Randy Aucoin Demonstrates that the Entrepreneurial Spirit is Alive and Well in Cavan Monaghan

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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 … Continue reading

Council Approves Changes to Garbage Collection

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Karen Graham Wayne Hancock, Director of Public Works, submitted recommendations to Council on Monday regarding the Township waste collection program. After reviewing the waste policies of other municipalities along with the proposed new County By-law, Hancock recommended the elimination of bag tags for curbside collection of residential and commercial waste … Continue reading

‘Like Chess on Ice’

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  Sarah Sobanski It’s 7 p.m Tuesday night, and the ice pad at the Omemee Curling Club [OCC] is filled to capacity. Players of all ages, beginners to experts, all of different fitness levels, return regularly for league night. The atmosphere is light and full of camaraderie. The oldest member … Continue reading

Me to We Club Bringing Holiday Joy to Families Overseas

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Breanne Levesque, Newspaper Club member Here at Millbrook South Cavan Public School we are glad to say Me to We will be fundraising for families overseas with Rafiki chains! With each purchase you will get a Rafiki friend chain, they come in many different colors that you can choose your … Continue reading

Council Begins 2016 Budget Deliberations

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Karen Graham This week Council began the lengthy process of establishing the 2016 Operating and Capital Budgets as they plowed through the preliminary draft provided by Director of Finance Kimberley Pope. This report is a starting point only, and assumes no changes to service levels currently provided by the Township. … Continue reading

So You Want to be a Golf Pro? It’s Not What you Think

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Karen Graham Baxter Creek’s Kevin Gunter’s interest in golf began at a young, but not at age three like some professionals. His skills also paid off early, as he was proficient enough to earn a full golf scholarship in Tennessee, where he earned a BA. Returning home, he began his … Continue reading

Local Television Celebrities Perform at Christmas in the Village Evening Event

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Karen Graham It was all part of a day’s work two of for Earl Cochrane’s two commercial horses, Clydesdale and Hockney crosses who were on hand to pull Cochrane’s horse drawn wagon for young and old visitors to the Thursday evening activities last week. Together will friends and fellow horse … Continue reading

Santa Arrives to the Cheers of an Appreciative Crowd on Saturday

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Karen Graham Under sunny skies and unnaturally warm weather, the twenty floats in the Santa Claus parade strolled down King Street to the sounds of cheers and marching bands. Entries came from all ages and interests, including sports teams, local businesses, service clubs, politicians, and of course, ended with the … Continue reading

Local Explorers’ Group Try Their Hands at Fencing

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Karen Graham Last week the local explorer group tried a new sport with some pretty unusual equipment. They met with two instructors at the Peterborough Fencing Club who were happy to demonstrate their skills to this group of eager participants who were looking to expand their horizons by trying new … Continue reading

ORCA Updates Environmental Study Report

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Karen Graham ORCA Chief Administrator Dan Marinigh presented an Addendum to the Environmental Study Report for the Millbrook Dam Project at the Council meeting on November 30th. In it is confirmation of the preference of Construction Option C, which meets the primary objective of satisfying the safety legislation and also … Continue reading

Wish Health And Happiness to Others, And Have it Yourself This Holiday Season

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Sarah Sobanski With seasons greetings come seasonal waistlines, and while Christmas calorie counting isn’t something we want to think about until resolution-time, nutrition shouldn’t go out the window for that second helping of Grandma’s famous triple-chocolate cake. Whether you’re skipping meals to fit into your holiday dress wear, or poking … Continue reading

Millbrook Municipal Water Users Face Significant Rate Increases

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Karen Graham At this week’s Council Meeting, Gary Scandlan of Watson Associates presented a Water and Wastewater Rate Study outlining the implications of compliance with the Water Opportunities Act of 2010 which requires among other things, a detailed water financial plan for all municipal water and waste water services. With … Continue reading

Vibrant Young Clinic Serves Up Beautiful Smiles and Good Oral Health

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Karen Graham It has been three years now since Dr. Ken Lee took over the local dental practise from Dr. David Neale who served the community for many years. As a university student, Dr. Lee knew his interest lay in the sciences, and considered medicine, ophthalmology and dentistry. As a … Continue reading

Township Seeks Ways to Meet County Garbage and Recycling Targets

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Karen Graham Peterborough County is seeking input from municipalities including Cavan Monaghan to establish a modern and enforceable system to encourage more recycling of waste across the County. Cavan Monaghan’s performance in this area while improving marginally is still significantly below that of the County in general. In 2014, Cavan … Continue reading

Finally- A Blow Against a Local Wind Project

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Last week’s Environmental Review Tribunal decision concluded that the Settlers Landing Wind Turbine Project will Cause Irreversible Harm. The Ministry of Attorney General office released the decision of the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) on the appeal of the Settlers Ridge Wind development project. The ERT found that engaging in the … Continue reading

Community Generosity Arrives from all Ages and Stages

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Karen Graham After Thanksgiving, the Food Share cupboard is usually pretty bare. Not to worry, says David Brackenridge- ours is a giving community and they always come through to help those less fortunate in time for the holiday season. Last week we announced an upcoming Turkey Dinner hosted by staff … Continue reading

Message in a Bottle- Lions Launch Medical Emergency Program

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Karen Graham The Millbrook and District Lions’ Club has devised a new program to help residents and particularly seniors in times of medical emergency. Called “Message in a Bottle”, it involves the distribution of a kit consisting of a plastic vial, stickers and an information page to help Emergency First … Continue reading

The Boy Stepped Outside, and He Did Not Die

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Sarah Sobanski If I Fall, If I Die is Michael Christie’s first novel – you can tell in the careful precision of each sentence, attention to detail, and the beat of enthusiasm that keeps you moving through his home-hitting story. The novel examines the fundamental relationship between a mother and … Continue reading