October 2016 Archive

Hunter to run for chief as land claim is signed

A press release by the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation confirmed on Oct.18 that Algonquins have reached a milestone towards an Agreement-In-Principle (AIP) with the province.

Happy Halloween from This Week

It’s just about that time of year again. Eleven-year-olds are dying their hair. Parents are buying animal print cotton onesies for their one-year-olds. The teens who turned out of their preteens this year, who probably shouldn’t be trick-or-treating anymore, are taking after those of us who used masks to do it until we were pushing 15 — guilty. Must be Halloween.

Bancroft dismisses treasurer

In a sudden move, the Town of Bancroft decided to end the contract it had with Craig Davidson, who has been serving as treasurer since January 2015.

Town of Bancroft victim of fraud scam

The Town of Bancroft may have fallen victim to fraud scams.

Former area paramedics chief running for PC MPP

Another familiar face has joined the race for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario nomination.

Highlands to appoint new councillor

The Municipality of Hastings Highlands Council has begun seeking a representative for Monteagle Ward.

The Hydro One limbo dancer

You remember the dance, how low can you go? Recently Hydro One’s new ombudsman was in Bancroft on a tour she has been taking throughout the area serviced by Hydro One. She just started in March and the first half hour she spent working hard to lower the bar on expectations of the crowd.

Helping volunteers help

A major Bancroft event is now up in the air. Bancroft’s BIA decided at its June 1 meeting to withdraw from future involvement with Wheels, Water and Wings (WWW). At its July meeting, reported to council this month, they recommended that a new “third party” to take it over, and organize other town festive events as well, in the other seasons of the year. Councillor Mary Kavanagh, the town’s BIA rep, asked that council discuss how to proceed from here; Mayor Bernice Jenkins promised that it would be on the next meeting agenda.

Raising awareness of child abuse

You might have noticed people wearing purple this month — here’s why.

Bancroft council learns of mystery emails

Last March, Deputy Mayor Paul Jenkins sent a private email to Progressive Waste Solutions, a for-profit waste disposal company, asking what price the town might get if it tried selling its waste site. Jenkins said such a sale might help bring down the deficit and debt which Bancroft continues to run up on its sewer operations.

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