June 2017 Archive

Church celebrates Saint Aileen Tennant

I was introduced to Aileen Tennant posthumously upon my arrival back at St. Paul’s when I learned that the bank account for the Outreach Committee was called: “The Aileen Tennant Memorial Outreach Fund.” Monies raised through fundraisers and special monthly offerings was used to carry on the work for which Aileen was known: reaching out to provide for those in need, and supporting the work of others in service to this community.

Keep the dog park

Here are my thoughts on the possible sale of our accessible, leash-free dog park I call “Zee’s Acre.”

Happy for freedom in Canada

Do you remember your first Canada Day celebration?

Former mayor appeals to OMB

The Ontario Municipal Board is reviewing Hastings Highlands council’s at-large voting decision.

HPESB releases next school year budget

Hastings Prince Edward District School Board has approved its operating budget at almost $200 million and its capital budget at around $23.5 million.

Reeve’s charges quashed

Charges against Wollaston Reeve Graham Blair were quickly quashed in Bancroft’s Ontario Court of Justice just before the matter was to go to trial on June 20.

Seeing the past and future through Canadian music

Recognizing the current state most of the world finds itself in these days, one cannot help but think fondly of Canada.

Area child care moving to intergrated system

Area child care centres are transitioning to work better together and for the community.

Wollaston gets a clean audit

Wollaston township council got some good news at their June 13 regular meeting from their annual financial audit. Joanna Park, partner in Collins Barrow Peterborough, told council they have received a clean auditor’s opinion, and they remain in a financially sound position. Park congratulated township staff for their excellent work, and cooperation during the audit. Details of the presentation are available on the township web site.

Bancroft’s fiscal future

I am a taxpayer in Hastings Highlands and have developed several worksheets designed to inform me about our municipal taxes and fiscal operations. Most folks ask me, “Why on Earth would you bother?”

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