Save the Date: Ladies’ Night is August 3rd!

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You don’t need an excuse to take the evening off for a little girl time.   The Millbrook BIA’s Annual Ladies’ Night Event provides an opportunity to ladies (and gents) of all ages to enjoy an evening of indulgence strolling through the downtown where there will be sights, sounds and tastes … Continue reading

Why You Can’t Get a Severance

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  Municipal leaders hosting regular town hall meetings in the community frequently face questions from residents seeking severances.  They are rarely satisfied with the answers they receive.  Severing a lot from a family farm used to be a common retirement planning tool, providing funds or a smaller home for the … Continue reading

Peter Graham Launches Debut EP

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Peter Graham is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Millbrook.  After a decade of songwriting, including training at Bishop’s and the Royal Conservatory, Peter has released his debut EP entitled Nowhere in Tacoma.  Peter’s music blends traditional country instrumentation and the narrative verse of folk, with an emphasis on concise and honest … Continue reading

Two Farmers’ Markets in July – 9th and 23rd

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Market shoppers have often requested that we increase the frequency of our monthly farmers’ markets.  So during the prime harvest months of July, August and September, the Millbrook Farmers’ Market is doubling up and hosting two markets per month. In July, the dates to circle on your calendar are Sunday, … Continue reading

New Child Care Centre and Millbrook/South Cavan Addition Officially Open

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The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board held an official opening of the new child care centre and five classroom addition at Millbrook/South Cavan Public School last month. The new child care centre, operated by Compass Early Learning and Care, provides 49 new licensed child care spaces for the community, … Continue reading

What is Canada’s most significant scientific breakthrough?

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With Canada Day around the corner we’ve been debating this question. It’s a tough one to answer. During the 150 years since Confederation, we’ve made some remarkable discoveries. The invention of the pacemaker in the 1950s, pioneered by John Hopps in collaboration with Wilfred Bigelow and John Callaghan stands out. … Continue reading

A Higher Minimum Wage Improves Public Health and the Economy

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After months of consulting, the provincial government has introduced a bill to amend existing employment and labour laws that address several issues like pay equity for part-time and temporary workers, scheduling rules and better enforcement of the laws.  Also included in these changes is an increase to the minimum wage … Continue reading

Canada – who and what took its place in space

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Canada’s first astronomers weren’t called Canadians. They were the native peoples. For centuries they had been reading the northern skies to learn when to plant and when to harvest their crops. Like the Greeks and Romans their legends and history were written in the constellations they perceived in the star … Continue reading

Could Canada Post Step into the Void Left by TD’s Departure?

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Conclusions on the Federal government’s postal review are expected shortly, and the rhetoric is heating up. There is a feeling that the committee charged with the review has not seriously considered adding banking services to the mandate of this Crown Corporation.  Proponents argue that many Canadians in remote parts of … Continue reading

Gillian Webster Selected for Ontario Field Lacrosse

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  Millbrook resident Gillian Webster has been selected for the U19 Team Ontario Field Lacrosse team this season.  This is not the first time this impressive young lady has made a provincial Lacrosse team.  In 2015, Gilliam was one of the youngest members of the U18 team and travelled to … Continue reading

Thanks for the Fair!

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Things were looking bleak the week before the Fair this year.  Unprecedented rain, while welcome, had left the fairgrounds soggy and organizers concerned.  Fortunately the skies cleared and the fair occurred with the only four straight days of sunshine we’ve experienced in weeks. Thanks to a PA day, Children’s day … Continue reading

Cavan Monaghan Libraries – Celebrate Canada 150!

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  This year marks 150 years of Confederation, and with the entire country celebrating, the Cavan Monaghan Libraries are joining in the festivities. The Summer Reading Program, organized this year by Camryn Neilson, is taking the idea of celebrating Canada to heart, and is being designed specifically around our great … Continue reading

Come to the Millbrook Agricultural Fair June 8th to 11th!

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Children’s Day at the 168th Millbrook Fair comes early this year thanks to a Friday PA day, so doors open at 9:30 on Thursday June 8th for students in grades 1 through 3 who will be ushered through a series of stations featuring lessons about agriculture.  Gates open for general … Continue reading

Proposed Changes to OMB Format will Empower Local Decision-making

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In the coming weeks, legislation will be introduced to create the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, which will, if passed, replace the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). After a six-month consultation process, changes unveiled by Municipal Affairs Minister Bill Mauro last month are expected to limit appeals of official plans, allow density … Continue reading