West Nile Virus Confirmed in Local Mosquitoes

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Peterborough Public Health (PPH) is advising the public that mosquitoes in the City of Peterborough have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The mosquitoes were trapped from July 17 to 19, 2017. This is the first positive mosquito pool found in Peterborough this year. During the summer months and … Continue reading

The Ins And Outs of Title Insurance: What’s Covered And What’s Not

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When it comes to the single largest investment most of us will make – buying a home – you want to make sure you’ve protected that investment to the best of your ability. One option to consider is title insurance – a cost-effective protection that shields homebuyers from many of … Continue reading

Migrant Workers Help Make Local Harvests Happen

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  Perusing the farmers’ markets comes with the satisfaction of knowing the produce is fresh, grown to exacting health standards and supports the local economy. But that’s not the whole story. Many local market garden and orchard operations rely on seasonal foreign workers to get their produce in the ground, … Continue reading

Ground Water Monitoring Continues at Former Correctional Centre

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Prior to the demolition of the Correctional Centre located at 706 County Rd 10 in Millbrook in 2015, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) conducted a series of tests to identify any potential contamination through a regulatory process provided by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). Despite repeated requests to receive … Continue reading

Ontario Fire & Life Safety Educators’ Award to Millbrook Resident

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Amanda Nichols of Millbrook was the recipient of the 2017 Program of the Year award at this year’s Ontario Fire and Life Safety Educators conference for the program she created on behalf of the Peterborough Fire Services. This prestigious award is given to the fire department which creates a new … Continue reading

Two Farmers’ Markets in August

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It’s harvest time!  This season’s crop of fresh, delicious produce is ready for the picking.  Fresh greens, new potatoes, sweet corn, juicy ripe tomatoes, sun-kissed berries,  succulent squash – you’ll it all and much more at the Millbrook Farmers’ Market. This year, we are running two markets each during the … Continue reading

Golden Meadows Honey Comes to Zion Line

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Helen and David Nicolaou have been in the honey business for many years. They began with a single hive which arrived at their Scugog Island home as an uninvited swarm, which they quickly welcomed to their home. They now manage 100 hives and space was so limited they have established … Continue reading

The Millbrook Lions’ Classic Show ‘N Shine 2017

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  On Saturday July 8, 2017 classic car enthusiasts gathered in Millbrook to display and enjoy over 100 beautifully restored cars of yesteryear. From Model T Fords to late 80’s pick-up trucks, there was a wide range of interesting vehicles on display. Public fascination in these cars and trucks is … Continue reading

How Does God Deal with Our Choices for Evil?

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When a child dies, a well-intentioned friend sometimes offers comfort to the grieving parents with, “God needed your child in heaven.” A natural disaster, or strange misfortune is greeted with, “There must have been a reason.” The Bible story of Joseph, the favored child, is often cited as the basis … Continue reading

The weaponization of outer space – it’s happening now

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Space exploration has come to mean habitats on Mars, discovering five thousand distant suns with exoplanets whirling about them and all kinds of cool experiments taking place on the International Space Station. But there is a dark side lurking behind the headlines. Many companies are now involved in designing space … Continue reading

Not all water systems are created equally

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Drinking water, instead of calorie-dense sugar-sweetened or caffeinated beverages, is the healthiest choice for children and adults alike. For those living on Peterborough’s municipal water system, there’s even the added benefit of fluoride for stronger teeth, a great value for those who can’t afford to see a dentist. And turning … Continue reading

Thank you, Kimberley Payne

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For many years, Kim Payne has written a column offering practical, common sense advice to help readers keep fit and motivated to pursue a healthy lifestyle. As a member of the Inscribe Christian Writer’s Fellowship, she combines her commitment to physical fitness with a desire to improve spiritual health through … Continue reading

This Play is Personal

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After mulling the story over for more than 20 years, Robert Winslow is pleased to have this very personal story go public in the 4th Line’s August play entitled “The History of Drinking in Cavan”. Research began in earnest in 2011 with a “Reminiscence” event he hosted at the Millbrook … Continue reading

Celebrating 150 years at St. John’s, Ida

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  St. John’s Anglican Church in Ida quietly recognized the 150th anniversary of the old church building on Sunday, July 2nd. On this day the congregation offered prayers of thanksgiving and serving a special birthday cake to attendees. Although the present church building was completed in the fall of 1866, … Continue reading

Local Artist Featured in Italian Art World

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Local artist, teacher, writer and entrepreneur Valerie Kent is featured in an Italian art magazine this month in an article discussing her Marketplace series of paintings. In 2012, Kent travelled the world, visiting local markets in order to capture the vibrant character of each location, which included urban and rural … Continue reading

New Minor Ball Hockey League in Millbrook Scores Big

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There was hockey action this summer at the Millbrook arena despite the lack of ice.  Guye Vondette of Peterborough took the plunge and started a Peterborough Minor Ball Hockey league.  The program ran for 12 weeks this summer on Wednesday evenings at the Millbrook Arena, leaving summer weekends free for … Continue reading