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

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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

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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

Centreville Presbyterian Church Plan Youth Mission Trip to Guatemala

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Carolyn and Dave Brackenridge have been running the youth group at Centreville Presbyterian Church for five years now, and all but two of the original members are now in post-secondary school.  Two years ago, a woman came to Squirrel Creek Farm with Easter Eggs she was selling on behalf of … Continue reading

Historical Society Ramps Up

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It is the busiest time of the year for the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society as preparations for our gala fundraiser in March move into high gear and final steps are taken to secure Needler’s Mill.  At the same time, our regular monthly programming continues. In late January each year, … Continue reading

North Cavan Students Tour the Universe from their Gymnasium

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Last week, North Cavan Public School students took a tour of the Universe without leaving the building.  They hosted a special presentation from the Planetarium that was organized and funded by the school’s Parent Council.  Each year the parent group funds a special event for all students, which usually involves … Continue reading

Council Considers Jumpstarting Community Centre Project

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It seems the Community Centre Project is no longer an “if” but a “when”, and if Mayor McFadden has his way, the “when” will be sooner than later. Four of five Council members voted in favour of proceeding with a new facility with a budgeted ceiling of $15 million, so … Continue reading

Programs to Build the Local Economy One Entrepreneur at a Time

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Small businesses are the key to the Canadian economy.   At the end of 2015, they employed over 8.2 million Canadians, representing more than 70 percent of the total private labour force and contributed roughly 30% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product. They also account for 27 % of all research … Continue reading

Consultants Confirm Fundraising Feasibility for Community Centre

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At the December 5th Council meeting, George Stanois of the Goldie Company, who was hired to conduct a fundraising feasibility study presented the study’s findings. The firm conducted personal interviews with the 40 respondents to the 65 requests for interviews, allowing participants to discuss their perceptions of the project, the … Continue reading

Council Column – January Thoughts

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  December was an interesting month for Council. Progress has been made on ongoing projects and new information has come forward for the budgeting process. At the December 5th 2016 meeting, Council approved acquisition of land and committed to moving forward with a new Community Centre for the Township. The … Continue reading