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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Board appoints Dr. Jennifer Leclerc new director of education

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The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Leclerc as the board’s new Director of Education. Leclerc has served as Superintendent of Education: Teaching and Learning since joining the Board in January 2010. “Jennifer is an accomplished educator and provincial leader … Continue reading

Bumble Bee Count Calls for Volunteer Census-takers

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In response to global concerns about declines in pollinator biodiversity, Friends of the Earth is launching its second “Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count” and offering downloadable “Census Cards” to help identify the bees. The campaign asks people to look for and take photos of bumble bees and to upload the … Continue reading

Come Celebrate 150 Years of Floating Zucchinis Down Baxter Creek

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Excitement is building for the 150th Annual Zucchini Festival, to be held Sunday, September 10 in downtown Millbrook, next to the mill on the sunny shores of Baxter Creek. Festivities begin at 12:30 and run until 4:00 p.m., or until the last zucchini has been launched from the Giant Zucchini … Continue reading

Local Business Offers Small Businesses Administrative Services

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Entrepreneurs are known to have a passion for their business, exhibiting creativity and commitment to pursuing their dreams and building their brand.  This passion rarely extends to bookkeeping and other administrative tasks, which can be the antithesis of exciting and creative, but are the key to a long term success. … Continue reading

Millbrook Explorers Take the Trip of a Lifetime

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A journey that began for several young Millbrook boys at age four culminated last month in a northern Ontario adventure with their Millbrook Explorer group. The small contingent of Millbrook youth headed out on August 6th for an adventure to northern Ontario. The Four Millbrook Traditional Explorers accompanied by four … Continue reading

Farm-to-Table Restaurant Opening in Millbrook

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  The transformation of the former garage is almost complete.  After months of renovations, Moody’s Bar and Grill will open its doors in a stylish venue mid-September, if all goes according to plan.  The current hold up is connecting the gas supply to the restaurant equipment, as the final health … Continue reading