March 2018 Archive

Bancroft councillor resigns, says he’s not finished with politics

Kilpatrick hosted a rally at A Place for the Arts Saturday morning to announce he had submitted his letter of resignation to Bancroft Mayor Paul Jenkins earlier that day.

HH grants $4,000 to groups

Hastings Highlands has chosen its grant recipients for 2018.

Local festivals getting $10,000

The province has announced its Celebrate Ontario 2018 funding for more than 300 festivals and events. Nearly 200 of those chosen are from rural and northern areas, according to the province.

Fatal fire at retirement centre

An elderly woman has been located deceased in a fire at R.J. Brooks Retirement Centre.

Ontario by Bike Network rolls into town

The Ontario by Bike Network rolled into Bancroft March 6 and conducted a workshop with nearly 50 local small business and service persons to assist them to be more prepared to welcome cycle tourists.

Sharing know-how makes community stronger

These types of events are resource opportunities for our hard-working but struggling community. If you can find the discretionary income to get there, or tag along with someone who can, it’s always worth it. Learning should always be free, but in a world where it’s not, we might rely on the wisdom of our neighbours.

Asking if council cares

The composite correction team really made it sound like all of the numbers at the sewer plant in Bancroft are within normal ranges. They’re exactly what they would expect to find here or anywhere else.

Listen up, provincial officials

Every day on the television news, in the newspapers and on social media we are made aware, yet again, of more tax burdens put on municipalities from the provincial and the federal governments. I know I am sick of it and would imagine that most of the general public is as well.

Suspicious man offers child ride

Bancroft OPP wants you to remind your children not to talk to strangers. The detachment reports a stranger offered a Cardiff child a ride March 5. The man is described as middle-aged with a dark complexion. His car was “black, old and dirty” and he was wearing “a black ball cap and black sweater.”

Joint fire chief possible for Limerick, Wollaston, Madoc

Heads of three municipal councils, along with some councillors and staff, met March 5 in Madoc Township to continue discussing the possibility of hiring a full-time fire chief for their departments. Limerick, Wollaston and Madoc townships are currently in discussion. Also affected would be Tudor and Cashel Township which doesn’t have a fire department but purchases service from Limerick.

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