August 2017 Archive

Disease carrying ticks less common up north

HKPR public health and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health spoke with Bancroft This Week to help get the North Hastings and its neighbouring public up to date on the area’s tick situation.

Find family and Indigenous heritage at museum

Bancroft North Hastings Heritage Museum is helping area locals reconnect with their family trees. Algonquin artifacts have also found a new home at the museum.

SJWB raises enough to bring Jarads to Bancroft

Social Justice Without Borders has reached its $60,000 fundraising goal — but in a different way than expected.

Concerns over fireworks mount

Many lake associations around Hastings Highlands are tired of fireworks, says Hastings Highlands Mayor Vivian Bloom. That could mean firework restrictions for the municipality in the future.

Elvis delights hundreds of fans at NHCC concert

Elvis has left the building and fans who spent more than three hours with Rob Kingsley, the world-famous Elvis impersonator, feel like they spent the night with the real King.

Rehab gives control back to those with COPD

North Hastings Hospital is celebrating the first graduating class of its pulmonary rehabilitation program — and the program’s continuation.

Clothes make the person

Cast a glance in the mirror. Check out your everyday apparel. Head out to the excellent ladies clothing store Heather’s Designs!

A special time to be in Bancroft

For many reasons, August has always been one of my favourite months to enjoy the Bancroft area. The long, often hot and sunny days give us warmer waters for better swimming, a deep green forest freshening our air, and billions of blooming wildflowers filling the bellies of the bees and painting the landscape with a rainbow of colors. In August, the black flies are replaced with butterflies and dragonflies, bird populations spike as a seasonal variety of species take up temporary residence in the area on their slow route south and of course the blueberries and raspberries are ripe for the picking.

Buzz, smack

Hands up in you detest mosquitoes. Good snacks for the bats but no fun when they make you the snack — especially when the West Nile Virus has been identified in pools of mosquitoes in Belleville area, Haliburton and Peterborough. Here’s what you need to know.

County responds to HH development questions

County answers for economic development questions have left Hastings Highlands representatives with mixed feelings.

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