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Blair granted new trial

Wollaston Township Reeve Graham Blair has been granted a new trial following his successful appeal of an impaired driving conviction from March 2017.

Provincial business blitzes coming

Area small businesses should be prepared for the province to check that they’re following new employment legislation in the coming months.

NHHS principal says students are ‘couch-surfing’

The committee discussed the ongoing homelessness study underway in Hastings County, including the Bancroft area. And later: New permanent OPP Staff Sergeant arrives in June & Ontario to mandate safety committees.

Local man honoured by police

Bancroft’s safety and well-being committee advisor has been named the first Honorary Police Chief of the Peterborough Police Service.

Town drafting new wastewater report

More than 30 Bancroft residents ran their water in a stream the thickness of a pencil over the course of this winter to stop their pipes from freezing, according to the town’s CAO Hazel Lambe. It’s a problem she suggests dates back approximately 30 years.

NHHS band goes to nationals

North Hastings High School’s music band has performed at nationals — the first time in nearly a decade. 

Bancroft targets tax cut

Bancroft ratepayers can look forward to a three per cent decrease on their tax bills this year.

$1 million win for Highland Grove residents

Cheryl Ellis found out she won $1 million in Lotto 6/49 while she was in Toronto, responding to what she thought was an emergency.

Town sends business owner cease and desist letter

An outspoken local business owner and the Town of Bancroft could be going head to head in a legal battle over libel allegations.

Fire halts area communications

The fire melted nearby internet and telephone lines halting most communications in Bancroft and surrounding area, sources say. Tudor and Cashel, Limerick, Wollaston, Faraday, Bancroft, and Hastings Highlands were affected. Services were down from the time of the fire until around 9 p.m.

Hastings Highlands hesitates on fireworks bylaw

Hastings Highlands residents won’t be able to set off fireworks in the municipality if a new bylaw passes — except for on a handful of days.

Community News

Chamber opens business centre

Bancroft and District Chamber of Commerce is settling into what general manager Greg Webb says will be its forever home. The new venue may mean permanent roots for the chamber and an opportunity to offer a solid foundation for up and coming area business people.

Hagar, Walder and Davis announce candidacy

Hastings Highlands officially has a candidate running for deputy mayor and two more on the ballot for councillor.

Third yarn bomb supports turtle populations

Hundreds of hand-knit and crocheted turtles have taken over Bancroft to remind motorists to watch for turtles crossing local roads and highways.

Lots of information for seniors

There was information on just about anything a senior should know, and then more, at the Seniors Information Expo held at the Hastings Highlands Centre on May 17. The event was organized by

Turtle awareness signs go up in North Hastings

New road awareness signs warning of turtle hotspots are going up in North Hastings thanks to area residents.

Group puts poverty on the agenda

The Hastings Prince Edward Poverty Roundtable wants to make poverty a part of the conversation this election.

Kirby fills Kilpatrick’s seat

Bancroft has a new councillor to serve the remainder of the council term. He’ll fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Bill Kilpatrick in March this year.

Area choir performs annual spring concerts

The North Hastings Community Choir has wowed their fans again with its presentation their annual spring concert at the Bancroft Village Playhouse, “Funny Thing About Music.”

Auto Nexus opens in Bancroft

New Bancroft business owner Jeremy Lloyd has been around cars for as long as he can remember. He said he was “born and raised in the car business.” His father was a GM dealer from the time he was three years old.

Turtle festival stirs interest and concern

Over the course of the day this past Saturday, May 5, more than 100 people attended the first Bancroft Turtle Festival organized by local Think Turtle Conservation Initiative. The festival featured displays, three feature presentations and real turtles.


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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