April 2016 Archive

Local MPP named opposition critic for MNRF

The MPP from Prince Edward-Hastings has some new duties on his plate at Queen’s Park. This week, PC Leader Patrick Brown added the Natural Resources and Forestry portfolio to Todd Smith’s list of responsibilities, which already include his Caucus’ response to the government’s Hydro One sale.

Healthy beech trees may soon disappear

“We may be the last generation to see any stands of healthy beech trees in our forests.” This was the dire prediction of Ernie Demuth, past president of the Bancroft Area Forest Industry Association (BAFIA), in his presentation to its annual meeting last week.

Prom Project about caring

From left, Adam Palmer, Hailyee Aide, Kaylea Parkhurst, Candice Liedtke, Jamie Handt and Brittany Hass participate at the annual Learning Foundation’s Prom Project at North ...

Enterprise facilitator visits Women in Business

North Hastings Women in Business, an initiative of Bancroft Community Transit’s Heart of the Park and Community Futures, attracted a good crowd of entrepreneurs at its recent monthly lunch on April 19.

NERDs work on local food issues

This week, current and past Northern Environmental Research (NERD) students, as well as graduates of NHHS’s Northern Outdoor Studies (NOS) program, gathered at the Faraday Community Centre to answer a challenge from North Hastings Community Trust.

“I do this for the chance to help someone” – youth firefighters

“I am very proud of our little volunteer fire department,” said Limerick Township Deputy Reeve Sharon Carson. She is particularly proud of the department’s “Youth Firefighter” program, now into its third year. “Jason Post, our fire chief, does a fantastic job,” she said. “And all young people are welcome to participate. We have young people not just from our township, but from Bancroft, Wollaston, and Tudor and Cashel as well.”

Sewing together stories in Barry’s Bay

Cultural narratives continue to be a theme of the arts community, as the “Tales Told Through Quilts” exhibition gets underway at the South of 60 Arts Centre and at the Madawaska Library in Barry’s Bay.

Dealing with diabetes

According to a study by the Public Health Agency of Canada, about two and a half million Canadians live with diabetes. If you’re a senior, a smoker, overweight and/or physically inactive, your risk increases.

Community justice fund accepting proposals

Even after 19 years, it is a little known secret that Community Justice Fund will distribute funds to organizations that help victims of crime or ...

Annual Music Festival at Pentecostal Church next week

The 58th annual North Hastings Music Festival participants will take to area stages from Monday, May 2 to Friday May 6. In addition to being ...

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