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Reconsider your relationship with alcohol: health unit

February 22, 2017

By Sarah Sobanski Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is reaching out to drinkers who might overestimate the size of a single portion of alcohol. The ...

Cardiff and Wilberforce students meet Canadian author

Cardiff Elementary School students visited with Canadian children’s book author Joseph Lewin and his son Calvert on Feb. 15 where he read his book Calvert ...

BLP looking forward to gardening

The Bancroft Public Library wants to help North Hastings residents grow gardens this spring.

HE prepares to pass budget

Highlands East residents should prepare for a tax increase of approximately 2.4 per cent for 2017.

Dream guide out for area anglers

The Bancroft Area Stewardship Council has released the Bancroft and Area Stocked Lakes and Access Guidebook — and it’s swimming off the shelves.

School board opens consultations for school calendar

Hastings Prince Edward District School Board is seeking parent feedback for its upcoming school calendar.

Highlands East changes council calendar

The following are brief reports of items discussed during a Jan. 23 meeting of Highlands East council.

Wollaston to stop Hydro One herbicide use

In a remarkable example of quick grassroots organizing for the public good, a citizen group has convinced Wollaston Township council to pass a resolution requesting Hydro One not spray herbicides “within the township boundaries, including township road allowances and township property.” In addition, the group has asked council to draft a bylaw prohibiting such spraying to cover future requests for permission to spray.

McKees announced as citizens of the year

The McKee family of Monteagle (Larry, Rose and Michael) were honoured as the Maynooth and Hastings Highlands Business Association citizens of the year.

Smashing good time to be had on Hwy 28

“It is so satisfying to smash stuff,” said SIRCH Community Services executive director Gena Robertson. “It’s not bad manners here.”

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