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Ontario’s top doctor hints at extending Stay-at-Home order

By Nate Smelle Ontario’s chief medical officer of health Dr. David Williams announced on Monday, May 10, that the number of cases needs to drop below 1,000 before the lockdown should be lifted. With the province-wide Stay-at-Home order set to ...

Lions reading books

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The Carlow/Mayo Public Library has a new supply of books for young readers. Last week the Bancroft Lion’s Club made a donation ...

HH council directs staff to create exotic animal bylaw

By Nate Smelle With Hastings County developing an exotic animal bylaw template for local municipalities to use; and, both Limerick Township and the Municipality of ...

Public health says available vaccine appointments to increase

By Kristena Schutt-Moore This year has been hard on many businesses and community organizations. The Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Unit is not much different. ...

How the 2021 federal budget impacts seniors

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter On April 19, the Canadian government released its first budget in two years; a 725-page document with $101 ...

Baseball for Dad postpones scavenger hunt due to COVID-19

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Baseball for Dad’s Knocking Stigma out of the Park Community Scavenger Hunt had to be postponed recently due ...

Budget focuses on building a sustainable and inclusive post-pandemic future

By Nate Smelle On April 19, the federal government released its first budget since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Arriving at a monumental time ...

COVID-19 vaccines ‘safe and effective’ says Prime Minister

By Nate Smelle As COVID-19 vaccination programs continue to be rolled out throughout Canada and around the world, humanity is bracing for the fourth wave ...

Homelessness and poverty driving opioid crisis in North Hastings

By Nate Smelle To gain insight into the opioid epidemic and how it is impacting people in North Hastings, over the past month Bancroft This ...

Ontario extends Stay-at-Home order

By Nate Smelle On Friday, April 16 the government of Ontario announced that it was strengthening enforcement of the province’s Stay-at-Home order, enhancing public health ...

South Algonquin discusses and passes its 2021 budget

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter At their April 7 meeting, South Algonquin council discussed some amendments to the draft budget that was presented ...

Community News

North Hastings library to collect household used batteries

By Chris Drost Used batteries. They can often be found in the kitchen junk drawer, thrown in there when they no longer work. But now, ...

Lions support the dogs that support us

By Kristena Schutt-Moore Every year the Bancroft Lion’s Club joins Lion’s Clubs across Canada to walk a mile in the paw prints of those who ...

Youth2Youth program finds pen pals during COVID-19

By Kristena Schutt-Moore Youth2Youth Hastings Prince Edward is a youth led group supported by the United Way Quinte. They have a mission to spark innovative ...

Crokinole on hiatus

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Mayor Libby Clarke began Crokinole game nights in Tudor and Cashel Township back in 2016. While the COVID-19 ...

William O’Brien: 100 years and still going strong

By Kristena Schutt-Moore Born in the post First World War era, William ‘Bill’ O’Brien was born on May 6, 1921, and this year he celebrates ...

Tudor and Cashel family cleans up their road

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter On its Facebook page on April 15, Tudor and Cashel Township gave a shout out to locals Melissa ...

Ares wins Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair

By Kristena Schutt-Moore On Sunday, April 11 Ares Worsley was announced as the winner of the Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair. Ares started two ...

Educational campaign about shoreline protection is underway

By Chris Drost An organization that calls itself BeShore Haliburton has emerged in Haliburton out of a bylaw aimed at protecting shorelines that has been ...

Earth Day 2021 will be a three day celebration

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The lock down may be in effect, and it may make a lot of things difficult to do or enjoy, but it ...

Easter egg hunt at the Riverside Chateau

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Gail Ross and Leeanni Renaud took on the role of the Easter Bunny at the Riverside Chateau seniors’ ...

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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