May 2017 Archive

More than $200,000 for Bancroft’s wastewater systems

"The $131,708 represents 50 per cent of the total project from the federal government. The province will provide a further 25 per cent and the town will contribute 25 per cent for a total project of $263,416. The project includes camera imaging of the sewer lines, smoke testing and line repairs," said Bancroft CAO Hazel Lambe.

Home-based business thriving after one year

Mystickal Paths just outside of Bancroft has celebrated one year in the community.

Board visits, talks North Hastings school reviews

“We have not had any discussion what-so-ever about North Hastings,” said Hastings Prince Edward District School Board chair Lucille Kyle to Hastings Highlands council and its audience members on the board’s school accommodation reviews. “I’m telling you that from my heart so you know that it’s the truth. I grew up and raised children not always trusting the system. We have not had [that] conversation yet. When that happens you will and we will all be in it together.”

Lake trout released by Coe Hill School

On Thursday, May 18 after school was out, a small troop of Coe Hill Public School students, parents, staff and members of the North Hastings Wildlife Association (NHWA) carried pails of small lake trout to be released into Wollaston Lake at Red Eagle Campground beach.

Feeling encouraged

The Town of Bancroft presented their budget on Tuesday evening at the 580 Club and I have to say that I am very encouraged about the future of our town.

Community is our greatest resource

The idea of fostering interdependency goes against the grain for most of us — because we live in a culture that celebrates “individualism.” We are taught to be independent, self-reliant and self-motivated. We honour our heroes with trophies and annual awards for outstanding achievements.

Session to discuss opioid overdose prevention 

Parents can learn about the dangers of opioids found in their communities this coming Tuesday.

Finding a renewed commitment to growth

Acting Mayor Paul Jenkins recently attended an Ontario Small Muncipalities conference with the aim of helping small municipalities develop strategies for growth.

County has an ‘older’ and ‘sicker’ population

Residents of Hastings County aren’t as healthy as the rest of Canada.

Students do their part for local accessibility

From the left, Luke Anderson, Justice Currie, John Loder, Collin Sidle, Rhoda Dickinson, Nate Taylor, Dale Thompson, Jesse Mercier, Elizabeth Mulvihill and Mason Forman. John ...

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