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Community bands together in opposition to mining project

New program brings elders and children together

July 31, 2018 By Nate Smelle Staff at the Hastings Centennial Manor in Bancroft have partnered with the Métis Nation of Ontario to create a ...

When the world comes to you: celebrating 125 years

For 125 years Algonquin Provincial Park has been Ontario's place of superlatives. Its first provincial park. Its biggest. At 7,723 square kilometres, it's one and a half times the size of Prince Edward Island, containing 2,500 lakes and 1,500 kilometres of canoe routes. Established in 1893 when the Ontario government acted upon a recommendation of the Royal Commission to protect watersheds, preserve fish and wildlife, control human settlement and logging, and provide a health resort for Ontarians, the park now attracts more than half a million visitors a year from all over the world.

Support growing for North Hastings Community Trust

August 28, 2018 By Nate Smelle Since 2003, the North Hastings Community Trust has been actively fostering a communal atmosphere of togetherness throughout the Bancroft ...

PetFest helps raise awareness of local animals in need

August 15, 2018 By Nate Smelle Animal lovers from throughout North Hastings and beyond converged on Bancroft’s Millennium Park on the morning of Saturday, Aug. ...

Maynooth Garlic Festival to celebrate local food

August 7, 2018 By Nate Smelle Back by popular demand, the Bancroft Area Stewardship Council’s Maynooth Garlic Festival will return for a second year on ...

Hogan wins big at Indigenous Games

July 24, 2018 By Nate Smelle Born and raised in Bancroft, Bernie Hogan has spent countless hours running the track at North Hastings High School ...

CAO Lambe out as Bancroft begins restructuring

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 By Kristena Schutt-Moore On Tuesday, July 17, the Town of Bancroft announced in a press release that it had “ended its ...

North Hastings gets the scoop on poop

Rick Esselment, CEO of ESSE Canada and former president of the Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association, wants to know how much locals and cottagers know about their septic systems.

Silver Beach developer starts next big project in Bancroft

A veteran team of development professionals is building a new community in Bancroft’s backyard.

Bierworths celebrate 73rd anniversary

Two Bancroft trailblazers have celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary.

Community News

Radiothon rock stars raise funds for hospital

August 15, 2018 By Kristena Schutt-Moore This year’s Radiothon was a huge success for the North Hastings District Hospital Auxiliary and the team of Moose ...

Comedy hypnosis in Coe Hill

August 7, 2018 By Jim Eadie Robert Maxwell, the legendary comedy hypnotist had his audience in stitches on Sunday afternoon Aug. 5 at the Coe ...

Rocking the minerals at annual gem show

July 31, 2018 By Kristena Schutt-Moore The Bancroft Gem and Mineral Club’s annual Gem and Mineral Show brings in rockhounds and collectors of all ages ...

Bancroft gears up for Gemboree weekend

July 31. 2018 By Nate Smelle For more than five decades “rockhounds” and mineral collectors from around the world have been coming to Bancroft on ...

Cops and Kids go fishing on Chandos Lake

July 20, 2018 By Nate Smelle Nearly 100 young anglers along with their family and friends gathered at the Lakeview Cottages and Marina on Chandos ...

Festival returns for seventh year

Bancroft’s Wheels, Water and Wings Festival is returning for the seventh year. The festival will run July 6, 7 and 8 with a special focus on all things motors and motorcycles.

Students strive to get active, healthy in Maynooth

Maynooth Public School is celebrating its Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification.

Local artists join together for new sound

A new local band is releasing their first CD. The Salt Cellars include JUNO winner Rick Joudrey, Virginia deCarle, Rob Bersan, Ron Kapitain, Anne Wilde and Brendon Burgess. But if you ask them about the band name at their release show this weekend, deCarle will tell you it’s mostly because it sounds good.

First time mayoral candidates comes forward

A fresh face is running for mayor in Hastings Highlands.

Drag party helps raise scholarships for students

It was standing room only around the stage at the Bancroft Eatery and Brew Pub. LGBT+ community members and allies sipping on rainbow drinks and wearing rainbow costumes cheered as men and women dressed in drag strutted down the aisles between their tables. The kings and queens plucked tips from the hooters and hollerers together celebrating Pride and raising money for local students.

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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