Our Publication Dates

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We’re a free monthly newspaper published next on: 2017 Issue Dates January:  January 5 February:  February 2 March:  March 2 April:  March 30 May:  May 4 June:  June 1 July:  June 29 August:  August 3 September:  August 31 October:  September 28 November:  November 2 December:  November 30   Pick up … Continue reading

Plan B: Township Staff to Seek Alternative Routes to Secure Serviced Industrial Land

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Last month, Council rejected an appeal made by Peterborough Chief Administrative Officer Alan Seabrooke that the township accept an alternative payment schedule in compensation for a successful boundary change transferring 4140 acres of residential and industrial lands to the city for future development. Since that meeting, there have been no … Continue reading

More Recognition for Alex Bushell’s Lab Improvement

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It has been a bit of a whirlwind for Lab Improvements founders Alex Bushell and Steve Wright. Having left their former employer after an international takeover in 2013, Bushell and Wright began working out of the Innovation Cluster’s incubator at Trent University, developing their CapTrack product, which is an innovative, … Continue reading

Canada 150 Awards to Recognize Outstanding Individuals and Organizations

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Last month local MP Jamie Schmale announced plans to recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to communities across Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock to coincide with Canada`s 150th birthday. “I want to recognize the individuals and organizations in our communities that have made our riding what it is today,” said Schmale. … Continue reading

Millbrook Valley Trails Work Day Volunteers needed!

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This year’s Annual Millbrook Valley Trails Work Day will take place Saturday May 6 at 9 am starting at the Distillery Street trailhead beside the pond. In case of rain the rain date will be Saturday May 13. Please bring gloves, a rake and a shovel if possible, wear suitable … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – Annexation – What a mess!

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So, here we go again, the City of Peterborough is after more land and they only want it on their terms or at least that is how it looks. After 25 years of trying to make a deal with Cavan-Monaghan they can’t accept a deal that their own staff agreed … Continue reading

New Paramedic Station Expected to Improve Response Times

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The new Paramedic station at 1003 Clonsilla Ave. opened for business on Monday, April 24th, with two 24 hour ambulances on site to improve the response time for service in the west end of Peterborough City and County. Formerly the home of Paul Tinney Auto Sales, the building has undergone … Continue reading

Township Libraries Receive CIBC Donation

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Cavan Millbrook Libraries owe Fiona Maarhuis’s a double dose of gratitude. This dedicated volunteer has provided more than 90 hours of service to the organization and has served as a Board member for the last __ years. Prior to that, she also volunteered …. Last month, Fiona found another way … Continue reading

OLG makes fourth-quarter payment to Cavan-Monaghan

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The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) issued a fourth-quarter (January to March, 2017) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $724,045 to the Township of Cavan Monaghan last month for hosting Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs. Since November 1999, Cavan Monaghan has received more than $55.3 million in non-tax gaming revenue. … Continue reading

Downtown Revitalization to Proceed with Detailed Streetscape Plan

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After the cancellation of the Rural Economic Development Program (RED), plans for a detailed streetscape plan to guide the Downtown revitalization plan looked unlikely. The 2016 budget had $20,000 designated towards the development of the Community Improvement Plan which would have included this component, and the matching funds from the … Continue reading

County Strategic Plan in Review

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Last month Peterborough County passed its 2017 budget which results in an assessment increase of 2.92% for County residents. Together with the municipal rate increase established in the 2017 Cavan Monaghan municipal budget in January, local property taxes will rise by — for township residents in 2017. According to Director … Continue reading

Open Your Eyes with Lash Extensions

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One of the most popular beauty trends these days are lash extensions. These are not the exaggerated false eyelashes you may remember from the 1960’s sported by supermodels including Twiggy. You will have to go to YouTube for instructions to perfect that look. These days false eyelash products offer a … Continue reading

Easter Eggstravaganza!

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The storm that arrived on Good Friday had organizers worrying about the practicalities of an Easter egg hunt in snowbanks, but by Sunday afternoon, the sun was shining and the ground had dried up enough to allow the event to proceed with a large, eager crowd. This year the local … Continue reading

Community Care Celebrates Canada

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Baxter Creek Golf Club hosted this year’s Community Care annual meeting featuring a birthday theme celebrating Canada’s 150th year last month and was opened with a rendition the national anthem delivered by Marion Guthrie and Millie Lunn. Mayor McFadden was on hand to greet the crowd of more than 100 … Continue reading

Lunar Rhythm Gardens Takes the Traditional Approach to Farming in Janetville

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It has been more than eight years since Jessica Foote returned home to her family farm on Gray Road in Janetville to launch her version of a modern day mixed farm incorporating new and traditional farming techniques in her unique business. As in the days of old, some of the … Continue reading

Take Your Mother on a Studio Tour for Mother’s Day

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Celebrate your mother by showing her some beautiful countryside and introducing her to local artists in their own studios during the Mother’s Day weekend. The Rolling Hills Studio Tour covers local venues featuring 12 artists in the Bethany area which will open their doors from 10 am to 5 pm … Continue reading

Get Out – Seeing is Believing? Not Necessarily!

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It is always my intention with this column to excite and interest readers in exploring the great outdoors. There is never a guarantee that you will see anything interesting or exciting but there’s always the chance. We are blessed with a richness of lovely places to walk–that in itself is … Continue reading

“There’s No Place like Home” by the Millbrook Community Choir

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Once again the Millbrook Community Choir will wrap up their season with a concert. This year the group will be celebrating Canada’s 150th with a concert called “There’s No Place like Home”, which takes place on May 28th at 2pm. Under the direction of Mark Hiscox and accompanied by his … Continue reading

Common Ground – Forsythia is Pure Joy

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“Forsythia is pure joy. There is not an ounce, not a glimmer of sadness….in forsythia. Pure, undiluted, untouched joy.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh It is a toss-up this year as to what has been more spectacular: the daffodils or forsythia. I was afraid that the forsythia would be damaged by the … Continue reading

Garden Club to Visit Blossom Hill Nursery in June

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Blossom Hill Nursery operated by Joe and Hazel Cook located just north of Peterborough specializes in delphiniums and peonies, as well as many other hardy perennials. Their plants are grown in their own fields and their delphiniums have won the only two Bronze Medallions from The Delphinium Society (UK) awarded … Continue reading

Make Your Garden Bounty Last in an Old-fashioned Cold Cellar

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You’ve spent hours selecting the right mix of plants and seeds promising luscious, nutritious produce which will require weeks of TLC as they are planted and tended until the crops reach their peak of maturity. At that moment, gardeners are rewarded with an avalanche of vegetables that are all ready at … Continue reading

Biting the Hand That Feeds You to Advocate for Better Dental Health

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Of all the countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), only Spain spends less than Canada on dental health care for its citizens. Only 6% of dental health expenditures are publicly funded in Canada. Of the $12.5 billion spent each year on our teeth, the vast majority … Continue reading

Lions for Sight Campaign

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Pictured is Millbrook District Lions President Lynda Allair presenting a donation cheque of $5,000.00 from the Millbrook District Lions Club to Corinna Campbell – the Charitable Giving Advisor PRHC Foundation. The donation is part of the Lions for Sight Campaign being spearheaded by the Fowlers Corners Lions Cub. The Millbrook … Continue reading

Facts about Earth so weird they’re, well…unearthly

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I spend a lot of time blathering about the planets, galaxies and all sorts of weird stuff. Today’s article remains focused on the bazaar, only this time it’s closer to home – like planet Earth. What astounding tidbits and treasures have I uncovered? Here’s what’s up down here. Let’s start … Continue reading