BIA Celebrates Local Business Owners with Sticking Power

BIA Celebrates Local Business Owners with Sticking Power
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At this year’s annual BIA dinner, organizers took a different tack, inviting a dozen BIA business owners who have each operated in town for more than 20 years, to celebrate their common experience. Together they represent more than 400 years of experience serving our community, demonstrating an ability to adapt … Continue reading

Driving Tips for Avoiding Wildlife Collisions

Driving Tips for Avoiding Wildlife Collisions
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This time of year, driving conditions can change dramatically and seasonal risks surface that affect visibility and road conditions. The Peterborough Police would like to remind drivers to be aware of the changing conditions and adapt their driving habits accordingly. One of the main threats to drivers this time of … Continue reading

Municipal Water Management Contract Awarded to Peterborough Utilities Services

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The Township of Cavan Monaghan owns the municipal water treatment and waste water process plant facilities that service the village of Millbrook. It is their job to ensure that it operates efficiently, complies with regulations and develops the infrastructure required to ensure it meets the needs of the community. Rather … Continue reading

Remember to Check Your Well with the Changing of Seasons

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The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is reminding landowners with private water wells to check the water quality of their well water this fall. Along with changing the battery in your fire and carbon monoxide alarm, having your well water tested prior to winter is a great idea. In addition, … Continue reading

Free Water Well Workshop December 5 in Blackstock

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Talk with experts during “Managing Your Well During Drought” workshop As many people continue to struggle with the drought conditions that have impacted the Kawartha Conservation watershed, homeowners, residents and business owners will have an opportunity to hear from and talk with experts during a FREE Water Well Workshop December … Continue reading

No More Paper Ballots: Council Confirms Telephone and Internet Voting for the 2018 Municipal Election

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At their October 18th meeting, Council passed a by-law confirming that in the next municipal election, votes may only be cast on the telephone or the internet, a process that will be managed by Simply Voting Inc., who coordinated the 2014 election. There will be no paper ballot alternative. The … Continue reading

Cavan Monaghan To Explore Use of Ranked Ballots for 2018 Election

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At their November 21st meeting, Council agreed to investigate the option of using ranked ballots in the selection of municipal candidates in 2018. Recent changes to the Municipal Elections Act introduced this option for the selection of municipal candidates but not for School Board Trustees. Ranked ballots allow a voter to … Continue reading

Mayor Hosts Town Hall Meeting

Mayor Hosts Town Hall Meeting
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At the halfway point in the municipal term, Mayor McFadden felt it was time for another check in with township residents to hear their concerns and receive feedback on current issues on the minds of ratepayers. McFadden collected topics from the 25 residents who joined him at Galerie Q on … Continue reading

Mediation Program Launched in Peterborough County

Mediation Program Launched in Peterborough County
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Conflict is a natural part of life. The trick is to be prepared to deal with it effectively. That was the message from Community Engagement & Development Coordinator Peter Williams of the Peterborough Police Service as he introduced Cavan Monaghan Council members to a new mediation program launched last month … Continue reading

Local Business Owner Named Chair of Cdn Manufacturers’ & Exporters’ Board

Local Business Owner Named Chair of Cdn Manufacturers’ & Exporters’ Board
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On Thursday, October 20, 2016, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) announced that Rhonda Barnet, VP Finance at Steelworks Design Inc., would become the new chair of their national board of directors, effective immediately. As she assumes the role, Rhonda also sets a milestone for the organization as the first ever … Continue reading

Christmas Comes to our Libraries

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Lindsay Molloy, Coordinator of Community Outreach Programming and Partnerships Cavan Monaghan Libraries December 3 2016, Millbrook Branch is also hosting our Annual Christmas Party from 11a.m.-12:30p.m. There will be crockpots full of hot chocolate and apple cider, as well as a few Holiday crafts for children. Please stop in and … Continue reading

War Memorabilia Display at Millbrook South Cavan Public School

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Here at Millbrook South Cavan Public School, on Friday the 4th, we had a special guest visit us by the name of Jimmy Chapman. Over the past few years, Mr. Chapman has been collecting items that have belonged to war veterans that have fought in World War l, and in … Continue reading

Remembrance Day Service Draws People of all Ages

Remembrance Day Service Draws People of all Ages
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This year’s Remembrance Day Service at the Millbrook Cenotaph drew a crowd of approximately 200 people, including students from three local schools, residents, shop owners, current and retired service men and women in uniform, as well as two WWII veterans, who came to mark the sombre occasion. Beginning with the … Continue reading

Lest We Forget: The Experiences of WWII Veteran Clarence Munroe

Lest We Forget:  The Experiences of WWII Veteran Clarence Munroe
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During the Millbrook Remembrance Day Service, Reverend Lynda Hodgins shared the story of the WW II experience of one of our long time Cavan residents, Clarence Munroe. Clarence would prefer that his story be seen for what it is: not one of valour and patriotic flag waving, but a real … Continue reading