JUNE 2012-Hastings is the WFN Ultimate Fishing Town in Canada – Congratulations Hastings
Invitation to Cheque Presentation on June 19th at Marina – 1:00 PM
Invitation To Trent Hills Strategic Plan Development – Municipality of Trent Hills – Strategic Plan Invitation
Bridging the Gap champions temporary crossing….EMC News….Read more of this article by Bill Freeman….
Councillor “very pleased” with visit from Peter Kent….EMC News….Read more of this article by Bill Freeman….
Hastings Helpers lauded in Ottawa – EMC News…The Hastings Helpers volunteer group was in the spotlight….Read more of this article by Bill Freeman…
Trent Hills Marketing Plan for Hastings – Introduction Meeting at Hastings Civic Centre – March 2012 — draft copy can be found at this link – www.trenthills.ca
Cycling enthusiasts praise cycling club for national award. EMC. Northumberland Hills Cycling Club (NHCC) has moved into high gear as the recipient of “Get Out There!” magazine’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Cycling Club in eastern Canada. Read more of this article by Sue Dickens….
Hastings Chamber plans marketing workshop. EMC News. The Hastings and District Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure local businesses get the most out of the Internet and will host a workshop February 15 to help them use the web as a marketing tool. Read more of this article by Bill Freeman….
Project moves forward…EMC News…The Hastings Historical Society’s digitization project continues to move forward, says HHS president Dave Barry. Read more of this article by Bill Freeman…
Historical Society wants to hear about members’ family histories. EMC News. Read more of this article by Bill Freeman…
St. George’s joins new parish, will help bridge issue. EMC News. Read more of this article…
Hastings & District Chamber of Commerce looking for more members. Northumberland News-The Independent. Read more of this article by John Campbell….
Parks Canada has posted details on the bridge closure at www.parkscanada.gc.ca/trent.
Letter to Hastings from Trent Hills Mayor Hector McMillan – Hastings Swing Bridge Closure….
Bridge closure letters from Norwood-Asphodel and Parks Canada – Norwood_Asphodel_TSW_Jan2012
Hastings & District Chamber of Commerce supports the Canada Trail development – see letter from President - Letter-DennisSavery.jpg
Birthday party time at Hastings Legion – EMC News – There’s no better way to shake off the February blahs than to have a little party with the Janet Jeffery Band. Read more of this article by Bill Freeman….
Marketing Hastings heavily before bridge closure key - EMC News – Marketing Hastings and district heavily before, during and after the Lock 18 bridge closure is crucial and the municipality is prepared to help out, says Mayor Hector Macmillan. Parks Canada has said the bridge will be closed immediately after the 2012 Trent Severn Waterway navigation season ends in October and will reopen in mid-February following the $1-million repair job. They’re being heavily lobbied to have the construction period shifted to January so the shutdown misses the Christmas season. Mayor Macmillan says the municipality has a $25,000 budget that will help with Open for Business marketing initiatives. A February public meeting will unveil some concrete steps the municipality is planning to do help mitigate an obviously painful situation. Read more of this article by Bill Freeman….
Community must focus – EMC News - The community must focus on the things they can control when it comes to the Hastings bridge closure, says Trent Hills Mayor Hector Macmillan. Read more of this article by Bill Freeman….
Communty comes together – Hastings residents form group to help with bridge closure issues - Community Press — Tonya McColl-Smith believes in community spirit and the power of social media. The Hastings resident has launched the Hastings Helpers, a group of volunteers who are organizing to ensure “no one is left behind or forgotten” during the four months the Hastings Swing Bridge will be closed for rehabilitation this year. Read more of this article by Mark Hoult….
Volunteers will help with bridge closure – Northumberland News - The planned closure of the village’s lone bridge for repairs next fall has residents and merchants upset, but far from feeling defeated. Read more of this article by John Campbell….
MP and chamber president agree on new committee - EMC News – Weather wreaked havoc with the pre-budget consultation meeting scheduled for Campbellford last Thursday, the final one of three in his riding, by MP Rick Norlock, but it did provide him with the opportunity to spend time with representatives from the Hastings and District Chamber of Commerce.
The topic: the pending bridge closure. Read more…..
Bridge stats provided to local MP – EMC News - Pre-budget consultations seemed like an opportune time to speak face-to-face with MP Rick Norlock and it was, but not about the next phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan but about the bridge closure in Hastings. Dennis Savery, president of the Hastings and District Chamber of Commerce and Chester Stocki, vice president, did just that. Read more of this article by Sue Dickens….
Norlock won’t forget Hastings….MP working to mitigate impact of closure – Communty Press – Rick Norlock has not forgotten the people and businesses of Hastings. The Northumberland-Quinte West MP said he is working to find ways to mitigate the social and financial impact the impending four-month closure of the swing bridge will have on the community. “I’m not finished with the bridge issue,” he told The Community Press last week. “I know that this is going to be a very significant burden to bear by the businesses that are in town. Read more of this article by Mark Hoult….
Health Unit confirms first case of influenze for season - EMC News – The flu is officially here. Lab results received Friday, January 13, by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit show the first confirmed case of Influenza B in its area. The Health Unit region includes Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes. Read more….
Camile Edwards is new chair of HRA
EMC News - Camille Edwards is the new chair of the Hastings Revitalization Association (HRA) taking over from Roger Warren who remains on the executive as treasurer. Read more of this article by Bill Freeman…
Hastings and District Chamber of Commerce Membership fees are due by the 12th of January. $10 of the fee will go towards updating your mini-page on our Website….Don’t delay…join now!! Application form is attached here or can be found on the Member Page of the Chamber of Commerce Tab. Hastings Chamber Application-2012-13
Open house marks milestone year for Hastings Library – EMC News – By any measure it’s been a milestone year for the Hastings Public Library which capped the end of its 50th anniversary celebrations with an open house December 30. The open house, hosted by the Friends of the Hastings Library, was a nice way to kick off the new year for the bustling establishment which has called the Hastings Civic Centre home for the past 20 years. Read more of this article by Bill Freeman….
HASTINGS ranks in top five fishing communities – Community Press — The World Fishing Network has announced a Trent Hills location as one of Canada’s top five fishing spots. The website www.worldfishingnetwork.com has awarded Chapleau, Ont., $25,000 for being number one, as determined by popular vote through their competition. Hastings, however, joined Port Colborne, Ont., and Port Renfrew and Port Hardy in British Columbia on the top-five list with 35 nominations and a gallery of 88 photos. Read more of this article by Cecilia Nasmith….
News from Coburg Road Community Centre – CRCC News – Winter 2011
Notice of Public Meeting- HASTINGS BRIDGE CLOSURE – Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 7:00 P.M., Hastings Civic Centre
Trans Canada Trail Development Public Meeting Notice - 24 Fourth St., Keene ON
Drew Hayden Taylor at Hastings Civic Centre – Lullaby of Funny Stories Set Native Humourist on Career Path
Bridge Planning in Hastings
No flu clinics planned for Hastings – For information regarding flu clinics in the area and for information regarding the “Drive Thru Flu Clinic” go to: www.hkpr.on.ca or call the Health Unit at 705-653-1550. The HKPR Flu Clinic for Campbellford is Nov 26th, 2011 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. [see our Community Calendar for more information]. For information about the Flu Clinics at the Trent Hills Family Health Team Medical Centre in Campbellford, call 705-653-1801 (for clients only).
Parks Canada – Hastings Swing Bridge Update
“Parks Canada has rescheduled the project for the close of navigation 2012″
Top 10 One Day Road Trips from Toronto
Check out this Wheels.ca article which names Hastings as one of the best places to visit on a day trip from Toronto.