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(Bancroft, Ontario) – This Victoria Day long weekend (May 18th – 20th) kicks off the summer driving season and the Bancroft OPP expects to see an increase in the traffic travelling in the Bancroft detachment area.  The OPP want to remind the public that any unsafe driving will not be tolerated.


Drivers should know that OPP officers will be diligent at targeting “The Big 4” which are:


Impaired Driving – The impacts of impaired driving have been made known for years and the OPP will continue to deal with this deadly issue.  The OPP have zero tolerance towards this criminal act.


Seatbelt Enforcement – A driver can be charged and face a fine totalling $240.00 and two demerit points.  Safety is paramount so buckle up!


Aggressive Driving – Speed kills – if people drive responsibly they will reduce the chances of conflict on the road.


Distracted Driving – Studies show that a driver using a cell phone is four times more likely to be in a crash that a driver focused on the road.  If you violate this legislation expect a fine of $155.00.






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Contact:  Susanne Cox

                 Community Service Officer

                 Bancroft OPP


Phone:  613-332-2112





The Local Health Unit is located at 1 Manor Lane, Bancroft, ON  K0L 1C0 and can be reached at 613-332-4555.

Residents with questions or concerns can also reach the Environmental Health Department at 1-800-287-2803 Ext 677 to speak directly to a Public Health Inspector.


Media Release May 9th, 2013

I am happy to inform you that I terminated the “Declaration of Emergency” on Wednesday afternoon.

At a special meeting of Council, we agreed unanimously to apply to the Minister for both public and private Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program known as ODRAP funding for the Town of Bancroft.

Further to that, we agreed unanimously to offer to take part in a joint administration should another municipality apply for private ODRAP funding and wish to join us. 

We sent our letter to the Minister with estimates only and are hopeful that our request will be successful.

To be eligible for ODRAP funding residents of the Town of Bancroft harmed by the flood need to register their information at the town office.

-         Mayor Bernice Jenkins


OPP Encouraging Everyone to Spring Clean Medicine Cabinets

(BANCROFT, ON) – Officers of the Bancroft Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the OPP’s Drug Enforcement Section and a number of community partners are encouraging everyone to clean out their medicine cabinets this spring.

On Saturday May 11th, 2013, citizens will be provided an opportunity to safely and anonymously dispose of prescription medications that are unused, not needed or have expired.  The purpose of this event is to reduce the access and availability of prescription medications to those who should not have them.

“Many communities right across Canada have seen an increase in deaths due to the misuse of prescription medications”, said Staff Sergeant Mark WOLFE, Detachment Commander of Bancroft OPP.  “This is an excellent opportunity for the citizens of Bancroft and area to get rid of old prescription medications, so they don’t fall into the wrong hands”.

In the Bancroft area, the OPP 2013 Prescription Drug Drop Off Day will be held at the following locations:

May 11th, 2013 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at the Maynooth Municipal Office

May 11th, 2013 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Millennium Park in Bancroft

May 11th, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Limerick Community Centre

The OPP will be providing more information in the coming days.


Contact:  Sergeant Sandy ADAMS

Phone:  (613) 332-2112

Media Release April 29, 2013

The Town of Bancroft remains under a State of Emergency as the town continues monitor flood isues and  prepares for the Recovery Phase.

Residents will notice that the sand bags throughout town are being re-stacked today. They will be picked up tomorrow. The Town wishes to thank the North Hastings High School N.E.R.D.S. class for their help with the sandbags. 

The late spring and flooding have delayed the normal town spring clean-up, however, clean- up is now underway and the town thanks everyone for their patience.

Finally, the Ontario Clean Water Association will doing their normal spring flushing of town qwater lines and hydrants and they want you to know that this a normal activity, having nothing to dowtiht he recent flooding.

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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