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

Safety Theme at Millbrook BIA Dinner

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Karen Graham Tuesday evening’s annual BIA dinner featured a number of speakers addressing the audience on the topic of safety. First on the agenda was Fire Prevention Officer Eydie Vandenberg who opened her talk with a short video illustrating the importance of early detection in a fire event. After a … Continue reading

A Store for Kids of All Ages- Driveonics Comes to Millbrook

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Karen Graham Since the paper came off the windows of the new electronics store on King Street, the fingerprints have been collecting as youngsters peer in to check out the merchandise. It’s like nothing the town has ever seen before, and that makes owners Justin Ward and Nichole Nydan very … Continue reading

Inaugural Mount Pleasant Coffee House Event

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Andy Harjula “It was a dark and stormy night” ….. thus began the November 14th Mount Pleasant Coffee House program. Master of Ceremonies, Roy Best of Cavan started the evening with an open mic and was quickly followed by Doug Kennedy of Omemee and David Frank from the Stewart Line … Continue reading

Local Teacher Spearheads Mental Health Initiative at St. Peter’s

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Karen Graham When returning from a year-long medical leave from her teaching job and St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School, Julie Vallieres was on a mission.  Her absence was the result of a relapse into depression, a condition she has struggled with for over 20 years.  She has been eager to … Continue reading

16 Ways Children Benefit From A Visual Art Education

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  Something we do not often think about is that everything in this world that is people-made has been designed by a human being: tables, skyscrapers, rockets. Even nature is often the palette for our designs: magnificent gardens, diversion of rivers, farmer’s fields, are designed by the artistry of man … Continue reading

‘Heard a little, seen a little’ Cavan Monaghan Ghost Stories

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  Sarah Sobanski It’s no surprise that our historic township has had its fair share of hauntings – next year will mark 200 years since John Deyell built Millbrook’s first mill, the first structure of Millbrook – and 4th Line Theatre wants them on record. Hosting a Halloween themed reminiscence … Continue reading

New Retail Business in Cavan: Sisters’ Fine Gifts

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Karen Graham When Nicole Scott came into Bridget Anastasia’s with her mother in mid-October, owner Catherine Moore was in the back room sorting through the newly arrived Christmas merchandise, planning her seasonal displays. Two weeks later, she was retired and the displays and all her other responsibilities had been handed … Continue reading

One Year Later: Mayor Hosts Town Hall Meeting

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Karen Graham Forty ratepayers joined Scott McFadden last Friday evening at Galerie Q for a town hall style meeting about the issues and activities the current council is addressing on behalf of residents. Mayor McFadden began by asking the audience to identify topics of concern, and thirteen items were identified. … Continue reading