The mighty York

May 23, 2018

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

What’s the  economic backbone in North Hastings?

It’s always seductive to try to think you can hit a grand slam as a municipal politician. A giant new warehouse for Wal-Mart, a Georgia-Pacific plant employing 200 highly paid workers, etc.

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.

Bribing you with your own money

To the Editor, It’s a well worn trick politicians of all stripes use, and often voters fall for it. But Premier Wynne has set a ...

Has council done their homework for Clark Lake?

This letter is in response to the notice of a public hearing to enforce a proposed bylaw to restrict all motor boats, and perhaps, all watercraft, from accessing the public boat launch at Clark Lake.

Asking if council cares

The composite correction team really made it sound like all of the numbers at the sewer plant in Bancroft are within normal ranges. They’re exactly what they would expect to find here or anywhere else.

Listen up, provincial officials

Every day on the television news, in the newspapers and on social media we are made aware, yet again, of more tax burdens put on municipalities from the provincial and the federal governments. I know I am sick of it and would imagine that most of the general public is as well.

Mussels not the only thing to watch out for

Last month’s article “Town Tables Clark Lake Report” mentions that the accidental introduction of zebra mussels into Clark Lake via boats or their trailers would result in big costs to the town. No one can argue against this, in light of what has happened in other towns and cities.

Turtles in February?

After the impact climate change had on Ontario Turtles last year it is very concerning that we are only a couple months into 2018 and it shows all the signs of another year fraught with erratic weather systems, temperature fluctuations and the potential of knocking the ecosystem off balance.

More than 12 million steps from here to Jerusalem

Lent is a 40 day journey to Jerusalem. It parallels Christ’s journey of temptation in the wilderness, and Moses’ and the Israelite’s flight out of Egypt on their way to the Promised Land. For centuries Christians have set aside these days to reflect intentionally on their lives, and to develop certain practices that would cultivate faith, like fasting, or giving to those in need.

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