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Limerick public works supervisor updates council

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter At their meeting on Dec 20, Limerick Township council heard from Les Rowley, the public works supervisor, who gave them an update on the public works situation in the municipality. Aside from the ...

Ontario reports record number of intensive care patients with COVID-19

By Nate Smelle On the frigid morning of Tuesday, Jan. 11 Ontarians awoke to discover that the province had set another record in the fight ...

2022 Wondaers of Wetlands Field Day seeks support from Limerick

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter At their meeting on Dec. 20, Limerick Township council received a letter in their agenda package from Ian ...

Schools will not be contact traced for COVID-19

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The Hastings Prince Edward District School Board held their first meeting of 2022 on Jan. 3 to discuss the announcement from the ...

Memorial golf tournament aims to help those suffering with addiction

By Nate Smelle As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches its third year, the extent of its indirect impact on society is becoming more evident. Because of ...

Health Unit increases vaccine appointments in South Algonquin

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter On Jan. 5, Bancroft This Week asked Jim Etmanski, the executive director of the South Algonquin Family Health ...

OSSTF calls on premier to do more to protect students and staff during the pandemic

By Nate Smelle With the more transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19 smashing the record for the number of daily cases in Ontario over the holidays, ...

HH council reviews first draft of 2022 capital budget

By Nate Smelle Hastings Highlands council had a chance to review the first draft of the municipality’s 2022 capital budget at their meeting on Dec. ...

Tudor and Cashel COVID-19 vaccination policy meets with some community criticism

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter At their Dec. 7 meeting, Tudor and Cashel Township council passed their COVID-19 vaccination policy, which was missing ...

COVID-19 outbreak at North Hastings Community Centre raises alarm in Bancroft

By Nate Smelle Last week, Canadians surpassed two tragic milestones, as the death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 10,000 in Ontario, and 30,000 nationwide. The current ...

Wollaston votes to have Nellie Lunn property appraised

By Chris Drost There were three delegations to Wollaston council on the afternoon of Dec. 20 concerning the proposed sale of Nellie Lunn Park. Council ...

Community News

Libraries return to curbside pick up

By Kristena Schutt-Moore As the province is now in Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen with modifications, area libraries are returning to curb side ...

Curbside service is more than books at NHPL

By Chris Drost With the return to a modified Stage-2, libraries, including the North Hastings Public Library, have returned to curbside service. What CEO head ...

Bancroft Studio Tour looking for new artists

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The Bancroft and Area Autumn Studio Tour has sent the call out for artists to send out their applications for the 2022 ...

Food bank receives donation of $4,000 in snacks

By Kristena Schutt-Moore At the start of the holiday season the staff at Northern Rural Net held a brainstorming season to try and find the ...

Santa Claus visited Whitney on Dec. 19

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The weather outside was anything but frightful, but the sun and clear skies in Whitney on Dec. 19 ...

A night of Christmas shopping

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The Bancroft Shop Local Christmas Event was held on Friday, Dec. 17. Local businesses stayed open until 7 p.m. to help busy ...

Residents reminisce over museum calendar

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The residents of the Hastings Centennial Manor got early Christmas presents on Wednesday, Dec. 8. Bancroft North Hastings Heritage Museum board chair ...

Baking up a storm at Pregnancy Care Centre

By Kristena Schutt-Moore The sweet smell of baked goods filled the Bancroft Pregnancy Care Centre on Friday, Dec, 3 and Saturday, Dec. 4 during their ...

Art Gallery of Bancroft celebrates 39th annual Invitational Show

By Chris Drost The Art Gallery of Bancroft celebrated the opening of the 39th annual Invitational Show on the evening of Dec. 3. Although the ...

Douglas book signing now scheduled for Dec. 11

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Back on Oct. 8, Bancroft This Week published an article on Samantha L. Douglas’ book signing on Oct. ...

Sports

Rockhounds and Jets join forces to raise awareness of Dress Purple Day

By Nate Smelle The North Hastings Community Centre is once again abuzz with the sounds of hockey. Along with the cheerful atmosphere around the rink, ...

Hockey changing for youngest players

The game is changing for young hockey families. Initiate level, tyke and novice players won’t be returning to the same ice dynamics they remember for the next few years.

Bantam Jets all Ontario finalists

The Bierworth Readi-Mix Bantam Jets were on the road Saturday for game three of their series against the Mitchell Meteors. Being down two games to ...

Weekly open gym offered at Bancroft Gems gymnastics

Bancroft Gems Gymnastics students practice their skills as part of the new weekly open gym format, offered every Saturday afternoon to members and non-members alike ...

Bancroft Jets Tykes Win C Championship

On Saturday, March 11 the Bancroft Tykes travelled to Baltimore for the Tyke Year-end Windup. The Tykes won 14-5 in the final C Division Championship. ...

Bantam Jets down in the finals

The Bierworth Readi-Mix Bantam Jets hosted the Mitchell Meteors this weekend for games one and two of their all Ontario finals. Saturday, the Jets kicked ...

Switch yard ball hockey house league returns

Due to the great success of our first year of running the Switch Yard Ball Hockey House League last spring, the Switch Yard is once ...

Midget Jets down a game in All-Ontario finals

The Bierworth family was honoured at the North Hastings arena  Saturday  night just before Bancroft’s Bierworth Readi-Mix Bantam Jets took the ice to start their ...

Howran inspires at Birds Creek

On Thursday, Tori Howran visited the students at Birds Creek Public School where she herself attended as a kid. Watching all the kids file into ...

Jets soar through the weekend

The Leveque Brother/Rock Breaker Peewee Girl Jets continued to dominate the ice over the weekend. Saturday afternoon the Jets played in Bancroft taking on the Cold ...

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