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Coming out of our shells to protect Ontario’s turtles

By Nate Smelle On this planet for a mere 130,000 years the human species has much to learn from the other species sharing in our evolutionary history. In fact, many species still in existence today have hundreds of millions of ...

Council votes ‘No’ on vegetative buffer bylaw

By Nate Smelle After investing a great deal of time and resources into improving shoreline protection throughout the municipality over the last nine months, Council ...

Spruce Lake bridge open for business

By Nate Smelle On the surprisingly mosquito –free morning of Friday, May 29 a crowd of 20 assembled at the new Spruce Lake bridge to ...

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Bancroft Farmers’ Market open for business

By Sara Gottardi On Friday, June 19 the once “up in the air” Bancroft Famers’ Market was set for this summer, reconfirmed to be taking ...

Art is an essential tool for community building, says Roosman

By Nate Smelle One cannot paint an authentic impression of the arts community in Bancroft without dipping his or her brush into the many colours ...

Students learn to Think Indigenous

By Nate Smelle York River Public School (YRPS) students from Junior kindergarten to grade 8 assembled in the gymnasium first thing Thursday morning to begin ...

Wollaston has new private road grant policy

By Jim Eadie After months of development, discussion, fine-tuning, and a committee made up of council representatives and a ratepayer, Wollaston Township council has approved ...

Farmers’ Market moving to Millennium Park this Summer

By Tony Pearson After some discussion, Bancroft Council decided to allow a Farmer’s Market in Millennium Park on Fridays this summer. Vendors will operate stalls ...

Group discusses life beneath the poverty line in North Hastings

By Nate Smelle Members of the North Hastings Community Trust (NHCT) got together with both old friends and new at the Woodview Lane Community Centre ...

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Harvest the North fighting poverty with food

Without access to healthy food it is hard for people to survive let alone find hope for the future. Recognizing how this struggle for survival ...

Youth killed in ATV accident

By Nate Smelle For the second time in the last month the community in the Bancroft area are mourning the loss of one of its ...

Community News

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Mary Gauthier performs at The Arlington

By Jim Eadie Noted American troubadour and songwriter Mary Gauthier played to a full house at the Arlington Hotel in Maynooth on Jun 12, and ...

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Children learn valuable life lessons from ‘The Camp Experience’

By Nate Smelle For the last 35 years children have been enjoying the great outdoors at Camp Can-Aqua on the shores of Beaver Lake in ...

Nature Discovery Tours kick-off 2015 season

By Sara Gottardi A small group of dedicated volunteers recently got together at the Bancroft and District Chamber of Commerce for the welcoming annual kick-off ...

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Bancroft library’s CEO receives award for professional practice

By Tony Pearson Vanessa Holm, CEO of Bancroft’s public library for the past four years, just completed her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science ...

Town prepares for Canada Day 2015

By Nate Smelle Bancroft will soon be abuzz with activity as Canada Day celebrations return to the municipality this July 1. There will be four ...

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Becoming the Light at the Art Gallery of Bancroft

By Sara Gottardi On the enchanted evening of Friday, June 5 the Art Gallery of Bancroft welcomed artist Mary McLoughlin from Peterborough into Bancroft and ...

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‘Big News’ from the Bancroft Village Playhouse

By Nate Smelle Twice in one day audiences filled the seats of the Bancroft Village Playhouse on Tuesday, June 9 for a pair of screenings ...

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Let food be thy medicine …

By Jim Eadie “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food” is famously attributed to Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician considered to be ...

Dungannon landfill remains closed to other townships

By Tony Pearson Picking up on an issue that proved a hot topic in last fall’s election, Councillor Charles Mullet made sure at last week’s ...

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Nurse practitioner now seeing patients in Bancroft

By Tony Pearson For nurse-practitioner Christine McDowell, practicing medicine in Bancroft has a number of advantages. She loves working as part of the patient-centred, full-service ...

Sports

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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.  ...