Architects for Community Centre Project Receive Public Input

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On June 6, 2017, a Public Information Centre meeting was held at the Township offices that included a presentation from Community Centre Architects MacLennan Jaunkaln Miller Architects (MJMA).  After the presentation, residents could review the project specifics as illustrated on design boards on display, and engage in direct discussion with … Continue reading

Waste Management Update

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Waste management expenses are well managed in the township.  Changes to the allocation of the costs of operating the transfer station were made in 2012, when the allocation formula between the wards was linked to current value assessment (CVA) to recognize usage all township residents. Operational changes were also introduced … Continue reading

Zoning By-Law Project Update

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  In 2015, the Township of Cavan Monaghan approved a new Official Plan that established a planning framework to implement new provincial policy and the County of Peterborough Official Plan.  Addressing contemporary planning issues such as economic development, revitalization, heritage conservation, and sustainable building design, it is a comprehensive policy … Continue reading

Council Column – July

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  So what does the 60’s  Television Show “Green Acres”, starring Eddie Albert and Zsa Zsa Gabor, as transplanted city slickers to a rural pastoral setting have  in common with our “Green and Pleasant Land” of Cavan Monaghan?   I suppose both have a real cast of characters, but for me,  … Continue reading

Thank You, Newspaper Club Members

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This year, thanks to the dedication of Millbrook South Cavan teacher Wilma Armstrong, we have seen the interests and perspectives of some of our local elementary school children expressed in their own words. From school clubs, special events to hockey games, these students have taken the time to share their … Continue reading

Millbrook South Cavan “Shining Stars” Talent Show

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  The stars were shining brightly at Millbrook South Cavan on Friday May 26th, 2017. Thanks to Mr. Schroeder and Mrs. Ray we had our second annual “Shining Stars” talent showcase. The whole school and some parents came to watch the amazing performances by students from kindergarten to grade 8. … Continue reading

Wutai Shan Buddhist Garden in Canada

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On Monday, June 19th, the Wutai Shan Buddhist garden opened its doors to more than 3000 members of the public to celebrate the 50 Anniversary of the establishment of the Buddhist Association of Canada.  The Buddhist Association of Canada Cham Shan Temple was founded in 1967 by Elder Masters Sing … Continue reading

Millbrook & Area Garden Club Outing

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Join Garden Club members on Wednesday, July 5th at 6;30 pm as they visit MJ Pilgrim’s garden located at 2034 Selwyn Rd., near the intersection of Selwyn Road and Buckhorn Road.  Travel from Millbrook to Bridgenorth and proceed past the causeway.  After exiting the town, turn left at County Road … Continue reading

Galerie Q Presents: Canada 150 at Galerie Q

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Spend the Canada Day long weekend with us at Galerie Q. All admission is free, Coffee, tea & sweets will be served daily. On Friday June 30th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, get your creative juices flowing on a Community Mural Painting. Join us at Galerie Q for a … Continue reading

East Central Therapy Dogs

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There is something very soothing about interacting with a gentle, friendly pet.   Scientific evidence has demonstrated both physical benefits as well as emotional ones from animal interaction which can provide comfort and reduce anxiety. East Central Therapy Dogs volunteers take their approachable and affectionate dogs to institutions around the community … Continue reading

Why You Can’t Get a Severance

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  Municipal leaders hosting regular town hall meetings in the community frequently face questions from residents seeking severances.  They are rarely satisfied with the answers they receive.  Severing a lot from a family farm used to be a common retirement planning tool, providing funds or a smaller home for the … Continue reading

Peter Graham Launches Debut EP

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Peter Graham is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Millbrook.  After a decade of songwriting, including training at Bishop’s and the Royal Conservatory, Peter has released his debut EP entitled Nowhere in Tacoma.  Peter’s music blends traditional country instrumentation and the narrative verse of folk, with an emphasis on concise and honest … Continue reading

New Child Care Centre and Millbrook/South Cavan Addition Officially Open

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The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board held an official opening of the new child care centre and five classroom addition at Millbrook/South Cavan Public School last month. The new child care centre, operated by Compass Early Learning and Care, provides 49 new licensed child care spaces for the community, … Continue reading

Gillian Webster Selected for Ontario Field Lacrosse

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  Millbrook resident Gillian Webster has been selected for the U19 Team Ontario Field Lacrosse team this season.  This is not the first time this impressive young lady has made a provincial Lacrosse team.  In 2015, Gilliam was one of the youngest members of the U18 team and travelled to … Continue reading

Cavan Monaghan Libraries – Celebrate Canada 150!

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  This year marks 150 years of Confederation, and with the entire country celebrating, the Cavan Monaghan Libraries are joining in the festivities. The Summer Reading Program, organized this year by Camryn Neilson, is taking the idea of celebrating Canada to heart, and is being designed specifically around our great … Continue reading

Come to the Millbrook Agricultural Fair June 8th to 11th!

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Children’s Day at the 168th Millbrook Fair comes early this year thanks to a Friday PA day, so doors open at 9:30 on Thursday June 8th for students in grades 1 through 3 who will be ushered through a series of stations featuring lessons about agriculture.  Gates open for general … Continue reading

Proposed Changes to OMB Format will Empower Local Decision-making

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In the coming weeks, legislation will be introduced to create the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, which will, if passed, replace the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). After a six-month consultation process, changes unveiled by Municipal Affairs Minister Bill Mauro last month are expected to limit appeals of official plans, allow density … Continue reading

Council Column – June

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Currently the most questions and comments that I receive concern the potential annexation of some of the North Monaghan Ward’s land by the City of Peterborough. Cavan Monaghan Council’s position is clear as is the County Council’s position. Both have followed the process outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding, receiving … Continue reading