November 2016 Archive

Can a second language be taught too soon?

“Concombre!” Adelaide stated as she raised the half-eaten cucumber slice toward me. Adelaide maintained a tight-fisted grip on her edible prize as she expressed enthusiasm for her snack using this single French word. Adelaide is a curious two-year-old in a newly opened bilingual nursery school run by Lennox and Addington Resources for Children at The Prince Charles School in Napanee. Bilingual educator Kelsey McNeil explains that this half-day program is a fun way for preschoolers to learn French words that relate to their everyday world.

DiManno seeks diversion

Toronto Star columnist Rosie DiManno has again had her assault charge adjourned Nov. 15 in the Bancroft Ontario Court of Justice, at the request of her legal counsel Gary Clewley.

Wood share wants to help locals keep warm

A pair of community organizations are teaming up to bring the community emergency firewood.

Just to clarify

I noticed in the current issue of Bancroft This Week, in Tony Pearson’s commentary titled “Money Down the Drain” that I was cited as a “consultant.”

End the curbside debate

I for one am sick and tired of hearing about the curbside pick-up in Hastings Highlands.

Biggest complaint I hear as a trainer

I have been working as a dog trainer for over 10 years now. I have worked with everything from labs and St. Bernards to Chihuahuas. I have experienced my fair share of dog bites, fights, tears and frustrated owners. Before we dive into common problems we dog owners experience, I want to examine three common things every pet owner should know about.

Even small communities have a voice

At 5 p.m. last Monday, Nov. 21, almost 30 took to Riverside Park to stand in solidarity against the Kinder Morgan (KM) pipeline. It the dark, cold and blowing wind they were united in their fight against climate change.

Highlands East looking at ATM alternative to bank

The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Nov. 14 meeting of Highlands East council. While the Highlands East group People Before Profits continues to investigate the option of having a financial institution replace Wilberforce’s Scotiabank, the municipality is seeking other options to ensure bank services are offered in the area.

Hydration stations coming to Bancroft

Bancroft and surrounding area is set to receive seven new hydration stations.

Film store closing after 30 years

“The front door opens and you can hear a little child go scurrying into the castle, and you’ll hear them say, ‘Mom, I’m in the castle.’ Then you’ll hear Mom say, ‘I remember when I was a little girl I went in the castle too,’” shared Mr. Video owner Eileen Sutherland, gazing at the store’s iconic indoor castle around its children’s section. Her eyes watered as she remembered the good memories she has had running Bancroft’s oldest video store.

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