April 2017 Archive

Illegal dumping initiative starts in Bancroft

New area signs are making people think twice about illegal dumping — and they’re set to spread across the province.

Neighbouring county shares education series

Haliburton Highlands Community Education Series brought “Navigating the Health Care System: ‘Working Better Together’” at the Cardiff Community Centre, with the aim of educating citizens on the resources available to them.

Help save the humans

On Saturday, April 29, tens of thousands are marching in cities all across North America for climate justice. Climate change leaders do not approve pipelines. Please join us to send a clear message to all levels of government. Canadians want climate solutions with actual reductions in industrial emissions, not broken promises. Many drops of water make an ocean if we all march together we can turn the tide of apathy and inaction. It is your future. Be the change!

Grandpa of soccer challenges you

Stop. Don’t form any kind of answer in your mind before you hear me out.

Wheels, Water and Wings plans underway

Mina Yohanna, pharmacist and owner of Bancroft’s IDA, has agreed to being a major sponsor for the 2017 Wheels, Water and Wings (WWW) festival. This will be the third consecutive year that Yohanna has generously supported activities for the weekend-long festival, scheduled for July 7, 8 and 9 in Bancroft.

No one wants to see the junk from your trunk

There’s nothing like one of our area waterfalls. Its churning currents can easily pull you into a trance — until the same current carries your eyes to a white, foaming, plastic bag caught on a stick near its bank.

Budget for Wollaston to be debated

Wollaston Township council held a special public meeting to present their draft operating budget for 2017-’18, which drew a sizeable turnout at the Coe Hill Legion hall on April 18.

Hastings Highlands releases roads plan

Council has officially released its five-year capital roads plan. In other council notes: Senior of the Year nominated, HPEDSB chair to visit council and Council considering harsher penalties for illegal activities.

Dump draws heated discussion

At the Dungannon Recreation Centre in L’Amble on April 23, a full hall made their feelings clear about a number of issues facing Bancroft — chiefly, that they are strongly opposed to the sale of the Dungannon landfill.

Jacques Brel worthy of a standing ovation

Over the first two weekends of April, Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Maynooth brought a little bit of Paris to Maynooth. I had the opportunity to journey north and absorb the performance — wow, what a feat.

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