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Friday, February 21, 2014
County council Cost of highway maintenance weighs heavily on northern municipalities
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Bruce Cudore of EDA Inc. holds up the chart for Stan Blank during the public input session at the second meeting for the Destination Bancroft project at the Legion Hall in downtown Bancroft on Thursday, Feb. 13. Nate Smelle Staff
A first draft for Destination Bancroft Nate Smelle Staff With a little more elbow room to spare than the last meeting at Club 580, another large crowd of engaged citizens came out to take part in the second phase of the Destination Bancroft project. Hosted at the Legion Hall in downtown Bancroft on Thursday, Feb. 13, the intention of the meeting was to unveil the first draft of the conceptual design plan for the project. The town recognizes the importance of utilizing a planned approach in developing the municipally-owned waterfront properties along the York River. With funding from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the municipality is now in the process of coming up with a conceptual plan for Millennium Park, Riverside Park and the area between Bridge Street and Station Street along the Heritage Trail. EDA Collaborative Inc. and Sierra Planning and Management have been hired to create the plan using
input from the community. Phase two of the Destination Bancroft project provided the public with the outline of four potential plans for the designated areas slated for development. Bruce Cudmore of EDA Collaborative Inc. said the main idea behind the project is to develop Bancroft’s downtown along the riverfront as a cultural centre for the tourism market. It also aims to provide people visiting and/or living in Bancroft looking for something to do with new tourism products and services, as well as with a supply centre. “We also wanted to enhance the access to, and interconnect the existing and proposed facilities into a more cohesive service area that would be highly walkable within the downtown and along the river area and trough the parks,” said Cudmore. “We also see the need to create a positive yearround image and character for the community that really is supportive of the tourist initiatives.” If the community is to enhance and protect
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its heritage, Cudmore says the new plan must showcase the town’s natural and cultural assets by linking and expanding them together in order to help encourage people to spend more time in and around Bancroft. Another key aspect of the plan is to maximize the town’s natural and scenic advantage by developing new tourism products and experiences. Cudmore said that the topography and greenery surrounding the river valley where the town is nestled is one of Bancroft’s most attractive features. “One of the things that took us when we first came here was the sense of placement,” said Cudmore. “It’s kind of like a mini-Banff.” Phase three of Destination Bancroft will be presented in mid-march. If interested in seeing the four proposed draft concept plans, or in sharing ideas and suggestions on the Destination Bancroft project, contact the Deputy Clerk/ economic development coordinator for the town of Bancroft Daniel McCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 613-332-3331 ext. 206.
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Mixed feelings at county council Jm Eadie Special to This Week It started out as a good week for Wollaston Reeve Dan McCaw and other North Hastings reeves who have asked for help and further consultation on the County of Hastings official plan. McCaw has been calling for further discussion and help from the County of Hastings planning staff to address new rules from the province of Ontario that he, and other northern rural representatives, feels will have a stifling effect on their residential and commercial development. McCaw and his council had presented a resolution at the Jan. 28 meeting of county council to “begin a process of consultation with rural lower tier municipalities” before the county plan is submitted to the province for first review. The process has been complicated by the fact that none of the draft plan will be made available to the public before provincial review. At the Feb. 13 planning committee meeting, members agreed unanimously that planning and development staff be “directed to prepare draft policies relative to development in waterfront areas on private roads consistent with the existing Hastings County official plan,” and policies that will have the effect of permitting existing and limited camps, such as for hunting and fishing, on seasonal or private road access to land-locked parcels. McCaw noted that many people don’t want to hunt or fish, but wish to observe wildlife such as birds, and that would be permitted. The committee then unanimously agreed that staff should provide a short summary of key changes of land use policy from the present, offer consultation to any municipality that requests such, and include their input where
appropriate in the new draft plan. “I would like to thank Brian McComb [director of planning] and his staff for looking at this,” said McCaw. “Everyone has real-estate that doesn’t fit with the official plan. This has taken three to four years, and it’s here now we got to deal with it. Whether you wanted to or not, you didn’t shut the door on us.” Then, one day later, things went downhill for McCaw. On Thursday Oct. 25 McCaw had presented a Wollaston Township resolution to the Hastings County council meeting in Marmora asking them to retain ownership and care of Hwy. 620. McCaw had told the meeting they would be surprised at the financial toll it is taking on northern municipalities trying to take care of the old highways. Wollaston’s debt for the recent rehabilitation of their portion of Hwy. 620 amounts to $625,000 plus $222,000 in interest. The maintenance costs for the same piece of road, including wages, vehicles, salt and safety devices is $760,330 per year.
