Unique and Hardy Plants from Anna’s Perennials

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Karen Graham Cacti growing in Cavan? Prickly Pear thriving north of Peterborough? Are these garden phenomena the result of accelerated global warming? You might wonder about climate change when strolling through the display gardens at the entrance of Anna’s Perennials, a half-hour drive north of Millbrook south of Bobcaygeon. The … Continue reading

Snowy Ridge Environmental Review

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Ron Awde On Thursday, September 16, with only twelve days before the commencement of the Snowy Ridge Hearing, The Environmental Review Tribunal issued a decision after several weeks of delay, to grant Capstone Infrastructure’s motion to strike key elements of witness statements dealing with noise. As part of the Snowy … Continue reading

Walton Wood Farm’s Success Inspires Business Owners and Entrepreneurs around Peterborough

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Melodie Seto On Tuesday, Sept. 15, the popular Peterborough entrepreneurial social event, E-Connect, featured two successful business women as guest speakers for the evening, one of which created her business from home on a farm in Bailieboro. Leslie Scott, founder of Walton Wood Farm with her husband Peter, shared her … Continue reading

Kawartha BBQ Delivers Southern Style with Local Flavour

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Karen Graham With many years of food experience in his youth, Onafrychuk was interested in launching a business of his own to develop his own style of cooking, but was not prepared to give up his day job and take a flyer. This year he ventured into the food world … Continue reading

Mike Perry First Candidate to Host Local Meet and Greet Event

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Karen Graham Last Tuesday, NDP Candidate Mike Perry was at the Legion offering some insights to the platform his party is proposing in the upcoming federal election. He first outlined the Fair Vote System, a new way of allocating seats in Parliament which is based on proportional representation which was … Continue reading

What’s New in our Elementary Schools? (Besides Sex Ed)

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Karen Graham After absorbing the students from South Monaghan Public School last September, enrolment at Millbrook South Cavan has stabilized and sits this month at 416 students. Principal Sheryl Hunter believes the school day schedule with two 40 minute breaks is very beneficial for students, as it allows the school … Continue reading

Revisiting Local Landmarks in Manvers

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Sarah Sobanski Last Sunday was Ontario Heritage Foundation’s second Doors Open tour in the township of Manvers and surrounding area. In partnership with Manvers Historical Society, the tour encouraged history buffs to discover the many historic sites in Bethany, Pontypool and surrounding area. One of the locations in the tour … Continue reading

Couple Make Passionate Plea to Councillors To Amend Current Firearms Bylaw To Ban High Calibre Rifle Shooting Of Exploding Targets

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 “This Is Not the Middle East” Leonard Knott Observing that “this is not the Middle East,” Zygmund and Judith Pach of 1260 Tapley ¼ Line, RR1 Fraserville made an impassioned presentation to the Cavan Monaghan Township Council on September 14th to, “Amend the current firearms bylaw to severely restrict target … Continue reading

Unique Canadian Novel is a Reading Experience

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Sarah Sobanski Reader’s Release is a monthly column where members of Cavan-Monaghan Libraries review a book from the library’s new monthly releases to keep you updated on the hottest reads available to you locally.  What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done? – A question you might well want to answer … Continue reading

New Funeral Director and a Facelift for Benson Funeral Home

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Karen Graham It was time for a change.  After a difficult year with the health struggles and untimely loss of his wife Maggie, Patrick Benson was looking for a fresh start. The change began serendipitously during his wife’s prolonged illness, when hereceived an offer of help from friend and fellow … Continue reading

Cyclist Champions Environmental Rights in Municipalities Across the Country

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Sarah Sobanski Clean water, clean air and healthy soil are not a part of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Derek Olive, of the Blue Dot Music Cycling Tour, rode his bike from Toronto to Millbrook’s Pastry Peddler to inform citizens of Cavan-Monaghan that this needs to change. “You … Continue reading

“Don’t Bank on Ice in Millbrook Arena before September 28”

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Leonard Knott A frustrated group representing Millbrook Minor Hockey and the Millbrook Figure Skating Club led by Kym Dunlop appeared before Cavan Monaghan Township Council on August 31 to ask that Millbrook Arena’s rinks open on September 21st, a week earlier than currently planned. A week makes all the difference when … Continue reading

International Competition Experience Inspires Local Youth

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Karen Graham In case you missed it, Cody Caldwell’s Wheelchair Rugby Team took the gold medal in last month’s Para Pan Games, beating out the rival US team in a tight game. The team started slow and was behind half way through the event, but brought a strong finish, edging … Continue reading