November 2016 Archive

New president of Loyalist College visits Bancroft

Loyalist College has a new president. Dr. Anne Marie Vaughan became president of Loyalist College Nov. 7. She replaced President Maureen Piercy who retired in August.

New gym wants locals to LiveFit

“In 2010 I decided I would go to the gym for the first time myself. It evolved from there. Now I couldn’t imagine my life without it,” said new local gym owner Amanda Stone following the opening of LiveFit on Nov. 1. She’s partnered with MILO Fitness to give community-oriented working out a home in Bancroft.

Free worldwide film an eye-opener

If you love your children, you must watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s urgent new climate change movie Before the Flood free. He travelled the world as a UN environmental observer and was terrified by what he saw. It’s chilling, yet hopeful.

Money down the drain

The facts of Bancroft’s impending financial crisis have been on the table for nearly two years. The town is hemorrhaging money due to its on-going sewer cost deficit. For going on four years, the town has lost between $400,000 and $500,000 a year treating its wastewater. The cumulative debt is around $2 million. If nothing changes, then the town could run out of money next year as a result.

The holidays have arrived in Bancroft

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Ev’rywhere you go— Hold on, one second, settle down.

Federal rural funding increased in fall update

The federal government is investing an additional $2 billion in rural infrastructure.

Bancroft saves on garbage trucks

Bancroft council found savings in one area last week. It is purchasing a used 2007 garbage truck for $50,000 — actually, less than that, as they received a $15,000 trade-in allowance on the current truck. This net cost of $35,000 compares to the budgeted leasing cost of $57,000 a year over several years. Similarly, instead of leasing a recycling truck, the town is buying a used 2010 vehicle for $70,000, a cost which will be partially offset by funds from the provincial Continuous Improvement Fund (CIF), set up to encourage recycling. Again, this one-time purchase price compares favourably with the budgeted $57,000 a year lease cost.

Students join federal youth council

Three students from North Hastings High School (NHHS) have been selected for the area’s federal youth council.

Huskies poised for future success

The following are responses to questions sent a few days after the North Hastings High School Huskies 3-2 loss to the Red Hawks of Haliburton Highlands Secondary School in the Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics (COSSA) championship final on Thursday, Oct. 27 at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary in Peterborough.

Hastings Highlands council discusses costs of curbside garbage pick-up

Beaumen Waste Management Systems Ltd has presented Hastings Highlands council with a solution to its garbage conflict — and it isn’t curbside pick-up.

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