The meeting was a farce. — Dan McCaw “The municipalities already have the staff and equipment, and could do the work for a county roads department,” he said at the time. “We need to go after the provincial government to get some of that money that [former premier Mike] Harris took away from us. At least a committee to be a bigger voice for us, to go after money and grants; a committee that would help everybody.” Hastings County CAO Jim Pine sympathized with the plight of the northern municipalities. “The Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus has been working to try to establish a permanent roads and bridges fund,” he said. “This is exactly what we said would happen 12 years ago. You can’t main-
tain the roads like they used to be. There is a big gap between what we used to spend, and what municipalities can afford to spend, and it is widening,” Pine said. “In my time the $750 million roads and bridges program disappeared, and $1 million in unconditional grants have disappeared. There is a long history of decline related to municipal roads and bridges. There is a limited capacity, as the local taxpayer can’t support what is needed. Staff and I are 1,000 percent behind council, but it will take time to change things.” Faraday Township Reeve Carl Tinney agreed that McCaw’s suggestion to establish a county council roads committee was a good idea. County council then passed a resolution to establish a committee to look at seeking funding for roads in bridges in Hastings County.During the Feb. 14 committee meeting, a presenter talked about the difficulties small municipalities face maintaining and repairing roads. They were told that transportation was their biggest ongoing expense, and greatest liability in the future. No mention was made of the downloaded highways affecting Wollaston, Limerick, and Hastings Highlands that none of these municipalities wanted or can afford. When Limerick Township Reeve David Golem, and McCaw at the end of the presentation raised the issue, they were assured by Pine only that work was being done to secure funding from the province through the Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus. “The meeting was a farce,” McCaw later said. “It was a wasted day, and it cost a hell of a lot of money. We have come to a wall unless something happens. There’s no way I can see looking at it. It will take us 15 years just to pay off the debt we have fixing that highway now, and it’s not going to last 15 years. I expected something else at that meeting. Remember, it wasn’t the provincial government that downloaded the highway onto us; it was the county that downloaded it onto us.” McCaw is referring to the fact the province downloaded the highways to the county. In an unusual move, the county government then downloaded the highways to the municipalities evading the collective responsibility for the corridor roadways, and leaving it to the municipalities through which they pass to pay the bills. In most other counties in Ontario, the municipalities are contracted to care for the highways, but they remain the collective responsibility of the county government for maintenance and repair.
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Bancroft thinks snow Photos by Nate Smelle
Players filled the main street in Bancroft on Saturday, Feb. 15 for the annual street hockey competition as part of the BBIA’s Think Snow festivities.
Deputy Mayor Wayne Wiggins calls for a pass during the street hockey game in downtown Bancroft on Saturday, Feb. 15.
Parker Fergusson prepares to take the ball off of another player during the street hockey game.
The winners of the Blast from the Past snowmobile show display their hardware after the competition on Saturday, Feb. 15.
