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Friday, January 24, 2014

Big win for Huskies Captain of the North Hastings High School Huskies hockey team, Josh Howran, heads up ice during a game against the Belleville Centennial Secondary School team at the North Hastings Community Centre in Bancroft on Wednesday, Jan. 15. The Huskies won by a score of 7-1. More photos on page 11.

Bancroft Council Heavy snow in December 2013 surpasses 20122013 totals


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Walk for Memories Popular fundraiser returns to Bancroft for the fourth year

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Huskies win North Hastings High School Huskies off to a good start in 2014


Club 580 was pushing capacity on Thursday, Jan. 16 as the community’s movers and shakers gathered to exchange ideas regarding how to transform Bancroft into a world-class destination. The goal of the Destination Bancroft project is to create a conceptual plan for Riverside Park, the skatepark, Millennium Park and the area between Bridge Street and Station Street along the Heritage Trail. EDA Collaborative Inc. is known world-wide for its work in landscape architecture, urban design, project management and environmental management. They have been hired by the municipality along with Sierra Planning and Management to come up with a comprehensive development strategy for Bancroft to redefine itself as a premier year-round tourist des-

tination. Funding for the plan to be developed was obtained by the municipality through the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports. The evening began with a presentation by Bruce Cudmore, a consultant from EDA consulting firm. EDA was brought in by the municipality to help and find ways to better utilize Bancroft’s natural and cultural assets. “Our real purpose here tonight is to listen to the community,” said Cudmore. “We are building this plan from the ground up and we need to hear from you about what you believe are the important aspects of it that we should know about. The things that you think are the key building blocks for building this tourism destination.” Because of Bancroft’s abundance of cultural and natural assets along with its centralized geographical location from numerous larger cities and attractions, Jonathan Hack, a consultant with Sierra Planning and Management,

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described Bancroft as having an important regional significance. “We are very early in our process obviously but it is quite clear that Bancroft’s role is far greater than not only its wintertime population, but even its summertime population as a trade area that speaks directly to its regional role in the marketplace,” said Hack. “In terms of how we view the provision and justification for investment in services, recreation and tourism opportunities we are taking that regional scale in identifying what is needed what the market demand is and what the opportunities are. The next question is how this can be accommodated within the boundaries of the town of Bancroft.” After the presentations the room was divided into several discussion groups to brainstorm on ideas of how Bancroft can better capitalize on see DESTINATION page 10


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More snow in December than all of 2012-13, says Kelly

Josey Vogels Special to This Week The following are a series of brief reports from the Jan. 14 meeting of Bancroft council. Mayor Bernice Jenkins opened the Jan. 14 Bancroft council meeting with a topic that’s been front of mind for all of North Hastings this winter — the weather. She congratulated Perry Kelly, manager of public works and his crew for a job well done keeping the roads maintained throughout December’s extreme weather conditions and heavy snowfall. Kelly reported that snowfall in December alone exceeded the total amount of snowfall for the entire winter of 2012/13 estimating a total of about 650 tandem truckloads of snow were removed. “This was a much different picture than last year when we had no snow at all at Christmas,” he said. Crews were out seven days a week through the worst of it and while the snow removal budget for December alone was about $35,000, Perry says they went into the month with a good financial buffer so the budget should be able to handle it. Nominations open for fall municipal election Mayor Jenkins announced that nominations for this fall’s municipal election opened on Jan. 2, and will be accepted until 2 p.m. on Sept. 11. Go to the town website for details and nomination forms. February is Heart Month Every February, the Heart and Stroke Foundation campaigns to collect donations to fund research, education and social change. Nearly 1,500 hospital and universitybased researchers depend on the Foundation’s fundraising efforts. At the request of the Belleville office of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Mayor Jenkins proclaimed February as Heart Month in the Town of Bancroft, urging all residents, businesses and local organizations to show their

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Municipal office buildings undergo heat system and energy audit Councillor Don Koppin presented a comprehensive report on the state of the heating system and the energy efficiency of the municipal building offices. An extensive energy audit and building envelope and heating system analysis revealed the following: * no radon was detected; * the current gas boiler heating system is inefficient and the boiler could break down any day; * poor insulation and inefficient windows are resulting in extensive heat loss Koppin calculated that insulation and window improvements could result in over $12,000 annually in heating costs. Mayor Jenkins was surprised to learn that the flat roof of the building was designed specifically to allow heat loss from the building through the ceiling to melt the snow. Insuation improvements will result in a greater snow load on the roof, which is was not designed to withstand. Chief Building Official Dale Shannick confirmed that while the building could not support a second level is could support a new trussed roof which would resolve this issue. The purpose of Koppin’s report was to gather information in order to determine the best solutions for the building. “Hopefully, we’ll get through this winter with the current heating system to give us time to further investigate the best heating and insulation solutions for the building based on my audit,” Koppin said.

Homecoming tournament returns Deputy Mayor Wayne Wiggins was pleased to announce that the annual Homecoming Tournament will take place over two weekends this year for the first time. Ladies and seniors tournaments will be held March 8 and 9 while the Rack and Open Tournaments will be held March 15 and16. This will help to raise almost $6,000 extra in revenue offsetting some rental losses this year which will allow them to keep public ice rental fees down. Wiggins also requested that the current $2,750 surcharge paid by the municipalities of Bancroft, Hastings Highlands, Carlow-Mayo and Faraday to sit on the arena board be raised to $3,000.

