Kudos to Hastings Highlands council

May 19, 2017

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.

What Bancroft folks like

Bancroft folks (or, at least, folks who drive on Hwy 28 near Bancroft) like: Tim Hortons: hot drinks, almost exclusively. Beer, water, and soft drinks (roughly in equal quantities). For beer: overwhelmingly Canadian (with a few Stella Artois thrown in — or out). For soft drinks: surprisingly, Pepsi over Coke by a long way, with some Crush and ginger ale to round out the numbers. For water: Real Canadian.

Arresting arrears in Hastings Highlands

Now that 2016 is in the books it’s a good time to look at how we are doing on tax arrears, a subject we have been deeply concerned about for the past couple of years.

Thank you, emergency services

This Saturday past, I fainted at the Bancroft Legion. An ambulance was summoned and paramedics determined I had suffered a dramatic drop in blood pressure to approximately half my normal. That was subsequently well addressed by our own Dr. Fransky.

How the ‘Not in my Backyard’ petition started

Not in My Back Yard — NIMBY — started because Bancroft council decided to leave the sale of our dump on the table — just in case. I did talk to some of the council before I started the petition. I was told to bring 35 letters in and that should be enough to take the sale of the dump off the table. So that was my goal. I thought that if I got 35 letters letting council know that we did not want our dump sold that they would put forth another motion and they would agree to at least take the sale of the dump off the table. That was my original intent.

Concern consultants missed things

This article is in response to Sarah Sobanski’s front page report on the public information meeting hosted by the proponent, Freymond Lumber Ltd. and Fowler Construction, and the consultants working on the their behalf, at the Fish and Game Club on March 20.

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