April 2021 Archive

South Algonquin discusses and passes its 2021 budget

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter At their April 7 meeting, South Algonquin council discussed some amendments to the draft budget that was presented ...

Poverty fueling opioid epidemic in North Hastings

By Nate Smelle In the past year, the number of overdose deaths in North Hastings has more than doubled. The fact that the majority of ...

Schools closed to in-person learning as COVID-19 cases hit all-time high

By Nate Smelle In response to the arrival of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and the massive rise in new cases it has ...

Ode to Jonathan the seagull

To the Editor, This is murder! Plain and simple. Slowly Jonathan is killed. His namesakes in mourning. What used to be a happy kind of ...

Work starts on Youth Hub at former Club 580

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The renovations have started at the former Club 580, now 168 Hastings Street, to convert it into a Child and Youth Hub. ...

Earth Day 2021 will be a three day celebration

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The lock down may be in effect, and it may make a lot of things difficult to do or enjoy, but it ...

Peace, health, happiness, and animals

By Nate Smelle Anyone who has spent a significant amount of time with a non-human animal or animals knows how unique each being truly is. ...

Easter egg hunt at the Riverside Chateau

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Gail Ross and Leeanni Renaud took on the role of the Easter Bunny at the Riverside Chateau seniors’ ...

Old Schoolhouse Tea Room closes in Ormsby

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A piece of Ormsby’s history recently ended with the closure of the Old Schoolhouse Tea Room after 19 ...

Local physician raises awareness about COVID-19

By Nate Smelle Since the pandemic first appeared in Ontario, Dr. Carolyn Brown of the Bancroft Community Family Health Team has been on the front-lines ...

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