Fire Hall #1 Replacement Facility: Draft Plan Comes with $5 Million Price Tag

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At the July 4th Council meeting, Fire Chief Bill Balfour introduced Frank Alaimo, principal of Alaimo Architecture Inc. to introduce the design and costing of a plan for a replacement facility for the aging and inadequate building located on King Street East currently serving the Fire Department. The design was … Continue reading

Wastewater Treatment Plant Official Opening

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The Township of Cavan Monaghan hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday June 30, at their newly renovated Wastewater Treatment Plant at 25 Centennial Lane. Federal, provincial and municipal representatives, project engineers, contractors and staff joined in a celebration to mark the successful conclusion of four projects related to the upgrade … Continue reading

ORCA Advises Level 2 Low Water

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Rainfall continues to be in short supply across the Otonabee Region watershed, even after the slight downpours last weekend. As a result, the Otonabee Region Water Response Team has confirmed that Level 2 Low Water Conditions are being experienced throughout the watershed region. Analysis of the data, including air temperature, … Continue reading

MPAC Notices are in the Mail

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The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) began mailing Property Assessment Notices last week across the township, reflecting an average increase in local property values of 3.9 per cent per year since the last assessment conducted in 2012. The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation, responsible for … Continue reading

Protect Your Name: Identity Theft

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Did you know your home can be stolen while you’re still living in it?   It’s called “title fraud” and it’s a potential outcome of being a victim of identity theft. Protecting yourself against identity theft is a precaution more and more people are taking these days.   I know many families … Continue reading

Local Maple Syrup Producers Host Summer Tour

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This year the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association (OMSPA) celebrated 50 years in business at their Annual General Meeting held at Trent University on the weekend of July 15th.   During the three-day event, producers took time to visit some local “sugar shacks” to see how it’s done around here. After … Continue reading

Behind the Stage at the 4th Line Theatre

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What you see on stage is just the tip of the iceberg, and two young men are flexing their creative and administrative muscle behind the scenes to help make magic in the barnyard. Artistic Administrative Kelsey Powell counts his lucky stars. He and wife Lindy (General Manager) could be referred … Continue reading

Historical Society Member Peter Ramsay Restored Cabinet

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Photo: Celia Hunter – The cabinet originally displayed men’s haberdashery at Fowler’s Men’s Wear in downtown Millbrook. In the 1960s (presumably when the shop closed), Clare Williams, wife of Harry, mother of Jill, bought it to display her collection of rocks and minerals. It was later used at the Heritage … Continue reading

Zucchini Festival Marks End of Summer Fun Drought

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The fun drought is over! No more bored children withering at the end of the parental vine! The annual Millbrook Zucchini Festival marks the end of a particularly dry Millbrook summer, so mark Sept. 11, 12:30 to 4 p.m. on your calendars in green ink. As always the festival will … Continue reading