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  We’re a free monthly newspaper published on: 2018 issue dates: January – Jan. 4 February – Feb 1 March– Mar. 1 April – March 29 May – May 3 June – May 31 July – June 28 August – Aug. 2 September – Aug. 30 October – Sept 27 November – Nov. 1 December – Nov. 29 Pick up your free copy locally or subscribe … Continue reading

Blocks and Blooms 2018

Blocks and Blooms 2018
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Last Saturday the rain held off for a wonderful community event hosted by the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society.  Travelling on foot or on a complimentary ride on a stylish horse-drawn wagon, visitors were treated to an array of creative displays of local gardening and quilting talents in twenty venues … Continue reading

Former Funeral Home Owner Patrick Benson Pleads Guilty to Eight Counts of Fraud

Former Funeral Home Owner Patrick Benson Pleads Guilty to Eight Counts of Fraud
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A definitive conclusion in the allegations of fraud and breach of trust against former funeral director Patrick Benson arrived on June 5th when he appeared in court to plead guilty on eight charges of fraud.  The charges stem from activities occurring from 2008 to 2015 at the Benson Funeral Home … Continue reading

Comment – Canada: A Country of Collaborators

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Justin Trudeau’s Canada is a more popular destination for those wanting a quick exit from the US than it was under his father Pierre when our country took in 40,000 draft dodgers eager to avoid another unpopular political position.  Communities including Toronto are beginning to push for more help to … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – July

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Last month, at the end of one of our church services, a serious medical emergency occurred.  We called 911, and within a few minutes Chief Balfour and his colleagues from the Cavan Monaghan Fire Department arrived and took control of the situation.  As we waited for the EMS to arrive … Continue reading

Millbrook South Cavan Principal Retires

Millbrook South Cavan Principal Retires
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She may be sitting in her office in the photo, but that is not where Millbrook/South Cavan principal Sheryl Hunter spends her workday.   She can be found in the schoolyard during recess, in the halls speaking to students or filling in on Tupper Street for an absent crossing guard.  Students … Continue reading

Council Appoints Integrity Commissioner

Council Appoints Integrity Commissioner
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Provincial legislation to modernize municipal legislation known as Bill 68 takes effect March 1st, 2019.  It includes the mandatory adoption of a Council Code of Conduct along with the appointment of an Integrity Commissioner for municipalities across the province.  Last month, Robert J. Swayze, Barrister and Solicitor, was appointed to … Continue reading

Groundwater Monitoring Continues

Groundwater Monitoring Continues
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Last month Council received the first annual update on the groundwater monitoring program conducted by Cambium Inc. who has been retained to watch water in and around the Municipal supply wells.  Among other things, they are quantifying the impact of water withdrawals on the surrounding groundwater and surface water systems. … Continue reading

Police Launch Residential Speeding Campaign Called “Safe Under 7”

Police Launch Residential Speeding Campaign Called “Safe Under 7”
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The Peterborough Police Service is launching a summer traffic campaign targeting speeding in residential neighbourhoods.  The campaign is in direct response to community concerns and complaints and will run during the summer months. “The number one complaint we hear on a daily basis is about speeding in residential areas,” says … Continue reading

Gender Equality Comes to the Hair Salon

Gender Equality Comes to the Hair Salon
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When you call to book a hair appointment these days, you may be surprised by the questions you are asked.  It’s no longer just selecting a cut, colour or wash and style; salons are now booking services based on hair length and time required to deliver the service.  This might … Continue reading

Cavan Monaghan Volunteer Policing Committee Launches Social Media Sites

Cavan Monaghan Volunteer Policing Committee Launches Social Media Sites
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The Cavan Monaghan Volunteer Policing Committee is excited to announce the official launch of its social media sites.  The goal of the sites is to enhance communication between the volunteer policing committee and the members of the Cavan Monaghan community. The volunteer policing committee was established as a way to … Continue reading

Motorcycles Lined King Street

Motorcycles Lined King Street
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Motorcycles lined King Street on June 2nd preparing for the Legion’s annual Bike Ride.  Forty seven riders travelled to Bancroft for lunch at the Bancroft Legion and returned to a hot dinner prepared and donated by the Millbrook Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary.  With a small top up from the coffers of … Continue reading

Next Farmers’ Market July 22

Next Farmers’ Market July 22
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If you haven’t yet been to the Millbrook Farmers’ Market, here are a few reasons to whet your appetite. The produce at the market is fresh – often picked that very morning.  It is at or very near its peak of ripeness.  If you haven’t eaten farm fresh produce before, … Continue reading

Crow Hill Play Offers a Nod to Nexicom’s Past

Crow Hill Play Offers a Nod to Nexicom’s Past
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Many local residents still remember some unusual features in their local telephone service as recently as the 1980’s. Calling neighbours only required dialing the last four digits of their telephone number, and some residents still had “party lines” where a special ring indicated the intended recipient of the incoming call. … Continue reading

Svastika (sanskrit spelling) symbol has been around for about 6000 years

Svastika (sanskrit spelling) symbol has been around for about 6000 years
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Visitors to the Buddhist temple were taken aback when examining this cauldron located near Wisdom Lake. The svastika (sanskrit spelling) symbol has been around for about 6000 years. Earliest use was in subcontinent of India. In later years it was used by aboriginals of North America. The symbol gained a … Continue reading

The Spirit of the Voyageurs Lives on at Fleming College

The Spirit of the Voyageurs Lives on at Fleming College
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Last week, Galerie Q donated a significant oil painting to Fleming College by by renowned Québécois Master artist, Ginet Leblond, widely known for her historical depictions of the 18th to 20th centuries.  Entitled “Rabaska over Québec,” the work reflects a scene based on a French-Canadian Folktale, “The Flying Canoe.” (La … Continue reading