Local Action Taken to Protect Our Roots

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Melodie Seto The Canadian landscape has undergone many transformations over the past centuries, but how many people can still remember what our land ofheritage used to look like? Tallgrass prairies in particular may be one of the less distinguished types of grasslands that made up the eastern part of our … Continue reading

The Harvest

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Lorraine Hughes “You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13 The summer is winding down, the nights are starting to get chilly and we gardeners are busy harvesting, preserving and canning … Continue reading

Jamie Schmale Seeks His Turn at Bat for the Conservative Party

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Karen Graham After eleven years helping incumbent Barry Devolin increase the strength of the Conservative’s support in the riding in the past four elections, Schmale is anxious to take the reins himself.  In 2003, he ran against Devolin for the conservative nomination, and while he lost that race, he signed … Continue reading

Save the Dam group Saves The Mill

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At their regular meeting on August 20,  the Board of Otonabee Conservation (ORCA) voted to accept the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society’s Offer to Purchase Needler’s Mill in Millbrook. Historical Society president Celia Hunter and Angie McLean from the Save the Dam Mill Pond Group presented the offer to the Board, with … Continue reading

The End of an Era?

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Karen Graham Saturday was a beautiful but difficult day for Shirley Challice.  After recently losing her husbandof many years, Shirley was parting with some of her personal belongings in an auction on the farm she and Roger where they had raised their family, paring down in preparation for a new … Continue reading

The World’s Largest Treasure Hunt

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Sarah Sobanski The time of free festivals, free concerts and free sun-tans is wrapping up for another year, but there is one more free activity that can get the family out and about before the snow settles in. With over 2 million caches worldwide, geocaching is an opportunity to participate … Continue reading

Will 2015 be the Last Unfair Election?

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Sarah Sobanski “There have been four majorities over 150 years of the electoral system, where the elected party received 50 per cent of the vote as well as seats (in the House of Commons),” NDP’s Craig Scott told a room full of concerned citizens at Millbrook’s Municipal Office Thursday. Hosting … Continue reading

Young Millbrook Entrepreneur Continues to Face Forward After a Successful Summer Start

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Melodie Seto 16 year old Brigh Findlay-Shields is not your average summer job-seeking high school student. Unlike most teenagers her age, she decided to become an entrepreneur during her summer holiday. As the proud founder of Darling Equine, an onlinebridle charm boutique, she is one of 13 youth participants in … Continue reading

Claire’s Baking Earns Loyal Following in Port Hope

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Karen Graham Claire Carrie spends her weekdays behind a desk keeping client and insurance company files organized, accurate and current at Bulger and Gray Insurance Brokers in Millbrook.  It’s a job that requires discipline and organizations skills, but in the world of insurance administration,there is little room to flex a … Continue reading

Council Approves Back up Plan to Preserve Mill

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Karen Graham Despite media reports to the contrary, at the last Council Meeting our municipal representatives took a step to protect the grist mill building, not destroy it.  A letter from ORCA CAO Dan Marinigh had been received that day, seeking financial support for a last ditch effort to avoid … Continue reading

Close to Home: A Taste Of Africa

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Melodie Seto Sometimes one does not need to travel long distances to have an immersive cultural experience, and that is especially the case for those living in or near the South Monaghan Township. ZimArt– Rice Lake Gallery –has been operating in Bailieboro for 16 years and is a free outdoor … Continue reading