Council debates supporting TROUT With some of municipalities pulling their support for the The Rural Overland Utility Transit (TROUT), concern was expressed that this increasingly vital public transportation option may not have the support it needs to continue. When it was expressed that perhaps the TROUT needed to find other funding solutions, Koppin said, “No public transportation system in the world is sustainable on its own

Chief reports on fire calls for 2013 Fire chief Pat Hoover reported that there were a total of 59 firehall calls in 2013. There were six in December involving medical calls and motor vehicle collisions but no fires — none of which happened over this Christmas holidays, “which is great. Last year we had a fire on Christmas Day,” said Hoover.

Exotic animal bylaw Spurred by the incident in 2013 in which two young Toronto boys were killed by a snake that made it into their upstairs apartment from the pet shop below, Bancroft council decided to be proactive and consider introducing an exotic animal bylaw for the Town. Two local residents —one a snake owner and and another a large cat keeper — submitted concerns about the bylaw at the meeting that will be taken under consideration before the bylaw is passed. Mayor Jenkins emphasized that she has “no issue with allowing people to enjoy what they enjoy but we also want to prevent any unwelcome incidents. I have no idea what [kind of exotic pets] people have but behooves us to look at it. This is our attempt to be proactive.”

Increase in policing costs expected for Wollaston in 2015 Jim Eadie Special to This Week Wollaston council met for their regular meeting on Jan. 14 with new surprises arising in the same old expenses that cause them acid reflux every year at this time. First off the mark, Reeve Dan McCaw complained about the reception he received at Hastings County Planning Advisory and Land Division Committee on Jan. 9 in Belleville. McCaw contends that committee members do not seem to understand the complaints that he has brought to them from council related to the new official plan and provincial policy statements that the new plan will be crafted around. In addition, he was chastised at the meeting by several committee members for referring to the upper tiers of government and their treatment of rural northern concerns as “bullying”. “We should be asked about what we need,” he said. “I can’t seem to get that across, we’re asking to be asked.” “In my 10 years with this council, they have never con-

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sulted us,” said Deputy Reeve Graham Blair. “In the provincial policy statement, it says development of the official plan should be done in consultation with the municipalities.” “There’s going to be a battle,” said McCaw. “I feel very strongly that we are done if this thing goes through. The best they could do is throw me out of county council. The warden seems to be worried that what we are doing will put a black mark against his wardenship. I told him that it was not about him.” Wollaston council has long expressed their concern that new development rules that seem to have little relevance to the rural north of the county, will stifle further development in the municipality. Clerk Jennifer Cohen then informed council that an application has been made to the Provincial Small Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund for the completion of paving the Lower Faraday Road. Cohen noted that completing the application was onerous for such a small municipality with very limited staff, and especially considering the one-month notice given by the province. Also filed with council was a copy of a letter to Premier Wynne from the Ontario Township of East Ferris. The letter pointed out that the definition of “small and rural” for the program was “any municipality under 100,000 residents,” which amounts to 95 per cent of Ontario municipalities. In addition, the requirement for the municipality to demonstrate financial hardship in the application actually penal-

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izes municipalities that have a record of good fiscal management. Council also received the preliminary budget for the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority (CVCA) indicating that they would be seeking a six per cent increase in their bill to the municipality for 2014. “I still think that six per cent is three per cent too high,” said McCaw. “That’s just my feeling. I just can’t see giving them that kind of money at this time. Council has to make a decision.” “What are our options at this point,” asked Blair. “I guess, send them a message to sharpen their pencils.” Council unanimously passed a motion to inform the CVCA: “a six per cent increase is unmanageable for Wollaston Township ratepayers.” Next on the list of bad news: the OPP policing estimate for 2014. The policing bill is actually paid by the municipality one year in advance based on the OPP estimate, and then reconciled at the end of the year based on calls for service levels. “Woweee,” was all McCaw could say. The estimate for 2014 is $180,891, up over $14,000 from the 2013 estimate of $166,186. Treasurer Verna Brundage pointed out that there still has not been a reconciliation of the 2013 bill, as this has yet to be received from the OPP. The 2012 cost was $154,221. Included in the OPP estimate was a note that the OPP is the highest paid police service in Ontario, and much of the increase this year is due to an 8.55 per cent salary hike after a two year salary freeze. Council has received a written response from Wynne to a letter written several months ago expressing their concern about the new OPP billing model that will come into effect in 2015. There is a belief there will be a significant cost increase at that time to municipalities such as Wollaston. Wynne thanked the municipality for their input on the suggested new OPP billing model. “I welcome your council’s input on this, or any other issue of provincial concern,” she said. “Well in that case, we should write her a letter about the official plan, and their provincial policy statement,” said Blair. Council directed the clerk to draft a letter regarding the provincial policy statement to Wynne, as well as the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO). According to their website, AMO works to make municipal governments stronger and more effective. Through AMO, Ontario’s 444

