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Rockhounding in Hastings County
Each year Bancroft – a.k.a The Mineral Capital of Canada - draws a crowd of geology enthusiasts and mineral collectors eager to visit the Gem and Mineral Museum, as well as experience a day outdoors...
Know More About Who Visits Hastings County
The most recent statistics available for visitation to Hastings County (including the Cities of Belleville and Quinte West) are now in from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Last year we...
Exploring Hastings County Day 2 - Hidden Goldmine Bakery
Hidden Goldmine Bakery - Brad and Cheryl Freeman
When I first set foot in the Hidden Goldmine Bakery I was immediately met by cheerful smiles and a warm welcome, almost as if a family member just...
Happy Multiculturalism Day
In 1971, the government of Canada adopted a multiculturalism policy, and later on in November 2002, a Canadian Multiculturalism Day was identified on June 27 of each year.
For as far as I can...
Exploring Hastings County - Day 1
On Saturday, June 4th, I embarked in a “Hastings County discovery trip”. I planned my route ahead of time, took Highway 62 and enjoyed a serene and scenic one and half hour drive to my first stop,...
Ways to achieve a work-life balance
If you’re reading this article then I take it you’ve stepped away from your busy day to take a moment to relax and let’s face it, catch your breath. I would also make the assumption that you’ve...
Outdoor Safety: Hazardous Plants Information
Across Ontario there are many different hazardous plants that can leave you with an unpleasant outdoor experience. The best way to avoid such an experience, is to know what plants to watch for and...
Happy Economic Development Week!
The International Economic Develpoment Council, or IEDC, has designated 2016 as the Year of the Economic Developer and the week of May 8th as Economic Development Week. As noted by IEDC, economic...
Traditional advertising vs. digital
I remember a few years ago I had the pleasure of attending a meeting where a group committed to bringing the Olympics to Toronto met with Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs). There was an...