Letters

Leaders need to listen to youth and act on climate change

October 15, 2019

Oct. 15, 2019 To the Editor, In Bancroft for the last two Fridays there has been an increase in the number of people and students ...

Take part in Fridays for future action in Bancroft

Sept. 17, 2019 To the Editor, Children the world over are anxious about their futures. They have heard scientists calling our situation a climate emergency ...

1,071 turtles admitted to trauma centre

July 23, 2019 To the Editor, Turtle wise it has been all go and super busy in all regards the last few weeks with turtle ...

Time to declare a climate emergency

May 21, 2019 To the Editor, Did you know that the council climate emergency campaign has spread from Australia to the United States, the United ...

Proposed quarry angers neighbours

April 30, 2019 To the Editor, “I want to sell my house!” Yelled the owner of the property listed for sale on Bay Lake Road ...

Bill 66 would nullify many Ontario laws and protections

Jan. 22, 2019 To the Editor, Premier Doug Ford lied to us, prior to being elected he promised not to touch the Greenbelt and after ...

Grail Springs may suffer slow demise to quarry

An open letter to Faraday Council regarding proposed quarry and it’s effect on it’s neighbours Dear esteemed Councillors and Mayor for the township of Faraday, ...

Summer Soul at St. Andrew’s

What is Summer Soul? Well, it’s the ministry of the people of St. Andrew’s United Church on the Old L’Amable Road.

Policing services: municipalities still handcuffed

Let’s start with what has happened on policing costs for small rural municipalities in the past 10 years serviced by the OPP. The increases have been massive and in Hastings Highlands and Bancroft (both with about 4,000 permanent residents). We are now being charged about $2.2 million per year...and our neighbours are in similar boats. It’s a huge download of costs, but more importantly, municipalities have virtually no ability to influence the service, unlike the way it used to be some years ago. So it’s funding accountability but with no responsibility for the service, performance, staffing, compensation, operating budget, etc.

The mighty York

We certainly should make better use of this river. It is such a shame that the boardwalk has not been completed.

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