UPDATE, 02/20 @ 9 PM: Bancroft Mayor Paul Jenkins has commented on Aero Pon Leaf Canada purchasing the property on ‘Y’ Road. He says he is pleased with the sale of the property, formerly housing the GP Flakeboard Plant.

“While the facility is located in the neighbouring municipality of Hastings Highlands, the new operation will provide significant employment and economic development opportunities that will benefit the Town of Bancroft and the entire North Hastings region,” he said. “The Town of Bancroft continues to work on other development projects that will complement the new operation and looks forward to working with Aero Pon Lead Canada to make this venture a success,” he continued

Aero Pon Leaf Canada has purchased a building on ‘Y’ Road and Hastings Highlands’ Mayor Vic Bodnar announced that the municipality will be partnering with them to develop the property.

Bodnar says in a post on his Facebook page that they hope eventually incorporate a retail outlet and brewery within the facility.

“The economic boost to our community will have far-reaching benefits and we anticipate that the added revenue from associated industries in the area and employment opportunities for residents will be extraordinary,” Bodnar said on his Facebook page.

A public meeting will be held on February¬†28th to detail the purchase and the Municipality’s plan for the property. It will from 5 PM until 7 at Emond Hall in Maynooth. Representatives from Aero Pon Leaf Canada will be at the meeting.

Bodnar runs the Facebook page “Mayor’s Diary” and updates it frequently with what he and Hastings Highlands council are doing.