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Discussions between the City of Peterborough, and the North Monaghan Ward, now within Cavan Monaghan, have been an ongoing between the two municipalities for the better part of the past 25 years. During that time, nothing has ever matured beyond simple discussions, to a proposal that could be brought forward […]

Proposed Boundary Adjustment Discussions

The Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) administers the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 (the FBCSA) for the protection of the public interest. On March 14, 2017, the Registrar, FBCSA issued a Notice of Proposal to Revoke and an Order to Suspend the Funeral Director – Class 1 licence […]

Suspension of Funeral Director Patrick Benson

Calling all fisherpersons! The annual Millbrook and District Lions Club Fishing Derby will take place at the Millpond in Millbrook on Saturday April 29 from 7:00am to 1:00pm. The fishing derby is open to those 16 and under with a registration fee of $2.00. More than 100 competitors joined the […]

Get Your Lines and Hooks Ready for the Fishing Derby

The Historical Society transformed the atmosphere in the Millbrook Legion into a flamboyant Mardi Gras for their March Masquerade event. Revellers came ready to play in support of this local organization. For the whole story, see here.

March Masquerade Celebrates Community

After months of construction and a few missed deadlines, the much anticipated early learning centre housed in the new addition of the Millbrook South Cavan School will open for business on April 3rd. It features full time capacity for ten infants aged six weeks to 18 months, 15 toddlers and […]

Doors Open at Compass Child Care Services in Millbrook

The township has hired the services of retired City Director of Facilities and Special Projects Mary Gallop to help guide them through the process of tendering and building the proposed new Community Centre. She has joined as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee which began its work this month. […]

Township Hires Expertise to Assist in Community Centre Development

A dozen local residents attended the Public Meeting portion of the March 20th Council meeting to express their concerns over certain aspects of the proposed Nina Court subdivision extension proposed by the Veltri Group. The proposal covers a 28 unit block, and requests approval for the development of five detached […]

Community Expresses Concern over Proposed Nina Court Subdivision Extension

Who would want to leave this township? So far the only ratepayer the decision makers have heard from was a lone North Monaghan resident who spoke out at the City’s March 20th meeting expressing her opposition on the belief that annexation would boost her property taxes significantly. Based on the […]


Pushing my daughter in her stroller, we headed down our dirt road to drop off some fresh eggs at a neighbours’ house. I started to notice a few beer cans in the ditch and stopped to pick them up. By the time we had walked there and back I had […]

Letter to the Editor – If Ditches Could Talk…

A big thank you to the “Millbrook & Area Garden Club” for inviting Fern Armstrong on Wed. 1st March to enthral all of us with her knowledge and down-to-earth ideas on orchids … the house and outdoor plant with gorgeous flowers and ‘not so pretty’ leaves and also sharing her […]

Letter to the Editor#2

The Millbrook and District Chamber of Commerce wishes to express our support for the staff at our local TD branch.   We are aware that the decision to close the Millbrook branch was not made at the local level. We want to encourage everyone who is providing feedback to TD to […]

Letter to the Editor #3

Whoever said children should be seen and not heard was really missing out on some great insights. Listen to kids closely enough, and it doesn’t take long to realize that in between the gags and temper tantrums, it’s sometimes as if they’re channelling the divine. As a parent, I’ve come […]

Before That, I Was the Easter Bunny

Cavan Monaghan Libraries is joining Centennial Place in celebrating Easter! The Library in collaborating with Centennial Place’s Easter Egg Hunt! We will be offering a craft for each age group, and contributing to the prizes shared with the community. This is another way the Library is showing our support and […]

What’s Happening at our Libraries?

The Peterborough Police are reminding residents of the frequency and ferocity of scams in our neighbourhood, suggesting no matter how sophisticated we might be, we are all potential targets. One of the most intimidating fronts used by scammers is to suggest that they represent the Canada Revenue Agency. Crime prevention […]

Don’t Fall Victim to Fraud

After last summer, homeowners, farmers and gardeners may be wondering what kind of weather conditions we can expect during the upcoming growing season. Those who have experienced water shortages might be getting more serious about the ancient process of collecting and storing rainwater for later use. It is a process […]

Has the Time for Water Harvesting Arrived?

Living in the country comes with many rewards, but also with more responsibilities. Our water may come from a tap, but we must also concern ourselves with where it comes from and where it goes from there. As is often the case, investing in a bit of prevention can save […]

Do’s and Don’ts to Prolong the Life of Your Septic ...

Peterborough Economic Development’s Business Advisory Centre is now accepting applications to the Summer Company program for 2017. This is a youth entrepreneurship program that connects youth ages 15-29 with training, mentorship and funding to start a summer business. This year 13 grants up to $3000 are available for students between […]

Create Your Dream Job This Summer with Economic Development’s Summer ...

