Commentary

Honouring a call to action

September 14, 2021

By Nate Smelle In June of 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released a multi-volume final report, that included 94 “calls to action.” ...

Low Fuel

By Nate Smelle Living in North Hastings, one quickly becomes accustomed to driving on a regular, if not a daily basis. In the last month ...

A War of Terror

By Nate Smelle As of Saturday, Sept. 11, two decades will have passed since Osama Bin Laden orchestrated the attack on the World Trade Centre ...

A simpler time?

By Nate Smelle Every edition of Bancroft This Week, or any community newspaper for that matter, is a time capsule archiving a specific day and ...

The myth of herd immunity

By Nate Smelle On my way to town the other morning I noticed there was a haziness unlike the usual humidity lingering in the air ...

Choosing a home

NATE SMELLEStaff WHEN I FIRST VISITED North Hastings more than 20 years ago as a tourist, I was immediately drawn in by the natural beauty ...

A time to listen, learn, and change

By Nate Smelle Since first putting on my reporter’s hat with Bancroft This Week nearly a decade ago, I have had the privilege of engaging ...

Contemplating the essential

By Nate Smelle Whether found in a notebook, on a beer coaster, in the margins of a newspaper, on a wall, or a piece of ...

Small Talk

By Nate Smelle There is no better source of inspiration for small talk than the weather. When there is little needing to be said, but ...

The source of what’s special

By Nate Smelle Whether you live in a small rural town such as Bancroft, or a large urban centre such as Toronto, there are kind, ...

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