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Bridge dedicated in honour of fallen Bancroft police officer

By Nate Smelle Not thunder, lightning or torrential rain could prevent more than 150 community members from assembling in Cenotaph Park in downtown Bancroft to honour the life and service of Constable Thomas Kehoe on Saturday, July 25. Kehoe served ...

Jane Bunnett bringing jazz back to Maynooth

By Nate Smelle Jazz returns to Maynooth on Saturday, Aug. 8 as Jane Bunnett and the Pan-American All Stars come to town for a one ...

Council discusses transportation in Hastings Highlands

By Nate Smelle During the Wednesday, July 15 meeting of Council in Hastings Highlands, The Rural Overland Utility Transit’s (TROUT’s) executive director Gordon MacDonald answered ...

Solar projects get mixed reviews in Wollaston

By Jim Eadie Since the launch of the Ontario “Feed In Tariff” (FIT) renewable energy program in 2009, projects proposed by developers in Wollaston Township ...

Lucky Duck sends kids to camp with Project Semicolon

By Nate Smelle The team of tattoo artists at Lucky Duck Tattoos in downtown Bancroft has had their hands full over the last month after ...

An experience of a lifetime for Annika Dale

By Sara Gottardi In total having spent approximately 117 hours alone in just rehearsals all the way up until the live performance with the Cirque ...

Fallen police officer to be honoured at bridge dedication

A local bridge has been earmarked to be the memorial to a fallen Town of Bancroft Police Officer, who was killed in the line of ...

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Dark Sunrise wraps up shoot on Baptiste Lake

By Nate Smelle Independent filmmakers Hillary Phillips and Greg Gibbons recently wrapped up the filming of their suspense, horror, thriller movie Dark Sunrise after a ...

Council ponders official County plan

By Tony Pearson Bancroft’s town council had a chance to review the draft of Hastings County’s next official plan at a pair of meetings last ...

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Longboarding for Peace teaches the value of balance

By Nate Smelle Rolling into town this past weekend as part of this year’s Wheels, Water and Wings event, Longboarding for Peace set up shop ...

Fish Hatchery dinner spawns support for trout stocking work

By Tony Pearson The North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery held its ninth annual pig and lamb roast at the Bancroft Curling Club on Saturday night. ...

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Monkey Fightin’ Snakes rock Maynooth

By Nate Smelle When singer-songwriter Matthew Davies heard actor Samuel L. Jackson shout “I’ve had it with these Monkey Fightin’ Snakes on this money fightin’ ...

Model, artist and student Sonny Cook stands with the portrait Brian Smith did of her Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Haliburton School of the Arts. Cook, 86, has been coming to HSTA since the late 80s and has completed 70 credits with the college. JENN WATT Staff

A lifelong love affair with art

By Jenn Watt Sonny Cook riffles through the back seat of her car looking for her notes and some food ahead of her lunch hour ...

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Enforcement efforts target American ginseng

Protecting the endangered plant species American ginseng was the focus of recent enforcement efforts in central Ontario. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conservation officers ...

Sheila Davis' oil painting Finding the Wind on display at the Art Gallery of Bancroft on Friday, July 10

Riding the Elephant (Lake Road) with Sheila Davis

By Sara Gottardi On the evening of Friday, July 10, the Art Gallery of Bancroft (AGB) had the chance to meet and digest the wonderfully ...

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Artist connects with the Animal Spirit at Wildewood

By Nate Smelle A year after its official opening, the Wlldewood Gallery in Maynooth is hosting its first solo exhibition entitled Animal Spirit. Featuring the ...

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Wollaston Heritage opens new displays

By Jim Eadie A group of devoted Wollaston Township residents and supporters is one step closer to their ambitious goal of a multi-million dollar heritage ...

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A night with Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

By Sara Gottardi On the subtle summers evening of Saturday, June 27 at the Village Playhouse Theatre, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque (recent Juno Award winners ...

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Bancroft Motors hosts Drive For A Cause fundraiser

By Sara Gottardi On the morning of Saturday, July 4, Boyer’s Bancroft Motors took off with Drive for a Cause, a charity event alongside Quinte ...

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Pointing the finger in Coe Hill

By Jim Eadie If the growing number of independent businesses in and around Coe Hill has their way, there should shortly be a sign installed ...

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You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown opens at the Village Playhouse

By Tony Pearson The kite-eating tree, the little red-haired girl, Lucy the psychiatrist (“The doctor is in”), Snoopy versus the Red Baron – almost everyone ...

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Jets win All-Ontario Championship

The Vito’s Pizzeria Peewee Jets were at home this weekend for games 3 and 4 of their all Ontario finals against the Twin Centre Stars.  ...