Hastings County Blog

All Little of Everything: Spring Events for March & April

March Break Fun for Kids: DIY Terrariums Wednesday March 15: DIY Terrariums at Stirling-Rawdon Public Library for ages 5+ from 1:30-3pm. Registration required. 613-395-2837. Learn more about this...
Kasey Rogerson
08.03.2017
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TripAdvisor: Why It Matters to Your Tourism Business

As technology advances, the ways in which we communicate grow and the opportunities to connect with visitors becomes endless. People are looking to the Internet to get travel information and read...
Kasey Rogerson
21.02.2017
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Big difference in house prices

Have you been following the news out of Toronto?  Bank of Montreal's chief economist Douglas Porter wrote in a report this week the "Toronto housing market - and the many cities surrounding it - are...
Andrew Redden
16.02.2017
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Madoc

Lowest unemployment rate

Have you seen the numbers for January?  Our area has the lowest unemployment rate in Ontario.  An unemployment rate is defined most basically as the percentage of the total labour force that is...
Andrew Redden
13.02.2017
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Embrace Winter & Beat the Winter Blues

The best part about winter in Hastings County, is that we actually have snow!  It doesn't matter what outdoor or winter activity you are into, there is something for everyone. Marmora SnoFest runs...
Kasey Rogerson
30.01.2017
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Limerick Lake

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

I am aware that parents and people in general would like to see more jobs in Hastings County.  They want kids and other young people to find work locally.  Fortunately there are many jobs available...
Andrew Redden
27.01.2017
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TripAdvisor Workshop: Making the Most of your Listing

As TripAdvisor introduces new opportunities for destination marketing - like customized content to complement the site’s traditional user-generated content - we’re working to put the region’s best...
Kasey Rogerson
10.01.2017
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Potter Settlement Winery

Do the math

If you've read previous blog posts I've written you'll notice that I have made a habit of contrasting the City of Toronto with Hastings County.  A major focus has been real estate prices.  My latest...
Andrew Redden
04.01.2017
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New Harvest Hastings website

It's official!  Harvest Hastings has a new website www.harvesthastings.ca  It was launched at their Local Food Dinner and Annual General Meeting (AGM) the evening of Tuesday, November 29.  Harvest...
Andrew Redden
09.12.2016
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When social media gets crowded

Wherever I go, whether it's a seminar, a meeting or just chatting with colleagues, I hear testimonials for social media.  The benefits of platforms like Facebook and Twitter are touted including...
Andrew Redden
05.12.2016
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