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Monkeypox virus: what to know about it

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic infectious disease, meaning that it’s transmitting from animals to humans. It is found in parts of central and west Africa and infections usually occur with exposure to infected ...

Tackling housing shortages in South Algonquin

By Mike RileyLocal Journalism Initiative ReporterAt the South Algonquin Township meeting on June 1, council received and discussed a letter from CAO/clerk-treasurer Bryan Martin, about ...

Bresee elected as Ford wins second majority

By Nate SmelleThe Progressive Conservative’s Ric Bresee has been elected as Hastings-Lennox and Addington’s next Member of Provincial Parliament. Bresee, a former council member in ...

NHHS Indigenous Day teaches resilience and reconciliation

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The entire North Hastings High School got involved with this year’s Indigenous Day. The School’s Wolf Pack organized the event and celebrated ...

Workshop series aims to improve quality of care for elders in long-term care homes

By Nate Smelle The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the severity of several longstanding crises in Ontario that have been placed on the backburner for far ...

Crusaders top national fundraisers

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The Bancroft Crusaders had a successful Relay your Way with their Music in the Park on Friday, June 10. Many community members ...

Cardiology services return to Bancroft

By Kristena Schutt-Moore Cardiology services will be returning to the Bancroft area through the team work of Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Unit and the ...

Wonders of Wetlands Day a huge success

By Chris Drost Despite some inopportune downpours, the Bancroft Area Stewardship Council’s Wonders of Wetlands Day at Joy Bible Camp on June 1 was a ...

Progress being made to clean up after storm

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter In the week following the storm that shook southern Ontario and Quebec, causing massive damage, hydro outages and ...

Storm devastates Limerick, Tudor and Cashel and surrounding areas

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A powerful storm that went through southern Ontario on Saturday May 21 causing a lot of damage in ...

Students’ community gardens progressing in Whitney

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter South Algonquin Township council received a letter from Joe Avery, the chair of the Whitney recreation committee, about ...

Community News

Bancroft native honoured as Conservation Hero

Ontario Nature, a leading environmental charity, announced the recipients of their annualConservation Awards on June 11, 2022.   The awards recognized the exceptional contributionsmade by individuals and ...

Movie shoot coming to Whitney this fall

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Lights, camera, action! Most of the scenes for an upcoming movie will be shot in and around Whitney ...

Three generations running cafe

By Kristena Schutt-Moore Three generations of ladies have taken over the Muse Gallery and Cafe. New owners Liz Raymond, her mother Rose and her daughter ...

Bancroft Foodland raising funds for North Hastings Inspiration Place

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter North Hastings Inspiration Place has friends in Joe and Carol Favot, who own the Bancroft Foodland. For the ...

Local market supports local economy 

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The Bancroft Farmers’ Market abuzz with activity on Saturday, June 11. The first market of the year filled the Riverside park with ...

Pebble Mosaic workshops starting

By Kristena Schutt-Moore ReDefine Arts and Maggie’s Resource Centre are taking the next step in their new Countdown Pebble Mosaic project. The new mosaic will ...

Outside the Lines exhibition now on at APFTA

By Chris Drost A Place for the Arts is currently presenting a group exhibition by members of Outside the Lines in the Annex Gallery at ...

$2,000 for the dogs who guide 

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The weather was perfect for a walk with a four legged best friend on Sunday, May 29, and eight people and four ...

Girl Scouts open for new members

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The Bancroft Sparks, Brownies and Guides Unit are looking for new members. Registration for membership opens on June 13 for new Sparks ...

Shining performances at the Festival of Stars

By Kristena Schutt-Moore It was a stellar night and a great list of performances at the Festival of Stars Gala Awards on Thursday, May 9. ...

Sports

Taking first place on snowshoes

By Kristena Schutt-Moore Bernie Hogan has been racing on snowshoes for the past three years, and this year he swept the competition away. He took ...

NHHS returns to the ice to honour TG Welsh

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The graduating students of North Hastings High School returned to the ice of the North Hastings Community Centre on Friday, April 1. ...

Rockhounds and Jets join forces to raise awareness of Dress Purple Day

By Nate Smelle The North Hastings Community Centre is once again abuzz with the sounds of hockey. Along with the cheerful atmosphere around the rink, ...

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 ...

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