October 2016 Archive

Unique fibre exhibit

The Art Gallery of Bancroft (AGB) is rediscovering the use of fibre.

Council discusses reeve allegations

Wollaston Township council has been left reeling following the news that the township Reeve Graham Blair has been arrested for a second time this year within the municipality.

Locals disappointed by ombudsman

Hydro One ombudsman Fiona Crean didn’t have the answers community members wanted.

The art of glassblowing heats up Killaloe

It took effort to navigate a steady stream of cars lined up along Coll Street in Killaloe over the weekend, to attend Tanya Lyons’s gallery.

Saturday Night Live in Maynooth

A full house of ratepayers again filled the Hastings Highlands council chambers on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The garbage issue was on the agenda, but only as an item withdrawn; therefore no discussion or further action occurred at the meeting. It was garbage, garbage everywhere, but not a drop to think.

Fair taxes for rural, waterfront property owners

As president of the Kapoa representing Kamaniskeg area property owners in Madawaska Valley and Hastings Highland I fully appreciate the taxation disparity reported recently in the “Taxation for fair value” article. As waterfront and rural property owners we are taxed excessively and are often ignored for the services we require.

Revitalize area tourism as a priority

I’m up on the Eagles Nest. It’s a spectacularly warm and sunny September afternoon. Tourists visiting from Oshawa ask that I give them some directions. They are up here for two weeks of rest and relaxation, and want to know about the local restaurants, coffee shops, and such.

Changing policy; honey and vinegar

Bancroft, I think it might be time to take a deep breath and regroup.

Community co-ordinates to stop domestic violence

North Hastings Children’s Services (NHCS) is helping local families get ahead of domestic violence.

Great big name coming to local stage

“I’ll never play a rink again. In a hockey rink you dumb it down, it’s not about the music, it’s about the party.”

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