Community Care Medical Alert Units

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Pictured is Community Care Volunteer Pat Schier who is responsible for performing tests each month for all Personal Distress Alarm clients. Ours is the only Community Care Office offering these medical alert units that allow older adults and people with disabilities to call for assistance using a help button linked … Continue reading

TD Bank Announces its Departure

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That comfy green chair at the Blue Jays games became more elusive to Cavan Monaghan residents last month, as residents, businesses and township staff learned on February 9th of the Toronto Dominion Bank’s decision to close the Millbrook branch. The institution has served the community since 1912 after purchasing the … Continue reading

Cooperative Bidding Allows More Roadwork This Season

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This year, Township Public Works joined the County in its tendering process for the major road projects this season in a cooperative bidding process. In doing so, they have secured early contracts at lower than anticipated costs, leaving $117,000 in the Surface Treatment component of the 2017 Capital Budget available … Continue reading

Cooperative Bidding Allows More Roadwork This Season

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This year, Township Public Works joined the County in its tendering process for the major road projects this season in a cooperative bidding process. In doing so, they have secured early contracts at lower than anticipated costs, leaving $117,000 in the Surface Treatment component of the 2017 Capital Budget available … Continue reading

Zoning By-Law Project Launched

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With the completion of the township’s Official Plan, you may think that rules surrounding what type of building is allowed where in the township are clear. Not quite. The Official Plan, approved in 2015 provides the general blueprint for land use in the township, but as usual, the devil is … Continue reading

25 Years of Service Award

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The Cavan Monaghan Fire Department held their annual awards nights on December 10, 2016 at the Millbrook Legion to acknowledge and thank fire department personnel for their dedication, hard work and achievements. Other notable awards during the Cavan Monaghan Fire Department awards night recognized two members of the staff for … Continue reading

Comment: O’ Canada!

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The last two books I’ve read have focused on political regimes that on the surface had noble objectives or their countries, but were implemented at great expense to their citizens’ personal rights. Both resulted in patriarchal governments making decisions about almost every aspect of their citizens’ lives: their occupations, their … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor #1

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Dear Editor, We moved to Millbrook five years ago this week. One of the main considerations in choosing Millbrook was its complete services provided to its population. We were pleased to find a small town with a post office, drug store, grocery store, service Ontario office and of course very … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor #2

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In Response to Miriam Veneers Letter to the Millbrook Times on February 1, 2017: If residents of the Brock, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes riding wish to influence the outcome of the upcoming Conservative Leadership race, they can do what millions of Americans did when they registered as Republicans and democratically selected … Continue reading

March Events at our Libraries

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Do you know more words than Karla Buckborough, the Libraries CEO?   Come challenge her to a game of Scrabble on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 2pm. March brings forth MARCH BREAK! The Cavan Monaghan Libraries is excited to offer a fairly full week of activities for the children and youth … Continue reading

Township Seeks Input on Ranked Ballot Proposal

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Voter turnout in the last Cavan Monaghan municipal election exceeded that of the four previous elections, because of, or in some opinions despite of, the introduction of electronic voting. In addition, the results were delivered in less than 15 minutes, and best of all, the process was less expensive than … Continue reading

Peterborough Police Develop Next Three-Year Strategic Plan

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Consultants Michael Mitchel and Maurice Hodgson introduced themselves to Council members at the January 16th meeting and explained their role in preparing the next Business plan for the Peterborough Police Service, a task they have performed for Peterborough and other forces many times. The preparation of a plan is regulatory … Continue reading

Council Column: So what has been going on with the Millbrook Dam you ask?

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The simple answer is a lot. The most obvious activities to date have been centered around strengthening the toe berm and stopping a leak around the penstock intake. The toe berm runs along the back side (dry side) of the dam, reinforcing the structure by giving it added width at … Continue reading

Free Tax Clinic on March 24

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Cathy Meehan, pictured here, the Office Manager at Centennial Place, is inviting residents to meet with a group of volunteers who prepare tax returns for free. Your return needs to be simple with an income under $40,000 to be eligible for this free service. These volunteers are associated with Revenue … Continue reading

Kawartha Lakes Clear Bag Program Boosts Recyclables by 20% in First Month

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During the first month of the new Clear Bag waste program results were double what was expected. During the month of January 2017, the City collected 20% more recyclables compared with January last year.  This could have a significant impact on our landfills, a 20% decrease in waste means 4,000 … Continue reading

Public Budget Meeting Draws Little Interest

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Last year’s public budget meeting attracted a dozen residents who asked questions and presented suggestions and Council members listened. As a result, the rise in the municipal levy fell from the proposed 7.22% to the final 3.32% increase. Despite this evidence of public influence on budget decisions, only three residents … Continue reading

Being a Lion

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Do you want to improve your social life? Make new friends? Feel better about yourself, all the while helping out in your community, making a difference? It is easier than you might think. For 100 years, millions of citizens have done just that, by becoming members of Lion’s Club International. … Continue reading