May 2016 Archive

Status quo continues for South of 60

More than 250 people were in attendance for a special meeting of council at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre, on Wednesday, May 18, where the primary order of business was the fate of the South of 60 Arts Centre.

Village Playhouse centre of its own drama

Last week’s press release from Bancroft Summer Theatre has triggered enough storylines to make a play of its own. Despite talking to over half a dozen people from all aspects of the dispute, there isn’t much that can be said definitively about what was done to whom. However, two central facts appear firm: there will be some theatre at the Bancroft Village Playhouse this summer; and, it won’t be local, “community” theatre.

Bancroft artist describes Fort McMurray ordeal

“Now I have a better understanding of what it’s like to be a refugee!”

Woodview fire burns through several units

By Tony Pearson The troubled community of Woodview received a further shock when a townhouse burst into flames in the early hours of Saturday morning. ...

Pool coming to Bear Ridge Campground

By Jim Eadie It has been a long drawn out process, but at the May 10 regular meeting of Wollaston Township council, Traci and Jay ...

Pickleball is coming to Bancroft

What is Pickleball, you ask? Pickleball is actually a combination of three sports – tennis, badminton and ping pong (table tennis). The game is played ...

Fun times at Bird’s Creek PS

Last week, blessed with gorgeous weather, Bird’s Creek Public School held its annual Fun Fair.

Emerald Hills housing wants to scale back

By Tony Pearson When the developers of the proposed Emerald Hills housing project first came to Bancroft Council, they had large plans involving the old ...

Federal infrastructure funding for rural areas

Mike Bossio, MP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington, on behalf of Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced changes made to the New Building ...

Al Purdy documentary at Bancroft Playhouse

From a desire to tell the story of the campaign to save the ramshackle A-Frame where renowned poet Al Purdy found his voice, Maclean’s film ...

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