September 2014 Archive

Bancroft Lions assist Books on Disk

By Tony Pearson, Special to This Week These days, there are many resources for the visually impaired – from large print books to braille and ...

MV candidates duke it out

It was perhaps appropriate that the all-candidates meeting for Madawaska Valley took place in a hockey arena.

OPP give tips to thwart a thief

The Ontario Provincial Police believe that home-owners can definitely take steps to make their home less “thief-friendly”.

Public gives feedback on Wilberforce food centre proposal

If the Ontario Trillium Foundation approves their proposal, Highlands East could have a new food bank space, more access to food for those in need and more cooking classes and food programming.

What do you think?

I have just received Daryl Kramp MP most recent communication with his constituents entitled: What Do You Think?

Donate your used snowsuit to a child in need

As fall turns to winter members of the Bancroft & Area Adopt-A-Child committee are gearing up for the 25th annual Adopt-A-Child winter snowsuit program. For the past 24 years, this program has provided warm winter clothing for the children in the North Hastings area.

Community history

Speaking with local farmer Jarrett Switzer about his love for growing food at his family’s farm on Clear Lake Road in Bancroft, it was great to see how passionately connected he was to his work.

Wilberforce food bank finds new temporary location

The former Wilberforce library will have a temporary new resident in the form of the food bank in the next few weeks.

March demands action on global warming

After watching a three-hour hard downpour of rain at Millennium Park in Bancroft on Sunday Sep. 21, organizers of the local Peoples Climate March were literally stunned that less than five minutes before their march start time of 1 p.m., the rain stopped and the sun came out.

Election signs defaced

With the municipal election contest underway, evidence of theft or damage to election signs has reared its ugly head already in Wollaston Township, as well as other nearby municipalities.

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