September 2017 Archive

Poet discovers alleged plagiarism

A local Bancroft area poet has garnered international attention after inadvertently discovering and reporting alleged plagiarism by Canada’s former parliamentary poet laureate and Governor General Award-winning poet Pierre DesRuisseaux, now deceased.

New mounted volunteer group ready to help

A Wollaston Township woman is spearheading a new public service for the province that combines a love of horse trail riding and the desire to give back to your community. Cindy Fuerth, owner and operator of Brookston Horse Park near Coe Hill, has been riding horses since she was a child. She is known for her equine confidence, mountain trail, and horse de-spooking clinics offered all over the province.

Public schools losing a third of their budget

Schools across the area’s public board will see a 30 per cent cut in their budgets this year, according to Hastings Prince Edward District School Board’s communications officer.

ALCDSB students beat provincial EQAO averages

Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board students are out-performing the provincial average in writing.

HPEDSB can’t keep up with province for EQAO

Fewer students are meeting provincial standards in the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. 

Census shows many county homes are low-income

One in five homes in Hastings County are considered low-income, according to the newest census release. Limerick, Tudor and Cashel, and Bancroft hold some of the highest percentages of low-income households.

Crime down in Bancroft

Thefts are down 24 per cent from last year in Bancroft.

Hastings Highlands man charged in fatal crash

A 38-year-old man from Hastings Highlands has been charged with careless driving following a serious collision in July.

Town may take on winter roads

During his presentation to Bancroft council at its Sept. 12 meeting, public works manager Perry Kelly proposed a cost-saving measure that could save the town approximately $10,000 each year.

Town extends deadline for water line imaging

CAO Hazel Lambe informed council that the deadline for the completion of the camera imaging underway to find the potential source of infiltration in the system’s main lines had been extended from Aug. 31 to the end of September.

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