Otonabee Conservation Launches Tree Seedling Program

Otonabee Conservation Launches Tree Seedling Program
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Otonabee Conservation has launched a new stewardship program to help landowners seeking to plant trees on their property. The Tree Seedling Program is available to farm and rural landowners within the Otonabee Region watershed and offers a wide selection of native tree and shrub species which can enhance private property … Continue reading

Small Town Success in our Nation’s Capital

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After the long drive to Ottawa, we didn’t know how the kids would respond. Sometimes they are tired out and have a slow start, and sometimes they are so excited, they burst out of the gate ready to play. I’m happy to report that not only were the Bantam stars … Continue reading

Cavan Monaghan Celebrates Hockey Day in Canada

Cavan Monaghan Celebrates Hockey Day in Canada
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Hockey players in the Township of Cavan Monaghan enjoyed sunny spring like weather as they celebrated our national sport Millbrook style. Communities across the Country kicked off Family Day weekend by participating in the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada on February 18th, 2017. Here in Millbrook, a total of seven … Continue reading

Library Events in Cavan Monaghan

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C Cavan Monaghan Libraries is here to serve the community!  February is all about Valentine’s Day with an event of crafts, food, and fun on Saturday February 11th @ 10:30 a.m. at the Bruce Johnston Branch. Erica Hernandez, with Music for Young Children will be back on February 16th at … Continue reading

Community Centre Project to be Tendered

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In an attempt to expedite the construction of the Community Centre, last month Council considered moving directly into the planning stage with MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA) for the design and construction of this project.  This firm is building a facility in North Kawartha similar to the one the township … Continue reading

Understanding your Property Taxes

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Sighs of relief at the review of recently received property tax notices are premature.  Ratepayers should consider the amounts reflected in the interim bills sent out last week as deposits towards their final bills which will not arrive until June.  Municipalities may only bill a maximum of 50% of the … Continue reading

Cavan Monaghan Awarded OPWA Project of the Year

Cavan Monaghan Awarded OPWA Project of the Year
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Staff from the Township of Cavan Monaghan attended the Ontario Public Works Association’s (OPWA) Annual Conference Awards Luncheon to receive the 2016 Project of the Year Award for Small Municipalities. The OPWA is a not-for-profit organization of professional public works practitioners, whose  awards program recognizes outstanding individuals, groups and organizations … Continue reading

OLG makes third-quarter payment to Cavan Monaghan

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The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) today issued a third-quarter (October to December, 2016) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $820,509 to the Township of Cavan Monaghan for hosting Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs. Since November 1999, Cavan Monaghan has received more than $54.6 million in non-tax gaming revenue. These … Continue reading

New Tandem Truck Purchase Expedited

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Residents may have noticed delays in road clearing this month, and it’s not because the Public Works department is trying to save money.  After a significant accident during a freezing rain storm on Boxing Day, one of the main road maintenance vehicles in service, the 2005 Tandem Truck, rolled over … Continue reading

Mayor Meets Energy Minister to Protest Rural Hydro Rates

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Mayor McFadden had ten minutes to make his point on Monday to former NDP MP Glenn Thibeault who took over the Energy portfolio last June.  McFadden hosted a town hall last week on short notice to collect input from the community after learning he had secured an audience with the … Continue reading

Comment – It’s Budget Time

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The people are speaking.  Are our political leaders listening?  At every level of government, it’s budget time, and that’s when we really see the priorities come to the fore.  It’s a tough balancing act between being fiscally responsible and citizen expectations.  We should soon see, as the Federal budget will … Continue reading

Bluescaping – Green Infrastructure to Protect the Water Table

Bluescaping – Green Infrastructure to Protect the Water Table
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After last year’s drought, local conservation authorities are introducing new tools to minimize the impact of development on local hydrology.  Most construction projects inevitably affect water drainage by increasing water runoff and reducing the natural absorption process of rain and snowmelt.  Problems arising from stormwater runoff can be significantly reduced … Continue reading

Local Guitar Craftsman Has International Reputation

Local Guitar Craftsman Has International Reputation
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Five kilometers west of Cavan you will see a sign with a large guitar on it on the south side of 7A.  There is the home and workshop of Roger Stuckless (Roger Stuckless Custom Guitars), Cavan’s resident luthier. Since 1992, Roger has been hand crafting beautiful and unique guitars.  His … Continue reading

A Fire Safety Concern – Effects of Winter On Your Chimney

A Fire Safety Concern – Effects of Winter On Your Chimney
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Winter weather, especially a wet winter with ice, rain and snow, can take its toll on your chimney. Under mild, damp weather conditions, fireplaces do not burn not as hot and clean as they do in cold dry weather, resulting in faster creosote build-up inside a chimney which creates a … Continue reading

A Fire Safety Concern – Effects of Winter On Your Chimney

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Winter weather, especially a wet winter with ice, rain and snow, can take its toll on your chimney. Under mild, damp weather conditions, fireplaces do not burn not as hot and clean as they do in cold dry weather, resulting in faster creosote build-up inside a chimney which creates a … Continue reading