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  Rural municipal representatives are feeling the frustration as their residents, farms and businesses struggle with rising electricity rates with little evidence that the province is listening. Cavan Monaghan Mayor Scott McFadden brought this issue to Queen’s Park last week where he met with Ontario’s Auditor General, Bonnie Lysyk. With […]

Mayor McFadden Seeks Effective Strategy for Escalating Hydro Rates

Mayor McFadden joined local Pathway to Fame Recipients Mark and Justin Hiscox, 4th Line Theatre's Managing Creative Director Kim Blackwell and accepting for daughter Serena was Barbara Ryder.
On Saturday Sept 10th Peterborough and District Pathway of Fame added 13 new names at the annual induction ceremony at Showplace. Cavan Monaghan was well represented with natives Serena Ryder, Justin and Mark Hiscox were acknowledged in the Entertainment and Music category and Kim Blackwell of 4th Line Theatre was […]

Local Talent Join Peterborough Pathway to Fame

Participants line up at the starting line at the McCamus farm to bein the event.
The 12th Cavan Hills Country Run, organized and executed by the St. John’s Anglican Outreach Committee, took place with favourable weather for running featuring sunny skies and seasonal temperatures last Saturday. The event kicked off at the McCamus farm on Stewart Line with 152 registered participants who had signed up […]

Community Runs for St. John’s Anglican Church

Photo: Karen Graham
The timeline for the relocation of Shorelines Casino is uncertain.
The Ontario Municipal Board, chaired by Laurie Bruce, held a pre-hearing at the Peterborough Council Chambers on September 13. The purpose of the meeting was to establish status for those who have an interest in the city’s proposal to allow Ontario Gaming East Partnership to build and operate a casino […]

OMB Hearing for Peterborough Casino Set for May 2017

The Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) gave the green light to the Settlers’ Landing Wind Turbine project, a 10 megawatt wind project located west of Pontypool on Telecom Rd. This is the fourth project approved for the City of Kawartha Lakes, three of which are located on the Oak Ridges Moraine. […]

Remedy Plan Deemed Adequate to Allow Construction of Settlers’ Landing ...

The province is well on its way to selling a majority interest in Hydro One, and maybe that’s a good thing. After reading Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk’s Value for Money Audit on the Crown Corporation, it’s clear the organization could be better run, and in theory at least, a private […]

Editorial Comment

Letter to the Editor On behalf of the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Millbrook Needlers for their beautiful donated quilts, pillowcases and knitted clothing. The children who receive these items are currently being assisted by the Kawartha -Haliburton Children’s Aid Society. Sometimes […]

Appreciation from Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation

Letter to the Editor Canadians now have an opportunity to change the way we vote in federal elections—or keep it the same. All MPs should be seeking input from their constituents. If you haven’t received an information package about this, you should check Jamie Schmale’s website at http://www.jamieschmale.ca. Under the […]

Should We Change the Way We Vote?

Local library staff have introduced pop-up locations as part of their outreach program.
Library CEO Karla Buckborough and Outreach Coordinator Lindsay Molloy presented an update on developments in library programs instituted over the past six months during the September 19th Council meeting. As part of the Strategic Plan presented to Council in June, Cavan Monaghan Library Board members outlined a series of goals […]

Library Board seeks Support for Strategic Outreach

Tuesday the Ministry of Energy announced a decision that will begin to reduce electricity costs for consumers as it suspended the second round of its Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II) process and the Energy-from-Waste Standard Offer Program, halting procurement of over 1,000 megawatts (MW) of solar, wind, hydroelectric, bioenergy and […]

Ontario Suspends Large Renewable Energy Procurement

Recent rainfalls have been insufficient to replenish local streams where vegetation has replaced moving water.
The Otonabee Region Water Response Team advises members of the watershed community that the Level 2 drought first declared on July 12, 2016 remains in effect. This means that water users of both municipal and private water supplies are strongly encouraged to reduce their water use by 20% in their […]

ORCA Advises that Level 2 Drought Persists Despite Recent Rainfall

At last week’s Open House, Principal Sheryl Hunter was peppered with questions about the construction surrounded the school ranging from “what is happening here?” to “Why isn’t it almost finished?” The answer to the second question was available at the September 6th Council meeting, where the building permit for the […]

School Expansion Gets Green Light

Health Canada is overhauling the way it regulates natural health products (NHP). Health Canada defines NHP’s as a substance or a combination of substances that provide pharmacological activity and reduce the risk/presence of a given disease. The problem with this definition is that the vast majority of NHP (or any […]

Expect Big Changes to the Regulation of Natural Health Products ...

With climate change influencing the spread of insects like ticks and mosquitoes into areas that were previously too cold, people living in the Peterborough area will need to adapt to a new reality that includes living with the threat of Lyme Disease. About 400 Ontarians contracted the disease in 2015, […]

Tick Talk: Lyme Disease is Everyone’s Business

With over 55 artists from across Ontario competing for $3000 in prizes, expect to see a lot of painting going on in and around the township this weekend. You can participate by nominating your favourite piece in the People’s Choice Award. The actual painting begins on Saturday at 10 am […]

Schedule of Events for Outdoor Painting Festival This Weekend

The Save the Mill group expect the local icon to be moved to its new site between October 3rd and 6th. The process will take three days, and the schedule is tentative due to the commitments of the moving company, which has been tied up relocating school portables over the […]

