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Mayor Bernice Jenkins with “Forget-Me-Not” Renate Krieger TONY PEARSON Special to This Week

Remembering those who may forget

By Tony Pearson A flower acts as a symbol of the Alzheimer’s Association of Canada. Appropriately enough, it is the forget-me-not. So for six straight years, the Alzheimer’s Society, working with the Bancroft and Area Association of Realtors, has staged ...

Tax hike likely for Bancroft

By Tony Pearson Bancroft started serious budgeting work at last week’s meeting of its Finance and Growth Committee. And the news is definitely grim. Taking ...

MP Bossio to lead rural caucus

Mike Bossio was named chairman of the reinvigorated National Rural Caucus by more than 50 of his Liberal Caucus colleagues  on Monday  night.  Nominated by fellow ...

Bancroft seeks solution on sewers

By Tony Pearson The sewer deficit remains the main drain on Bancroft’s finances, and new measures are being taken to shut the valve on the ...

Small farming social enterprise proposed for North Hastings

Small greenhouses made out of surplus shipping containers? Known online as “freight farms” and “crop boxes” that will provide year round locally grown produce, as well as local employment, and also be sustainable, these could just possibly grow into a small local industry.

Snow Skimmers honoured in Maynooth

Joey Shulman of the Maynooth and Hastings Highlands Business Association presents a token of appreciation to Maple Leaf Snow Skimmers club president Dewey Jordan and ...

MP Bossio to hold monthly meetings in Bancroft

In an effort to make sure he is available to the people of his riding, Hastings-Lennox and Addington MP Mike Bossio plans to hold regular office hours in a variety of locations across the riding. His main constituency office is in Napanee, which will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week. However, he will also visit other locations on a regular basis.

Manager of the Wilberforce Food Bank, Ken Mott has been busy stacking food on the shelves at the new food hub location in Highlands East. Located at 2249 Loop Road, the food bank has been open to the public since Jan. 6 and is already filled with jars of pasta sauce, tubs of peanut butter and frozen meals. ANGELICA INGRAM Staff

New food bank open in Wilberforce

Manager of the Wilberforce Food Bank, Ken Mott has been busy stacking food on the shelves at the new food hub location in Highlands East. ...

Snowmobile collision sends one to hospital

On Jan. 21 at approximately 11:47 a.m., Killaloe OPP Constable Jordan Bullis responded to a single vehicle snowmobile collision on Dafoe Road, in Brudenell, Lyndoch ...

MP seeks community input for budget

By Tony Pearson Newly elected Member of Parliament Mike Bossio has hit the ground running in the new year. A directive from the Minister of ...

Bancroft council told of gardening success

By Tony Pearson In the midst of ongoing discussions about tax levels, revenue shortfalls, Internet connectivity problems, and policing costs, a ray of summer sunshine ...

Community News

Host Barb Shaw draws old radio memories out of Nan McGhee, as Joey Shulman and Tim Baragar tune in. TONY PEARSON Special to This Week

Local legends share views

Host Barb Shaw draws old radio memories out of Nan McGhee, as Joey Shulman and Tim Baragar tune in. TONY PEARSON Special to This Week ...

Electric car charging station idea short-circuited

By Jim Eadie Wollaston council’s initial enthusiasm for participating in the province of Ontario’s Electric Vehicle Charger Program was dashed by a short circuit delivered ...

Wollaston Heritage is off and running

By Jim Eadie The Wollaston Heritage group met on Jan. 27 at the municipal office, and hit the road running for another year, even if ...

It was a full house at the Fireside Lounge of the Ash Grove Inn in Barry’s Bay as Ottawa Valley artist Linda Sorensen welcomed adult learners to Paint Parties over the weekend, complete with aperitifs and wine. More on page 2. SARAH VANCE Special to This Week

Linda Sorensen hosts paint party at the Ash Grove Inn

It was a full house at the Fireside Lounge of the Ash Grove Inn in Barry’s Bay as Ottawa Valley artist Linda Sorensen welcomed adult ...

Event co-ordinator Louise Villeneuve speaks with parents about the cognitive and fine-motor benefits of Lego engineering at the Bancroft Public Library, as Kaitlyn and Clara get down to building. SARAH VANCE Special To This Week

Lego and llamas at the library

Event co-ordinator Louise Villeneuve speaks with parents about the cognitive and fine-motor benefits of Lego engineering at the Bancroft Public Library, as Kaitlyn and Clara ...

TV and VCR stolen

On Jan. 25 at 2:43 p.m., Killaloe OPP Constable Recoskie attended a reported break and enter into a cottage on Mundts Bay Lane in North ...

OPP investigate hit and run death

The Killaloe OPP detachment hope an appeal to the public will assist the investigation into the 2005 fatal hit and run that killed 78-year-old Bernice ...

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Unique performer coming to Bancroft

A multi-award-winning musician is coming to Bancroft!  North Hastings High School and the Bancroft Village Playhouse are pleased to welcome Tony Melendez on Thursday, Feb. ...

Shamrock Club’s got it all

Jan. 28 was our first potluck of 2016. We had a small attendance of 16 people. Bill English said grace, our 50/50 draw was won ...

Our forests: more precious than ever

Forests in rural landscapes, traditionally valued for wood and maple syrup production, are now recognized for the diverse ecological goods and services they provide. They ...

Sports

And that’s a regular season wrap up….

The Leveque Brother/Rock Breaker Bancroft Peewee Girl Jets took on the Lindsay Lynx  on Saturday  evening  at the A.J LaRue arena. The girls were game ...

Peewee Jets start their second series

The Vito’s Pizzeria Peewee Jets started their second series against the Campbellford Colts on their home ice Wednesday, Jan. 27. The Colts opened the scoring ...

Bantams eliminate Frontenac

Saturday the Bierworth Readi-Mix Bantam Jets were at home for game three of their series against the Frontenac Flyers. Frontenac opened up the scoring with ...

Bancroft Auto Body Atoms went down fighting

Bancroft Auto Body Atoms travelled back to Campbellford Friday evening after having split the previous two playoff games. The Campbellford Colts came out firing on ...

Bantam Jets up two games

The Bierworth Readi-Mix Bantam Jets started their second round of playoffs against the Frontenac Flyers this weekend. Saturday they hosted the Flyers for game one. ...

Peewee Jets defeat Frontenac to take series

Thursday, Jan. 21 the Vito’s Pizzeria Peewee Jets jumped in their vehicles to make the long journey to Frontenac for the fourth game in the ...

Howran and Canadian team take silver at championship

By Tony Pearson For the second year in a row, the United States defeated Canada in overtime to win the Under-18 Women’s World Hockey Championship. ...

Atoms begin five-game series against Campbellford

The Bancroft Auto Body Atoms opened up their five-game series against the Campbellford Colts on Saturday in Campbellford. Having lost both times to them in ...

Peewee Jets win over Frontenac 6-1

The Vito’s Pizzeria Peewee Jets travelled to Frontenac Friday Jan. 15 for the second game in this series. The first period was tense for the ...

Peewee girls Jets dominate Ice Kats in two games over weekend

The Leveque Brother/Rock Breaker Bancroft Peeeee Girl Jets dominated the ice in two games this past weekend when they faced the Peterborough Ice Kats.  Game ...