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Blackfish in Bancroft the necessity and safety of such a pracBancroft is very luck to possess such an iconic venue for the performing arts tice, the film highlights a wide variety of perspectives on the topic. Cowand public events as the Village Playperthwaite interviews everyone from house. Not only does it provide the marine park guests and staff, to the community with a charismatic location for entertainment, it also provides sailors and divers who have captured the whales. She also takes focus on local charities with a unique setting for fundraising, while at the same time the families of the whale-trainers who have been killed by whales in marine giving people a place to socialize. parks all over the world. Recently at the Village Playhouse I The testimonials given by these indihad the chance to catch the highlyacclaimed documentary film Blackfish viduals are all incredibly moving. For me though the most powerful words by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Wherever the film is screened it seems to provoke came from John Crowe, one of the divers who had been involved in an a great deal of response from its audiorca capture off the coast of Washingences. It has inspired artists like the ton State. He said, “we Barenaked Ladies, Wilwere there trying to get lie Nelson, the Beach one of the young orcas Boys, Trace Adkins, into the stretcher and Trisha Yearwood and the whole family was out many others to canthere 25 metres away in a cel their performances line communicating back at Sea World. The film and forth. You realized has generated such a then what you were doing. huge response publicly I couldn’t take it. It was that members of the just like kidnapping a little Nate Smelle media have labelled kid away from his mother.” this reaction to it as Staff reporter I had never thought “the Blackfish effect.” before how much effort it From the group diswould require to capture such a mascussions that formed in the lobby at sive mammal without killing it or yourthe Village Playhouse after the film self in the attempt. The way in which was over, Bancroft appeared not to he described the whales’ reaction to be immune to its effect. The lingering the capture of their young, and the killaudience seemed motivated to share ing of three members of their pod; as their personal thoughts and feelings well as how this experience continon their own experiences of visiting ues to affect him, was heartbreaking. marine parks and zoos. Rather than fleeing for the sake of their Blackfish takes a deep look into the own personal safety the orcas chose ethics of keeping such large and intelligent mammals as orca in captivity for to put themselves at risk of capture or death by remaining at the scene. Why entertainment purposes. Questioning

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would they do this? Is it a sign of intelligence, or emotional attachment? Lori Marino, a neuroscientist who studies the brains of whales and dolphins, said that after comparing the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans of humans with those of cetaceans she is confident that these creatures have a sense of self, exhibit social bonding, and possess highly elaborated emotional lives, possibly even more complex than humans. Another orca researcher featured in the film, Howard Garrett, stated that whales and dolphins use vocalizations that resemble a level of diversity in speech comparable to that of human language. So, what does all of this mean? Do whales and dolphins only deserve their right to live wild and free because they exhibit signs of intelligence and emotional connection? Why is it that this film continues to inspire empathy in those who see it towards creatures held captive for entertainment purposes? The film demands that people

ask themselves these questions before they buy a ticket to enter a marine park. For me, the power of this film resides in its ability to relate the audience directly to the experience of the whales living out their lives in a tank. If the audience member puts his or herself in that fish bowl the question of freedom versus captivity becomes much easier to answer. The film was presented as part of the Toronto International Film Festival’s (TIFF’s) North of 7 Film Fest circuit. This series of special presentations raises funds for Hospice House North Hastings, and delivers top-notch entertainment to people in Bancroft on the second Tuesday of each month from Sept. to June each year. For more information, or for tickets contact: 613.332.5918, or email

Christmas Bird Count reveals rare species in Bancroft Fifteen members of the Bancroft Field Naturalists’ Club spent most of Dec. 14 searching the survey area by vehicle and on foot counting all of the birds they observed. In total they tallied 1,716 birds representing 29 species from ruffed grouse to house sparrows. We were happy to see

large numbers of the common winter species seen at bird feeders such as blue jays, black-capped chickadees, woodpeckers and nuthatches. Fifteen people with feeding stations provided the club with counts. This year we had the highest counts ever for wild turkey, northern goshawk,

golden-crowned kinglet and dark-eyed junco. We also had three rare species reported: great gray owl, bohemian waxwing and northern cardinal. Three other species were observed in the count week, but not on count day. These were: American black duck, bald eagle and pine siskin.

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The clubs counts were added to the continental Christmas Bird Count data maintained by the National Audubon Society and Bird Studies Canada. This is the oldest citizen science survey in the world. Submitted by the Bruce Collins

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Something for the first 10 days in February Jim Eadie Special to This Week The current edition of the Old Farmers Almanac predicted a “long nasty 201314 winter” complete with bitterly cold temperatures, and plenty of snow. They claim their predictions to be 80 per cent correct, and this year it seems that way so far. Our North Hastings winter came early, there have been extended periods of bitterly cold temperatures, and there is plenty of snow. The almanac further flags the first ten days of February for “stormy, heavy winter weather,” as well as mid-March, which is predicted to be “very windy and stormy.” We shall see. Living on an old farm many miles from the closest village, I often imagine the road I use being pushed through the

bush, over rocks and across swamps a century ago. Hardly more than a glorified cow path, these roads were often impassible especially during the winter. At that time in our history, the landowner would be responsible for maintaining his part of the road, while at the same time trying to clear a bit of land to farm, and simple buildings to house a family, and some livestock. While working the farm, I regularly turn up bits and pieces of old farm mechanization: horse shoes, old hardware and pieces of antique mowing and cultivation equipment, even a 1931 Ontario truck licence plate. There are thousands of tons of rocks moved into the fencerows, and if the rock was just too big, it was left and worked around. I still work around them. My, how things have changed, and what we take for granted now.

