Doors Open to New Classrooms at Millbrook South Cavan School

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The major expansion project at Millbrook South Cavan Public School that began last June is almost done, and the occupants are thrilled with the results. After a series of construction and administrative delays, students filed into their new classrooms upon return from March break on Monday March 20th. Four of … Continue reading

MLCFC Prepares to Kick Off Another Season

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They can see the wave coming, and no matter how much organizers of the Maple Leaf Cavan Football Club prepare, as opening day approaches it is still challenging to meet the growing appetite for soccer in the community. With registration expected to top 1200 players again this year, already 850 … Continue reading

Trail Expansion will Connect New Residents to Village

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The Federal Economic Development Agency has confirmed approval of a Township application for funding for the expansion of a section of the Millbrook Valley Trails. A $6000 grant will flow from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program which will be used to improve the existing 6.7 km trail system and … Continue reading

BIA Celebrates Local Business Owners with Sticking Power

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At this year’s annual BIA dinner, organizers took a different tack, inviting a dozen BIA business owners who have each operated in town for more than 20 years, to celebrate their common experience. Together they represent more than 400 years of experience serving our community, demonstrating an ability to adapt … Continue reading

Specialty Chocolate Shop Arrives In Time for the Holidays

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It was clear this was a special store coming to King Street when above the paper covering the windows all that could be seen was a brass chandelier. Millbrook Valley Chocolates owners Stephen and Jackie Flamminio took possession of the former location of Hussey’s Pizza a few short weeks ago, … Continue reading

Inaugural Barn Quilt Installed

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After more than a year since it began, the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail (CMBQT) celebrated the installation of their first Barn Quilt on Tuesday, November 22nd outside the Millbrook Home Hardware store. This business was selected for the first of three barn quilts sponsored by the Millbrook Business Improvement … Continue reading

Driving Tips for Avoiding Wildlife Collisions

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This time of year, driving conditions can change dramatically and seasonal risks surface that affect visibility and road conditions. The Peterborough Police would like to remind drivers to be aware of the changing conditions and adapt their driving habits accordingly. One of the main threats to drivers this time of … Continue reading

Municipal Water Management Contract Awarded to Peterborough Utilities Services

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The Township of Cavan Monaghan owns the municipal water treatment and waste water process plant facilities that service the village of Millbrook. It is their job to ensure that it operates efficiently, complies with regulations and develops the infrastructure required to ensure it meets the needs of the community. Rather … Continue reading

Remember to Check Your Well with the Changing of Seasons

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The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is reminding landowners with private water wells to check the water quality of their well water this fall. Along with changing the battery in your fire and carbon monoxide alarm, having your well water tested prior to winter is a great idea. In addition, … Continue reading

Free Water Well Workshop December 5 in Blackstock

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Talk with experts during “Managing Your Well During Drought” workshop As many people continue to struggle with the drought conditions that have impacted the Kawartha Conservation watershed, homeowners, residents and business owners will have an opportunity to hear from and talk with experts during a FREE Water Well Workshop December … Continue reading

Auditions for 4th Line Theatre’s Summer Season

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4th Line Theatre is auditioning for professional roles for the 2017 Summer Season. Auditions are by appointment only and the deadline for submissions is Monday, December 5, 2016. Millbrook Auditions will take place on Tuesday, December 13th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. To apply, send an electronic copy of your headshot … Continue reading

No More Paper Ballots: Council Confirms Telephone and Internet Voting for the 2018 Municipal Election

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At their October 18th meeting, Council passed a by-law confirming that in the next municipal election, votes may only be cast on the telephone or the internet, a process that will be managed by Simply Voting Inc., who coordinated the 2014 election. There will be no paper ballot alternative. The … Continue reading

Cavan Monaghan To Explore Use of Ranked Ballots for 2018 Election

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At their November 21st meeting, Council agreed to investigate the option of using ranked ballots in the selection of municipal candidates in 2018. Recent changes to the Municipal Elections Act introduced this option for the selection of municipal candidates but not for School Board Trustees. Ranked ballots allow a voter to … Continue reading

Mayor Hosts Town Hall Meeting

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At the halfway point in the municipal term, Mayor McFadden felt it was time for another check in with township residents to hear their concerns and receive feedback on current issues on the minds of ratepayers. McFadden collected topics from the 25 residents who joined him at Galerie Q on … Continue reading

Mediation Program Launched in Peterborough County

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Conflict is a natural part of life. The trick is to be prepared to deal with it effectively. That was the message from Community Engagement & Development Coordinator Peter Williams of the Peterborough Police Service as he introduced Cavan Monaghan Council members to a new mediation program launched last month … Continue reading