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Bancroft council recommends in-school Halloween celebrations

Oct. 21, 2020 By Chris Drost Through a motion of Bancroft council at its regular meeting on Oct. 13, the Town of Bancroft is recommending that door-to-door trick-or-treating not take place this Halloween. Furthermore, they also moved to circulate this ...

Foodscaping the path to progress in a post-pandemic world

Oct. 11, 2020 By Nate Smelle By exposing the fragility of the local and provincial food supply, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical role ...

Art Walk showcases local artists

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Limerick Township will be hosting a Community Art Walk this fall to showcase local artists and their talents and ...

Preventing crime through environmental design 

Oct. 14, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore Over the past couple months there has been an increase in calls to the Bancroft OPP Detachment about trespassing, ...

The Land Between looks to protect turtles in HH

Oct. 14, 2020 By Nate Smelle Chief operating officer of the environmental not-for-profit The Land Between, Leora Berman, spoke with Hastings Highlands council during their ...

COVID-19 cancels Brighten the Night parade for 2020

Oct. 14, 2020 By Chris Drost After 19 years coordinating the popular Brighten the Night parade in Maynooth, the decision to cancel this year’s event ...

Studio Tour busy despite COVID-19

Oct. 8, 2020 By Mike Riley The Haliburton Highlands Studio Tour celebrated its 33rd year of operation Oct. 3 and 4. Due to COVID-19 and ...

Orange Shirt Day in Bancroft

Oct. 7, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore Orange Shirt Day, Oct.2, is a day to honour the survivors of Residential Schools and to remember those who ...

Limerick Friends’ Club host Harvest Dinner

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Limerick Township Friends’ Club hosted a Harvest Dinner takeout event on Sept. 26, from 4 p.m. to ...

Pandemic has local seniors’ clubs facing uncertain winter

Sept. 23, 2020 By Chris Drost If the current situation with three of seniors’ clubs in North Hastings is any indication, it may be a ...

Feeling safer in South Algonquin

Sept. 23, 2020 By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter According to Holly Hayes, the clerk and treasurer for South Algonquin Township, the township is ...

Community News

Planting community spirit at Bird’s Creek Public School

Oct. 21, 2020 By Chris Drost It was an exciting afternoon on Oct. 14 as three students, along with parent council member, Jen Card, dug ...

Area libraries continue to serve communities during the pandemic

Oct. 7, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore As the COVID-19 pandemic regulations begin to change once again local libraries find new and creative ways to serve ...

Upgrades to local trails nearing completion

Oct. 7, 2020 By Chris Drost After long delays, Hastings Destination Trails Inc. has all but put the finishing touches on the refurbishment of three ...

Hastings Car Show won’t roll until next spring

Sept. 24, 2020 By Mkie Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Unfortunately, gentlemen and ladies, you’ll have to wait to start your engines. The rolling car ...

Sewing up some training

Aug. 26, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore Training is an essential part of any service work. In Limerick and Wollaston Townships part of the two fire ...

Loyalist College in Bancroft adapting to pandemic restrictions

Aug. 26, 2020 By Chris Drost The Bancroft campus of Loyalist College is busy adapting its programs for the fall in light of restrictions caused ...

Learning about fire prevention straight from the horse’s mouth

Aug. 19, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore Those living on the side roads in the Townships of Limerick and Wollaston got a special treat during Sunday, ...

The evolution of masks

Aug. 13, 2020 By Chris Drost By all indications, it looks like the practice of wearing masks in Canada is here to stay, at least ...

BLA supports local students

By KRISTENA SCHUTT-MOORE, Staff The Baptiste Lake Association annually donates to a local organization to help support local programs in initiatives. This year the BLA ...

The water lily’s lesson

By JIM POLING, Special to Bancroft This Week The pleasures of summer are numerous, but one of the best is passing a pond or lake ...

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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