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Councillors & Staff Participate in Community Fund Raiser

Councillor Charles Mullett and Perry Kelly Manager of Public Works help supper Experience Summer Camp.



TD Green Streets     2013 – 05 – 23


It is my honour to bring greetings from the council and welcome all here.

Over the years our town has seen some changes. Different councils, different times. The vision of the BBIA has also evolved.

The BBIA and Revitalization work toward their vision of a greener downtown. This council has supported the greening of our downtown, not without growing pains but nevertheless supported.

We are still in the recovery phase of a flood. We are trying to replace the plants lost along the river bank.

I am grateful for the folks who continue to make that vision a reality.

It is my pleasure today to formally accept this generous gift from our friends at Toronto Dominion Bank.

The Green Streets program is a wonderful way to touch both our pedestrians and those just travelling through town.

We want travelers to pull over and stop. Planting trees on the main street is one way of putting out the welcome mat.  

Please accept my thanks and come back in a few months to see what your gift has produced.

Working Smoke Alarms Provide Early Fire Detection

Town of Bancroft – May 21, 2013 To prevent a tragic fire in Bancroft and area Chief Hoover is urging residents to ensure that they have working smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas of their homes.

“Every home is required by law to have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas.  These can be hard-wired or battery-operated depending on when your home was built. Both types are required to meet the same standard for smoke alarms, and both are equally effective and acceptable under the Ontario Fire Code.  If you do not have a smoke alarm on every storey of your home, it is vital that you install them as soon as possible” said Chief Hoover.

Residents are urged to test their smoke alarms every month by pressing the test button. If the alarms fail to sound, and it is a hard-wired smoke alarm, make sure you have it looked at right away.  If it is a battery-operated smoke alarm, make sure that the battery is installed correctly or install a new battery. If the alarm still fails to sound, replace the smoke alarm with a new one. Smoke alarms should be tested once a month and batteries should be replaced every year.  Smoke alarms don’t last forever.  Replace smoke alarms with new ones if they are more than 10 years old.


“Just as important as having working smoke alarms is making sure everyone in your home knows exactly what to do to escape BEFORE a fire occurs,” continued Fire Chief [insert name of fire chief]. "Develop a home fire escape plan and practice it with the entire household."


Simple steps for home fire escape planning include:


  •  Determining      who will be responsible for helping young children, older adults or anyone      else that due to cognitive or physical limitations may require additional      assistance to escape.
  • Making sure      everyone knows two ways out of your residence.
  • Checking that      all exits are unobstructed and easy to access.
  • Designating a      meeting place outside the home, such as a tree or a lamp post, where everyone      can be accounted for.
  • Calling the fire      department from outside the home, from a cell phone or neighbour’s home.
  • Once out, stay      out. Never re-enter a burning building.
  • Practicing your      home fire escape plan with everyone in your household.

For people who live in apartment buildings and need assistance to escape:


  • Make sure you      tell the superintendent or landlord if you need assistance.
  • Make sure your      name is added to the persons who require assistance list in the fire      safety plan, so the fire department knows which apartment you are in.
  • Know the      emergency procedures outlined in the building’s fire safety plan.


Only working smoke alarms can give you the early warning you need to safely escape a fire. There is no time to spare in a fire. When you hear the alarm you MUST get out immediately.


For more information, contact:
Bancroft Fire Department
33 A Chemaushgon Rd.
Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0

POLICE WEEK MAY 12TH – 18TH         


(Bancroft, Ontario) – “Walk the Digital Beat – A New Era of Engagement” is the 2013 theme for Police Week which runs from May 12th – 18th.  Police Week in Ontario is dedicated to increasing community awareness, recognizing policing services and strengthening partnerships between police and the community.


In recognition of Police Week 2013, Canadian Tire in Bancroft will have an ATV display on Friday 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Bancroft OPP encourages the public to attend the display and ask any questions by have surrounding ATV use.  Handouts will be available covering  ATV safety tips and other crime prevention material.


Public safety is always a priority in our communities and the OPP want to ensure that every ATV ride is an enjoyable and safe trip.

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Contact:  Susanne Cox

                 Community Service Officer

                 Bancroft OPP


Phone:  613-332-2112







Town of Bancroft

8 Hastings Heritage Way, P.O. Box 790
Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0

Phone: (613) 332-3331
Fax: (613) 332-0384

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