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Hastings Highlands 3rd reading of Draft Budget proposes two options: 7.74 or 6.94% tax levy increase 

At this Wednesday mornings council meeting in Maynooth the third reading of the draft operating budget will be presented in a staff report and voted on by council. The latest reading offers two options for council to vote on: a 7.74 percent tax levy increase or a 6.94 tax...

2024 Budget passed: Bancroft council approves 5.72% tax levy increase 

The town of Bancroft has approved the 2024 Budget. There will be a tax levy increase of 5.72% which they say will equate to approximately $114 a year or 31 cents a day per the average household.  The town says several factors influenced the tax levy, including legal fees, software...

Killaloe OPP investigating recent collision of car and cyclist

On April 10, 2024, just after 6:30 p.m., Killaloe Ontario Provincial Police say officers responded to a collision involving a passenger car and a bicycle at the intersection on Bonnechere Street and Bruce Street in the Township of Bonnechere Valley.  A 61-year-old driver from Eganville going westbound on Bonnechere Street,...

“We’ve never seen that before” Hydro pole transformer explodes at Palmer Rapids residence early Sunday

Hydro lines caught fire early this past Sunday morning near Palmer Rapids.  According to Fire chief Jordon Genrick the cause of the fire was something he’s never experienced before as fire chief.   “We actually had a transformer explode at a residence, not something that's very common. Even the hydro crews that...

Food boxes packed for Bancroft, Limerick with help from 8wings Air Force from CFB Trenton 

8wings Air Force at Canadian Forces Base Trenton is used to making daily flights to do everything from delivering supplies to the high Arctic to airlifting troops.  Most recently they were found helping to pack over1,000 boxes of food bound for Coe Hill, Bancroft, Madoc, Marmora and Limerick.  Every other Tuesday United...

Algonquin Park back country camping has opened three weeks earlier than planned. 

Algonquin Park's backcountry was previously closed to camping from March 31 to May 2, 2024, for the spring thaw. Ontario Parks announced on April 12th they will reopen with some restrictions.  To find the access Points that remain inaccessible or only available by 4wheel drive, visit the Ontario Parks website....
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