Now That’s Perseverance! Local Farms Celebrate 150 Years

Now That’s Perseverance! Local Farms Celebrate 150 Years
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  Two Cavan area farmers have recently received commemorative plaques acknowledging their family’s more than 150 years of dedication to farming in the township.  Recipients Allan Bigelow and Murray Foster who are both 4th generation farmers on original parcels purchased by their great- great- grandfathers. The award was launched in … Continue reading

Role of Reserves in Township Financial Position

Role of Reserves in Township Financial Position
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  At the December 4th Council meeting, Council received audited financial Statements for the township for the year ending 2016 from auditors Collins Barrow who assumed responsibility for the audit function for the township last year.  Also on the agenda was a report outlining the Reserves & Development Charges for … Continue reading

Rising Calls Prompts Firefighter Recruitment

Rising Calls Prompts Firefighter Recruitment
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  Fire Chief Bill Balfour outlined the rationale for a requesting more support for the Cavan Monaghan Fire Department at the December 18th Council Meeting.  The primary motivator is an ongoing increase in service call volume received by the department. Requests for service have risen by 44% over the ten … Continue reading

New Ice Rental Allocation Policy Approved

New Ice Rental Allocation Policy Approved
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Last month, Council approved a new ice rental allocation policy to tighten up and clarify the process and conditions surrounding ice rental contracts.  User groups will no longer be able to cancel booked ice rentals by providing 30 days written notice.  This practice has pushed the responsibility of finding replacement … Continue reading

New Alcohol Policy Approved

New Alcohol Policy Approved
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When the weather heats up, a new policy will kick in allowing alcoholic beverages to be served in sidewalk patios in the township this year.  Last month Cavan Monaghan Council approved a new Municipal Alcohol policy which will allow alcohol to be served by those in receipt of a seasonal … Continue reading

Local Kindergarten Teachers Bring Indigenous People Curriculum to Life

Local Kindergarten Teachers Bring Indigenous People Curriculum to Life
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The spirit of Truth and Reconciliation is taking root in our schools. After a few weeks of discussions around First Nations, Millbrook South Cavan Kindergarten teachers Tracy Parker and Andrea Read brought their curriculum to life at the end of November.  After fielding questions in this study unit, the educators … Continue reading

Preliminary Budget Proposes a 3.5% Municipal Rate Hike

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Budget deliberations began a month earlier this year in part to facilitate early tendering for capital projects including road work which has proven to reduce costs.  Council began their review of the township’s financial in November, where Director of Finance Kimberley Pope presented a preliminary draft of current budget to … Continue reading

Local Talent Shoots Music Video in Mount Pleasant

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Having grown up in the area, these boys appreciated the venue’s potential, and as luck would have it, chose one of those balmy October days when the sky was clear and the leaves were colourful.  It was a sign that the shoot would go well, and it did.  The views … Continue reading

Local Performers set to Rock the House at Upcoming Mount Pleasant WI Coffee Shop

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The next coffee house hosted by the Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute takes place on December 2nd, beginning with an open stage at 7:30 with the main act starting at 8 pm.  Featured this month is the Mayhemingways, a duo featuring Benj Rowland as lead singer and playing the accordion, banjo, … Continue reading

Use it or Lose it – Music and Movement Program in Jeopardy

Use it or Lose it – Music and Movement Program in Jeopardy
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Toddlers and caregivers returned to the Fireside Lounge at Centennial Place on November 20th for the start of the 4th year of Music and Movement.  This intergenerational outreach program is operated by volunteers with the Old Millbrook School Family Centre. Retired school teacher Nancy Robinson brought her bag of tricks … Continue reading