December 2017 Archive

HH library CEO and chair quit

The Hastings Highlands Public Library has lost two of its highest ranked members.

OMB let’s at-large voting stand

The Ontario Municipal Board has announced that Hastings Highlands will vote at-large in 2018.

Council realigns, appoints councillor

Council has announced that acting mayor Paul Jenkins will be officially taking over for former mayor Bernice Jenkins. During the special meeting, council also named Councillor Charles Mullett as Bancroft’s new deputy mayor.

Listen before you leap

We shouldn’t be judging books by their covers, perpetuating rumours, getting ahead of ourselves and/or jumping to conclusions — but your mother told you that, didn’t she? She might have also said nine times out of ten the easy route is the least rewarding.

Town wastewater to receive FCM funding

Bancroft’s water and wastewater committee met to discuss ways of making the town’s system sustainable and affordable for everyone in the community.

Land trust helps preserve Hypoint farm

Thanks to a collaboration between the Hastings Prince Edward Land Trust and Mary LeFeuvre, 1,000 acres of land adjacent to Egan Chutes Provincial Park will now be protected.

Residents argue restrictions for lake

Possible Clark Lake restrictions — to protect it as the Bancroft’s water source — were a heated topic of debate at the town’s first public consultation.

Hastings Highlands Public Library audit spotlights $30,000 surplus account

Hastings Highlands Public Library has been accumulating budget surpluses for years, unnoticed by its board.

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