Energy Minister responds to article

June 15, 2017

Regardless of the outcome of the OEB’s process, Hydro One customers will not see an increase to their bills. We’ve been clear that Ontarians will see a significant decrease in their overall bills this summer through Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan.

No need to steal, it’s all about sharing

Recently wood from our wood sharing project was stolen.

The ice cream school

This letter is actually about public school funding, not the summer treat you enjoy so much — here is a connection to ice cream, so read on.

Concerned Citizens reaching out

The Town of Bancroft has passed its 2017 budget. After being faced with a potential 13.9 per cent increase most residents are relieved that our taxes are only going to be raised 2.11 per cent. On the surface this is a good thing. What they don’t tell you is that we already have one of the highest tax mill rates in Hastings County and that another increase is just widening the gap between what we pay and what many others in Hastings County and Ontario pay.

Feeling encouraged

The Town of Bancroft presented their budget on Tuesday evening at the 580 Club and I have to say that I am very encouraged about the future of our town.

Kudos to Hastings Highlands council

After navigating around the deep potholes on South Baptiste Lake Road in the rain, the deplorable condition of this road speaks for itself.

The 23 per cent problem

To the Editor, Since the big increases in MPAC assessed values that began with the 2006 four year cycle, where nine to 10 per cent ...

JUNO winner talks festival

As vice president of the North Hastings Music Festival, I invite you to join us for as much or as little of the festival as you can from Monday, May 15 to Friday, May 19. Admission is free. Come in to hear our daily concerts from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bancroft Pentecostal Tabernacle of “Music You Love by People You Know.” I’ll be performing on Monday and on Wednesday with C.T. Rowe and Valerie Switzer respectively.

Help save the humans

On Saturday, April 29, tens of thousands are marching in cities all across North America for climate justice. Climate change leaders do not approve pipelines. Please join us to send a clear message to all levels of government. Canadians want climate solutions with actual reductions in industrial emissions, not broken promises. Many drops of water make an ocean if we all march together we can turn the tide of apathy and inaction. It is your future. Be the change!

Grandpa of soccer challenges you

Stop. Don’t form any kind of answer in your mind before you hear me out.

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