East Central Therapy Dogs

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There is something very soothing about interacting with a gentle, friendly pet.   Scientific evidence has demonstrated both physical benefits as well as emotional ones from animal interaction which can provide comfort and reduce anxiety. East Central Therapy Dogs volunteers take their approachable and affectionate dogs to institutions around the community … Continue reading

Why You Can’t Get a Severance

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  Municipal leaders hosting regular town hall meetings in the community frequently face questions from residents seeking severances.  They are rarely satisfied with the answers they receive.  Severing a lot from a family farm used to be a common retirement planning tool, providing funds or a smaller home for the … Continue reading

Peter Graham Launches Debut EP

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Peter Graham is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Millbrook.  After a decade of songwriting, including training at Bishop’s and the Royal Conservatory, Peter has released his debut EP entitled Nowhere in Tacoma.  Peter’s music blends traditional country instrumentation and the narrative verse of folk, with an emphasis on concise and honest … Continue reading

New Child Care Centre and Millbrook/South Cavan Addition Officially Open

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The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board held an official opening of the new child care centre and five classroom addition at Millbrook/South Cavan Public School last month. The new child care centre, operated by Compass Early Learning and Care, provides 49 new licensed child care spaces for the community, … Continue reading

Gillian Webster Selected for Ontario Field Lacrosse

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  Millbrook resident Gillian Webster has been selected for the U19 Team Ontario Field Lacrosse team this season.  This is not the first time this impressive young lady has made a provincial Lacrosse team.  In 2015, Gilliam was one of the youngest members of the U18 team and travelled to … Continue reading

Cavan Monaghan Libraries – Celebrate Canada 150!

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  This year marks 150 years of Confederation, and with the entire country celebrating, the Cavan Monaghan Libraries are joining in the festivities. The Summer Reading Program, organized this year by Camryn Neilson, is taking the idea of celebrating Canada to heart, and is being designed specifically around our great … Continue reading

Come to the Millbrook Agricultural Fair June 8th to 11th!

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Children’s Day at the 168th Millbrook Fair comes early this year thanks to a Friday PA day, so doors open at 9:30 on Thursday June 8th for students in grades 1 through 3 who will be ushered through a series of stations featuring lessons about agriculture.  Gates open for general … Continue reading

Proposed Changes to OMB Format will Empower Local Decision-making

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In the coming weeks, legislation will be introduced to create the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, which will, if passed, replace the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). After a six-month consultation process, changes unveiled by Municipal Affairs Minister Bill Mauro last month are expected to limit appeals of official plans, allow density … Continue reading

Council Column – June

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Currently the most questions and comments that I receive concern the potential annexation of some of the North Monaghan Ward’s land by the City of Peterborough. Cavan Monaghan Council’s position is clear as is the County Council’s position. Both have followed the process outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding, receiving … Continue reading

International Trails Day Festival Events

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Otonabee Conservation and its community partners in the 6th Annual International Trails Day Festival – June 1st to 3rd – are helping host events to celebrate trails in the area. The festival is the result of the collaboration of municipalities, community groups and recreational clubs which have provided a variety … Continue reading

County Recognition Award Recipients Acknowledged

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Last week, County Recognition awards were handed out at the North Kawartha Community Centre in Apsley. Established in 1992, the County has annually recognized exceptional residents in a variety of categories, including acts of heroism, business leadership and entrepreneurial innovation, volunteer leadership, heritage preservation, environmental or sustainability leadership, sporting excellence … Continue reading

Wutai Shan Temple Open House

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The date for the Open House for the Buddhist Temple has been changed to June 19th. It’s time for another peek at the progress at the Buddhist Associations’ major project known as Wutai Shan Temple located on Ski Hill Road outside Bethany. This year the doors open at 10 am … Continue reading

Turning a Passion into a Business in Bethany

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There is a calmness that surrounds Erica Flak of Sky Haven Stables, which must be comforting to her horses. She understands how to communicate with horses, and it begins by exhibiting poise and focus that puts the animals at ease. It has the same effect on her young riding students. … Continue reading

Welch Family: Three Generations of Barn Painters

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It’s a niche business, but for Terry Welch, it’s one he learned from his father in the United Kingdom. After working in Britain and Ireland, Welch brought family and his skills to Canada about a decade ago. He now operates his business with the help of his two sons, continuing … Continue reading

Local School are Last Stop on Cops for Cancer Cycling Tour

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The Cops for Cancer events arrived at the local schools on May 12th, bringing their usual combination of entertainment and education to North Cavan and Millbrook South Cavan public schools. Launched in 2005, the Peterborough Chapter of the Cops for Cancer began their cycling team, which now travels 1,000 km … Continue reading

Centerville Presbyterian Church Hosts 9th Annual Country Mile Charity Walk/Run

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Parents, grandparents, children, teachers, principals and friends joined together early on May 13th to walk or run along Zion line in Cavan Monaghan for a short stroll or a 10K run in support of a local organizations. Conditions were cool with some drizzle, just enough to keep participants comfortable as … Continue reading