February 2018 Archive

More than 12 million steps from here to Jerusalem

Lent is a 40 day journey to Jerusalem. It parallels Christ’s journey of temptation in the wilderness, and Moses’ and the Israelite’s flight out of Egypt on their way to the Promised Land. For centuries Christians have set aside these days to reflect intentionally on their lives, and to develop certain practices that would cultivate faith, like fasting, or giving to those in need.

Ice climbing a ‘process of self betterment’: SOIceFest organizer

Peach Sparrow. Kermit’s Finger. Where Egos Dare. If these names sound intriguing, it’s time to strap on your crampons and head out into a landscape filled with ice pillars and rolling flows. Here you will find ice covered cliffs and frozen waterfalls with climbing trails — lines in ice climber speak — leading up into the sparkling winter sky.

‘The Manhattan Project’ will use Bancroft as backdrop

An independent film company will be shooting a film in Bancroft for 16 days during March, and possibly a few days in April or May. It could feature Bancroftians too.

Town tables Clark Lake Report

Four recommendations have come from Bancroft’s water source protection report including closing the Clark Lake boat launch.

Changes to Bancroft winter road maintenance to cut costs

Bancroft’s manager of public works says changes to town snow removal and road maintenance mean savings.

Bancroft and Madoc OPP amalgamation not currently tabled, says OPP

North Hastings has been abuzz with talk that the OPP is reviewing an amalgamation opportunity between its Bancroft and Madoc detachments, but a spokesperson for the OPP Eastern Regional Headquarters maintains amalgamation is “not on the table.”

Town hosts debrief after first phase of CCP

Bancroft’s wastewater plant has received a clean bill of heath with regards to its operation after the first phase of the town’s composite correction program.

Bancroft and District Chamber of Commerce predicts promising 2018 at AGM

Bancroft’s chamber expects to “break even” with operations expenses by the end of 2018. Harris CPA and Associates founder and chartered accountant for the chamber Gary Harris says once this happens the chamber can put operating revenues into its accumulated debt.

HHPL welcomes new management

There are a few new faces at Hastings Highlands Public Library, including a new CEO.

Deer, wolves and coyotes, oh my

While I hold to wolves will be wolves as it were — food is scarce in the winter. Animals might be prone to come a little further out of the woods to sustain themselves. It might be time to discuss wolf/coyote safety.

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