One of the most interesting books I have read is entitled: Your Loving Anna – Letters from the Ontario Frontier. In 1972, Louis Tivy published letters written by his grandmother Anna Leveridge home to her mother in England, as well as text that he drew from the recollections of his grandparents. Anna followed her husband David to a homestead in the backwoods of Hastings County in 1883. The homestead was in Wollaston Township near the Faraday Township line, east of the Lower Faraday Road. The hamlet of Coe Hill lay seven kilometres to the south if you took a shortcut through the woods, or about 10 kilometres if you followed the road. David Leveridge worked in lumber camps during some winters, and also worked on building the new railroad into Coe Hill, living at a boarding house in town. At this time Anna, and their grow-

ing family stayed at home somehow surviving heavy winters and bug infested summers, growing gardens, and helping David clear land to farm. David would walk back and forth to Coe Hill to bring supplies and the mail home, and if he had a particularly heavy load to get, his son would walk to meet him halfway home to help with the carrying. The letters written by Anna during that time describe in exquisite detail the daily life of an early North Hastings settler. This remarkable book has been out of print for many years, but just recently it has been republished by Kirby Books (Bancroft) and is again available in print format at local booksellers, or as an e-book. Very worthwhile reading, especially for one of those evenings during the first 10 days of February… if the Old Farmers Almanac is correct.

Zumba added to activities at Walk for Memories Adding Zumba to the activities offered at the Bancroft Walk for Memories was something new at this year’s successful fundraiser. Zumba is a dance-based fitness program that calls itself “exercise in disguise.” Using international music and dance styles ranging from the salsa to hip hop and belly dancing, the program has been a big hit around the world. Zumba is a great fit for those who are looking to stay physically fit and work their brains at the same time because the program involves cued movements that move the upper and lower body in different ways at the same time. The benefit of

having the movements cued in each class means that students work their brains in the moment but they do not have to remember any of the choreography from class to class. And while it might sound hard, students develop a comfort level with the class style and material often after only one class. Zumba was also introduced at the Walk because of its fit with Alzheimer’s Disease and the role fitness plays with healthy aging. For those living with Alzheimer’s Disease, keeping physically active is very important as it helps reduce stress and the more energy we expend during the day, the easier it is to sleep

at night. Because you do not have to remember any choreography, Zumba is a program that is accessible for those with cognitive impairments. And for those caring for someone with the diagnosis, it’s a great way to move, laugh, sweat and forget about stress for at least an hour. Barb Shaw has been a licensed Zumba instructor for three years. Having worked as a yoga instructor and as a recreational therapist, she saw great value in the program and so she has been doing ongoing training and expanding her teaching abilities. “I love how people look when they connect with the music in a class and

when they start to let go and let the music move them,” Shaw says. “Not only do you see improvements in flexibility, coordination, balance and mental abilities but you burn a ton of calories and flood your body with feel-good endorphins. Even trying it out at the Walk for Memories for 30 minutes resulted in sweat and smiles.” Shaw teaches Zumba in Maynooth, Apsley and through Loyalist College in Bancroft. Classes are suitable for anyone who wants to start adding more physical movement to improve overall health and wellness. Submitted by the Barbara Shaw

Theology on Tap discusses the other ‘F’- word: Faith One of my favourite comedians is George Carlin and he does a great bit on one of the most controversial words in the English language: the F-word. See, I still can’t write it in full. In that comedic bit he talks about how versatile the word is, how it can be an adjective, a verb, a noun, etc. Very funny stuff, but there is another F-word that is equally used but frequently confused. That F-word is:

FAITH. In his introduction to his book The Dynamics of Faith, Theologian Paul Tillich writes: “There is hardly a word in the religious language, both theological and popular, which is subject to more misunderstandings, distortions, and questionable definitions than the word “faith.” Today (the book was written in 1957) the term “faith” is more productive of disease than of health. It confuses, mis-

Neil Young more popular than PMO To the Editor, I’m not anti-Harper...I’m PRO Canadian...I dislike Harper through and through...but as a proud Canadian we have the right to call shenanigans on our government. Muzzling our scientists is morally wrong as is about 90 per cent of everything that Harper is doing. Is he doing it legally? In a sneaky way, yes. Harper has 27,000 likes on his Facebook conservative page...Neil Young has 2.5 million...I am guessing Harper doesn’t like that Mr. Young has a bigger audience than himself.

Harper should be scared. Canadians are seeing through his “economic growth at all cost crap”. The majority of Canadians realize we cannot be shortsighted with regards to the environment. We owe it to our kids to stop the tar sands. We have the ability to create more jobs with sustainable energy why aren’t we doing it? Nicole Duncan, Bancroft (Spatopia)

leads creates alternately skepticism and fanaticism, intellectual resistance and emotional surrender, rejection of genuine religion and subjection to substitutes. Perhaps it’s time we had a discussion about this word. Please join us on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Algonquin Cook House for Theology On Tap where we will dive in to the controversial topic of Faith. We will pose questions like: Is faith

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A Walk for Memories

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Bancroft’s Mayor Bernice Jenkins addresses supporters of the Alzheimer’s Society’s fourth annual Walk for Memories at North Hastings High School in Bancroft on Saturday, Jan. 18. The event raised $19,800 to help people living with the disease in North Hastings.

Following the sound of bagpiper Andrew Mansfield, supporters of the Alzheimer’s Society take Walk for Memories in the gym at North Hastings High School in Bancroft.

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Marie Martin and her husband Garry Martin pause for a moment while taking a Walk for Memories through the halls of North Hastings High School.

