April 2016 Archive

Hastings Highlands tax good news

A special meeting of council, including a budget training session with Municipal Affairs, was held on Thurs. Apr. 24 in council chambers. The representative from ...

Local manufacturer receives grant for new product line

Universal Seal in Hastings Highlands just received a grant of $100,000 from the Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC). The grant (conditional on project completion) represents a contribution to the costs of equipment and training to support the development of a new polyurethane seal product line. The new line will be sold world-wide.

Hot lunches at Hermon Public School

Rick Cassidy and Marian Peirce moved to North Hastings eight years ago. They moved here after selling their resort in beautiful Burleigh Falls, so they wanted another scenic location for their new home.

Community gathers to support recent fire victims in Coe Hill

For the third time in less than a year, Coe Hill area neighbours and friends organized a big community gathering to morally and financially support community members suffering a sudden tragedy.

Wollaston council gets good marks from their auditor

Wollaston Township council received some good news from their auditor at their April 12 regular meeting. “You again have a clean audit, in our opinion,” said Joanna Park of Collins Barrow Kawarthas LLP. “The township maintains systems of internal accounting and administrative controls of high quality, consistent with reasonable cost.”

Earth Day celebrated at Riverside Park

Jane Kali, left, and York River Public School students work on potting local heritage seeds. The seeds are part of a seed library, used in ...

Fear of trying

When Franklin Roosevelt spoke those famous words, a lot of Americans had good reason to be afraid. The economy hit depths never seen before or since. Almost one third of the labour force was unemployed. The savings of millions had been wiped out by the collapse of the stock market and widespread bank failures. Thousands of farms had melted away in the Dust Bowl. Without any government assistance, poor families were literally starving as well as homeless.

Facing up to history

By Tony Pearson Last week, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark decision in the case of Daniels v. Canada. The court unanimously affirmed ...

Bancroft council deals with grants controversies

Bancroft council dealt last week and this week with a number of controversial applications for town support, from organizations like the Chamber of Commerce, North Hastings Children’s Services, and TROUT public transit.

Bancroft might get higher speed Internet

Bancroft council was told this week that its homes and businesses could be linked by fibre-optic cable to the main line of the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN), allowing them to get much faster and more reliable downloading and uploading speeds.

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