May 2017 Archive

Area navigates flood warnings

Bancroft and surrounding area residents were on edge as the region saw multiple rainstorms through the beginning of May.

Local woman wins volunteer award

Bancroft citizen Marylin White was recently selected to receive the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism for her work with various North Hastings schools and Relay For Life, but she has been volunteering in some form or another since she was 12 years old, when she would look after local children while their parents were away. “I’ve been good to others and for the most part they have been great to me in return,” says White.

Ontario investing in area hospitals

The province is investing more than $3 million in Quinte Health Care.

A week for recognizing mental health

Mental health is a struggle that many people in our community deal with. You’d be hard pressed to find who hasn’t in some way been affected by mental illness, whether it’s them or a close loved one, it’s an issue in our society that is gaining more and more attention every year. Trust me, if you’ve been to a college campus in the last five years, you’d it’d be difficult to find someone that isn’t dealing with anxiety. With that in mind, the first week of May was recognized as Mental Health Week in Canada by the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Giving blood isn’t so bad

I’ve never given blood before, have you? Canadian Blood Services hosted a blood donations clinic May 8 at Bancroft’s legion. I attended.

New trees for Bancroft park

To celebrate Arbour Day, representatives from Hydro One’s forestry department planted a pair of small maple trees in Bancroft’s Millennium Park. In addition, they handed out ready-to-plant saplings to visitors, free of charge in order to spread the green for spring.

Council bans flying lanterns

Flying lanterns are no longer allowed in Hastings Highlands.

Seed to Feed kicks off

Maynooth Public School hosted a community gardens potluck dinner in the gym in support of the school’s Seed to Feed program.

How to keep visitors off restricted trails

North Hastings High School’s Northern Outdoor Studies and Northern Environment Research and Development Studies classes attended a special ICE (Innovation, Creativity, Entrepreneurship) training program at JOY Bible Camp. They were tasked with coming up with a solution to a unique problem faced by the Eagles Nest trails committee: how to keep visitors off of restricted trails?

Man pleads guilty in child pornography case

A 28-year-old Cardiff man charged with possessing and making available child pornography has plead guilty.

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