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Hoops of fire: Revisited To the Editor, Jim Eadie provides good advice in his “Hoops of fire” point of view article in the paper’s Jan. 31 edition. Everything he says is true, and I’m happy that someone who is not an elected official has sent out this important message. I had thought about writing something similar myself, but I realize that, as reeve of one of the local municipalities, my opinions would likely be seen as selfserving, so I’m glad Jim wrote this. I do want to re-emphasize one of Jim’s points when he says “Many people have threatened (to run for a municipal political office) in a moment of frustration over some issue, but subsequently withdrew the notion as unsound.” The real tragedy is when someone actually declares and is elected, on the basis of such a feeling, or over anger that they requested something that was refused by the existing council. If someone is thinking of running because of one of these emotions, please think this over carefully before declaring. An elected official must swear to uphold the interests of the whole municipal-
ity. Sometimes that means that an individual’s request, regardless of how deserving it might be in and of itself, must be denied if the interests of the entire municipality are to be furthered. Sometimes these are very difficult decisions which members of any council agonize over before making a final choice. And yes, sometimes people on council wish that there were a better alternative to the options available, but still must make a choice. One of the fundamental principles of democratic government is that decisions are reached after thorough debate which exposes the advantages and the disadvantages of any proposed action. Then a vote occurs, and there may be dissenters, but council has the responsibility to carry out the will of the majority. What many fail to realize is that there is an equal responsibility on the part of the losing side, once the decision is made, to support that decision even though they argued against it. In the end, it is harder to do that than it is to support action which you
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here’s big news on the Loch Ness front and, as a competing tourist destination, I think we should be aware of it. In the last few days, several news sources have reported that there has not been a credible sighting of Nessie – if you discount a debunked duck – in 18 months. Some Nessie experts actually go further and say there hasn’t been a credible sighting in 90 years. This is an ominous admission. They’re basically saying either that monster can hold its breath for a long time or its dead. Don’t get too excited though. No one has made that pronouncement official. But when that happens, I’m hoping they do the decent thing and at least have a memorial service for the creature that has brought so many tourist dollars to that region. Not everyone around Loch Ness is excited by this news. The monster gave the area its identity. It drew international acclaim and tourism. It inspired cottage
A Nessy-like messy industries and all sorts of other enterfetched that only nut jobs truly believed prises. in it. They were selling a fantasy in Loch Right now, in fact, the Ness. only ones excited by the People the world prospect are the area’s over like the idea that funeral directors. Hey, a chance to experience when else are you going the unbelievable exists. to be able to oversee a That’s why we go ice fishfuneral with a closed casing or buy lottery tickets. ket that’s 67 feet long? The good people of All that is beside the Loch Ness know this. point, however. And now it appears that The upshot is that they want their credibilSteve Galea we, and a host of other ity back again. regions, now have an This is a fantastic opportunity to take over opportunity for us. All the tourism niche that Loch Ness is we need do is come up with something apparently about to give up on. With that to fire up the imagination of the world in mind, it would behoove our own tourand bring in the attention that this area ism group to find a Nessie of our own. deserves. But we need to be hasty and get I know it sounds disingenuous but this there first. stuff sells and brings wealth to an area. So what is the recipe for success? Literally millions of dollars were made off What we need to do is introduce the of the idea of a mythical monster over the world to a one-of-a-kind creature that years. It didn’t matter that it was so farwould incite the world’s travellers to beat
a path to our doorstep. Like Nessie, it would have to be fantastic. It wouldn’t hurt if it was huge, lumbering and clumsy on land too. Most of all, the beast would have to be intriguing, elusive, unpredictable and scary. I’d want the creature to be bordering on the verge of believable. It would have to be the subject of whispered rumours as well as old grainy photos or even a video that might actually appear credible. It must inspire books and articles for years to come. It would have to have enough intrigue to attract a lot of television, radio and internet attention too. Whole YouTube videos would have to be devoted to it. Most importantly, people the world over would have to associate the region with the beast for decades to come. Which brings us to the setting – it would almost certainly have to be within proximity of a big mysterious lake. We could…. uh, never mind. Good going Toronto.
Things you should know about OPP municipal policing There is currently a healthy and important debate underway about the cost of policing in Ontario and future sustainability. Part of that discussion involves how the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) delivers police services to 324 municipalities and our current billing model, which is under review. In the interest of contributing to informed debate, here are five things everyone who lives in an OPP-policed municipality should know. 1. All municipalities must provide policing services to their constituents. They can do this in a several ways. Just one of these is contracting services from the OPP under Section 10 of the Police Services Act (PSA). A municipality may also: establish a police service; enter into an agreement with one or more other municipal councils to constitute a joint police service board; enter into an agreement with one or more councils to amalgamate their police services; or contract services from an adjacent police service (a police service that shares a political boundary with the contracting municipality). If none of these choices are exercised, policing services are provided by default by the OPP under Section 5.1 of the PSA. Municipalities have these policing choices and many decide on the OPP for a variety of good reasons. I am
