Letters

Mayor remembers councillor

July 12, 2017

People in Maynooth and area, in fact all of Hastings Highlands and the North Hastings areas were deeply saddened this past week, upon hearing of the sudden death of Bert Cannon of Maple Leaf. Bert was born in Maynooth, the son of Sam and Ethel Cannon, one of ten children, raised right in the hamlet where some remained their whole lives.

Examine the CAO’s pay

What is the governance process which has resulted in our CAO getting a 36 per cent increase in the last two years?

Church celebrates Saint Aileen Tennant

I was introduced to Aileen Tennant posthumously upon my arrival back at St. Paul’s when I learned that the bank account for the Outreach Committee was called: “The Aileen Tennant Memorial Outreach Fund.” Monies raised through fundraisers and special monthly offerings was used to carry on the work for which Aileen was known: reaching out to provide for those in need, and supporting the work of others in service to this community.

Keep the dog park

Here are my thoughts on the possible sale of our accessible, leash-free dog park I call “Zee’s Acre.”

Bancroft’s fiscal future

I am a taxpayer in Hastings Highlands and have developed several worksheets designed to inform me about our municipal taxes and fiscal operations. Most folks ask me, “Why on Earth would you bother?”

Energy Minister responds to article

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.

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