January 2017 Archive

Should the park tap be free?

If you were on social media over the past weekend you would’ve seen the debate sparked between Town of Bancroft Councillor Bill Kilpatrick and Councillor Mary Kavanagh over the Millennium Park free water tap.

Water and sewers mishandled

I trust that many of you have followed the affairs of the Town of Bancroft and the decisions made by our elected officials which have contributed to our ballooning municipal debt presently approaching $10 million — more than twice the amount of property taxes received by the town in 2015.

Power outages impact thousands

By Sarah Sobanski More than 5,000 Bancroft and surrounding area Hydro One customers were left in the dark because of winter storms. Between Jan. 4 ...

Wollaston discusses future of fire department; library board has inaugural meeting

Wollaston Township council has appointed Jason Post as interim fire chief.

Come close to meeting a former PM at AGB

The Art Gallery of Bancroft is planning to start 2017 historically. This year being the 150th birthday of Canada, Sir John A. Macdonald will be ...

MPP looks ahead for 2017

While there were many successes in 2016, life continues to get harder in Ontario — especially in rural Ontario. Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith said decisions made by Premier Kathleen Wynne and the provincial government drove electricity prices higher.

EORN wants to improve Internet

The Eastern Ontario Regional Network has announced it wants provincial and federal governments to support a $200 million project to bring Internet access to the region.

Bossio wishes best for 2017

What a year 2016 was! As a new member of parliament, it has been an absolutely incredible experience, and I am thankful every day for the opportunity that has been afforded to me.

Wollaston reeve reviews 2016

Wollaston Township has experienced a year filled with challenges, compassion and community. Residents and our council are working hard to resolve the challenges. But it will take time, communication and good faith.

Hastings Highlands: year in review

2016 was a good year for Hastings Highlands. We held several very well attended and interesting workshops and events. Following up on our business retention and expansion grant and the work done on it in the past year, many people came together to do the final reports, assist in compiling all information into action plans for this and many years to come. Thanks to the efforts of the Maynooth and Hastings Highlands Business Association and the many volunteers who helped compile surveys, visit the businesses of our area, they compiled a list of 185 known businesses, picked one in three to survey and had a resounding 87 per cent response rate.

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