Council Column: So what has been going on with the Millbrook Dam you ask?

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The simple answer is a lot. The most obvious activities to date have been centered around strengthening the toe berm and stopping a leak around the penstock intake. The toe berm runs along the back side (dry side) of the dam, reinforcing the structure by giving it added width at … Continue reading

Free Tax Clinic on March 24

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Cathy Meehan, pictured here, the Office Manager at Centennial Place, is inviting residents to meet with a group of volunteers who prepare tax returns for free. Your return needs to be simple with an income under $40,000 to be eligible for this free service. These volunteers are associated with Revenue … Continue reading

Kawartha Lakes Clear Bag Program Boosts Recyclables by 20% in First Month

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During the first month of the new Clear Bag waste program results were double what was expected. During the month of January 2017, the City collected 20% more recyclables compared with January last year.  This could have a significant impact on our landfills, a 20% decrease in waste means 4,000 … Continue reading

Public Budget Meeting Draws Little Interest

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Last year’s public budget meeting attracted a dozen residents who asked questions and presented suggestions and Council members listened. As a result, the rise in the municipal levy fell from the proposed 7.22% to the final 3.32% increase. Despite this evidence of public influence on budget decisions, only three residents … Continue reading

Being a Lion

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Do you want to improve your social life? Make new friends? Feel better about yourself, all the while helping out in your community, making a difference? It is easier than you might think. For 100 years, millions of citizens have done just that, by becoming members of Lion’s Club International. … Continue reading

Legion Hosts Annual Public Speaking Contest

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On Sunday, February 19th, the Royal Canadian Legion in Millbrook hosted the annual Youth Education Public Speaking Contest. Participants were invited from all local elementary schools, and six entrants joined the youngest age group in grades 1 to 3, with three contestants competing in the grades 4 to 6 category. … Continue reading

Our Community Care

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Community Care Peterborough provides a variety of essential services to seniors and adults with physical challenges, empowering them to live at home. The organization offers a wide range of non-medical supports including meals and transportation, in-home services, transition home after hospital stays as well as social and wellness activities.  Clients … Continue reading

Galerie Q Reopens with New Exhibits

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Galerie Q is back in business with curator Kathryn at last back on duty. New and family works on display and the gallery is preparing new exhibitions to welcome spring and celebrate Canada’s special upcoming birthday. Beginning in April, Galerie Q will feature a group show featuring Quebec artists who explore … Continue reading

Save the Date: Maple in the Township Comes on the April 1st Weekend

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A group of local Maple Syrup producers are joining forces to host a Maple weekend on April 1st and 2nd. All participating producers will open the doors to their sugar shacks between the hours of 9:30am and 4:30pm and invite you to come and bring your family to walk a … Continue reading

Another Successful Belize Project Concludes

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The 2017 Belize Project was a resounding success because of the generous donations received from Cavan Monaghan residents and supporters elsewhere. Donors raised a smidgen over $5000 dollars. Every cent of the donations was used in Belize to assist the children and a few adults. All participants in the Belize … Continue reading