August 2016 Archive

Electoral reform town hall greets enthusiasts and skeptics

Hastings—Lennox and Addington MP Mike Bossio hosted an electoral reform town hall last week to inform community members about alternatives to Canada’s first past the post (FPTP) voting system.

Healthy Kids planning community hydration stations

By Sarah Sobanski The Healthy Kids Community Challenge (HKCC) is looking to help local communities stay hydrated in partnership with the public health unit. As apart ...

Nothing to do with cheap labour

So here we go again with the immigration minister McCallum jetting around China recruiting workers for Canada. We are told there is a labour shortage in Canada and the quick answer is to import “temporary foreign workers” again.

Open wide, please

Bancroft town council recently made a major decision, involving hundreds of thousands of dollars. They decided to take over the town’s recycling operations, which are now contracted out.

The Good Food Market is on the move

The Community Development Council of Quinte is excited to announce that our Good Food Market Program is moving! Beginning with our next market on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. 12 a.m., we will be located at the Heart of the Park, located at 26B Station Street, behind the post office.

Bancroft chamber driving positive, green future

Electric car drivers can now charge up at the Bancroft Railway Station.

Divas, Duets and Quartets wrap up

Fans of musical theatre are in for two nights of show tunes as Kingston’s Bottle Tree Productions brings their live musical show, Divas, Duets and Quartets to the Village Playhouse for the summer season finale on Aug. 26 and 27.

Prayer is so much more than a ‘to do’ list for God

A few weeks ago on Facebook, Barb Shaw asked the question: “What are the top three issues or problems in our community?”

Loss of doctor

In July, Dr. Rob Kamermans received notice of his revocation of his licence and had 12 hours in which to wind down his practice. Now came the aftermath.

Paramedics’ mental health paramount

The Government of Ontario is prioritizing mental health for emergency service workers.

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