pleased to report that OPP-policed communities report a high level of satisfaction with our services. 2.Provincial regulations require the full and fair cost recovery from municipalities for OPP services. The OPP and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services are in the midst of a Billing Model Review that will result in a fairer, more transparent and less complex process – something many municipalities have demanded. The total revenues recovered under the new model will still be solely cost recovery, but some municipalities will pay more and some will pay less. 3. The Provincial Auditor General has also recommended that the Ontario Provincial Police should simplify its costing and billing methods. He also said the OPP should make the billing and costing methods more transparent and “address the issues that result in municipalities paying different rates” (2012 Provincial Audit). In 2015, under the proposed billing model an estimated base cost per household of $260 would be charged along with a cost for Calls for Service. OPP-policed municipalities that currently pay lower than $300 per household should see their policing costs rise; municipalities that currently pay more
Voters needed in next election from page 4 were promoting from the start. The other side of the same coin is the ability to come to a discussion with an open mind. Sometimes it is necessary to oppose a course of action, but eventually to to change your mind because someone presents information or reasoning that convincingly argues in favour of the action. For most people, that is not easy to do. Last, despite all the best intentions and the most thorough examination of the facts available, sometimes a council will make mistakes. Sometimes the mistake can be corrected, but sometimes it cannot, and it takes a broad set of shoulders to move on with resolution and conviction. Local government needs good people who are willing to invest a lot of time, effort and care in a
job that has little personal return. If you are willing to give that kind of dedication, and if you feel a genuine responsibility to your fellow residents, then I encourage you to run and work at getting yourself elected. I wish I could say that the job is easy and always rewarding: it is not. I also wish that the really good candidates would step into this role, but many choose not to because of the criticism and the public perception that all people in local politics are simply self serving, and thus the proper target for disparagement. In general, the old saying is true, that we get the kind of government we deserve. Please vote on election day, and please choose wisely. Reeve David Golem, Limerick
than $400 per household should see their policing costs drop. Let’s be honest, some municipalities have enjoyed unrealistically low policing costs with the OPP for many years, while others have paid much higher per household due to a complex billing process. Addressing this discrepancy is the right thing to do, although we acknowledge that the transition for the municipalities who will experience rising costs will be difficult. The Ontario government is considering ways to lessen the financial impact during the transition to a new billing model. 4. The OPP Cost Recovery Formula resulted in a reduction of one per cent in billing for direct operating expenses (gas, uniforms, computers, etc.) from 2010 to 2013. This was a significant accomplishment compared to other police services which are also struggling with rising costs in a time of restraint. I must acknowledge that uniform salaries, which are not part of the Cost Recovery Formula, are 80 to 85 per cent of the overall costs charged to OPP-policed municipalities. After two years without receiving a general increase in wages (2012, 2013), OPP officers received an increase of 8.55 per cent in 2014 to raise the salary of an OPP Provincial Constable to be equal to that of the highest paid
police service in the province. The OPP will have to recover these costs in the municipalities it polices. 5. Regardless of any changes to billing and the wage raise in 2014, the OPP remains the most cost-effective policing option for many municipalities in Ontario. OPP costs, on average, are less than half of the average cost of municipal police services in the province (based on OPP and Ministry of Finance data). While the per household cost of policing can vary widely under the current billing model, our low per household cost average tells us that the OPP is doing a really good job of being cost-effective and efficient. The men and the women of the OPP are dedicated professionals who provide a wide range of policing services to Ontario’s communities. We continue to work hard each and every day to keep the trust and confidence of the people of this province. We look forward to continuing to work with all of our partners to ensure a safe and secure Ontario. To view a more detailed video statement on this subject by Superintendent Philbin, visit the OPP YouTube channel at: http://youtu.be/ wJ70dn3X2LU Submitted by Superintendenet Rick Philbin
A full bucket Children read stories about “filling their buckets”on Feb. 15, at Bancroft Library’s children’s group. The program helps show what makes them happy, and how to support their friends and family in being happy. Children’s program runs every Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon, and includes stories, crafts, games and snacks. To register, call 613-3323380. Submitted by Vanessa Holm
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NERDS learn how to save lives with CPR NERDS second week of class was a busy one. We have done many things including, finishing our CPR course and starting on first aid. The class also travelled to Camp Wanakita, and to the fish hatchery to volunteer. We started off our week with our CPRcourse, finishing it on Wednesday when we wrote our test. This is the highest level of CPR we can get which is health care provider. After completing CPR we jumped right into standard first aid. Tuesday we went to the fish hatchery where we were divided into two groups. One group consisting of six people, did fly tying for our trip to Rockingham, where we learn to fly fish. The other group helped to clean tanks that the fish are in and also fed the fish.
