April 2017 Archive

Art Gallery of Bancroft presents Invocation

Artist Laura Culic credits her motorcycle for introducing her to Hastings Highlands and in particular, Maynooth.

Bancroft one of the best places to visit

We did it. We made the list. Expedia’s list that is — lot of talk about lists this week. Expedia.ca posted a Top small towns to visit for a Canada Day getaway late in March and Bancroft made the list.

Hatchery fishing for a new school of volunteers

On a cloudy Tuesday morning, volunteers at the North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery prepare to release 1,480 brown trout into their new habitat. Tuesdays are the busiest day at the hatchery. A team of six men scoop nets full of fish and transfer them into large buckets, loaded into the back of a truck.

Library CEO is looking for a new home for BPL

Bancroft council finally got to hear some good news last week. It came from the town’s library. Library CEO and head librarian Chris Stephenson — the fourth within less than two years — reported growth in both acquisitions and circulation. In particular, he noted an influx of DVDs from the closing of Mr. Video. The library now has 1,300; in the near future, he expects to have 3,000 titles available. In other council news: Rally contract renewed; New homes and habitats

Seeing things at a distance

The story is thrilling. An airline pilot has both of his engines flame out, turning his plane into a glider. He then attempts a landing on a river, and is successful in saving the lives of his passengers and crew. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? That’s the story of Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, and the 2009 “miracle on the Hudson.” Last year, it became a major motion picture called Sully, starring Tom Hanks.

Report from water town hall released

The community organizations that hosted the water rates town hall in March have released their findings.

Concern consultants missed things

This article is in response to Sarah Sobanski’s front page report on the public information meeting hosted by the proponent, Freymond Lumber Ltd. and Fowler Construction, and the consultants working on the their behalf, at the Fish and Game Club on March 20.

Sun shines on area employees

The sun is shining on public sector employees in Bancroft and surrounding area. The so-called Sunshine List, which discloses public sector salaries of more than $100,000 a year, was released at the end of March. Hundreds of employees from local school boards, municipalities and health services made the list.

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