Building a Different Kind of Bank for the Future

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  You might call it an occupational hazard, but these days everywhere she looks, Melissa Spearing sees seeds.  The obsession has been known to have her stop at the side of the road to take samples or photographs.  Her interests don’t stop at seeds, either.  She has even stopped at … Continue reading

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

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

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

New Stops on the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail

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  Momentum is picking up for the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail Committee.  Since the first Barn Quilt installation at Home Hardware last November, the group has added seven more block quilts and has another nine blocks in progress. The objective of the group is to build a trail of … Continue reading

Frenchs’ Beef

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This June, Susan and John French celebrated their 39th year operating their farm on the 4th Line.  They produced milk with their 70 head of Holstein cattle, keeping bull calves for beef.  Raised on a farm in Cookstown, John knew what he was getting into when they purchased the farm, … Continue reading

Another Milestone for Jade Eagleson

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  This has been quite a year for Jade Eagleson, and the recognition keeps on coming. Last fall, he took second place in the 28th Aurora Magna Hoedown Showdown country music competition, during the winter months he took his band to Bethany’s Next Country Music Star contest at the Ranch … Continue reading

Remarkable First Season for Cavan Men’s Soccer Club

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For an inaugural year, Cavan’s Men’s Soccer Team is experiencing a remarkable year.  They currently sit on top in the league standings in the Ontario Soccer League Central Region East.  They are vying for a playoff spot in a tight race with two other teams, one of which is Peterborough … Continue reading

Municipal Council Grant Program Resurrected

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Several years ago, Council shut down the popular Community Funding Grant program, where the municipality provided financial support for one-time funding requests to local organizations providing a benefit to the community in a social, recreational, cultural or humanitarian aspect. In early February, Council renamed the program which is now called … Continue reading

Budget Timetables to Move Forward

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At the July 3rd Council meeting, a revised budget timetable for the 2018 budget was approved, allowing staff to begin the budget process a month earlier than previous years. Under the new schedule, Council will receive two draft presentations to Council for review and discussion. The first presentation will occur … Continue reading

Cavan’s Dan McHattie Takes the Win at Peterborough Speedway

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This experienced father of two is well known in car racing circles, with multiple championships wins under his belt. He was at it again as Peterborough Speedway kicked off the unofficial second half of its 50th anniversary season with the Mid-Summer Bash presented by Country 105 on Saturday July 22nd. … Continue reading

OLG Makes First-Quarter Payment to Cavan Monaghan

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The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) issued a first-quarter (April to June, 2017) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $806,572 to the Township of Cavan Monaghan on July 21st for hosting Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs. Since November 1999, Cavan Monaghan has received more than $56.1 million in non-tax gaming … Continue reading

150th Annual Zucchini Festival

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Amidst the hubbub surrounding Canada’s sesquicentennial, it would be easy to forget that 2017 also marks the 150th anniversary of the first Millbrook Zucchini Festival. This year’s festival, which will take place on September 10, 2017 along the sunny shores of Baxter Creek, commemorates that momentous occasion, 150 years ago, … Continue reading

Public Feedback Sought on Contemporary Zoning Issues

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  At the July 5th meeting, Mark Stone of MLS Planning Consulting presented the Draft Discussion papers developed after their June public consultation to move the new Zoning By-Law project forward. Among other topics, the report discussed the issue of keeping small livestock in areas of the township where this … Continue reading

A New Home for Nexicom Systems Inc.

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Nexicom is very pleased to announce the location of a new home for the Nexicom Systems Inc. wholesale telecommunications distribution business and warehouse! 747 Monaghan Road in Peterborough is a fully equipped, much larger facility that will effectively allow Nexicom Systems Inc. to warehouse increased volumes of inventory, and allow … Continue reading