Friday we went to Camp Wanakita. This was the first time a nerds class has done this. Camp Wanakita is located Haliburton. At the camp we did team building exercises, including high ropes climbing, and an iron chef competition. We also did a lot of smaller team building games and challenges. Next week will be a busy week, like this one. We are planning on finishing our standard first aid training and also doing ice rescue training as well as our usual trip to the fish hatchery. You can check back next week for more updates about our class. Submitted by Mandy Wilkinson and Elisa Green
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Bancroft 4, Wasaga Beach 3. GAME 2: Saturday, Feb 15: The Jets fell behind 2-0 early and struggled to gain stride. Wiltshire scored in the second period from Brady to keep the Jets in the game, but the offense was hampered by untimely Jetsâ€™ penalties. Wasaga scored into an empty net to win 4-1. GAME 3, Sunday, Feb. 16: Home ice proved little advantage for the Jets who had some excellent scoring chances but couldnâ€™t solve the Wasaga netminder. Despite the appearance of overwhelming the opposition for prolonged stretches, the Jets fell 2-0. The loss sends the series back to Wasaga Beach on Friday, February 21. The Midget Jets face a do-or die situation. A loss would eliminate the squad from the playoffs. Submitted by George Myles
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Activists continue campaign to protect the Arctic Nate Smelle Staff Since successfully campaigning to have her friends released from prison in Russia, Greenpeace activist Angela Woodcock has been enjoying a little rest and relaxation at her cabin on Paudash Lake in Highlands East. She said she was relieved when she learned her friends and colleagues in the Arctic 30 were being released after spending more than two months behind bars. The 28 activists and two journalists were granted amnesty on Dec. 18 by the Russian government when pressure from governments and millions of people worldwide had mounted for them to be set free. “The charges were so outlandish I never thought in my wildest imagination that peaceful environmental activists would ever be charged with piracy and then the lesser charge of hooliganism,” said Woodcock. The crew claims to have been peacefully protesting the oil company Gazprom’s plans for deep water drilling in the arctic on September 19, 2013, when heavily armed Russian commandos rappelled down from a helicopter and illegally arrested them in international waters. Although the crew was released and criminal charges have been dropped, Greenpeace is still waiting to have their ship the Arctic Sunrise returned. “The fight to protect the Arctic and the world’s climate continues,” she said. “More than five million people have signed to save the Arctic and we have a responsibility to fulfill. We will go on exposing through scientific research, political pressure, media coverage and peaceful actions around the planet the absurdity of
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in moderating climate as similar to that of an air conditioning system. Working with some of the world’s most respected scientists on a regular basis, Ruzycki says that all one has to do if they are questioning the science behind anthropogenic climate change is take a look at satellite images of the ice cover in the arctic and Antarctic now as compared to those of 20 years ago. “It’s heating up,” said Ruzycki. “When the ice melts, more of the ocean becomes visible. The sun is then absorbed more, which heats things up. The whiteness of the ice is there to reflect the sun. The oil industry thinks this is great because there is less ice up there in the summer, so they can go and drill for more oil. This will just create more greenhouse gases. Pretty soon there will not be any ice left to worry about.” All people need to do is take a look at the track record of oil spills for companies like Gazprom, said Ruzycki, and it becomes clear that it is not a matter of if there will be more spills, it is a matter of when. “Arctic drilling equals oil spills,” he said. “Gazprom is notoriously bad for their arctic spills on land. There are no proven technologies for cleaning up or dealing with an oil spill in the waters in the arctic, on the ice or under the ice. Remember the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf is not far from anything really. A few hundred miles maybe, but we are looking at the arctic here. I think that one of the reasons they tried to silence us is because this is a location that not many people in the world will ever see.” For more information on Greenpeace’s campaign to save the arctic, or to sign the petition go to www.savethearctic.org.
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Friday, February 21, 2014 • Bancroft This Week
Bancroft This Week • Friday, February 21, 2014
BANCROFT THIS WEEK
SERVICES ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 1-888-214-0473 www.aamadawaska valley.org (TFN)
Custom Woodworking and Professional Furniture Restoration and Refinishing. Over 20 years experience. 705-448-9453 (TFN)
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Our Nanny is the greatest person In this whole wide world And because she thinks We’re all so special She’s our favorite girl. Turning 65 years old Is really just a test And Kayla, Jamie, Connor and Hope Wish her many more and all the best.