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The official town crier for the event, Rory McRandall begins his Walk for Memories to help raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.


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from page 1 its natural and cultural assets. Ideas such as developing the beach on the York River, building an earth science education centre, bringing in a large retail store, and creating multi-use and fully accessible trail that loops along the Riverside and connects to the Eagle’s Nest Lookout and Vance Park were all brought to the table. The one thing that all of the discussion groups recognized as essential is better integration of public art was needed. “We have an incredible wealth of artistic talent in this area, and it would be fabulous to have that sampled throughout town,” said local artist/musician Ron Kapitain. “There could be larger installations like wood carvings and stone carvings, even art kiosks along the riverfront.” Former Mayor of Bancroft Lloyd Churchill was happy to see such a large, enthusiastic crowd assemble for the public meeting. Taking part in many public meetings like this in the past, he said that they usually leave him feeling frustrated because of the inaction which follows. He described the energy in the room this evening as unique to any he had experienced before. “I think this one is going to be different,” said Churchill. “It seems like more people have realized that they can’t just sit back and complain if they don’t get out there and take part in the changes they want to see. Some people in town think that because their busi-

ness is doing fine they don’t have to be a part of this type of thing, but that’s not how it works.” Churchill believes that there needs to be a mutually beneficial relationship among business owners in Bancroft if the town is to be successful in its efforts to re-brand itself as a “must see” year-round tourist destination to visit or live. “Some stores will stay open on holidays and in the summer and others will not,” he said. “Those that are really trying to make the town vibrant by staying open to serve the

We have an incredible wealth of artistic talent in this area and it would be fabulous to have that sampled throughout town. — Ron Kapitain

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Friday nights used to be a busy night in town, but now people don’t know who is open and who is closed so they just stay away. One of the big hurdles we have to get through is uniformity of hours, so that people are in their cottages and in the outlying areas want to go to town because they know the stores will be open.” As a business owner for more than 23 years in Bancroft, Churchill learned many lessons about doing business in town. Lessons he feels need to be understood by the business community today “Some days you made money, some days you didn’t, but you have to learn to take the good with the bad. Un-uniformity in business hours is really hurting us,” Churchill said. “If we want to be a tourism community, which I believe we are, then we have to start preparing ourselves to serve the tourists when they are here. We just can’t say serve the tourists though we have to serve the locals too. Once we can get a start and do something then the momentum will build from there. Hopefully there will be something put in place that will show us a real attempt to get moving.” The executive director of the Bancroft Business Improvement Area (BBIA), Chris Drost, said they were also enthusiastic to see so many people taking an active role in their community. Drost said that getting an actual plan together is the first step in making something happen. “It will ensure thoughtful development and use of these lands, ensuring there are many things to do, but also making sure green space is preserved,” said Drost. “The exciting part about this initiative is that the plan is being developed by the community, individuals at the meeting and others who have already stepped for-




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ward with ideas. It is very encouraging to see groups and individuals coming forward with ideas to improve our community and what we can offer both residents and the travelling public.” Drost is pleased to see the consultants reaching out to the community for ideas on how to authentically redefine Bancroft. “We know our community best,” Drost said. “By collectively promoting all our existing assets along the river, and developing some new ones, the BBIA anticipates that the area will become a destination in itself and a spring board to local businesses and to the many interesting activities and places across the region.” The enthusiasm for Destination Bancroft was obvious by the level of participation in the room. Greg Webb, the general manager of the Bancroft and District Chamber of Commerce said their organization is thrilled to be a partner in the project, and is excited to take an active role in the transformation. “The Chamber has great interest in this project as the Visitor Information Centre is centrally located within the hub of all of this proposed activity,” said Webb. “Many visitors stop at the train station as their first point of arrival and orientation in the area. We look forward to the next steps and continued involvement as an important partner in tourism.” In order to fulfill funding requirements the plan must be completed by mid-March 2014. For those interested 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, or at 613-3323331 ext. 206.

may significantly affect the healing process. Attitude matters. Laughter and humour have been shown to have beneficial health effects as well. CBS News reported on a paper in Aging that examined personality traits in people 95 years of age or older. The researchers reported that most had positive personality traits; the majority were outgoing, optimistic and easygoing. “They [the seniors] considered laughter an important part of life and had a large social network. They expressed emotions openly rather than bottling them up.” Other investigators have found that dispositional optimism protects older adults from strokes.


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Vito’s Pizzeria Jets clean up in first round The Vito`s Pizzeria Peewee Jets took on the Loyalist Jets for the first round of the playoffs. Friday night, they kicked off the series at home. Four minutes and 14 seconds in, some give and go passing, ended with Brett Cooney putting the puck in the net, assisted by Christopher Poste. With 4:05 left in the period, Poste put one in the open corner, assisted by Jordan Sutherland. Bancroft was up 2-0, heading into the second. Late in the second, Brett Cooney intercepted the puck, took it down and deposited into the net, a shorthanded and unassisted goal. Minutes later, Andrew Miller was tested, as Loyalist got a breakaway, but Miller shut the door on them. Unfortunately, they scored seconds later and the second ended 3-1 Bancroft. Just under four minutes into the third, Carter

