November 2016 Archive

Town of Bancroft CAO takes on county role

Outgoing Hastings County Warden Rick Phillips was in Bancroft last week to discuss county issues with the town’s chief administrative officer (CAO) Hazel Lambe. Lambe has just assumed the position of chair of the Hastings Clerks and Treasurers Association.

Kudos to the community’s front-line workers

It is important to remember our front line workers — the heroes that continue to protect our ways of life. Area first responders — men and women of the North Hastings Fire Service, Hastings-Quinte Paramedic Services and the Bancroft OPP detachment — risk their lives for our safety every day. Area secondary responders — men and women of North Hastings Children’s Services, Maggie’s Resource Centre of North Hastings and others — work every day to defend the rights of everyday people in everyday ways.

Listening to our soldiers

There is no real way to understand the PTSD a soldier experiences in active action. Stories can be told, situations imagined, but it is, in the end, only words for those of us who have not been there.

Tough questions for council

If you have been a regular reader concerning Hastings Highlands council meetings this past couple of years, you would be thinking that curbside garbage pick-up was the only major issue that constituents should be concerned about as we look to the future for Hastings Highlands (HH).

Staff Sgt. Tim Spence officially named detachment commander

Bancroft’s OPP Staff Sgt. Tim Spence is now the local detachment’s commander.

County nominates new warden

Hastings County council will have a new warden later this year.

At large voting meeting date set

Hastings Highlands council has set a date to discuss voting at large with its area constituents.

Fundraising to bring NASP to local highschool

The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is a youth program that is focused on attracting a new generation to outdoors activities such as hunting and fishing. Archery is an accessible sport that allows youth of all ages and athletic ability to participate. It has proven to grow self-esteem and encourage school attendance. The program is delivered as part of the Ontario Curriculum in areas of Physical Education, Mathematics, Physics, Outdoor Studies etc. It can also be extended to be offered as an extra curricular activity in the school.

From the garden to Queen’s Park

“We are people of the soil and we have embraced this project,” said Dianne Eastman, also known as Gnome-y Cline from the North Hastings chapter of the Gnomes for Justice and Equality. “People need to eat. We have to get out of the garden.” The Bancroft this Week stopped by the Place for the Arts to meet the gnomes and discover their origins.

Trade deals and the public

“Free Trade” has such a nice ring to it. Easy to sell anything that’s free, right?

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