous Day celebration. It was co-hosted by members of the Algonquin First Nation and the Town of Bancroft.

Bierworths celebrate 73rd anniversary

Two Bancroft trailblazers have celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary.

Bancroft Times joins Bancroft This Week

Bancroft’s two local newspapers are now under shared ownership, enhancing their ability to provide news to the community.

Students choose PCs in mock election

North Hastings High School students would’ve placed Hastings-Lennox and Addington under blue leadership too — if they were allowed to vote.

Candidates debate, Kramp says PCs will ‘fire’ hydro CEO

North Hastings residents want concrete answers — not “fluffy” ones — from their MPP candidates.

Water report confusion at committee

New information concerning the excess water believed to be leaking into Bancroft water treatment plant sewer lines has come to light. LATER: Smart meters not recommended & Running your water all winter has a cost & Blocked bypass saves extra processing

Community News

Festival returns for seventh year

Bancroft’s Wheels, Water and Wings Festival is returning for the seventh year. The festival will run July 6, 7 and 8 with a special focus on all things motors and motorcycles.

Students strive to get active, healthy in Maynooth

Maynooth Public School is celebrating its Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification.

Local artists join together for new sound

A new local band is releasing their first CD. The Salt Cellars include JUNO winner Rick Joudrey, Virginia deCarle, Rob Bersan, Ron Kapitain, Anne Wilde and Brendon Burgess. But if you ask them about the band name at their release show this weekend, deCarle will tell you it’s mostly because it sounds good.

First time mayoral candidates comes forward

A fresh face is running for mayor in Hastings Highlands.

Drag party helps raise scholarships for students

It was standing room only around the stage at the Bancroft Eatery and Brew Pub. LGBT+ community members and allies sipping on rainbow drinks and wearing rainbow costumes cheered as men and women dressed in drag strutted down the aisles between their tables. The kings and queens plucked tips from the hooters and hollerers together celebrating Pride and raising money for local students.

Club celebrates cultural diversity

North Hastings High School students have come together for a night of cooking and inclusion.

Heritage Revival Thrift Shop opens

A new CARE North Hastings shop is getting on board with the community’s thrifty shopping trend and helping quench its appetite for unique finds, steals and deals.

Locals clinch top spots in McDougall Family Fund

Two deserving community-oriented organizations will be supported by the McDougall Family Fund.

Wonders of wetlands wow students

Area school children are exploring what it means to be a good steward thanks to the Bancroft and Area Stewardship Council.

Wildewood owners celebrate 30 years in community

Joey Shulman and Barry Siegrist first settled in Maynooth 30 years ago. Back then the town was comprised of a general store, gas station and a niche arts community — a blink for travellers as they journeyed Hwy 62.

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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