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Sunday, January 15, 2017 7:05 AM
BASC Tree & Shrub Program
The Bancroft Area Stewardship Council online store is now open for sales for the 2017 planting season. If you wish to purchase trees and shrubs for this coming spring 2017 planting season (delivery is generally the first weekend in May, weather dependent) please visit the online store at http://bascstore.ecwid.com/ to place your order. (Link below)

Happy planting!

Friday, January 6, 2017 4:56 PM
Winter Weather
Hello all and Happy New Year. We have had some icy, snowy, weather this past week resulting in a lot of branches/trees down. Just thought I'd let you know in case you want to check your property.

Thursday, December 22, 2016 8:39 PM
Peter Brown
The board of Baptiste Lake Association is sad to report that Peter Brown passed away on December 20th. He had been suffering from cancer. We extend our condolences to his family. Peter was a tireless volunteer for the BLA and he will be sorely missed.

Peter Brown Online Memorial
Sunday, December 18, 2016 9:06 AM
FOCA Elert December 2016
See the latest from FOCA here!

December Elert
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 4:29 AM
Hasting Highlands Electoral Reform
Attached is presentation document extracted from the Hastings Highlands web site regarding Electoral Reform. This document provides information as to why this issue of Electoral Reform is being raised. Specifically, the inequity between the current wards based on population, since all 3 current wards currently elect two councillors each and the 2014 Eligible Elector Count varies between 3048 (United Townships of Bangor, Wicklow and McClure) and 1483 (Monteagle). Our ward (Herschel), had an Eligible Elector Count of 2581. The document also lists various advantages and disadvantages of the various proposals listed in the comment form which was posted on December 9th.

Council Composition Public Meeting 2016.pdf
Friday, December 9, 2016 6:27 PM
Hastings Highlands seeking your input
Hastings Highlands is seeking your input on various proposals for a change to the composition of the elected municipal council. Attached is a comment form for the composition of council. The deadline for submission is February 1-2017, when all submissions will be tallied and presented to council.

Comment Sheets Council Composition.pdf
Friday, November 25, 2016 7:24 PM
Special Meeting of Council
A Special Meeting of Council (Open Meeting to the Public) Regarding Curbside Collection, presentation by Beaumen Waste Management Systems
Will be held Wed. December 7,  at 6 pm at Emond Hall, 33011 Highway 62 N, Maynooth
Friday, November 18, 2016 1:17 PM
Fall 2016 Newsletter
Our fall newsletter is now available for download. Hope you enjoy it!

Newsletter Link

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 3:57 PM
Cottage Watch OPP Advisory
Please see the attached document published by Cottage Watch - advice from your neighbourhood OPP...

Cottage Watch and Prevention(1).pdf
Saturday, October 15, 2016 7:14 PM
Lake St. Peter Provincial Park
FOCA has shared a notice from the Ontario Parks, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) that may be of interest to you announcing the release of the approved Lake St. Peter Park Management Plan (2016).
The approved management plan is available at https://www.ontario.ca/page/provincial-park-management-direction.

Notice - Lake St Peter Approved Management Plan.pdf
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:40 AM
FOCA Elert - October 2016
Click here to see the October FOCA Elert!

FOCA Elert-Oct 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:36 AM
Household Hazardous Waste Day
Hastings Highlands Household Hazardous Waste Day
Sunday, October 2, 2016 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
At Logger's Field, 6 ANAF Rd, Maynooth.

See attached for more details.

Saturday, September 17, 2016 8:25 AM
Info from MPAC
Please see the following information from MPAC.

Letter from MPAC.pdf

2016 Assessment Update Cottage AssociationToolkit.pdf
Saturday, September 10, 2016 7:36 AM
FOCA Elert - September 2016
The latest FOCA Newsletter is here:

FOCA September Elert
Monday, August 29, 2016 7:35 AM
Herman Hesslink
For those of you who knew Herman, active in the BLA in the years past...

In Memoriam: Herman Hesslink
Monday, August 22, 2016 8:43 AM
September 4, 2016 5 - 7 pm at Camp Ponacka

Corn on the cob, Hot Dogs snacks and refreshments. Beer and Wine will be served. Come join us!
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 8:32 AM
The Fire Ban for all of North Hastings will be lifted as of August 17, 2016 starting at 6:00pm which includes the following Municipalities:
- Town of Bancroft
- Municipality of Hastings Highlands
- Faraday Township
- Wollaston Township
- Tudor/Cashel Township
- Carlow/Mayo Township
- Limerick Township
NO DAYTIME BURNING will resume from the hours of 7:00am to 7:00pm for all municipalities listed.
Use of Camp Fires for cooking and warmth are permitted again.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 5:36 PM
FOCA Elert - August 2016
Please see FOCA's latest Elert here!

FOCA August Elert
Friday, August 5, 2016 5:21 AM
A Total Fire Ban is in effect as of August 5, 2016 starting at 7:00am for all of North Hastings area, which includes the following Municipalities;
Town of Bancroft
Municipality of Hastings Highlands
Faraday Township
Wollaston Township
Tudor/Cashel Township
Carlow/Mayo Township
Limerick Township
This Fire Ban includes any open air burning including campfires used for cooking and warmth, the use of fireworks and flying lanterns
Any persons found violating this ban could face applicable fines and/or charges. Anyone deemed liable for a fire incident during this ban will face any and all costs incurred as a result of the fire departments response and actions taken to extinguish said fire.
Please monitor local media and municipal websites for any additional changes to the Fire Ban.
The Fire Ban will remain in effect until significant rainfall is received and reviewed by Fire Services to lift the Ban.
If you encounter someone who won’t extinguish a fire please call 911 and ask for Fire Dept. Please advise the dispatcher that you have burn complaint about a fire during the Fire Ban. Supply the 911# where the fire is and name of the person if possible who is burning. The dispatcher may ask further questions around this issue for additional information. Dispatch will look after the rest from there.

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