General News

Mumps case identified in area counties

May 30, 2018

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health announced it had confirmed the case mid-May. Project manager for public health Bill Sherlock couldn’t reveal more on where the case was for patient confidentiality, but said area residents should be aware of mumps symptoms.

Alice’s Pantry celebrates grand opening at new address

“What I like to say is our family grew bigger so we had to buy a bigger house,” said Alice Martin, owner of Alice’s Pantry, at the store’s grand opening of its new location May 24.

Hastings Highlands appoints new councillor

Hastings Highlands council has appointed Dorothy Gerrow to fill its vacant seat.

Development plan to move forward

Bancroft will be moving forward with its Economic Development Strategic Plan now that it has received provincial Rural Economic Development grant funding sufficient to complete the work.

Chamber opens business centre

Bancroft and District Chamber of Commerce is settling into what general manager Greg Webb says will be its forever home. The new venue may mean permanent roots for the chamber and an opportunity to offer a solid foundation for up and coming area business people.

Hagar, Walder and Davis announce candidacy

Hastings Highlands officially has a candidate running for deputy mayor and two more on the ballot for councillor.

Third yarn bomb supports turtle populations

Hundreds of hand-knit and crocheted turtles have taken over Bancroft to remind motorists to watch for turtles crossing local roads and highways.

Lots of information for seniors

There was information on just about anything a senior should know, and then more, at the Seniors Information Expo held at the Hastings Highlands Centre on May 17. The event was organized by

Turtle awareness signs go up in North Hastings

New road awareness signs warning of turtle hotspots are going up in North Hastings thanks to area residents.

Group puts poverty on the agenda

The Hastings Prince Edward Poverty Roundtable wants to make poverty a part of the conversation this election.

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