General News

Tour shines a light on Algonquin history and culture

July 27, 2017

For more than 200 years, most historical records of the Madaouskairini Algonquin territory/Bancroft area have focused primarily on the miners and foresters who settled and industrialized the local landscape.

Miniature donkey Tiny Tim has a big heart

Greetings on Saturday from Jody Topping, wearing donkey earrings, and walking with the most adorable animal on earth. He is Tiny Tim the miniature donkey who captured the hearts of 75 adults and children who visited him at the Wollaston Public Library on July 22 to kick off the library’s summer programs.

New librarian for Coe Hill

After six years of devotion to her “wee little library with a heart,” librarian Bonnie Purdy is leaving her position at the Wollaston Township public library for another adventure.

Annie (and all the other ladies) get your guns

Women who want to learn about pistols, rifles, shotguns and bows will have a fine opportunity to do so on Aug. 20, when Amanda-Lynn Mayhew brings her Women of the Outdoors Range Day to the Bancroft District Fish and Game Protective Association.

Watersheds Canada warns lakes need protection

“You’re not a rich municipality but you have a lot of responsibility for how you manage your natural resources within your township — so there’s a lot of pressure,” said executive director of Watersheds Canada Barbara King during a special meeting of Hastings Highlands council June 28. “You have a really unique opportunity up here. You’re fairly pristine right now. You don’t have some of the same development that has occurred in other areas.”

Maynooth to host own garlic festival

Garlic lovers are set to find a new home in Maynooth this summer.

Bancroft Ridge Golf Course officially opens

A large crowd gathered July 11, on a beautiful summer afternoon to celebrate the official grand opening of the new Bancroft Ridge Golf Club located at 30 Nicklaus Drive off of Chemaushgon Road.

Vacant space blooms into beauty business in Bancroft

Bancroft now has a beauty district.

Province to discuss women in the workplace

The province wants to know what barriers you think women face in the workplace and how to break them down.

Skills park opening in Coe Hill

A new bicycle skills park is soon opening in the hamlet of Coe Hill beside the municipal pavilion. The primary mover and shaker behind the project is Dave Naulls, an ardent and skilled trail bicycle rider.

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