Council Asks for 4-Way Stop in Mount Pleasant

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As a result of public concerns raised to County Council, Peterborough County Public Works Department completed a Road Safety Audit for the intersection of County Road 9 (Mount Pleasant Road) and County Road 10. This is formal and independent safety performance review of a road transportation project by an experienced … Continue reading

Mayor McFadden Seeks Effective Strategy for Escalating Hydro Rates

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  Rural municipal representatives are feeling the frustration as their residents, farms and businesses struggle with rising electricity rates with little evidence that the province is listening. Cavan Monaghan Mayor Scott McFadden brought this issue to Queen’s Park last week where he met with Ontario’s Auditor General, Bonnie Lysyk. With … Continue reading

Local Talent Join Peterborough Pathway to Fame

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On Saturday Sept 10th Peterborough and District Pathway of Fame added 13 new names at the annual induction ceremony at Showplace. Cavan Monaghan was well represented with natives Serena Ryder, Justin and Mark Hiscox were acknowledged in the Entertainment and Music category and Kim Blackwell of 4th Line Theatre was … Continue reading

Community Runs for St. John’s Anglican Church

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The 12th Cavan Hills Country Run, organized and executed by the St. John’s Anglican Outreach Committee, took place with favourable weather for running featuring sunny skies and seasonal temperatures last Saturday. The event kicked off at the McCamus farm on Stewart Line with 152 registered participants who had signed up … Continue reading

OMB Hearing for Peterborough Casino Set for May 2017

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The Ontario Municipal Board, chaired by Laurie Bruce, held a pre-hearing at the Peterborough Council Chambers on September 13. The purpose of the meeting was to establish status for those who have an interest in the city’s proposal to allow Ontario Gaming East Partnership to build and operate a casino … Continue reading

Remedy Plan Deemed Adequate to Allow Construction of Settlers’ Landing Wind Project

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The Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) gave the green light to the Settlers’ Landing Wind Turbine project, a 10 megawatt wind project located west of Pontypool on Telecom Rd. This is the fourth project approved for the City of Kawartha Lakes, three of which are located on the Oak Ridges Moraine. … Continue reading

Appreciation from Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation

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Letter to the Editor On behalf of the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Millbrook Needlers for their beautiful donated quilts, pillowcases and knitted clothing. The children who receive these items are currently being assisted by the Kawartha -Haliburton Children’s Aid Society. Sometimes … Continue reading

Should We Change the Way We Vote?

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Letter to the Editor Canadians now have an opportunity to change the way we vote in federal elections—or keep it the same. All MPs should be seeking input from their constituents. If you haven’t received an information package about this, you should check Jamie Schmale’s website at http://www.jamieschmale.ca. Under the … Continue reading

Library Board seeks Support for Strategic Outreach

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Library CEO Karla Buckborough and Outreach Coordinator Lindsay Molloy presented an update on developments in library programs instituted over the past six months during the September 19th Council meeting. As part of the Strategic Plan presented to Council in June, Cavan Monaghan Library Board members outlined a series of goals … Continue reading

Ontario Suspends Large Renewable Energy Procurement

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Tuesday the Ministry of Energy announced a decision that will begin to reduce electricity costs for consumers as it suspended the second round of its Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II) process and the Energy-from-Waste Standard Offer Program, halting procurement of over 1,000 megawatts (MW) of solar, wind, hydroelectric, bioenergy and … Continue reading

ORCA Advises that Level 2 Drought Persists Despite Recent Rainfall

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The Otonabee Region Water Response Team advises members of the watershed community that the Level 2 drought first declared on July 12, 2016 remains in effect. This means that water users of both municipal and private water supplies are strongly encouraged to reduce their water use by 20% in their … Continue reading

ORCA Advises that Level 2 Drought Persists Despite Recent Rainfall

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The Otonabee Region Water Response Team advises members of the watershed community that the Level 2 drought first declared on July 12, 2016 remains in effect. This means that water users of both municipal and private water supplies are strongly encouraged to reduce their water use by 20% in their … Continue reading

School Expansion Gets Green Light

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At last week’s Open House, Principal Sheryl Hunter was peppered with questions about the construction surrounded the school ranging from “what is happening here?” to “Why isn’t it almost finished?” The answer to the second question was available at the September 6th Council meeting, where the building permit for the … Continue reading

Expect Big Changes to the Regulation of Natural Health Products in Canada

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Health Canada is overhauling the way it regulates natural health products (NHP). Health Canada defines NHP’s as a substance or a combination of substances that provide pharmacological activity and reduce the risk/presence of a given disease. The problem with this definition is that the vast majority of NHP (or any … Continue reading