July 2017 Archive

Community debates LED sign

Some Maynooth business owners want Hastings Highlands council to turn off its LED promotions sign at night.

Watersheds Canada warns lakes need protection

“You’re not a rich municipality but you have a lot of responsibility for how you manage your natural resources within your township — so there’s a lot of pressure,” said executive director of Watersheds Canada Barbara King during a special meeting of Hastings Highlands council June 28. “You have a really unique opportunity up here. You’re fairly pristine right now. You don’t have some of the same development that has occurred in other areas.”

Beaver dam monitoring landowners’ responsibility

Damages caused by bursting beaver dams could fall to you. That’s according to the province, but it’s up for some debate between local works managers, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and the Ministry of Transportation.

Hatchery does commendable area work

The North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery hosted its 2017 annual fundraising dinner and auction Saturday, July 15 — and you would’ve been hard pressed to find an empty seat. The curling club was packed full. There were as many tables as possible in the centre, tables of prizes lining every wall, the buffet — you’d think the curling club was a big place until the hatchery showed up.

Maynooth to host own garlic festival

Garlic lovers are set to find a new home in Maynooth this summer.

Bancroft Ridge Golf Course officially opens

A large crowd gathered July 11, on a beautiful summer afternoon to celebrate the official grand opening of the new Bancroft Ridge Golf Club located at 30 Nicklaus Drive off of Chemaushgon Road.

Algonquins elect representatives

After a long campaign, members from the Algonquin Nation recently elected nine Algonquin Negotiation Representatives (ANRs) to represent their communities’ interests during treaty negotiations between the Algonquins of Ontario and the governments of Canada and Ontario.

Vacant space blooms into beauty business in Bancroft

Bancroft now has a beauty district.

Province to discuss women in the workplace

The province wants to know what barriers you think women face in the workplace and how to break them down.

Skills park opening in Coe Hill

A new bicycle skills park is soon opening in the hamlet of Coe Hill beside the municipal pavilion. The primary mover and shaker behind the project is Dave Naulls, an ardent and skilled trail bicycle rider.

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