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  • Day of Pink aims to end discrimination and bullying
    by Jenn Watt on 16/04/2019 at 9:21 pm

    April 16, 2019 By Nate Smelle Each year on April 10, students, teachers and school staff across the country and around the world wear pink to celebrate diversity, raise awareness, and put a stop to homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying. The International Day of Pink […]

  • Pregnancy care centre celebrates 15 years
    by Jenn Watt on 16/04/2019 at 9:19 pm

    April 16, 2019 By Kristena Schutt-Moore The Bancroft Pregnancy Care Centre celebrated its 15th anniversary in the community with its annual auction fundraiser on Friday, April 12. The Royal Canadian Legion Bancroft Branch 181 was full of community members enjoying freshly made appetizers and hors […]

  • Volunteers celebrated
    by Jenn Watt on 16/04/2019 at 9:14 pm

    April 16, 2019 By Chris Drost Described by Volunteer Information Quinte’s Irene Halliday as a “fun time with no big speeches,” the volunteer lunch at the Bancroft Legion on Saturday, April 13 was attended by just under 200 community volunteers. It was an opportunity for the many […]

  • Valuing pollution
    by Jenn Watt on 16/04/2019 at 9:11 pm

    April 16, 2019 By Nate Smelle Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be called out for what they truly are … pollution. The time for our governmental and corporate institutions to stop pretending that they are an acceptable byproduct of industry and the modern world, is long past due. A few […]

  • John Foreman to enter hall of fame
    by Jenn Watt on 02/04/2019 at 9:35 pm

    April 2, 2019 By Kristena Schutt-Moore When people talk about local music one name is sure to always pop up, John Foreman. Foreman celebrated his 80th birthday with friends, family and fans at the Lake St. Peter community centre on Saturday, March 23. Born on March 20, 1939, Foreman’s love of […]

  • Climate Strike comes to Bancroft
    by Jenn Watt on 02/04/2019 at 9:21 pm

    April 2, 2019 By Nate Smelle Every Friday for the past three weeks millions of students around the world has been skipping school. The reason for this global tsunami of civil disobedience is not that the youth lack the will to learn about the world around them. In fact, it is the exact opposite. The […]

  • Life: The choice of a new generation
    by Jenn Watt on 02/04/2019 at 9:17 pm

    April 2, 2019 By Nate Smelle With Bancroft’s climate strike now in its second week, Earth Hour on Saturday, and the media starting to pay attention to the paradigm-shifting idea of a “Green New Deal,” there appears to be a global transformation taking place. For decades now, 97 […]

  • Maynooth school hosts Indigenous games
    by Jenn Watt on 26/03/2019 at 9:42 pm

    March 26, 2019 By Kristena Schutt-Moore As the winter sun warmed the schoolyard on Wednesday, March 20, students of Maynooth Public School competed and played in a series of games designed to help them learn about history and culture and incorporate some physical activity, all while having fun. The […]

  • BASC’s tree and shrub program greening North Hastings
    by Jenn Watt on 26/03/2019 at 9:36 pm

    March 26, 2019 By Nate Smelle Spring is here and once again the Bancroft and Area Stewardship Council is hosting its annual tree and shrub sale. For a minimal cost, those interested in enriching biodiversity and greening their land can purchase trees and shrubs from BASC that are suitable for […]

  • Pancon pulls out of McBride mining project
    by Jenn Watt on 26/03/2019 at 9:28 pm

    March 26, 2019 By Nate Smelle In response to overwhelming opposition from the community to the controversial McBride mining project in Limerick Township, Pancontinental Resources (Pancon) has decided to walk away from the proposed development. The news broke on Monday, March 25 in a press release […]

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