Council Column – November

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  Last Saturday, we attended the Millbrook BIA’s Millbrook, the Valley of Volunteers Cocktail Party. It was a great evening with friends old and new brought together by their recognition that it is up to all of us to make our community thrive. Whether we do it grudgingly or with … Continue reading

Power to the People: Mount Pleasant Residents Get 4-Way Stop

Power to the People: Mount Pleasant Residents Get 4-Way Stop
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A delegation of residents attended the Peterborough County Council last month to make their case for the installation of a 4-way stop sign at the intersection of County Rd. 10 and County Rd. 9, also known as Mount Pleasant Rd.  Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute member JoEllen Brydon made an impassioned … Continue reading

Nexicom’s New Owner has Big Plans for Increased Connectivity

Nexicom’s New Owner has Big Plans for Increased Connectivity
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  Very early on, Clayton Zekelman knew he was headed for a career in telecommunications.  He liked to tinker with phone equipment, taking it apart and then reassembling it.  The process was fun because when he was finished the item still worked and there were no parts left over. At … Continue reading

Ontario Math Strategy 2.0

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  At the end of the summer, Ontario’s public school system received its own report card reflecting the results of students’ performance in the provincial Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) tests administered earlier this year.  Since 1996, these standardized tests have been administered to Ontario students in Grades 3, … Continue reading

WWII Vet Travelled with Bomb in his Pocket

WWII Vet Travelled with Bomb in his Pocket
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In 1940, Ab Sinyard was approaching eighteen years of age in his home town of Deere Lake just outside Cornerbrook, Nfld.  His mother ran the local hotel and times were tight, so as soon as he was eligible, he enlisted with the Royal Air Force.  At the time, Newfoundland was … Continue reading

Remembrance Day Events

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Remembrance Day Banquet at the Legion on Saturday, Nov. 4th at 6 pm Bethany Cenotaph Service on Sunday, November 5th in Bethany at 1:30 pm Millbrook Cenotaph Service on Saturday, November 11th in Millbrook at 10:45 am Remembrance Day Service on Saturday, November 11th at Centennial Place at 1:30 pm

Poppy Financial Report

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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR. 402 POPPY FINANCIAL REPORT   Opening Balance Oct. 1, 2016 $1,606.22 Income from all sources 9,844.75 Subtotal (available balance) $11,450.97                                          Campaign Expenses Poppies and Wreath purchases $3,990.23 Youth education 450.00 Total Expenses $4,440.23   Disbursements Handicapped Door Opener $1,679.00   Homeless Veteran Fund Ontario … Continue reading

Our Debt of Gratitude to our Armed Forces Members

Our Debt of Gratitude to our Armed Forces Members
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The next time you are stopped behind a high school bus, take a look at the students getting off- wearing earphones, joking with friends, or off in a world of their own.  Now imagine them in an armed forces uniform.  Young men like the late Clarence Munroe, Bailieboro resident Bill … Continue reading

Spontaneous Decision Prompted Bellinger’s Enlistment in WWII

Spontaneous Decision Prompted Bellinger’s Enlistment in WWII
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For the late Cavan veteran Clarence Munro, joining the Armed Forces in Halifax in 1939 was the best option available.  At sixteen years of age, he had lost his parents and was supporting himself with the occasional casual work paying $1 for a ten-hour shift.  The Canadian Armed Forces were … Continue reading