~ Love from your Grandchildren
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Friday, February 21, 2014 • Bancroft This Week
BANCROFT THIS WEEK
CASINO RAMA Bus and Buffet Wed. Mar. 5 $12 per person
Maynooth 8:45am Bancroft 9:15am Cardiff 9:30am 613-338-3161
FOR SALE House for Sale
On private 1 acre hedged lot in Bancroft 3 + 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, Central air, paved driveway, finished basement, 2 garages. $240,000 613-332-5594 (Feb 21)
Firewood For Sale 100% Hardwood for sale. $240 a bush cord, cut & split. Call (613)334-1226
STEVE HUNTER (705) 330-6402
ENGRAVING CEMETERY • HOME • COTTAGE
Lindsay - Bancroft & Area
MASCHKE, Bertha Passed away peacefully at Sunnycrest Nursing Home on Monday February 10, 2014, in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Fred. Loving mother of Bill, Ethel (Royce), Ernie (Carol), Vivian (Bernie), Rhoda, Pat, and the late Adeline, Esther, Rick, Albert, and Lloyd. Grandmother of 23 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 10 great great grandchildren. A special “Thank-You” to the Sunnycrest Nursing Home Whitby for taking such good care of Bertha during her stay. Friends may call at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME 124 King Street East Oshawa, for visitation on Tuesday February 18th from 2pm – 4pm & 7pm – 9pm. Funeral Service to be held in the chapel Wednesday February 19th at 2pm. 2014 Spring Interment at Christ Lutheran Church, Maynooth, ON. Memorial donations are appreciated to the Christ Memorial Church in Maynooth or the Alzheimer Society.
Lakefront Apartment One bedroom overlooking Baptiste Lake. Rent includes WIFI and TV. $695.00 monthly plus utilities. Available Mar. 1st. 613-332-2408 (Jan31) LARGE OPEN 1 bedroom Apartment in town. Level walking to post office and stores. References required $785 per month. Utilities Included. 613-339-1232
OFFICE & SHOWROOM
17 Russell St. W., Lindsay
House For Rent 3 Bedroom Home available March 1st, 2014. Close to town. 613-334-6323
Spacious 5 bedroom all season cottage. $100/ night (max 5people). Conveniently located 10 minutes from Bancroft. Additional Parking Call: Pam at 613-202-1369 or Email: mistellemontague@ gmail.com (Feb28)
(705) 324-9222 1-(800)-461-0282 www.sandersonmonument.ca THANK YOU The family of the Late John Elliott wishes to express our sincere gratitude for the many concerns and acts of kindness shown to us during our journey and since John’s recent passing. Thank you to everyone for the lovely cards, phone calls, flowers, donations and food. Also all the hugs, prayers and kind words spoken to us which meant so much. A very special thank you to Dr. Cooper, Dr. Brown and Nurse Jenny for their wonderful care and compassion. Many thanks to our dear friends and family for your love and support you gave us and continuing to give. Love and Blessings Linda, Reid and Barb And Scott and Jen
Bancroft This Week • Friday, February 21, 2014
1-800-351-0021 Bancroft, Ontario
www.century21allseasons.com Brokerage Brokerage
Fax: (613) 332-3737 firstname.lastname@example.org
Each Office is Independently Owned & Operated *Sales Representative **Broker ***Broker of Record 33+ ACRES
HWY 62 NORTH
201421770 NEW LISTING
DAVE REEVES* email@example.com 613.334.1009
JOSEY VOGELS* firstname.lastname@example.org 613.334.9160
Off the grid and super private, this rolling 100 acres is loaded with mixed hardwoods and wildlife. Property borders Crown Land offering access to Baptiste Lake. Great for hunters or naturalists. $84,900
RAY KRUPA** email@example.com 613.332.8801
EXCELLENT BUILDING LOT
1.3 acres, well treed with wildlife. Fronting on a year round township road. Make this your perfect 4 season get-a-way or home to enjoy nature and our awesome heritage trail system.