Thrower fired the puck from the blue line and Brett Cooney was there to bang in the rebound, also assisted by Jack Kauffeldt. The only goal of the period and the game ended 4-1 for Bancroft. Saturday, it was game two at home. Sixteen seconds in, Jared McCaskie knocked one in during a scramble, assisted by Jesse Mountney and Brett Cooney. A little over two minutes later, Brodie Cooney ringed one off the iron and in, unassisted. Two and a half minutes later, Kauffeldt banged one in during a scramble, assisted by Mountney and McCaskie, and just like that Bancroft was up 3-0 after five minutes of play. Loyalist scored on the powerplay with 6:35 left, concluding the scoring in the first, with Bancroft up 3-1. A minute and forty seven seconds into the second, Kauffeldt scored his second

of the game, assisted by Poste and Brett Cooney. Late in the period, Loyalist was awarded a penalty shot and Miller denied them with an impressive save. The second ended 4-1 in favour of Bancroft and after a scoreless third, that is how the game ended. Sunday, the Bancroft Jets were in Loyalist. Nearing the halfway point in the first, Brett Cooney backhanded one in, unassisted, to give Bancroft a 1-0 lead, which they held onto throughout the rest of the period. Two minutes and 19 seconds into the second, Bancroft scored again, with a pass from McCaskie to Kauffeldt, who fed it over to Riley Hunt, who put it home. A few minutes later, Loyalist took advantage of a power play to put themselves on the scoreboard.


The second ended 2-1 for Bancroft. Loyalist added another power play goal early in the third, to tie the game. Forty eight seconds later, Kauffeldt regained the lead for Bancroft, after he took the puck all the way down the ice and buried it, unassisted. A lead they didn`t hold onto for long, as Loyalist tied it back up 32 seconds later. With 10:55 on the clock, Mountney scored to put Bancroft back on top, assisted by Kauffeldt. There were some scary moments in the rest of the third, but Bancroft held on to their lead, winning the game 4-3 and sweeping the series three games straight. The Jets will face Lakefield in the next round, check paper for game times. Submitted by Stacy McCaskie

Bancroft Auto Body Atom Jets knocked out of playoffs It was another tough weekend of hockey for the parents, the fans and for the Atom Jets. The Baltimore Ice Dogs came to Bancroft Saturday where the Jets were planning to even the series. Our boys were ready to skate against the much larger Ice Dog team. And skate they did. The Jets opened the scoring while on the power play, Tanner Potts holding the line, down to Sam Coulas who throw it over to Colson West for a goal. While pinning the Ice Dogs deep into their own end, Tanner holds the line again keeping the pressure on. A hard shot and a deflection by Colson Jenkins puts the Jets ahead by two. A slower start in the second period

allowed the Ice Dogs to pass easily through the neutral zone. The Jets defensive zone coverage was unable to clear the puck and it was 2-2 after two periods. A stronger start in the thirdperiod and a great dig by Keagan Anderson held the puck in the Dogs zone. Desi Davies snipes his first goal high glove side to put the Jets ahead once again. The Ice Dogs call a time out with only 1:58 minutes left, pull the goalie for the extra skater with the face off deep in the Jets zone. The puck drops and is moved all over our end with one shot going off the cross bar behind goalie Phillip Cannon. The game ends ... but wait, the referees converse and allow the cross bar shot that was initially waved

off to count. 3-3 and its overtime. The Jets again came out flying pinning the Ice Dogs deep in their zone. Shot after shot and time and time again the Ice Dogs goalie holds the puck out. The Ice Dogs finally gain the Jets zone and bang one into our net. A tough loss but fantastic effort by the entire team. The Atom Jets then travelled back to Baltimore Sunday in a nasty blizzard with terrible road conditions. A late start and a team that did not find their legs initially showed up. The game quickly slipped away with the Ice Dogs taking a 5-0 lead after 2 periods. Finally mid way through the 3rd period, Trevor McDowell takes hold of the puck

in his own end, skates down and releases a shot on goal. Colson Jenkins in the right place bangs in the Jets first goal. The Jets score their second late in the 3rd period while on the power play, Trevor holding the line, over to Keagan Anderson who feathers a nice pass over to Desi Davies who fires one along the ice behind the Dogs netminder. A strong third period for the Jets however our Jets fell 6-2. The Bancroft Auto Body Jets would like to thank the fans of Bancroft for supporting them on Saturday and throughout the year. Submitted by Norm McDowell

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Bancroft Motors Jets off to a good start in playoffs The Bancroft Motors Midget Jets played the first two games of the OMHA ‘CC’ provincial play- down last weekend in their quest for the John Slobodnik trophy, named for a past commissioner (1981-83) of the International Silver Stick. On Saturday, Jan. 18 the Jets hosted the Newcastle Stars at the North Hastings Community Centre. Captain Connor Brown broke a scoreless deadlock at the 10-minute mark of the first period assisted by Ian Coulas. The Jets had an opportunity to increase their lead but failed to score on numerous powerplays. Ironically, Newcastle scored at the

start of the second frame after the Jets took a double-minor minute penalty. Later in the frame, Tanner Brady scored what turned out to be the winning goal when he broke down the wing and fired a wrist shot past the Stars netminder. From that point, the Jets took command. Winger Caleb Trotter, who played his best game of the season, put a magnificent pass onto Tanner Shatraw’s stick on a two-onone rush and Shatraw one-timed it high into the Newcastle net for a 3-1 lead. In the first minute of the third, Jackson Wiltshire banged home a rebound off Matt Kavanagh’s point shot and a few shifts later, Brady set up Brown with a

goalmouth pass for Brown’s second goal of the night that capped a 5-1 win for the Jets. In the second game Sunday in Newcastle, the Jets skated to a 4-0 victory. Goalie Gordy Armstrong made exceptional saves to preserve the shutout. The goal scorers were Brown with two, and Wiltshire, and Coulas with one each. The Jets can eliminate Newcastle from the play-down with a victory on Friday, Jan. 24 at the North Hastings Community Centre. The game time is 7 p.m. Submitted by George Myles