As you may have read in January’s issue of The Millbrook Times, my sister and I were chosen to attend the Forum for Young Canadians in Ottawa. Forum is an educational nonpartisan program that sends youth from across Canada to our nation’s capital for a week to learn about how […]

Cavan Teens Try Their Hands at Federal Politics

The County of Peterborough annually recognizes eligible students residing in the County of Peterborough (excluding the City of Peterborough) who have successfully completed Grade 12 and are continuing with post-secondary education. Bursaries are awarded to eligible students who meet the criteria based on the weighted ranking as established by County […]

Peterborough County Bursary Awards for Post-Secondary Studies

The major expansion project at Millbrook South Cavan Public School that began last June is almost done, and the occupants are thrilled with the results. After a series of construction and administrative delays, students filed into their new classrooms upon return from March break on Monday March 20th. Four of […]

Doors Open to New Classrooms at Millbrook South Cavan School

He shoots, he scores! The Jr boy’s tryout is March 22nd, 2017 at second lunch break in the gym. Everybody that has a signed form and brings a Hockey helmet so you don’t get hurt is welcome. The coaches are Mr. Conlin and Mr. Gallagher who are both very nice […]

Junior Boys Floor Hockey

As June nears, the grade eight students are getting more and more restless. Thinking about their trip to Niagara Falls makes them feel so excited. They are raising money from popcorn sales at school, as well as pizza and popcorn orders for each person in grade eight to hand out […]

Grade Eight Grad Trip Preparations

Hello Millbrook. The new classrooms at Millbrook South Cavan Public School are done and they look amazing! New classroom supplies have been added like a Smartboard, shelving, stand-up tables. and great space in the hallways to hang our coats and bags for the students here. Our new classroom has windows […]

A Look Inside of Millbrook New Classrooms

Hair removal is a service appreciated by both sexes and interest in this grooming service has been growing. These are some of the reasons that Jessica Grieve decided to head in this direction in her search for a part-time service business to launch in the area, veering away from her […]

Luxe Sugaring and Beauty Bar Opens in Millbrook

Spring of 2017 is just over the horizon and the Millbrook Community gardeners are beginning to feel that characteristic anticipation. After eight years, the present members are hoping to be joined by a new group of enthusiastic, visionary volunteers to carry on and perhaps introduce new directions and ideas. The […]

Come Grow with Us at the Millbrook Community Garden

Next month an art show exhibiting work from two local artists will open at an unconventional location: the Edward Jones Financial office located at 3 King Street West in Cobourg. Jo Ellen Brydon and John Ireland will come together in a display of their work reminiscent of the days of […]

New Works by Local Artists on Display in Cobourg Venue

Certified Bowtech Practitioner Susan Brettell introduced herself at last week’s BIA breakfast in a brief presentation about her plans to bring a gentle form of physical therapy developed in Australia to the community. For the last few years, Brettell has been delivering Bowen Therapy to clients from two treatment locations […]

New Therapy Service in Town or in Your Home

Sunday April 23 with More Market Dates As we welcome, with a sigh of relief, the mounting daylight hours, the appearance of new spring buds and the invigorating songbirds, so too we welcome the return of the Millbrook Farmers’ Market on April 23. After the snow/ice/cold/wind begins to slowly fade […]

Millbrook Farmers’ Market Returns

With the warm Spring weather arriving, it’s time to dust off those clubs and start preparing for the upcoming golf season. The first step is to take inventory of your golf equipment. Check for wear on your grips, replace the soft spikes on your shoes, and make sure the groves […]

Golf Season is on its Way- Are You Ready?

No this isn’t January anymore, the month named for Janus, the Roman god with two faces, who could look back and forward at the same time. But it seems to make sense to me, during this back and forth season, to cover a little of late winter as well as […]

Looking back and forward

Last week the Bailieboro Women’s Institute ushered in spring with their annual luncheon featuring Medicinal Herbalist Kerry Hackett.   The full house enjoyed a delicious pot luck luncheon of prepared by the local hosts and then heard from Ms. Hackett who spoke about the variety of uses of many of these […]

Medicinal Herbalist Kerry Hackett Talks Herbs at Bailieboro Luncheon

The Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society’s March Masquerade, held March 25 in Millbrook’s Royal Canadian Legion Hall was all it aspired to be: a glittering gala, a visual spectacle, an evening of laughter and fun, and a very successful fundraiser. The hall was transformed into a Mardi Gras-inspired ballroom through […]

March Masquerade Celebrates Community

Watching the video of six-year-old Taylor Welch of Pontypool, her wheelchair almost becomes irrelevant. This young lady is all about ability, and her mischievous, fun-loving nature come across very clearly in her ear-to-ear grin. Some would wonder what Taylor has to smile about. Born 12 weeks premature in August of […]

Helping Taylor Get on Her Feet

Gardeners interested in expanding their knowledge of the varied nature and uses of herbs can join the Millbrook and Area Garden club on Wednesday, May 3rd to hear a presentation from well-known herb expert Kerry Hackett. With more than two decades of experience in the field, Kerry is a certified […]

Medicinal Herbalist Kerry Hackett Comes to Millbrook Garden Club

What is a medical abortion and why should anyone in Peterborough care? Unintended pregnancies continue to occur, despite best efforts at prevention. Even with the best efforts to make every pregnancy a planned and wanted one, there is still a need for abortion services as part of comprehensive reproductive care. […]

Ensuring Women’s Reproductive Rights in Peterborough