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CSWB community consultation surveys completed

March 3, 2021 By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter South Algonquin Township just completed the public consultation survey phase for its Community Safety and Well Being Plan, which is due to be submitted to the provincial government by July ...

Special events uncertain in 2021

Feb. 23, 2021 By Chris Drost In rural communities, social activities often revolve around an annual calendar of special events. Ranging from an annual fishing ...

OSSTF local president reflects on how COVID-19 has ‘altered’ education in Ontario

Feb. 16, 2021 By Nate Smelle Last year at this time, teachers and education workers represented by Ontario’s four major education unions were engaged in ...

Former MP Mike Bossio to run for Liberals in next federal election

Feb. 28, 2021 By Nate Smelle Last Tuesday, Hastings-Lennox and Addington’s former MP Mike Bossio announced that he would be running as the Liberal candidate ...

ETFO’s local president shares insight into education during COVID-19

March 3, 2021 By Nate Smelle Ontario’s education system has undergone several changes in the past year. Since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the province’s four ...

SABA virtual event imparts timely and valuable advice

Feb. 24, 2021 By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter At the South Algonquin Business Association virtual event held Feb. 4 via Zoom, participants at ...

Hastings County completes Exotic Animal Bylaw template

Feb. 23, 2021 By Nate Smelle Responding to a request from Hastings Highlands council to assist in the creation of an Exotic Animal Bylaw, Hastings ...

Municipal offices reopen to public as of Feb. 10

Feb. 17, 2021 By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter With the recent reopening of businesses in Hastings Prince Edward County and Renfrew County from ...

Provincially Significant Wetlands threatened by Province’s ‘abuse’ of MZOs

Feb. 16, 2021 By Nate Smelle No matter what season it may be, Think Turtle Conservation Initiative’s founder and lead program director Kelly Wallace has ...

South Algonquin council passes new bylaws to bring in new physicians

Feb. 10, 2021 By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter South Algonquin Township council had their council meeting on Feb. 3 and passed three bylaws ...

Province returns to targeted approach in fight against COVID-19

Feb. 9. 2021 By Nate Smelle In response to a decreasing number of cases of COVID-19, the provincial government announced on Monday afternoon that it ...

Community News

McGeachie Trails to be promoted as winter sport destination post COVID-19

March 3, 2021 By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A promotional photo and video shoot was produced at McGeachie Trails in Limerick Township on ...

Harvest Hastings takes steps to be more producer and consumer friendly

March 3, 2021 By Chris Drost Harvest Hastings has operated as a not-for-profit organization in Hastings County since 2008. While its initial purpose of promoting ...

Joy Bible Camp launches Great Outdoors Program

March 3, 2021 By Kristena Schutt-Moore Joy Bible Camp’s Great Outdoors Program is hitting the trail, on snowshoes. On Saturday, Feb. 27 families and youth ...

Carlow Mayo Public Library spurs interest in its new books

Feb. 24, 2021 By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Carlow Mayo Public Library has a great new initiative on its Facebook page. Lori ...

Naturalists begin collecting data for Breeding Bird Atlas

Feb. 23, 2021 By Nate Smelle Every 20 years, birders in Ontario conduct a survey of all breeding birds species – including owls and marsh ...

Preschool readiness program starts up

Feb. 16, 2021 By Kristena Schutt-Moore The days leading up to the first day of school can be a hectic and scary time for both ...

Local students given awards for their artwork

Feb. 16, 2021 By Kristena Schutt-Moore Every year the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation hosts a regional competition for the Student Achievement Awards. The awards ...

Supercharger station opens in Bancroft

Feb. 9, 2021 By Chris Drost Travellers and residents alike now have access to a Supercharger station located in the parking lot of Bancroft Canadian ...

Kitchen Connections made online

Feb. 2, 2021 By Kristena Schutt-Moore Kitchen Connections is one of the North Hastings Children’s Services EarlyON Centre’s most popular programs. It is an interactive ...

HDTI gets $15,000 grant from Ontario Highlands Tourism Organization

Jan. 28, 2021 By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Cathy Trimble, the chair of the Hastings Trails Destination Inc., issued a press release on ...

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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