Three statisticians go hunting. One shoots and misses a deer by three feet to the left. The other shoots and misses a deer three feet to the right. The third stands up and shouts: We got him!
Statistics realised two weeks ago by Stats Canada showed once again that this region is falling behind the province, still, when it comes to population growth. With the provincial growth average at 1% annually, Belleville from 2011-2016 showed the highest growth rate at .52% a year, with the rest of the region falling behind, and the County showing a negative .5% shrinkage in its population.
But what does it all mean?
Top photo: Harvest Hastings board member, Jenny Cook of Knuckle Down Farm, along with Stone Soup coordinator Michele Vindum of Plainfield Heritage