Jan-Woodlands Jets lead series with Campbellford 2-0 The Jan Woodlands Bancroft Novice started their first round of playoffs up against the Campbellford Colts on Saturday. But first They got into playoff spirit by getting a bit colourful. Friday night Tammy’s Hair Care kept their doors open a little later than normal to turn the heads of the Novice players red and blue. Thanks Tammy! The puck dropped at 2 p.m. on Saturday and what a game. Game one of a best out of five series proved to be full of action. Shots were flying back and forth until one min-

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ute left in the first period and James Armstrong got the solo goal giving the Jets the lead. The second period went scoreless, even after many attempts on goal. Then the third period was tied up less than three minutes in. The Jets fans were on the edge of their seats as the time ran down. As hard as they tried they couldn’t get the goal they needed and the game went into overtime. Then at 3:32 into overtime James Armstrong had the fans off their seats, he scored the winning goal on a breakaway giving the Jets a one game lead. Sunday, Jan. 22 the Jets were on the road to Campbellford for game two. The first period didn’t turn up any goals for either team, and after a short break between periods, Brady Hunt comes up with a break away goal bringing the Jets to a one goal lead. Then a few minutes later the

Colts rally together and come up with the tying goal. The Jets went into the third period with a tie, then at 11:31 Brady Hunt scores, with the assist from James Armstrong, to give the Jets the lead. The Colts couldn’t catch up to the Jets. At 4:01, Camden Burke intercepts a pass from the Colts and breaks away to score, giving the Jets a 3-1 lead. The Jets didn’t stop there, with 2:15 left the Jets were still putting the pressure on when Dylan Brownlee scores, with the assist from Brady Hunt and Megan Jenkins. All of he Jan Woodlands Novice Jets played amazing in these first two games. Way to go Jets! The Jets will be facing off for game three, here in Bancroft, this Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. See you there! Submitted by Christa Brownlee

Moms host self-image party for girls A group of local Moms are getting together to plan a girls “Tween party.” The evening is planned for girls in grades five through seven on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the L’Amable Bible Chapel. This evening is planned with the intention of showing our young ladies that they everyone is beautiful in their own unique way. “We feel there are too many negative messages that these girls are getting through social media about what real beauty looks and acts like,” said Tammy Schutt, one of the mothers organizing the gathering. The evening will be filled with music, games, crafts, spa treatments, and a cooking class. It will wrap up with Jenn Martin and Jackie Libby speaking briefly about the role media has in giving our young ladies, and the false message of what beauty is and by confirming that inner beauty is so

much more important. The group would like to extend an invitation to all young ladies living in the Bancroft area to join in the fun this evening. The event is free but girls will need to register by Jan. 27 to ensure you receive a free gift bag. For more information, or to register call Tammy Schutt at 613-332-6808, or email Renee Robinson at . Free Transportation for the gathering will also be available by calling Bancroft Community Transit at 613-332-2732, or visit their website at Deadline for booking transportation is also Jan. 27. Submitted by Tammy Schutt

Hastings Highlands hires new CAO The municipality of Hastings Highlands has announced that per his employment contract, council has severed its employment relationship with Craig Davidson effective Jan. 9. Davidson was the CAO/treasurer and has been with the municipality since June of 2005. “He served our community well over the past eight and a half years and council wishes him the best in his future endeavours”. The municipality has also announced the retention of A and B Municipal Solutions on a part time basis to oversee its operations and support council in its municipal governance. A and B Municipal Solutions is owned and operated by Arie Hoogenboom, a senior municipal manager with over 30 years of experience as a project manager, clerk, CAO and city manager in several Ontario municipalities.

“We believe Mr. Hoogenboom will provide experienced staff leadership and council advice and will help fill the gap created with the recent departure of our CAO/Treasurer” noted Mayor Vivian Bloom. Hoogenboom hails from Rideau Lakes and is expected to be working three days per week in Hastings Highlands. His municipal career includes assignments in Prescott, Smith Falls, Dryden and Sioux Lookout. “I am excited to be asked to join the team in Hastings Highlands serving as their interim CAO. It is an opportunity to support the delivery of effective local government” said Mr. Hoogenboom. Mr. Hoogenboom will commence employment as of January 21, 2014. Submitted by the Municipality of Hastings Highlands


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Friday, January 24, 2014 • Bancroft This Week

Bancroft This Week COMING EVENTS


MARCHED/P.A.L. 7, 8 & 9 HUNTER to sign up call 7-9p.m. AUGUST 16-17-18

Pre-Reg. And Pre Paid ONLY

613-332-0729 Leave message if no answer Firearm Restricted Course February 22/14 HUNTER ED/P.A.L. 18 years and over AUGUST 16-17-18 Pre-Reg. And Pre Paid ONLY

613-332-0729 Leave message if no answer



Syllabus is now available for pickup at Guitar Nuts. Entries are due Feb. 28th.

