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June 29, 2017

Nominations Open for Hastings County Tourism Awards 

Hastings County – Nominations for the sixth annual Hastings County Tourism Awards are now being accepted until Monday, July 31st.

The Hastings County Tourism Awards recognize the significant achievements made by businesses, organizations and individuals who are invested in supporting the tourism industry. This year there are three categories, including Tourism Champion of the Year, Festival of the Year and MVP of the Year. Nominations can be made by anyone who believe that a tourism operator, organization or individual are changing the landscape of the tourism industry with their activities and events.

Recipients of the Tourism Awards will be announced at the Annual Tourism Awards Celebration on Monday, October 23rd at the Village Playhouse in Bancroft, following the Ontario Highland’s Tourism Summit held the same day in Bancroft.

“We look forward to hosting another year of our successful Tourism Awards program and continuing to celebrate our strong tourism industry,” says Hastings County Warden Rodney Cooney. “Being able to partner with our Regional Tourism Organization and host our event alongside their annual Tourism Conference is a welcomed collaboration this year.”

“This year we’ve made changes to the program to make it easier for people to nominate their local tourism champions,” says Tourism Development Coordinator Kasey Rogerson. “We’re anticipating that this year we’ll receive record numbers for both nominations and attendance at this year’s Tourism Awards Celebration.”

For more information about the Tourism Awards and to submit a nomination, visit Nominees must be located and/or operate within the 14 member municipalities of Hastings County. The deadline to submit all nominations is Monday July 31, at 4:00 pm.



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In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings-Lennox and Addington, has launched a special award for 20 people in the riding who have demonstrated extraordinary service to country or community.  Service to country and community can include entrepreneurialism, environmental stewardship, heroism, leadership service as well as work toward gender equality, Indigenous Reconciliation, rural community sustainability, combatting poverty and ending discrimination.  Nominations can come from individuals or from organizations.

The call for nominations opens on June 1, 2017 and will close on August 25, 2017.  Nomination Forms can be obtained at or by contacting Bossio’s office by phone, email or in person.

Recipients must be Canadian citizens who have their primary residence within the electoral district of Hastings-Lennox and Addington. There are no age restrictions.

Nomination Packages will also be available at the Town Hall or click here for Nomination Package

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The parking lot at 19 Matthew Street just become a little greener thanks to the Marmora and Lake Environmental Advisory Committee.

Recently the committee launched “Let’s Grow, Marmora!” to encourage residents to grow their own food and beautify the community. With assistance from municipal staff, the committee has placed six raised gardens in the public parking lot along Highway 7 at the corner of Bursthall and Matthew Street that residents can use to plant and grow vegetables.

Currently four of the six planters are spoken for, but two 10-foot by four-foot plots are still available for use. The cost to residents for the season is $10 and this includes soil and the use of water barrels on site. Residents provide their own vegetable plants.

For more information contact Councillor Mike Stevens at


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At its last meeting of council, Mayor Terry Clemens presented a statement on behalf of the municipality stating its position on projects proposed by FairTradeWorks for development in the community. Please click the link below to access the full statement.

Fair Trade Works Announcement

Sandbags Available


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Fire Chief Tony Brownson has advised that there are sandbags available for anyone needing them.  People are advised to contact Scott Broadbent or Russ Broadbent at 613-472-2539 for assistance.