This exceptional 2 storey family home is situated on Bancroft`s meandering York River on 2 acres, private & well treed , located just minutes from Town. This home features 4 good size bedrooms, full bath upstairs and master bedroom ensuite The main has a living room and family room with cathedral ceiling and fireplace for an extra cozy feel, spacious kitchen & dinning area, main level laundry room, a 2 piece bath & foyer, attached double car garage and deck at rear to enjoy nature, trails and an outside fire pit. In addition there is a new roof as well as other outbuildings including a children’s tree house. Exceptional location for schools (Birds Creek, York River, & North Hasting High School). Make this your perfect place, home shows pride of ownership. $219,000 #201321485
25 ACRES ON THE YORK RIVER
Acreage on the York River right in town! Private with plenty of mature trees as well as cleared areas to build your dream home with a stunning panoramic view of the Eagle’s Nest. Beautiful winding riverfront plus your own private lagoon.
READY TO BUILD.
LITTLE WADSWORTH LAKE
Sunny south-facing 4-season lakefront cottage with a stunning view and pristine, private owned shoreline. Between Barry’s Bay and Bancroft. Very few cottages and no more development allowed on this gorgeous, clean limestone lake.
JESSICA SNIDER* firstname.lastname@example.org 613.334.1390
THIS HOME HAS IT ALL! Come enjoy this open concept 3 bedroom home on 8.8 acres. Home has a full, walkout basement which opens onto a large private back yard and is surrounded by beautiful gardens, and a large deck which overlooks a large above ground pool. There is a 20X28 garage. This home is close to several lakes and trails and you get to enjoy the elk and deer in your front yard.
Excellent 2+1 bedroom home overlooking Leidtke Lake, home has may upgrades, detached garage and drilled well. This home is priced to sell
RAGLAN WHITE LAKE
Newly painted and renovated interior and maintenance free exterior. This home is ready to move in to. 3 Bedrooms and a full basement, private level lot.
All Seasons Realty Ltd.
Great Recreation Home, close to Lakes and ATV or Snowmobile Trails. Year round access. Large 28 x 40` garage and separate out buildings.
SHARON LONERGAN* email@example.com 613.332.8863
Level, well treed private lot. Cement pad, hydro, dug well all in place. Driveway in. Baptiste Lake Public access just a short drive away.
BUILD BY BAPTISTE!
Just over 2 acres with a great view of Baptiste Lake. About a minute from the public boat launch with access to this 3 lake chain. 10 minutes north of Bancroft. Perfect spot for you future home or getaway.
GREAT STARTER HOME
Year Round Home or Weekend Retreat on 50 acres with 700 ft on the York River. 2 bedroom home with garage plus a 17x25 bunkie at the river. 3 good size drive sheds. Don’t miss out on this peaceful paradise.
Great Starter or Retirement Home 1.5 Storey Home on large 1.35 acre lot, new furnace & oil tank in 2012 and new pump in 2013, paved driveway, garage and shed. This home has great potential with some updating
3 plus bedroom home in the heart of Boulter. Nicely landscaped with a large backyard and attached garage, new roof in 2011. Close to Fraser and Foster Lakes and public beach.
3 bedroom cottage on prestigious Salmon Trout Lake, Cottage has 3 bedrooms, open concept Kitchen/dining/livingrm with 4 pc bath with full septic and lake water. The lake has great pickerel and bass fishing and is only 15 minutes to Bancroft. Come and have a look.
OFF GRID HOME
FABULOUS EXECUTIVE HOME
COUNTRY 4 BEDROOM HOME
Cottage with lots of privacy, 125 ft of natural shoreline, great westerly views from the large wrap around deck, year round access, affordable cottaging on a popular lake with lots to offer
Country Home with 3 bedrooms, main floor office, bright kitchen and 3 season sunroom look out to 300 ft of frontage on the Madawaska River, 1.66 acre level lot, garage with loft, plus separate fully equipped rental or guest cottage
Close to all ammenities, this home has 3 bedrooms on the main level and 3 bedrooms on the lower level, very large rec room with pellet stove to cuddle up beside. Open living/dining room, large kitchen, hardwood floors, ceramic tile and carpet, large foyer and 2 car attached garage, new roof in 2011.
44.3 Acres with Highway frontage and room to roam in your backyard. Home features 3 bedrooms on second level, main floor master bedroom, kitchen, living room and dining room, one 3 pc. bath and full unfinished basement, One car attached garage without buildings. This property has trails throughout. Make an offer, seller is motivated.
Spring will be here soon!!!
We will be attending the Toronto Cottage Life show and would love to showcase your property. If you are considering selling, it is one of the best marketing tools we use. Success year after year!
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