Historical Society Celebrates Bi-Centennial of John Deyell’s Arrival

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Guest speaker George Parker captivated a full house at the October 27 gathering of the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society with his presentation on how Cavan Township and the surrounding area was originally surveyed in the early 19th century. He illustrated his talk with a number of maps, charts and … Continue reading

Local Firefighters’ Association Donates Trailer to Cavan Monaghan Fire Department

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After months of fundraising activities including a baseball tournament and a “boot drive” at the Millbrook Fair, the local Firefighters’ Association unveiled the new trailer purchased on behalf of the township on October 2nd at the municipal office. This significant purchase was made possible by a number of organizations and … Continue reading

Alex Penello Family Insurance Firm Moves to King Street

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After working out of their home for 14 years, Alex and Angela Penello are delighted with their upcoming move, as they join the businesses on King Street in downtown Millbrook. The decision to move to the new location was somewhat serendipitous, as the Penellos had been quietly looking for a … Continue reading

One Year Later: Peterborough Police Take Stock

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Last month, staff from the Peterborough Police Service hosted an Open House at the Pastry Peddler to help mark the one year anniversary of their arrival in the Township of Cavan Monaghan. A year ago the organization assumed responsibility for providing police services to the Township under a three year … Continue reading

New Legislation for Invasive Plant Management in Ontario

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The Invasive Species Act will come into effect on November 3rd, but the regulations associated with this legislation which have not yet been made public, will not take effect until a later date. Kellie Sherman, Coordinator, Ontario Invasive Plant Council joined the October 17th Council meeting to outline the growing … Continue reading

Food Share Connects Our Generous Community to Those in Need

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While Halloween has just passed, local Food Share staff is gearing up for their busiest season. After Thanksgiving, their food supplies have dwindled, but donations flood in as the month draws to an end, as ours community always comes through to help those less fortunate in time for the holiday … Continue reading

Taking the Plunge: Becky Dong goes it Alone in New Venture

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After more than 30 years working in the Chinese restaurant business, this spring Becky Dong decided it was time to be her own boss. Encouraged by an enthusiastic and loyal customer base, Dong found a modern location close to her Cavan Monaghan customers and in March opened Happy Palace, a … Continue reading

Second Quarter OLG Payment Received by Township

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The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) issued a second-quarter (July to September, 2016) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $884,109 to Cavan Monaghan on October 21st for hosting Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs. Since November 1999, Cavan Monaghan has received more than $53.8 million in non-tax gaming revenue. These payments … Continue reading

Fraserville Entrepreneur Alex Bushell’s Start up Launches Revolutionary Lab System

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There are many routes that lead to starting your own business. For Alex Bushell and his partner Steve Wright, the path began with frustration on the job that peaked after their employer was purchased by a US multinational, leaving them feeling disconnected. In 2013, Alex Bushell spent 40% of his … Continue reading