December 2017 Archive

Activists march to help end violence against women

Since 1991, Dec. 6 has been known as the National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women in Canada. The date was chosen to honour the 14 women who were gunned down at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989. They were murdered because they were women.

Domestic violence prevention is everyone’s responsibility, says Maggie’s Resource Centre

With a guilty verdict following the trial of what’s been called one of the worst domestic multi-homicide cases in Canadian history, local communities are asking what they can do better in the future.

Council sees opportunity in recycling, waste diversion

In response to the infrastructure committee’s monthly report, council discussed the town’s strategy for waste diversion heading into the new year. Speaking on behalf of the committee, Deputy Mayor Charles Mullett put forth the recommendation that the bag tag distribution program continue without change in 2018. It was approved by council.

New nativity figures for the holidays

Looking out the window at St. Paul’s United Church in Bancroft just prior to the service on Sunday, Dec. 10, one of the ushers realized the nativity scene out front seemed to be missing one of its key figures.

Closing Clark Lake to the public

To the Editor, Some would have us believe that the only reason the town wants to block access to Clark Lake is because of the ...

A creative Christmas on a budget

Year after year, it never ceases to amaze me how especially generous this community is during the Christmas season. This annual communal outpouring of compassion and kindness exhibits what’s best about this community, and what many larger communities are striving to attain.

Holiday dos and don’ts

It’s that time of year when people can’t find a spare moment to think and Facebook is abounding with quizzes on which whacky Christmas character you are, videos on recipes  and how to turn box cake mix into cheese cake and well wishes from as far reaching as the world-wide-web can stretch.

Business association wants development head hired

Maynooth and Hastings Highlands Business Association stopped by council to discuss 2018 economic development and tourism options. It wants a co-ordinator to spearhead growth for the municipality.

Wilno murderer gets life in prison

Basil Borutski will never walk among area residents again.

Lucille Kyle re-elected as chair

The area’s public school board trustee has been re-elected as its chair.

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