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HH discusses OMB costs report and OCIF grant denial

February 22, 2018

Hastings Highlands 2017 Ontario Municipal Board hearing cost ratepayers $45,000... Hastings Highlands has learned it will not be receiving $1.7 million from the province for revitalization of its roads.  

Algonquin family centre coming to Maynooth Public School

Hastings County has announced more than $680,000 will go to the Anishinaabe Baptiste Community Organization to develop a family centre supporting North Hastings's unique Indigenous heritage. 

‘The Manhattan Project’ will use Bancroft as backdrop

An independent film company will be shooting a film in Bancroft for 16 days during March, and possibly a few days in April or May. It could feature Bancroftians too.

Town tables Clark Lake Report

Four recommendations have come from Bancroft’s water source protection report including closing the Clark Lake boat launch.

Changes to Bancroft winter road maintenance to cut costs

Bancroft’s manager of public works says changes to town snow removal and road maintenance mean savings.

Bancroft and Madoc OPP amalgamation not currently tabled, says OPP

North Hastings has been abuzz with talk that the OPP is reviewing an amalgamation opportunity between its Bancroft and Madoc detachments, but a spokesperson for the OPP Eastern Regional Headquarters maintains amalgamation is “not on the table.”

Nate Smelle named Hastings-Lennox and Addington Ontario NDP candidate

“I am honoured and humbled by your support, and the opportunity to become the NDP’s candidate for the riding of Hastings – Lennox and Addington,” Nate Smelle told those gathered at the ONDP nomination . “In the last 20 years in my opinion we have seen little significant change improving the quality of life in Ontario … especially rural Ontario.”

Mauled deer found near Bird’s Creek Public School yard

Hastings Prince Edward District School Board says “student safety is a top priority” following suspicion that wolves are circling one of its school’s yards.

Hastings Highlands investigating OMB costs

Hastings Highlands ratepayers will soon know what the municipality’s Ontario Municipal Board hearing cost them.

Town kicks off composite correction program

The town held a meeting on Feb. 5 to announce the launch of the first phase of its composite correction program. Over the week, a committee of consultants and town staff conducted a comprehensive performance evaluation of Bancroft’s wastewater system. Focusing on the operation, maintenance, administration, and design of the plant, the intent of the study was to find ways to make the wastewater system more efficient.

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