MPAC Notices are in the Mail

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The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) began mailing Property Assessment Notices last week across the township, reflecting an average increase in local property values of 3.9 per cent per year since the last assessment conducted in 2012. The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation, responsible for … Continue reading

Local Maple Syrup Producers Host Summer Tour

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This year the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association (OMSPA) celebrated 50 years in business at their Annual General Meeting held at Trent University on the weekend of July 15th.   During the three-day event, producers took time to visit some local “sugar shacks” to see how it’s done around here. After … Continue reading

Historical Society Member Peter Ramsay Restored Cabinet

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Photo: Celia Hunter – The cabinet originally displayed men’s haberdashery at Fowler’s Men’s Wear in downtown Millbrook. In the 1960s (presumably when the shop closed), Clare Williams, wife of Harry, mother of Jill, bought it to display her collection of rocks and minerals. It was later used at the Heritage … Continue reading

Summer Events at your Local Library

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Cavan Monaghan Libraries are pleased to present another summer of free children’s programming, no sign-up required. Kathryn, Megan and the kids have been off to a great start in the first three weeks, with the themes such as Wild, Wild Me, Plants, and Creepy Crawlies as the first themes. Programming … Continue reading

Revised Discharge of Firearms By-Law Approved

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After much deliberation, Council passed a revised version of the draft Firearms Discharge By-Law at the June 20th Regular Council Meeting. In the end, the revisions recommended by Kyle Phillips who had led the investigation into the numerous complaints the township had received in 2015 regarding obnoxious use of firearms … Continue reading

Concerned Residents Meet to Discuss Wind Turbine Solicitation

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Over 80 residents and landowners including a representative from Brookfield Properties met at Galerie Q on June 16th to discuss the arrival of companies seeking to lease land on behalf of industrial wind turbine operators for new turbine development. The meeting was very informal and was designed to gage interest … Continue reading

Comment – It’s Complicated

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There are some troubling signs in the world these days. People are turning inward, focussed on their own well-being, shrugging off perceived burdens that are holding them back. Brexit is threatening to unravel the entire European Union, Trump is proposing walls, and closer to home there is evidence that political … Continue reading

10% Water Conservation Urged throughout Otonabee Region Watershed

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Despite a brief rainfall on Sunday evening, water users throughout the Otonabee Region watershed continue to be urged to reduce their consumption by 10 per cent because of the unusually dry conditions experienced this year. Analysis of the data, including temperature, precipitation, and stream flow for the first 5 months … Continue reading

Peterborough Humane Society Presents Ambitious New Animal Welfare Project

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A delegation from the Peterborough Humane Society and the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) presented their ambitious plans for the development of a joint, state-of-the-art facility to Council at the June 20th meeting. Geoff McPhee of the Peterborough Humane Society’s Board of Directors led the … Continue reading

Community Care – Grandparent of the Year Award

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The Grandparent of the Year award was handed out again this year. Every year, Peterborough city and county schoolchildren are asked to write essays about why their grandparents are the best, and a committee picks the best entries. Local winner with Honourable Mentions in the junior category include Dan Duerden, … Continue reading