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Harvest the North celebrates first community harvest

By Jim Eadie Bancroft’s Riverside Park has seen changes over the past few years making it the “go to” place in the heart of the town for local citizens as well as tourists. This summer, and new project has taken ...

Gertrud Sorensen: naturally inspired

By Nate Smelle Finding inspiration in the forests, lakes and highlands surrounding her studio and home in Whitney, artist Gertrud Sorensen has used her paintbrushes ...

Sweet treats sold to support Children’s Miracle Network

By Sara Gottardi On a sunny Thursday, Aug. 13, the resilient Mars Worsley and passionate mother, Leaf Worsley, were the advocates for the Bancroft Miracle ...

Three school buses stolen

At approximately 4 a.m. on Aug. 14 officers with the Bancroft Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were contacted by the owners of a 2013 ...

Impaired driver takes car

During the early morning hours on Aug. 15, police received a report of an intoxicated male operating a motor vehicle in the town of Bancroft. ...

Hastings Highlands seeks input in strategic planning process

By Nate Smelle On March 11 members of council and senior staff from Hastings Highlands met at the Hastings Highlands Centre for a day-long strategic ...

McRae Lumber receives BAFIA award

McRae Lumber was honoured with the Forestry Legacy Award from the Bancroft Area Forest Industry Association. One of the goals of BAFIA is to promote ...

Howran makes U18 team

By Darren Lum There were tears of joy shed Saturday morning as Bancroft’s Tori Howran called her mother Melanie from Calgary about making 2015-16 National ...

Howran heads to Calgary for tryout with Team Canada

By Nate Smelle While preparing to fly out to Calgary the next morning for her tryout with the Canadian Under-18 Women’s hockey team, local hockey ...

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The Fossil Guy leaves rockhounds inspired

By Nate Smelle The Fossil Guy, Bob O’Donnell wrapped up his compelling series of workshops at the 52nd annual Rockhound Gemboree on Saturday, Aug. 1 ...

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 ...

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New job development program for intellectually disabled

By Tony Pearson “Real work for real pay” – that’s the new catch-phrase as the North Hastings Community Living Association launches a new job development ...

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Liberal candidate Bossio hosts meet and greet in North Hastings

By Jim Eadie With a lengthy federal election race now underway officially, local candidate for the new riding of Hastings and Lennox and Addington, Mike ...

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Lush Gravitas with artist Allan O’Marra

By Sara Gottardi On Friday, Aug. 21 the multi-award winning fine artist, Allan O’Marra opened the beautiful and nostalgic Maxwell Settlement Schoolhouse for its fifth ...

Highlands East solar proposal well received

By Elizabeth Bate Members of council and residents of Highlands East met with representatives of Abundant Solar Energy Inc. Aug. 13 to discuss new FIT ...

‘Croft Talks Live

The Bancroft Region is full of amazing stories, characters and opinions. Each month, starting this September, Barb Shaw will host a live, unscripted talk show ...

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Barry’s Bay to host Taste of the Valley August 14

By Patricia McLee Enjoy a “Taste of the Valley” this Friday at Station Park in Barry’s Bay “Bring your cooler!” That’s the advice from Danielle ...

Samantha Vanderwyst holds two of her more recent paintings – made on floorboards upcycled from barn renovations – in front of her home on Tamarack Lake Road near Gooderham in early August, 2015. Vanderwyst is Studio D on the Highlands East Studio Tour. JENN WATT Staff

Gooderham artist brings new flavour to Highlands East Studio Tour

By Jenn Watt Down the Tamarack Lake Road past where pavement meets gravel, after you’ve rounded corners lined with thick forest and a few country ...

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The Ridge settlement story from generations of grandmothers

By Jim Eadie Settler families coming to North Hastings in the mid 1800s looking for a new life for themselves faced unbelievable hardships that we ...

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Rockhound Gemboree turns 52

By Sara Gottardi On a sunny and hot Thursday, July 30 the Rockhound Gemboree celebrated its 52nd anniversary kicking off this year;s festivities at the ...

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Hospice House gets a new furnace

By Jim Eadie “There’s not too many dull moments around here,” said Choices Thrift and Gift Shop volunteer Reatta Fransky just prior to their presentation ...

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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.  ...