February 2018 Archive

Bancroftians helping get clean water to Guatemalans

Two North Hastings natives found themselves sitting together in Nicaragua. They’d travelled there with the same circle of friends for a holiday. Though they’d travelled as mutual friends of friends in the past, the pair had never found a quiet space themselves to really get to know each other away from the group.

Parkinson support comes to Bancroft

CARE North Hastings has started a Parkinson’s support group for those affected by the disease and their caregivers in North Hastings.

NHCS helping families prepare for September

North Hastings Children’s Services is helping preschoolers prepare for their first day of school.

Turtles in February?

After the impact climate change had on Ontario Turtles last year it is very concerning that we are only a couple months into 2018 and it shows all the signs of another year fraught with erratic weather systems, temperature fluctuations and the potential of knocking the ecosystem off balance.

Municipalities may face another ‘iron in the fire’

Ontario has announced new proposed regulation changes to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, and allowed only a little over a month for public input.

HH discusses OMB costs report and OCIF grant denial

Hastings Highlands 2017 Ontario Municipal Board hearing cost ratepayers $45,000... Hastings Highlands has learned it will not be receiving $1.7 million from the province for revitalization of its roads.  

Algonquin family centre coming to Maynooth Public School

Hastings County has announced more than $680,000 will go to the Anishinaabe Baptiste Community Organization to develop a family centre supporting North Hastings's unique Indigenous heritage. 

Foodies flock to local resort

New owner of Nomi Resort Elise Blouin says Nomi resort is “rebranding” with a shift in focus, new events and renovations.  The resort was previously known as White Pine Shores Resort and Martinwood Resort.

Changing our mindset

The historic development of business and finance in this part of Ontario can be traced back to the Indigenous trade routes and voyageurs. Established towns and villages in rural Ontario were also, however, largely built by farmers and industries such as logging, mining and milling that no longer employ a large, local workforce.

Not ready for spring in February

We should take this opportunity to go over the different levels of flood alerts for the coming spring — even though it’s supposed to be the middle of winter.

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