News

Report warns local lakes susceptible to algal blooms

November 23, 2017

Algonquin Negotiations Representative, Stephen Hunter sees the environmental commissioner of Ontario, Dianne Saxe’s annual report, “Good choices, bad choices: Environmental rights and environmental protection in Ontario,” as a step in the right direction.

Group wants restorative justice in Bancroft

The Bancroft Area Community Conferencing Initiative is developing restorative justice alternatives for the community.

Loyalist staff return from strike

Loyalist College students are back at school this week — thanks to the province.

Committee wants to hear from addicts

Bancroft’s community safety and well-being committee is hoping to team up with local organizations to stop the area’s growing needles and addictions problems.

Bancroft police costs to increase

In total, Bancroft residents will pay $494.82 per household for police services.

CEO can’t vouch for BPL’s safety

Former Bancroft Public Library CEO Chris Stephenson told Bancroft This Week he “lives and breathes” public libraries, but suggested he feels stonewalled by the municipality when it comes to ensuring fair wages for staff and addressing the library’s accessibility needs... Bancroft's acting mayor Paul Jenkins said while the operation of the library is not the responsibility of the town, the building is.

Bancroft man jailed for sex offences

A Bancroft man charged by Bancroft OPP in January 2017 with sex related offences has been sentenced to jail following his guilty plea accepted by an Ontario Court of Justice on Nov. 9. Julian Steven O’Connor, age 58, actually pleaded guilty to three charges on July 21, but the case was adjourned several times until last week where he was convicted by the justice, and sentenced.

OMB waiting game begins for Hastings Highlands

Hastings Highlands needs an answer to whether it will be voting at-large in 2018 by Dec. 31, but Ontario Municipal Board hearing chair Hugh Wilkins told the municipality it could be waiting longer than that.

New Bancroft scout program seeking leaders

A new scouts program is coming to North Hastings.

Veterans honoured, bridge littered with poppies

The town’s Constable Thomas Kehoe Memorial Bridge is now covered with more than 2,000 hand-crafted poppies thanks to a small group of women who wanted to share a message of peace and love with their community.

Next Page »
Page Reader Press Enter to Read Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Pause or Restart Reading Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Stop Reading Page Content Out Loud Screen Reader Support