July 2016 Archive

Bancroft has a big heart

Bancroft is known for having a big and generous heart and supports many causes in spite of dealing with entrenched poverty in its midst. Every year Bancroft donates significant sums to the Canadian Cancer Society, the local hospital and residents in need due to circumstances such as illness and fire. These are just a few of the things the citizens of Bancroft support.

Heat kills

Where in the North Hastings area can people go when it is too hot to breathe? And is there a way for some of the less mobile folks to get to a cooler/safer venue?

Health Care v. Sickness Care (Part One)

Health is the cornerstone of well—being. As an example, consider the business tycoon John D. Rockefeller. In his ‘50s, he was the richest man in the world — and also suffering from a variety of severe intestinal illnesses. He would tell his chauffeur: “I would give half my fortune for your stomach.”

Climate Change comes home

The way my father would later explain it on the phone; he was working outside when the sound of hundreds of people walking through the forest snuck up on him. He said he looked up, and a wall of orange 20 feet high and 100 feet wide, was climbing down the hill towards the house.

Cutting edge studio tour in the valley

Madawaska Valley was a cultural destination over the weekend as artists opened up their doors for the annual summer studio tour. Fifteen artists, from across the county participated in this year’s event.

Pride party returns to Maynooth

Maynooth Pride is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Electric cars to charge up locally

Electric car drivers could charge up their vehicles in Bancroft as of 2017.

Transit consultation

The Ministry of Transportation is looking to talk to Ontarians about intercommunity transportation.

Eco-friendly locals meet at town hall

“The government of Canada, unlike in the past, is looking to consult with Canadians on what they want to see in a climate change plan,” Hastings–Lennox and Addington MP Mike Bossio explained, speaking to Bancroft and surrounding area community members who turned up at the 508 centre last week.

Quarry conversations resume with coming proposal

By Sarah Sobanski Community business leaders are concerned they’re being left out of the Freymond quarry conversation. The next Freymond quarry proposal will be brought ...

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