Revised Discharge of Firearms By-Law Approved

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After much deliberation, Council passed a revised version of the draft Firearms Discharge By-Law at the June 20th Regular Council Meeting. In the end, the revisions recommended by Kyle Phillips who had led the investigation into the numerous complaints the township had received in 2015 regarding obnoxious use of firearms … Continue reading

Concerned Residents Meet to Discuss Wind Turbine Solicitation

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Over 80 residents and landowners including a representative from Brookfield Properties met at Galerie Q on June 16th to discuss the arrival of companies seeking to lease land on behalf of industrial wind turbine operators for new turbine development. The meeting was very informal and was designed to gage interest … Continue reading

Comment – It’s Complicated

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There are some troubling signs in the world these days. People are turning inward, focussed on their own well-being, shrugging off perceived burdens that are holding them back. Brexit is threatening to unravel the entire European Union, Trump is proposing walls, and closer to home there is evidence that political … Continue reading

10% Water Conservation Urged throughout Otonabee Region Watershed

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Despite a brief rainfall on Sunday evening, water users throughout the Otonabee Region watershed continue to be urged to reduce their consumption by 10 per cent because of the unusually dry conditions experienced this year. Analysis of the data, including temperature, precipitation, and stream flow for the first 5 months … Continue reading

Peterborough Humane Society Presents Ambitious New Animal Welfare Project

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A delegation from the Peterborough Humane Society and the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) presented their ambitious plans for the development of a joint, state-of-the-art facility to Council at the June 20th meeting. Geoff McPhee of the Peterborough Humane Society’s Board of Directors led the … Continue reading

Progress on the Millbrook Dam Project

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At their meeting last week, ORCA’s Board of Directors approved a recommendation to award Hatch engineering firm a contract for the design and the procurement of construction services for the reconstruction of the Millbrook dam. Hatch has been involved with the project since last fall when the firm was retained … Continue reading

Progress on the Millbrook Dam Project

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At their meeting last week, ORCA’s Board of Directors approved a recommendation to award Hatch engineering firm a contract for the design and the procurement of construction services for the reconstruction of the Millbrook dam. Hatch has been involved with the project since last fall when the firm was retained … Continue reading

Community Care – Grandparent of the Year Award

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The Grandparent of the Year award was handed out again this year. Every year, Peterborough city and county schoolchildren are asked to write essays about why their grandparents are the best, and a committee picks the best entries. Local winner with Honourable Mentions in the junior category include Dan Duerden, … Continue reading

Magic Makers Behind the Scenes at the 4th Line Theatre

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Not all the magic of theatre happens on the stage. In fact, much of the creative work to make the story come alive happens on a very practical level behind the scenes. Fiona Jones is the Stage Manager for 4th Line this year, which means she acts like an orchestra … Continue reading

Exciting Events at 4th Line Theatre This Summer!

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What better way to celebrate Canada’s 149th Birthday than enjoying an evening of true Canadian history brought to life on the outdoor stage at 4th Line Theatre? 4th Line Theatre invites you to join them on Friday, July 1st and celebrate Canada Day in 4th Line fashion. Enjoy an evening … Continue reading

Local Schools Receive Grants for Mental Health Initiatives

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At the suggestion of an Early Childhood Educator at the school whose partner works for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Millbrook South Cavan Principal Sheryl Hunter contacted Kerri Davies, Manager of Development for the local CMHA branch to learn more about a grant opportunity in support of Mental Health … Continue reading

Popular North Cavan Principal Retires

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North Cavan parents were shocked last month to receive a newsletter from their Principal Bob Sinclair announcing his retirement at the end of the school year. An engaging, energetic leader at the school, Sinclair’s humour and relaxed leadership style has infected the school with a positive, optimistic and respectful atmosphere … Continue reading