Letter to the Editor – July

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Last month, at the end of one of our church services, a serious medical emergency occurred.  We called 911, and within a few minutes Chief Balfour and his colleagues from the Cavan Monaghan Fire Department arrived and took control of the situation.  As we waited for the EMS to arrive … Continue reading

Millbrook South Cavan Principal Retires

Millbrook South Cavan Principal Retires
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She may be sitting in her office in the photo, but that is not where Millbrook/South Cavan principal Sheryl Hunter spends her workday.   She can be found in the schoolyard during recess, in the halls speaking to students or filling in on Tupper Street for an absent crossing guard.  Students … Continue reading

Council Appoints Integrity Commissioner

Council Appoints Integrity Commissioner
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Provincial legislation to modernize municipal legislation known as Bill 68 takes effect March 1st, 2019.  It includes the mandatory adoption of a Council Code of Conduct along with the appointment of an Integrity Commissioner for municipalities across the province.  Last month, Robert J. Swayze, Barrister and Solicitor, was appointed to … Continue reading

Groundwater Monitoring Continues

Groundwater Monitoring Continues
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Last month Council received the first annual update on the groundwater monitoring program conducted by Cambium Inc. who has been retained to watch water in and around the Municipal supply wells.  Among other things, they are quantifying the impact of water withdrawals on the surrounding groundwater and surface water systems. … Continue reading

Cavan Monaghan Volunteer Policing Committee Launches Social Media Sites

Cavan Monaghan Volunteer Policing Committee Launches Social Media Sites
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The Cavan Monaghan Volunteer Policing Committee is excited to announce the official launch of its social media sites.  The goal of the sites is to enhance communication between the volunteer policing committee and the members of the Cavan Monaghan community. The volunteer policing committee was established as a way to … Continue reading

Svastika (sanskrit spelling) symbol has been around for about 6000 years

Svastika (sanskrit spelling) symbol has been around for about 6000 years
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Visitors to the Buddhist temple were taken aback when examining this cauldron located near Wisdom Lake. The svastika (sanskrit spelling) symbol has been around for about 6000 years. Earliest use was in subcontinent of India. In later years it was used by aboriginals of North America. The symbol gained a … Continue reading

The Spirit of the Voyageurs Lives on at Fleming College

The Spirit of the Voyageurs Lives on at Fleming College
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Last week, Galerie Q donated a significant oil painting to Fleming College by by renowned Québécois Master artist, Ginet Leblond, widely known for her historical depictions of the 18th to 20th centuries.  Entitled “Rabaska over Québec,” the work reflects a scene based on a French-Canadian Folktale, “The Flying Canoe.” (La … Continue reading

Advantage Charity Golf Tournament Participants Tee up for Community Care

Advantage Charity Golf Tournament Participants Tee up for Community Care
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Under sunny skies and seasonal temperatures, this year’s Advantage Charity Classic Golf Tournament took place on June 9th at Baxter Creek Golf Club.  More than 80 golfers teed up and had some fun while raising more than $6400 for the Millbrook Community Care. Sponsors generously stood up for the cause, … Continue reading

Cavan Monaghan Township Breaks Ground on New Community Centre

Cavan Monaghan Township Breaks Ground on New Community Centre
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Councillors for the Township of Cavan Monaghan were joined by representatives from the Towerhill Development, MacLennan, Jaunkaln, Miller Architects, and Aquicon Inc. and community volunteers from the CMCC fundraising committee last week to officially break ground on the construction of the new Cavan Monaghan Community Centre.  The ceremony marked the … Continue reading

Minor Hockey Kicks Off Fundraising Events for the Community Centre

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Millbrook and District Minor hockey has been hard at work for the month of June. While the ice has been out of the current rink for a few months now, we have been prepping for the upcoming hockey season. Summer isn’t “break time” for the MDMHA Board of Directors. There … Continue reading

Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute’s Strawberry Supper

Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute’s Strawberry Supper
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Pictured is Mrs. Wilson a member of the Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute, serving a strawberry dish to Graciela and Galo Egas, visitors from Ecuador. The visitors were most impressed with the local community spirit and their fantastic ham and mashed potato meal. The Women’s Institute held a successful strawberry supper … Continue reading

211 – Ontario’s Helpline for Community and Social Services

211 – Ontario’s Helpline for Community and Social Services
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The objective of this project is admirable:  to help Ontario residents navigate the complex network of health and human services 24/7, acting as a gateway to community, social, mental healthm and related government services.  Although it’s been available in Peterborough since 2009, it’s probably one of the least-known support systems … Continue reading

Lions’ Support for Sight

Lions’ Support for Sight
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Last month the local Lions’ Club held their ninth annual Walk for Dog Guides.  The lovely weather brought out the participants, with eight registered walkers accompanied by twenty supporters, including a young baby.   Twenty six local businesses also supported the cause, providing items for the gift table and loot bags.  … Continue reading

Information Session Outlines Municipal Candidate Roles and Responsibilities

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  Information Session Outlines Municipal Candidate Roles and Responsibilities Last week a dozen interested residents from Cavan Monaghan and Otonabee South Monaghan attended the joint information session developed to inform potential municipal representative candidates for the October election about the election process and the roles and responsibilities that come with … Continue reading

North Cavan Students Unveil their Quilt Block

North Cavan Students Unveil their Quilt Block
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It’s been a year since grade one and four students at North Cavan public School took pencils and paint to develop their quilt blocks relying on one of 12 traditional quilt patterns and a selected colour pallet developed by members of the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail group. The creative … Continue reading

Pedal for Hope

Pedal for Hope
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Local elementary schools outdid themselves this year in their fundraising efforts for pediatric cancer research with their donations to the local Pedal for Hope project.  This three-week, 1,000 kilometre cycling tour across central Ontario features local police service staff volunteers who visit 46 elementary schools delivering a message about cancer … Continue reading