Wollaston Township council has been left reeling following the news that the township Reeve Graham Blair has been arrested for a second time this year within the municipality.
Hydro One ombudsman Fiona Crean didn’t have the answers community members wanted.
North Hastings Children’s Services (NHCS) is helping local families get ahead of domestic violence.
Wollaston township Reeve Graham Blair, 68, has been charged with impaired driving after police allege he drove his car into a ditch.
Town of Bancroft Councillor Tracy McGibbon could be the area’s next MPP.
Financial issues continue to dominate the proceedings of Bancroft town council. The town will soon have to decide whether to build a new public works yard, a project arising from an unexpected substantial increase in the fee paid to Ontario for the current yard. This fee just jumped by $100,000 a year. Despite numerous promises from the provincial government for political representatives to look into the more than 400 per cent increase, the fee increase remains in place.
Community members came together to protest energy and food poverty.
Ontario is allocating close to $350,000 to building in Bancroft.
The Art Gallery of Bancroft (AGB) is rediscovering the use of fibre.
It took effort to navigate a steady stream of cars lined up along Coll Street in Killaloe over the weekend, to attend Tanya Lyons’s gallery.
A dedicated team showed their love and support for Hospice North Hastings on Oct. 2 at the Village Playhouse at the annual Hike for Hospice ...
School board EQAO test results reveal local junior students keep up with province for reading, but fall short in all other elementary school testing.
The OPP is honouring officers from its Bancroft detachment.
Former Hastings-Lennox and Addington MP Daryl Kramp is looking to return to politics as an MPP.
“Heavy hearts this afternoon in Maynooth, Maple Leaf and area with the loss of a great friend, musician and member of our council for the Municipality of Hastings Highlands,” Mayor Vivian Bloom said via Facebook. “Rest in peace Mike, we will all miss your music, humour, and good friendship.”
The Healthy Kids Community Challenge Hastings Prince Edward has delivered new play equipment to the North Hastings Children’s Centre.
These are exciting times at the Bancroft Village Playhouse and the team from Hospice North Hastings are now busy planning the annual Friends of the Playhouse Gala as a way to connect with some of the theatre’s loyal supporters.
Hannah Darling, bronze medallist from the Canadian Women’s rugby sevens team, joined the student council and girls rugby teams from NHHS on Thursday, Sept. 22, ...
This weeks sports highlights in local hockey...
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 ...
This week's hockey highlights for the Vito’s Pizzeria Peewee Jets, Parkview Dental/Canadian Tire Bantam C and Bierworth Read-Mix Bantam Jets.
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 ...
Nick van der Woude and partner Michael Bushuk finished first at the 134th Annual Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catharines. Van der Woude said ...
On Wednesday, June 22 and 23, 22 teams comprised of students in Grades 5 to 8 at York River Public School competed in the first ever Spike-A-Mania. Spike-A-Mania was a two day long Spikeball tournament run by Mr. Beauchamp at York River Public School. There were four divisions for Spike-A-Mania; a boys and girls division for the juniors Grade 5 and 6, and boys and girls division for intermediate. The Junior Good Team and The Fireballs won the junior divisions while the French Spikeballers and the Dank Team won the intermediate divisions. Congratulations to Johanna Hill and Ray Redmond for winning Spikeball sets through a random drawing of participant names. Despite some clouds and cool winds in the morning a great was had by all.
On Saturday, June 4, the Brinklows Bancroft Taxi T-Hawks played their last home game of the season.
What is Pickleball, you ask? Pickleball is actually a combination of three sports – tennis, badminton and ping pong (table tennis). The game is played ...
Rally of The Tall Pines organizer Ian Wright came to council last week to report that the organization’s surveys continued to show that Bancroft was deriving substantial economic benefit from the Rally car race weekend.
The Bancroft Taxi T-Hawks minor football team travelled to Belleville on Thursday night to take on the Quinte Saints for their second game of the ...
A major Bancroft event is now up in the air. Bancroft’s BIA decided at its June 1 meeting to withdraw from future involvement with Wheels, Water and Wings (WWW). At its July meeting, reported to council this month, they recommended that a new “third party” to take it over, and organize other town festive events as well, in the other seasons of the year. Councillor Mary Kavanagh, the town’s BIA rep, asked that council discuss how to proceed from here; Mayor Bernice Jenkins promised that it would be on the next meeting agenda.
You might have noticed people wearing purple this month — here’s why.
I’m up on the Eagles Nest. It’s a spectacularly warm and sunny September afternoon. Tourists visiting from Oshawa ask that I give them some directions. They are up here for two weeks of rest and relaxation, and want to know about the local restaurants, coffee shops, and such.
Bancroft, I think it might be time to take a deep breath and regroup.
I’ve written before about my old dog Bear. The time has come for the last word.
“It was dark, 4:30 [a.m.] or 5 [a.m.] or maybe 5:30 [a.m.], and he was coming down Hwy 2 on that hill before Thickson Road [in Whitby],” explained my mother when I asked her if she had seen Terry Fox. She was 16 when he ran his Marathon of Hope. “I was a teenager, it was hard to get up that early. “There were 20 people on the street. All of the sudden we could see him in the distance behind a car that was coming really super slow. As soon as the car got out of the way then people started cheering and they’re going, all right Terry, Terry yay.”
The North Hastings Community Trust (NHCT) has big ideas. Even their mandate, to provide emergency financial assistance and community referrals to low-income locals is a gigantic undertaking for this community. Looking to provide coverage for rent, heat, hydro, fire damage and groceries to stop anyone on the brink of homelessness is a tiny light for those facing darkness.
Recently, the Town of Bancroft decided to take over recycling. Although the finances were initially somewhat confusing, a concrete plan was developed, and proper cost comparisons eventually made, so the town can now confidently take the outlined measures required.
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Wilno murders.
This week I went to the Bancroft Public Library (BPL) for a story. It wasn’t exactly what I expected.