For more info contact Valerie 332-1404. Festival runs April 28th- May 1st.



Bus and Buffet

ALCOHOLICS Wed. Feb. 5 $12 per person ANONYMOUS 1-888-214-0473 Maynooth 8:45am www.aamadawaska 613-338-3161 (TFN)

Bancroft 9:15am Cardiff 9:30am 613-334-1230 Custom Woodwork-

ing and Professional Furniture Restoration and Refinishing. Over 20 years experience. 705-448-9453 (TFN)





ATTENTION RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF DONNA MILLER (nee Elmhurst) Also known as Donna Switzer Would anyone having knowledge of the everyday life and personal circumstances of the late Donna Miller (nee Elmhurst) also known as Donna Switzer, who was born on or about August 22, 1949 and who resided in the Bancroft area until her death on June 1, 2013, please contact the undersigned as soon as possible.

Aitchison Law Office 419 King St. W. Ste 185 Oshawa, Ontario L1J 2K5 Telephone (905) 433-1174 Attn: Ellen Little ext 28

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@ (Feb28) For Rent – March 1, 2014 Partly furnished, private home 1 bedroom flat. Utilities included, private parking, separate entrance. Smoke & Pet free environment. $850/mthly 613-332-1299 (TFN) Lakefront Apartment One bedroom overlooking Baptiste Lake. Rent includes WIFI and TV. $695.00 monthly plus utilities. Available Feb. 1st. 613-332-2408 (Jan31) For Rent 4 Bedroom Farm House near Denbigh. Wood stove & oil heat. 1 pet, stove & fridge included. $675 + utilities. First & Last required. Available March 1st. Call Wayne 519-6847394. (Jan 31)

STEVE HUNTER (705) 330-6402


Lindsay - Bancroft & Area


Dated January 20, 2014


Haliburton &Area

1 bedroom apartment in Bancroft with fridge, stove, satellite TV & parking included. Walk to downtown. $550/ mth + utilities. First & Last months’ rents required. References necessary. Available Feb. 1, 2014 or March 1, 2014. Mature tenants only. Call 338-3093 evenings or leave message. (Jan24)


17 Russell St. W., Lindsay

(705) 324-9222 1-(800)-461-0282 MISCELLANEOUS For Sale 2004 Chevy Blazer 4x4 Fully Loaded Asking $3,500 as is Or best offer Call 613-553-0953


Thank you & BesT Wishes I am writing to share that I made the difficult decision to leave my position with the Bancroft Family Health Team effective January 1, 2014. After much thought and consideration I accepted a position with the Community Care Access Center as a Nurse Practitioner on their Palliative Care Team. The last seven and half years I have had the opportunity to work with an extremely skilled health care team. My greatest privilege was having the tremendous opportunity to care for my patients and their families. I want to send a Huge THANK YOU to every patient that has touched my life during my time at the Bancroft Family Health Team. Thank you for allowing me to share in your lives over the last seven and half years. I cannot express to you what a TRUE pleasure it has been. My regret is that I did not have the chance to speak to each and every one of you to share personally that I would no longer be able to be your primary care provider. Please be assured that your care needs will continue to be met by another practitioner at the Bancroft Family Health Care Team. For any questions or concerns about your care needs please do not hesitate to Contact Sandra McGrath at the Bancroft Family Health Team. All of my patients will have, if not already received a letter to inform them of my departure and the management of their care. Wishing you and your Families health and happiness in 2014 nP Clarissa Townsend


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nice and neat home within walking distance to downtown Bancroft. Municipal services, newer roof and level lot. This home would be great for a retirement or rental home.

Large 4 bedroom home, pond to swim in or skate on. Lots of wildlife, large 2 storey garage, renovate to your needs (home, business, retail income.) Close to snowmobile & atV trail (oFsC trail), garden beds, hunters paradise, chicken coop, property is close to many lake! two bathrooms, living and dining rooms. Property is partially fenced.



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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.

– MARCH 28 - 30 –


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Level, well treed private lot. Cement pad, hydro, dug well all in place. Driveway in. Baptiste Lake Public access just a short drive away.



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We will be attending the Toronto Cottage Life show and would Large 4 bedroom home, pond to swim in or skate on. Lots of love to showcase your property. wildlife, large 2 storey garage, renovate to your needs (home, If you are considering selling, it Just over 2 acres with a great view of Baptiste Lake. about a minute is one of the best marketing tools 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. we use. Success year after year! $39,000

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Renovated Century home with to many upgrades to list, 3 bedrooms, main floor office, bright kitchen and 3 season sunroom overlook 300 ft of frontage on river, combination wood / oil furnace, equipped rental cottage with separate driveway, 22’ x 24’ workshop with loft, 17’ x 28’shed for storing firewood and toys. Book your appointment now to see this piece of history.

Commercial/Residential in Bancroft with 3+ acres of River frontage and frontage on hastings street, north. Large brick building with 2 bedroom lower level apartment plus large commercial space on main level.

exceptionally built 3 bedrm, 2 bath brick bungalow situated on 17.92 acres with 1465 ft of frontage on large Papineau Creek.







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1.5 storey home on large 1+ acre lot, new furnace in 2012 and new pump 2013, this home has great potential with some updating, paved driveway, garage and shed



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.



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Bancroft This Week - Jan 24, 2014  
Bancroft This Week - Jan 24, 2014