Mill Update

According to the 2015/16 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) results issued last week for Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board students in grades 3, 6 and 9, students have largely maintained the improvements they have made in provincial testing over time […]

EQAO Results Confirm Need to Focus on Math

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Staff at Exact Imaging is smiling because the recent $3M commitment from Chinese firm BioSciKin means their firm’s financing is nearing completion.  The capital will allow them to launch their innovative prostate cancer biopsy high resolution micro-ultrasound systems which allow real-time imaging and biopsy guidance of the prostate in the commercial markets.
While there is no audible accent, after speaking for a few minutes with Randy Aucoin, you begin to hear the Newfoundland background in his voice. Relaxed and unassuming, this local entrepreneur is on the cusp of something big, and he is managing to keep his excitement in check until, as […]

Randy Aucoin Demonstrates that the Entrepreneurial Spirit is Alive and ...

Fun Folk productions allow for creativity on and off stage as shown in the costumes and set from an earlier production of Snow White.
With a new play lined up, local children’s author Shan McFadden is gearing up for another season of play with local adults and children who will bring his most recent piece, entitled “Tabitha and the Almost Impossible Quest” to life during the 2017 March break. Like last year’s play, “The […]

Another Season of Fun Folk Theatricals Begins

On Tuesday evenings, 80+ teenagers meet at the Peterborough Armories as members of the 2672 Paratus group, the local Royal Canadian Army Cadets. Run by Reserve members of the Canadian Armed Forces and dedicated volunteers, this is a youth group like no other, and not for the reasons you may […]

Welcome to the Cadets!

The Cherif family experienced a family dinner at the home of St. John's Ida congregation members John and Sylvia Amesbury during their first week in Canada. 2
On Tuesday, September 13th, three cars waited at Pearson International Airport to shuttle the eight members of the Cherif family to their first Canadian home: the Fleming College residence which currently provides temporary housing to newly arrived refugees to the Peterborough area. It had been a long journey from the […]

St. John’s Anglican Church Welcomes Refugee Family

Photo: Karen Graham
Hayley Smith, RMT. 3
  She’s off and running! Within days of receiving her certification as a Registered Massage Therapist at the end of August, Hayley Smith had secured not one, but two jobs in her field. She joined the Oshawa branch of the popular new franchise called Massage Addict as well as her […]

Hayley Smith Joins Family Chiropractic as RMT

Pays d'en Haut band members belt out some tunes at the Mt. Pleasant Coffee House.
More than sixty residents came to the first Coffee Shop event of the season hosted by the Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute. These monthly events held in the WI Hall in Mount Pleasant, these monthly events following a long standing local tradition established with the former “Give a Hoot Café”. Looking […]

Mount Pleasant Coffee Shop Has Audience on Their Feet

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Pictured are: Keepers Abigail and Maya, and in the front row are Abby, Rowan, Camryn, Brynn, Madelyn, Summer, and in the back row are Megan, McKenna, Madison, Shelby, Justice, Bre with coaches Jason and David. 1
On Tuesday, August 30th, the Maple Leaf – Cavan U11 Girls Rep Team played their very last game of the season.   The girls played an AWESOME game against Peterborough White! The girls really stepped it up a notch with their speedy running, excellent foot work, beautiful passes, superb goal-tending, […]

Cavan U11 Girls Rep Team End the Season with Smiles

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The local Historical Society is reprinting the 1937 booklet entitled “A Brief History of Cavan Township and Millbrook Village from 1816 to 1937”, written by Mary Sloane Eakins. The author is the great-granddaughter of John Deyell, one of the township’s first settlers and is credited with the development of the […]

Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society Launches Reprint of Historic Local ...

Earlier this summer, the Township of Cavan Monaghan together with the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation unveiled over $330,000 worth of street enhancements in Downtown Millbrook. This was a large step forward for Millbrook and downtown revitalization. Aging infrastructure on King Street presented the Township, specifically the Downtown Millbrook Revitalization […]

Council Column – Community Improvement Plan

Storytime 2.0 has three weeks of programming under its belt! The feedback has been constructive and positive. This more inclusive programming structure supports infants and children attending Storytime. We haven’t done away with the actual story reading and sing-a-longs, and still plan to do crafts at popular times of the […]

New Programs at Your Local Library

Wilf Smith answers questions after the film at Centennial Place
Last week, a different kind of movie was shown at the Fireside Lounge at Centennial Place. Residents, staff, friends and family were gathered to watch a 45-minute documentary outlining the experiences of Royal Canadian Air Force member Wilf Smith during his service as a bomber pilot in World War II. […]

Centennial Place Hosts Video Outlining WWII Wartime Service of Resident ...

Photo:  Bruce Lepper
Pictured is a sample of vegetables the community garden has been growing for food share this summer. Special thanks to the volunteers and especially to Bill Vanderpluym who grows potatoes, carrots and beets for us at his organic farm.
The Ganaraska savannah is still dry when we headed toward mid-summer. A little bit of rain fell in late July but not enough to put an end to my constant watering. I have been filling and refilling large plastic olive barrels with water pumped from the creek to water the […]

A Midsummer Break

We had a gorgeous fall day for our September market last Sunday. People were strolling about taking in the day’s warmth and sunshine. In spite of this season’s draught, our vendors had a beautiful selection of fresh, colourful produce. Tables were also full of all kinds of jarred preserves, baked […]

Last Farmers’ Market Sunday, October 23