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Acceptable collateral damage?

May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019 By Nate Smelle Since speaking with Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation Local District 29 president Scott Marshall and many of the teachers ...

Sounds of spring

May 7, 2019 By Nate Smelle Living in North Hastings one can’t help but notice the arrival and departure of species that come and go ...

Empathy and action needed in North Hastings

April 30, 2019 By Nate Smelle After talking with several people that have been impacted by the floods in North Hastings over the past week, ...

Sink or swim?

April 22, 2019 By Nate Smelle Heart-to-heart conversations are the best way of communicating about the things that matter most. These discussions are useless though ...

Valuing pollution

April 16, 2019 By Nate Smelle Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be called out for what they truly are … pollution. The time for ...

Life: The choice of a new generation

April 2, 2019 By Nate Smelle With Bancroft’s climate strike now in its second week, Earth Hour on Saturday, and the media starting to pay ...

Growth is not the answer

March 26, 2019 By Nate Smelle With the water and wastewater rates in Bancroft about to go up again it is difficult to see a ...

Poor beautiful Bancroft

March 19, 2019 By Nate Smelle To define the last week as an emotional roller-coaster worldwide would be a gross understatement. With some 1.4 million ...

The forest’s sweet song

March 12, 2019 By Nate Smelle FALLING ASLEEP THE other night looking up at the stars from my bed, I woke the next morning to ...

Open and transparent in Hastings County

March 5, 2019 By Nate Smelle Since sitting in on Limerick Township council’s discussion on Feb. 20 regarding Pancontinental Resources and Hastings Highlands Resources McBride ...

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