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

Free Shingles Vaccine Good News for Local Seniors

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Local health leaders from Peterborough Public Health and Peterborough Family Health Team say Minister Hoskins’ recent announcement that the Ontario government is funding free shingles vaccine for those aged 65-70 is great news for our community. “With such a high proportion of seniors in the Peterborough area, we expect to … Continue reading

Local Business Owner Named Chair of Cdn Manufacturers’ & Exporters’ Board

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On Thursday, October 20, 2016, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) announced that Rhonda Barnet, VP Finance at Steelworks Design Inc., would become the new chair of their national board of directors, effective immediately. As she assumes the role, Rhonda also sets a milestone for the organization as the first ever … Continue reading