April 2018 Archive

County awards EarlyON funding to NHCS

North Hastings Children’s Services is rebranding to offer services as an EarlyON Child and Family Centre this summer.

From small town Ontario to small town Saskatchewan

For Bancroft however — a town not much smaller than Humboldt — it hits even closer to home. Those are boys you can imagine working in local stores or volunteering at the local fire service. Those are coaches you can imagine teaching aspiring athletes from all different teams — because there’s not people with enough time to coach all the area teams but every kid in the community deserves to play, so we make due. These are familiar faces that are now missing from that community, holes that can’t be filled.

$60,000 to go towards education at York River

York River Public School has received $60,000 in grants. The first grant includes $10,000 from MusiCounts for the school’s instruments. Teacher Troy Thrower applied for the grant last fall... It also received two grants from the Ministry of Education. The Community-Connected Experiential Learning grant and Teacher Learning and Leadership Program grant.

Boat launch shut down for now

Bancroftians can’t launch their boats on Clark Lake anymore — at least not from municipal property. LATER: Council requests to be notified about development in Bird’s Creek & Response to fire shows strength of community & Love locks tradition coming to Bancroft

NHCS hears from parents, raises rates

At its annual general meeting April 11, Anderson said the children’s services has decided to target 50 per cent of what it needs to balance the salary increases. It’s increased its membership rate, its child care rates and budgeted what would normally go into its reserves to increased costs instead.

Artist to host first solo show

Rene Lonechild is returning to Wildewood Gallery for his first ever solo show.

Hastings-Lennox and Addington election candidates wouldn’t buy into the 2018 Ontario budget

Four of the area’s five candidates running in the upcoming provincial election are critical of the Liberals’ 2018 budget, released in the last week of March.

Update on potential ratepayers committee

I want to thank everyone who took their time to come out on a snowy Tuesday evening because they are concerned about our communities and our people. The passion and conviction in the room was very inspiring. We all love Bancroft and we want it to be the town we know it can be. We want it affordable for all. We want everyone to feel like they have a voice in what is happening and that they are encouraged to give their ideas and input into the process.

April is Oral Health Month

Were you one of those kids who never made the “smile” wall?

Trillium party announces provincial candidate

A new provincial party has officially announced its area candidate for the 2018 election. Lonnie Herrington will be running for the Trillium Party of Ontario in Hastings-Lennox and Addington.

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