February 2017 Archive

Family feuds

By Tony Pearson Maybe it’s something in the water, but Bancroft council seems to be having trouble with its digestion lately. Some councillors don’t seem ...

Council reviewing antenna bylaw

By Sarah Sobanski Hastings Highlands has created a committee to review its antenna system siting bylaw. After investigating a large investment program by the federal ...

Hastings Highlands heading for surplus

By Sarah Sobanski Hastings Highlands treasurer has released a report on the municipality’s 2016 finances. The unaudited report suggested that Hastings Highlands saw a $396,096 ...

Wollaston fire services report tabled at council

By Jim Eadie The Wollaston Township Fire Services Administrative Review report was tabled by consultant Danny L. Koroscil at council the Feb. 14. Koroscil is ...

Maple St. rezoning worries residents

By Tony Pearson At last week’s meeting of Bancroft town council, it was a non-financial issue which drew out a crowd. The concern was a ...

Reconsider your relationship with alcohol: health unit

By Sarah Sobanski Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is reaching out to drinkers who might overestimate the size of a single portion of alcohol. The ...

Bantam girls Jets secure second round in playoffs

Bantam girls Jets secure second round in playoffs On Saturday, Feb. 11, the Parkview Dental/Canadian Tire bantam girls team hit the road and travelled to ...

Cardiff and Wilberforce students meet Canadian author

Cardiff Elementary School students visited with Canadian children’s book author Joseph Lewin and his son Calvert on Feb. 15 where he read his book Calvert ...

BLP looking forward to gardening

The Bancroft Public Library wants to help North Hastings residents grow gardens this spring.

What is a BIA?

In 1969, the city of Toronto was approached by a group of business people from Bloor West Village because the area was becoming rundown. After consultation, the provincial government enacted legislation under the Municipal Act, providing municipalities with the authority to designate “Business Improvement Areas.” Since then, hundreds of BIAs have been instituted across North America.

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