November 2017 Archive

Report warns local lakes susceptible to algal blooms

Algonquin Negotiations Representative, Stephen Hunter sees the environmental commissioner of Ontario, Dianne Saxe’s annual report, “Good choices, bad choices: Environmental rights and environmental protection in Ontario,” as a step in the right direction.

Group wants restorative justice in Bancroft

The Bancroft Area Community Conferencing Initiative is developing restorative justice alternatives for the community.

Loyalist staff return from strike

Loyalist College students are back at school this week — thanks to the province.

The changing profile of Hastings Highlands

Recently Statistics Canada, MPAC and Hastings County have all completed studies on Hastings Highlands.

Great Canadian winter on its way

It’s been a couple of times now, that I’ve been driving through the area and heard a radio announcer predict a “great Canadian winter” or “traditional winter in Canada” for this year.

Committee wants to hear from addicts

Bancroft’s community safety and well-being committee is hoping to team up with local organizations to stop the area’s growing needles and addictions problems.

Bancroft police costs to increase

In total, Bancroft residents will pay $494.82 per household for police services.

Scouts Canada area commissioner responds to “New Bancroft scout program seeking leaders”

I am writing in reference you your article that appeared today in Bancroft this Week titled “New Bancroft scout program seeking leaders.” I am Scouts Canada’s volunteer area commissioner for the region served by your paper, and there are some important points that I feel should be brought to your readers' attention.

CEO can’t vouch for BPL’s safety

Former Bancroft Public Library CEO Chris Stephenson told Bancroft This Week he “lives and breathes” public libraries, but suggested he feels stonewalled by the municipality when it comes to ensuring fair wages for staff and addressing the library’s accessibility needs... Bancroft's acting mayor Paul Jenkins said while the operation of the library is not the responsibility of the town, the building is.

Bancroft man jailed for sex offences

A Bancroft man charged by Bancroft OPP in January 2017 with sex related offences has been sentenced to jail following his guilty plea accepted by an Ontario Court of Justice on Nov. 9. Julian Steven O’Connor, age 58, actually pleaded guilty to three charges on July 21, but the case was adjourned several times until last week where he was convicted by the justice, and sentenced.

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