July 2017 Archive

Wollaston museum receives special donation

There is nothing Aspley’s Todd and Kelly Young like better than a good yard sale. Several years ago, the couple stopped at a yard sale near Big Cedar where someone was clearing out a house and some sheds. A dumpster stood nearby to take away anything that did not sell. Rummaging through a steamer trunk in a back shed, they came across a gigantic Union Jack flag.

Tour shines a light on Algonquin history and culture

For more than 200 years, most historical records of the Madaouskairini Algonquin territory/Bancroft area have focused primarily on the miners and foresters who settled and industrialized the local landscape.

Local hospital installing new generator

The province is helping Quinte Health Care’s Bancroft hospital replace its emergency generator.

Miniature donkey Tiny Tim has a big heart

Greetings on Saturday from Jody Topping, wearing donkey earrings, and walking with the most adorable animal on earth. He is Tiny Tim the miniature donkey who captured the hearts of 75 adults and children who visited him at the Wollaston Public Library on July 22 to kick off the library’s summer programs.

New librarian for Coe Hill

After six years of devotion to her “wee little library with a heart,” librarian Bonnie Purdy is leaving her position at the Wollaston Township public library for another adventure.

Annie (and all the other ladies) get your guns

Women who want to learn about pistols, rifles, shotguns and bows will have a fine opportunity to do so on Aug. 20, when Amanda-Lynn Mayhew brings her Women of the Outdoors Range Day to the Bancroft District Fish and Game Protective Association.

How we got to Station Street

The Long Woods Purchase was completed on Nov. 20, 1822 when the chiefs of the Chippewa (many of whom preferred the designation Ojibwa) and the Mississauga peoples agreed to sell a tract of land for an annuity of 600 pounds in currency. This included much of the land north of Dungannon.

30 minutes for 30 days challenge

The province has teamed up with Ontario Parks for August. It wants to challenge you to “recharge your connection with nature while improving health and mental well-being.” According to the release the challenge stems from a David Suzuki Foundation project that encourages people to get outside for 30 minutes a day.

Art and craft show returning

This year again, it is being held in Millennium Park and the Club 580 on the Saturday and Sunday Aug. 5 and 6. 

Bancroft consolidates roads capital to Detlor

Bancroft council is refocusing its 2017 roads budget.

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