General News

Tai Chi comes to Maynooth

September 20, 2017

Registered charity the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism Peterborough-Lindsay Branch has brought a new way to stay active to Hastings Highlands.

MP awards community members for service

Three members of the community have come home with MP Mike Bossio’s Canada 150 awards.

Bancroft Studio Tour displays local talent and beauty

Over the next two weekends art enthusiasts from far and wide will descend upon the Bancroft area to immerse themselves in the creative energy of the local arts scene. Every year for the past two and a half decades, local artists have been opening their studio spaces to the public and providing people with an opportunity to intimately engage with the individuals fueling the local creative economy.

​​Terry Mountney finishes mountainous career

Terry Mountney is retiring as one of the last of his breed — a 43-year veteran of the grocery industry. Not only has Mountney spent four decades helping sell dairy, groceries ​and common goods to the area, he’s done it as “one of the best workers” No Frills owners Beth and Claude Pepin have ever seen.

Special meeting called for Wollaston council

Disagreement has centered around whether to look at contracting out or other options to get the work done versus hiring a permanent staff person.

Abortion pill available in Bancroft

Ontario’s free abortion pill has landed in Bancroft. While two pharmacies in Bancroft are unsure if they’ll stock Mifegymiso — a medical alternative to surgical abortion — another had it the day it became free.

Surrounding area health units confirm West Nile

Human cases for West Nile virus have been confirmed by both the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit and Peterborough Public Health.

Disease carrying ticks less common up north

HKPR public health and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health spoke with Bancroft This Week to help get the North Hastings and its neighbouring public up to date on the area’s tick situation.

Find family and Indigenous heritage at museum

Bancroft North Hastings Heritage Museum is helping area locals reconnect with their family trees. Algonquin artifacts have also found a new home at the museum.

SJWB raises enough to bring Jarads to Bancroft

Social Justice Without Borders has reached its $60,000 fundraising goal — but in a different way than expected.

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