Our Publication Dates

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  We’re a free monthly newspaper published on: Next issue date: December:  November 30, 2017 Pick up your free copy locally or subscribe here  for Canada Post delivery! Deadlines for submissions of PRINT advertising or articles are FOUR DAYS before the above publication dates at 12:00 PM. We are no longer keeping … Continue reading

Council Considers Jumpstarting Community Centre Project

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It seems the Community Centre Project is no longer an “if” but a “when”, and if Mayor McFadden has his way, the “when” will be sooner than later. Four of five Council members voted in favour of proceeding with a new facility with a budgeted ceiling of $15 million, so … Continue reading

Programs to Build the Local Economy One Entrepreneur at a Time

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Small businesses are the key to the Canadian economy.   At the end of 2015, they employed over 8.2 million Canadians, representing more than 70 percent of the total private labour force and contributed roughly 30% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product. They also account for 27 % of all research … Continue reading

Consultants Confirm Fundraising Feasibility for Community Centre

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At the December 5th Council meeting, George Stanois of the Goldie Company, who was hired to conduct a fundraising feasibility study presented the study’s findings. The firm conducted personal interviews with the 40 respondents to the 65 requests for interviews, allowing participants to discuss their perceptions of the project, the … Continue reading

Council Column – January Thoughts

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  December was an interesting month for Council. Progress has been made on ongoing projects and new information has come forward for the budgeting process. At the December 5th 2016 meeting, Council approved acquisition of land and committed to moving forward with a new Community Centre for the Township. The … Continue reading

At the Lions’ Den

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December 5th saw the Millbrook Lions, friends and spouses gather at the Lions’ Den for a traditional Christmas dinner catered by Lisa’s Catering of Bewdley. A great meal was enjoyed. President Lynda Allair gave a warm welcome to our special guests, who included David Brackenridge of the Millbrook Food Share,Karen … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor

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Deputy Mayor John Fallis was right in not supporting the motion to proceed with the Community Center at this time. My personal preference for future public infrastructure spending is to complete the new fire hall first. The fire hall will help to maintain lower residential insurance rates. In addition, a … Continue reading

Parent Council Treats North Cavan Students to Turkey Lunch

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On December 16th, the North Cavan Parent Council hosted their annual Turkey Lunch in the gym. Over 170 diners enjoyed hot turkey, stuffing, vegetables, gravy and cookies in long tables occupied by students, staff, bus drivers, volunteers and invited guests in a communal meal prepared by the women of St. … Continue reading

Millbrook Stars Minor Hockey Tournament December 10 – 11th

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  “We’re black, we’re white, and we’re dynamite.” The Millbrook Stars had their annual minor ice hockey tournament the weekend of December 10th. The Stars fought hard, winning a spot in the B finals. The Novice Reps were facing the Ennismore Eagles. The Eagles had a breakaway, but Jacob Elson … Continue reading