Patrick Benson Facing Fraud and Criminal Breach of Trust Charges

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Further to a joint investigation between the Peterborough Police and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO), Benson was arrested and faces fraud, criminal breach of trust and forgery charges stemming from his previous position as owner/operator of Benson Funeral Home in Millbrook. In June of 2017 the Peterborough Police Service’s … Continue reading

Building a Different Kind of Bank for the Future

Building a Different Kind of Bank for the Future
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  You might call it an occupational hazard, but these days everywhere she looks, Melissa Spearing sees seeds.  The obsession has been known to have her stop at the side of the road to take samples or photographs.  Her interests don’t stop at seeds, either.  She has even stopped at … Continue reading

County Invites Township to Merge Official Planning Activities

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County Planning Staff members Bryan Weir and Iain Mudd made a presentation at the August 8th Council meeting at the invitation of Township staff to outline their invitation to merge their local Official Plan documents with the County Official Plan. As they explained, the current Official Plan includes two components: … Continue reading

Marian & George Corfe Donation

Marian & George Corfe Donation
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Marian & George Corfe were busy handing out donations to local organizations from their earnings this year running the canteen in the Millbrook Arena. Each recipient received a cheque for $500 including Community Care Millbrook & Millbrook Food Share.  George & Marian are also very active volunteers within the community, … Continue reading

Financial Pressures Forcing Municipalities to Assume Ownership of Local Cemeteries

Financial Pressures Forcing Municipalities to Assume Ownership of Local Cemeteries
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It’s a trend across the country.  Cemeteries are facing financial pressure as costs of maintaining their property and the paperwork associated with these landmarks are growing as their revenues are in decline.  The growth in popularity of cremation over traditional burials is a major contributing factor to the shrinking income, … Continue reading

Council Establishes Noise By-Law

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Cavan Monaghan has always operated without a noise by-law addressing noise-related complaints as they arose.  Last month, at the suggestion of Chief Building Official Kyle Phillips, the township adopted an official noise by-law to enable staff to address complaints that have been steadily increasing.  Some of them, including those related … Continue reading

Sunset Speedway Changes Force OMRS to Reschedule its Season Finale

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  At the end of July, officials with the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series received correspondence via e-mail and social media from the promotional team at Sunset Speedway, advising that in order to compete at the Fall Velocity event – which was to conclude the 2017 OMRS season – teams would … Continue reading

Local Woodworker Featured in Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

Local Woodworker Featured in Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour
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Studios and galleries will be open Saturday September 23 and Sunday September 24, from 10 am to 5 pm to display a rich diversity of arts and crafts, including painting, encaustic, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, glass, metal, wood, and ceramics. This is a self-drive tour and admission is free to … Continue reading

The added value of an up-to-date land survey in purchasing real estate

The added value of an up-to-date land survey in purchasing real estate
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This article is in response to an article titled “The Ins And Outs of Title Insurance: What’s Covered and What’s Not.” Title Insurance is just as the article states; “it is an insurance policy on the title of a parcel of land”, but what about the extent of that parcel? … Continue reading

Volunteer Fundraising Committee Getting to Work

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Last month the first volunteers for the Community Centre Fundraising Committee joined township staff to discuss the progress of the project.  Manager of Parks and Facilities Gerry Baker provided a status report.  He explained that the preliminary estimates of the revised plan incorporating changes requested by community members came in … Continue reading

Permit Required To Hunt Otonabee Conservation Lands

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Peterborough: With the fall hunting season only weeks away, Otonabee Conservation is reminding hunters that hunting opportunities are available on specific conservation lands and that hunters will need to apply for permission to access the properties. “Over the years there has been more interest by hunters to access conservation lands … Continue reading