General News

Home-based business thriving after one year

May 25, 2017

Mystickal Paths just outside of Bancroft has celebrated one year in the community.

Lake trout released by Coe Hill School

On Thursday, May 18 after school was out, a small troop of Coe Hill Public School students, parents, staff and members of the North Hastings Wildlife Association (NHWA) carried pails of small lake trout to be released into Wollaston Lake at Red Eagle Campground beach.

Session to discuss opioid overdose prevention 

Parents can learn about the dangers of opioids found in their communities this coming Tuesday.

Finding a renewed commitment to growth

Acting Mayor Paul Jenkins recently attended an Ontario Small Muncipalities conference with the aim of helping small municipalities develop strategies for growth.

County has an ‘older’ and ‘sicker’ population

Residents of Hastings County aren’t as healthy as the rest of Canada.

Students do their part for local accessibility

From the left, Luke Anderson, Justice Currie, John Loder, Collin Sidle, Rhoda Dickinson, Nate Taylor, Dale Thompson, Jesse Mercier, Elizabeth Mulvihill and Mason Forman. John ...

Bancroft scrums together rugby team

The Bancroft Blackflies have been resurrected — this time for boys and girls rugby fanatics.

Protests gathering momentum

Gnomes for Social Justice and Equality, Kerry Leslie and other supporters held a protest outside of Club 580 during Bancroft’s council meeting on Tuesday. They were challenging the recent 53 per cent combined rate increase in water and sewer. This is the third protest that Leslie has led concerning this issue.

Bancroft budget talks continue

Bancroft held an important council meeting last week, headed up by Acting Mayor Paul Jenkins. In his opening statements, Jenkins thanked the staff responsible for the relocation of the municipal office. He praised their hard work in making the move a smooth and easy process.

Local woman wins volunteer award

Bancroft citizen Marylin White was recently selected to receive the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism for her work with various North Hastings schools and Relay For Life, but she has been volunteering in some form or another since she was 12 years old, when she would look after local children while their parents were away. “I’ve been good to others and for the most part they have been great to me in return,” says White.

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