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Town extends deadline for water line imaging

CAO Hazel Lambe informed council that the deadline for the completion of the camera imaging underway to find the potential source of infiltration in the system’s main lines had been extended from Aug. 31 to the end of September.

Charges follow illegal dumping

Charges are pending against a woman following illegal dumping at the North Baptiste Landfill. Bylaw enforcement officer Mike Priestley said his department is done giving out warnings.

Environment ministry weighs in on fireworks

There’s no data to suggest small fireworks displays have a lasting impact on water ecosystems.

Trails project planning launches

Soon people will be able to saunter on non-motorized trails in Bancroft and surrounding area thanks to the North Hastings Economic Development Committee.

Province announces new housing for county

The province is putting $6.5 million into creating supportive housing in Hastings County.

Former Coe Hill doctor pleads guilty

Former Coe Hill doctor Rob Kamermans has pleaded guilty to one count of fraud.

New councillor for Hastings Highlands

Hastings Highlands council has welcomed Councillor Frank Hickey to its table.

Locals make community proud

Seven area community members were nominated for MP Mike Bossio’s Canada 150 awards. That’s five from Bancroft, one from L’Amable and another from Maynooth of 68 nominated across Hastings-Lennox and Addington.

Bancroft groups help kids hunt

Bancroft Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and the Bancroft Fish and Game Protective Association have teamed up to keep up the area’s hunting heritage.

Council quarrels over sign

Hastings Highlands staff is looking into the municipality’s agreement with Hospice North Hastings for its LED sign.

Council to appoint next member

Council wants to appoint Frank Hickey to fill its empty Ward 1 seat.

Community News

Tai Chi comes to Maynooth

Registered charity the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism Peterborough-Lindsay Branch has brought a new way to stay active to Hastings Highlands.

MP awards community members for service

Three members of the community have come home with MP Mike Bossio’s Canada 150 awards.

Bancroft Studio Tour displays local talent and beauty

Over the next two weekends art enthusiasts from far and wide will descend upon the Bancroft area to immerse themselves in the creative energy of the local arts scene. Every year for the past two and a half decades, local artists have been opening their studio spaces to the public and providing people with an opportunity to intimately engage with the individuals fueling the local creative economy.

​​Terry Mountney finishes mountainous career

Terry Mountney is retiring as one of the last of his breed — a 43-year veteran of the grocery industry. Not only has Mountney spent four decades helping sell dairy, groceries ​and common goods to the area, he’s done it as “one of the best workers” No Frills owners Beth and Claude Pepin have ever seen.

Special meeting called for Wollaston council

Disagreement has centered around whether to look at contracting out or other options to get the work done versus hiring a permanent staff person.

Abortion pill available in Bancroft

Ontario’s free abortion pill has landed in Bancroft. While two pharmacies in Bancroft are unsure if they’ll stock Mifegymiso — a medical alternative to surgical abortion — another had it the day it became free.

Surrounding area health units confirm West Nile

Human cases for West Nile virus have been confirmed by both the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit and Peterborough Public Health.

Disease carrying ticks less common up north

HKPR public health and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health spoke with Bancroft This Week to help get the North Hastings and its neighbouring public up to date on the area’s tick situation.

Find family and Indigenous heritage at museum

Bancroft North Hastings Heritage Museum is helping area locals reconnect with their family trees. Algonquin artifacts have also found a new home at the museum.

SJWB raises enough to bring Jarads to Bancroft

Social Justice Without Borders has reached its $60,000 fundraising goal — but in a different way than expected.


Peewee Jets sweep all-Ontarios in three games

The Vito’s Pizzeria peewee Jets swept the all-Ontario championship in the third game of a series against the South Huron Sabres on March 18 winning 6-1. Pictured are Jets Ben Landry, Owen Fergusson, Trevor McDowell, Tanner Potts, James Armstrong, Jonathan Young, Brady Hunt, Keegan Anderson, Colson Jenkins, Connor Sobry, Ryker Huygens, Eric Hall, Tyson Carr, Cody Switzer and Phillip Cannon and coaches Shawn Fergusson, Shane Anderson, Tim Jenkins and Bryce Wilson. / SUBMITTED

Rowing champion gives back

Andrew Riedl’s latest passion is rowing. As often as he can, he heads for the new LiveFit gym off Hastings to work on its rowing machine.

Bantam girls Jets secure second round in playoffs

Bantam girls Jets secure second round in playoffs On Saturday, Feb. 11, the Parkview Dental/Canadian Tire bantam girls team hit the road and travelled to ...

Leveque Brothers/Rock Breakers Peewee Girls bring home the gold

The gold medal game saw the Jets facing off against the Kitchener Rangers in a rematch from a tournament earlier in the season that saw the girls on the losing end and they were out for revenge.

Rally win marks sixth for L’Estage

Antoine L’Estage won out against harsh conditions in his 2015 Subaru WRX STI at this year’s Rally of the Tall Pines — even up against conditions that put 14 other cars out of the race.

Huskies poised for future success

The following are responses to questions sent a few days after the North Hastings High School Huskies 3-2 loss to the Red Hawks of Haliburton Highlands Secondary School in the Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics (COSSA) championship final on Thursday, Oct. 27 at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary in Peterborough.

Bancroft Auto Body Atom Jets fight hard over weekend

This weeks sports highlights in local hockey...

Bird’s Creek Terry Fox Run

On Thursday Sept. 29 Bird’s Creek Public School participated in the Terry Fox Run. Kids were asked to run, jog, walk or bike around the ...

Hockey in the Highlands

This week's hockey highlights for the Vito’s Pizzeria Peewee Jets, Parkview Dental/Canadian Tire Bantam C and Bierworth Read-Mix Bantam Jets.

‘V’ for Vikings

Sea Cadets North Hastings kicked off a new year this month. Youth ages 12 to 18 gathered to set up classrooms and decorate the Dungannon ...

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