New Legislation for Invasive Plant Management in Ontario

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The Invasive Species Act will come into effect on November 3rd, but the regulations associated with this legislation which have not yet been made public, will not take effect until a later date. Kellie Sherman, Coordinator, Ontario Invasive Plant Council joined the October 17th Council meeting to outline the growing … Continue reading

Food Share Connects Our Generous Community to Those in Need

Food Share Connects Our Generous Community to Those in Need
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While Halloween has just passed, local Food Share staff is gearing up for their busiest season. After Thanksgiving, their food supplies have dwindled, but donations flood in as the month draws to an end, as ours community always comes through to help those less fortunate in time for the holiday … Continue reading

Second Quarter OLG Payment Received by Township

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The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) issued a second-quarter (July to September, 2016) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $884,109 to Cavan Monaghan on October 21st for hosting Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs. Since November 1999, Cavan Monaghan has received more than $53.8 million in non-tax gaming revenue. These payments … Continue reading

Another Award for Mount Pleasant Artist JoEllen Brydon

Another Award for Mount Pleasant Artist JoEllen Brydon
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The accolades continue for the work of Mount Pleasant Artist JoEllen Brydon, as last month one of her pieces earned top place in the 2016 Canadian National Exhibition Juried Art Show. Entitled “My Grandmother was a Beekeeper”, the acrylic work continues Brydon’s exploration of everyday rural life. The drama in … Continue reading

Mayor McFadden Seeks Effective Strategy for Escalating Hydro Rates

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  Rural municipal representatives are feeling the frustration as their residents, farms and businesses struggle with rising electricity rates with little evidence that the province is listening. Cavan Monaghan Mayor Scott McFadden brought this issue to Queen’s Park last week where he met with Ontario’s Auditor General, Bonnie Lysyk. With … Continue reading

Local Talent Join Peterborough Pathway to Fame

Local Talent Join Peterborough Pathway to Fame
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On Saturday Sept 10th Peterborough and District Pathway of Fame added 13 new names at the annual induction ceremony at Showplace. Cavan Monaghan was well represented with natives Serena Ryder, Justin and Mark Hiscox were acknowledged in the Entertainment and Music category and Kim Blackwell of 4th Line Theatre was … Continue reading

Community Runs for St. John’s Anglican Church

Community Runs for St. John’s Anglican Church
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The 12th Cavan Hills Country Run, organized and executed by the St. John’s Anglican Outreach Committee, took place with favourable weather for running featuring sunny skies and seasonal temperatures last Saturday. The event kicked off at the McCamus farm on Stewart Line with 152 registered participants who had signed up … Continue reading

OMB Hearing for Peterborough Casino Set for May 2017

OMB Hearing for Peterborough Casino Set for May 2017
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The Ontario Municipal Board, chaired by Laurie Bruce, held a pre-hearing at the Peterborough Council Chambers on September 13. The purpose of the meeting was to establish status for those who have an interest in the city’s proposal to allow Ontario Gaming East Partnership to build and operate a casino … Continue reading

Appreciation from Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation

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Letter to the Editor On behalf of the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Millbrook Needlers for their beautiful donated quilts, pillowcases and knitted clothing. The children who receive these items are currently being assisted by the Kawartha -Haliburton Children’s Aid Society. Sometimes … Continue reading