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Auto sales decline with COVID-19

May 21, 2020 By Michael Riley Automotive sales have taken a hit during COVID-19 due to the restrictions on non-essential businesses put in place by the Ontario government. While those restrictions have eased somewhat in the last couple of weeks, ...

Feds earmark $500 million for arts, culture and sports

May 19, 2020 By Chris Drost On May 8 the federal government announced $500 million for the arts, culture sector and sport sector to help ...

Howran drafted seventh overall to NWHL

May 12, 2020 By Nate Smelle Every young hockey player dreams of one day playing the sport they love professionally. For Bancroft’s Tori Howran, on ...

Bancroft Curling Club launches mask-making initiative

May 19, 2020 By Nate Smelle Over the past few months people from communities throughout North Hastings have been finding ways to work together while ...

Long weekend marks beginning of Ontario’s reopening

May 19, 2020 By Nate Smelle Last week, just in time for the Victoria Day long weekend, the provincial government announced that some seasonal services ...

Radio host reflects on covering pandemic

May 19, 2020 By Nate Smelle Bancroft’s Moose FM radio broadcaster/reporter Mathew Reisler has been on the front lines covering the COVID-19 pandemic since it ...

Bancroft receiving less property taxes

May 19, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore Many towns and municipalities have pushed back tax installment deadlines, and many have seen a drop in taxes being ...

Some families still waiting for COVID-19 government funding

May 12, 2020 By Michael Riley The government of Ontario has initiated enhanced and expanded funding changes to the Special Services at Home program for ...

GivingTuesdayNow inspires donations locally and abroad

May 12, 2020 By Michael Riley GivingTuesday heralds itself as the international day of giving, where communities are united to share with and empower each ...

NHCS supporting area youth and families

May 11, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore When North Hastings Children’s Services closed its doors on March 18 due to COVID-19 they knew they would have ...

Pet owners uncertain about preventative care during pandemic

May 11, 2020 By Chris Drost It is springtime and with the change in the weather pet owners will be starting to think about annual ...

Community News

Limerick Township’s Liz Park retires

May 20, 2020 By Michael Riley Few people are called “valued,” “trustworthy” and “an icon” within the township where they live and work, but Liz ...

Local tree and shrub program a success

May 12, 2020 By Chris Drost The Bancroft Area Stewardship Council finished up another successful tree and shrub seedling program last week as small groups ...

Celebrating 80 years of love

April 28, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore Rita Phillips is known as the Chateau’s resident volunteer and baker. She is often baking for the building community ...

Young rock artist says thank you

April 28, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore A rock garden is a great way to get artistic and to create a space for relaxation. Eight-year-old Rhiannon ...

Nothing stops Bancroft art, not even isolation

April 21, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore COVID-19 has put many things at a stand still, but nothing stops a Bancroft area artist. Last June local artist ...

Technology use blossoms

April 20, 2020 By Chris Drost Communication technology has been growing in leaps and bounds in recent years. While most people have long since mastered ...

Libraries launch online book clubs

April 20, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore Reading has become increasingly popular as more and more people are finding the time now to deep dive into ...

Med student looking for PPE donations

by CHAD INGRAM A Queen’s medical student from Bancroft is collecting donations of personal protective equipment for local health- care facilities amid the ongoing COVID-19 ...

Get creative on Earth Day

April 14, 2020 By Kristena Schutt-Moore Spending time outdoors is a great way to get active and there is no better time to spend time ...

A nation of bread makers

April 14, 2020 By Chris Drost During the first days of COVID-19 in Canada, it was not uncommon to see the entire sliced bread section ...

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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