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Grand reopening of McGeachie Conservation Area June 22

By Michael Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter McGeachie Conservation Area will be having its grand reopening on June 22 starting at 8:30 a.m., according to the chair of Hastings Destination Trails Inc., Carl Stefanski. It was closed after the derecho ...

NH Hospital welcomes new Emergency Department physician

By Nate Smelle On Thursday, May 30, Hastings County and Quinte Health announced that their esteemed team of health care professionals at the North Hastings ...

Bancroft Lions’ Club Dog Guides’ Walk raises over $3,000

By Michael Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter On May 26, the Bancroft Lions’ Club Dog Guides Walk, sponsored by Pet Valu, set out from the ...

Bancroft Sea Cadets have 53rd annual inspection

By Michael Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Bancroft Sea Cadets, RCSCC Viking, had their 53rd annual inspection review at the Dungannon Recreation Centre in ...

Bancroft Brewing Company expanding in downtown core

By Bill Kilpatrick Bancroft Brewing Company is moving into the old McCaskie building in downtown Bancroft, but the road to get there has been anything ...

Education workers honoured at Inspiring Excellence Awards

By Nate Smelle On May 23, Hastings Prince Edward District School Board held its annual Inspiring Excellence Award Ceremony. Eight employees of the HPEDSB were ...

Alzheimer’s Walk at Millennium Park raises over $10,000

By Michael Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The IG Wealth Management Bancroft Alzheimer’s Walk happened on May 25 at Millennium Park. Walks also took place ...

NHHS Huskies continue to break records

By Bill Kilpatrick Last year the North Hastings High School track and field team had what coach Barb Gillis described as an “outstanding year,” adding ...

Algonquin Family Centre hosts Full Moon Ceremony

By Kaitlin Sylvester On the serene evening of May 23, the Inòdewiziwin Center in Maynooth hosted its sixth full moon ceremony, a sacred gathering that ...

Community Preparedness Day provides wildfire education

By Michael Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A Community Preparedness Day event held at the Limerick Community Centre on May 4 went very well, with ...

NERDS tackle Baptiste Lake shoreline restoration

By Kaitlin Sylvester The Bancroft and Area Stewardship Council, in conjunction with a group of dedicated North Hastings High School students spent May 1 on ...

Community News

Bancroft Farmers Market opens for the season

By Kaitlin Sylvester As the summer approaches, the team behind the Bancroft Farmers Market is gearing up for another fresh season. Located in Riverside Park, ...

Art offers creativity, connection, and community

By Bill Kilpatrick After a five-year hiatus Loyalist College is reviving its Summer Art Experience program at all of its locations including Bancroft, Belleville, Port ...

Having a ‘Ball’ at real estate office grand opening

By Michael Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter On June 1, the office of Ball Real Estate Inc. Brokerage at 71 Hastings Street in downtown Bancroft ...

Knights of Columbus hold annual roadside clean up initiative

By Nate Smelle Since 2010, each year the North Hastings Divine Mercy Knights of Columbus have been voluntarily cleaning up the roadside in Bancroft along ...

Plant sale raises nearly $1,500 for Carlow Mayo library

By Michael Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A plant sale fundraiser for the Carlow Mayo Public Library happened on May 18 at the Fort Stewart ...

Heritage Revival Thrift Shop seeks new volunteers

By Kaitlin Sylvester The Heritage Revival Thrift Shop in Bancroft, part of CARE North Hastings, is looking for new volunteers for the upcoming season. This ...

Tree and shrub program cultivates community

By Kaitlin Sylvester For nearly three decades, the Bancroft Stewardship Council has been at the forefront of environmental stewardship in the Bancroft region. One of ...

Lunch and Learn focuses on overall well-being

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Tudor and Cashel Township had a Lunch and Learn session on April 17 on physical and mental well-being ...

HPEDSB wishes a Eid Mubarak to students and families

By Kaitlin Sylvester As the crescent moon emerges on the horizon, Muslims around the world join in the jubilant chorus of “Eid Mubarak!” It’s a ...

Whitney Easter Egg Hunt/Bake Sale hops to success

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Kids of all ages were in awe at the sight of the Easter Bunny and the plethora of ...

Sports

NHHS Huskies continue to break records

By Bill Kilpatrick Last year the North Hastings High School track and field team had what coach Barb Gillis described as an “outstanding year,” adding ...

Elvis Stojko performs at the BSC Carnival

By Kaitlin Sylvester The Bancroft Skating Club hosted its highly anticipated annual fundraiser on April 6 at the Bancroft arena. The event that brought together ...

Whitney Minor Baseball returns in May

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Minor baseball is coming back to Whitney in May, after many years’ absence. The Whitney Recreation Committee announced ...

First youth sports fair held at York River Public School

By Bill Kilpatrick On Wednesday March 20 from 6-8 p.m. York River Public School held the first North Hastings Youth Sport Registration Fair. The event ...

Winning season continues for Bancroft U-15 Girls Jets

By Nate Smelle The Bancroft U-15 Girls Jets are having a truly remarkable 2023/2024 season.This amazing group of up and coming hockey stars has been ...

Hastings Snowshoe Hustle cancelled due to weather

By Mike Riley Local Journalism Initiative Reporter With Mother Nature refusing to cooperate, the Hastings Snowshoe Hustle, scheduled for March 10 at Camp Cedar Ridge ...

Huskies’ wrestlers headed to Ontario championship

By Bill Kilpatrick Three wrestlers from North Hastings High School are headed to Stoney Creek, near Hamilton, for the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations ...

Algonquin Shriners team wins 56th annual Whitefish Bonspiel

By Nate Smelle On the weekend of Jan. 27 a team from the Algonquin shrine club travelled to Barrie to participate in the 56th annual ...

Another winning season for Algonquin athlete Bernie Hogan

By Nate Smelle Algonquin athlete Bernie Hogan has been on a roll. At the recent Masters Indigenous Games held in Ottawa from Aug. 24 to ...

Bancroft T-Hawks football team ends the regular season undefeated

By Bill Kilpatrick On Saturday, June 10 the Bancroft T-Hawks minor football team hosted the Trent Hills Titans at North Hastings High School in their ...

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