Bancroft budget deliberations begin

April 5, 2018

During the March 28 special meeting, Bancroft council had their first peek at the draft of the 2018 budget drawn up by the municipal staff with directions from council. Treasurer Arthur Smith told council the proposal would result in a 3.66 per cent reduction in property taxes. This complies with the direction from council that the 2018 budget reflect a two per cent reduction in expenditures that relied on 2017 property taxation, alongside the anticipated 1.8 per cent increase in property tax assessment.

Bancroft OPP accepting unwanted guns without penalty in April

The Ontario Provincial Police and municipal police services are holding a gun amnesty during the month of April. The Gun Amnesty is for any Ontario ...

Clark Lake boat launch still not settled

Bancroft town council was called to a special meeting on March 28 to sort out several pressing issues, and to conduct an open session public meeting required by the Planning Act. The purpose of the open session was to gather information from citizens of the municipality regarding a proposed bylaw to prohibit boat launching from the current municipal land on Clark Lake at the second intake zone.

Community to Jam for Jesse

Maynoothians and community members from Hastings Highlands and surrounding area are coming together to help a local musician.

Electric car charging station idea short-circuited

By Jim Eadie Wollaston council’s initial enthusiasm for participating in the province of Ontario’s Electric Vehicle Charger Program was dashed by a short circuit delivered ...

NHHS student wins provincial award

Nick Boudreau, a Grade 10 North Hastings High School student, is now a provincial student achievement award winner.

Three school buses stolen

At approximately 4 a.m. on Aug. 14 officers with the Bancroft Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were contacted by the owners of a 2013 ...

Howran makes U18 team

By Darren Lum There were tears of joy shed Saturday morning as Bancroft’s Tori Howran called her mother Melanie from Calgary about making 2015-16 National ...

Bancroft Forest Industry wins education award

Theodore Roosevelt, one of the founders of the Conservation movement in North America, was eloquent about the need for forests; he once wrote “A people ...

Arne Roosman big contributor to Toronto art scene

Local award winning artist Arne Roosman has just contributed in a big way to the Bloor Street revitalization project in Toronto with his biggest mural yet that has been installed just in time for the project completion celebration in September. Measuring nearly fifty feet long, the mural is located on Tartu College in the heart of the Bloor Street Cultural Corridor on Bloor Street west directly across from the Bata Shoe Museum. Tartu College houses the Estonian Cultural Heritage Society, The Museum of Estonian Abroad (VEMU), and the Tartu Institute which is devoted to preserving, promoting and explaining Estonian culture and includes a large library and archives.

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