County Strategic Plan in Review

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Last month Peterborough County passed its 2017 budget which results in an assessment increase of 2.92% for County residents. Together with the municipal rate increase established in the 2017 Cavan Monaghan municipal budget in January, local property taxes will rise by — for township residents in 2017. According to Director … Continue reading

Easter Eggstravaganza!

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The storm that arrived on Good Friday had organizers worrying about the practicalities of an Easter egg hunt in snowbanks, but by Sunday afternoon, the sun was shining and the ground had dried up enough to allow the event to proceed with a large, eager crowd. This year the local … Continue reading

Take Your Mother on a Studio Tour for Mother’s Day

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Celebrate your mother by showing her some beautiful countryside and introducing her to local artists in their own studios during the Mother’s Day weekend. The Rolling Hills Studio Tour covers local venues featuring 12 artists in the Bethany area which will open their doors from 10 am to 5 pm … Continue reading

Common Ground – Forsythia is Pure Joy

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“Forsythia is pure joy. There is not an ounce, not a glimmer of sadness….in forsythia. Pure, undiluted, untouched joy.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh It is a toss-up this year as to what has been more spectacular: the daffodils or forsythia. I was afraid that the forsythia would be damaged by the … Continue reading

Garden Club to Visit Blossom Hill Nursery in June

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Blossom Hill Nursery operated by Joe and Hazel Cook located just north of Peterborough specializes in delphiniums and peonies, as well as many other hardy perennials. Their plants are grown in their own fields and their delphiniums have won the only two Bronze Medallions from The Delphinium Society (UK) awarded … Continue reading

Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights Stops in Millbrook

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The congregation at St. Thomas Anglican Church in Millbrook is one of the 21 stops along the journey of a non-denominational group of roughly 50 registered walkers who are conducting a three week pilgrimage in support of Indigenous Rights from April 23rd to May 14th. The Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights … Continue reading

Historical Society Audience Grows

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Close to 50 were on hand last Thursday for Robert Ross’ investigation into the mysterious circumstances of the death of Joseph Scriven, along with an introduction to Millbrook’s Foster Meharry Russell who spent the final years of his very productive life tracking the tangled web of accounts and events that … Continue reading

Competitive Soccer Teams through MLCFC

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The start to soccer season is around the corner and the rep teams in Maple Leaf Cavan Football Club are getting ready to compete. These teams spend more time practicing and developing their skills in order to play at a competitive level, which also requires more extensive travel to meet … Continue reading

North Cavan Students Work on Barn Quilt Trail Project

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Students Mr.Heuval in Grade One class partnered with Mrs. Carvaggio’s grade 4/5 students in the development of blocks which will form the North Cavan Barn Quilt block This was the group’s third work period, and this time students began to paint the 12” block which had been sanded and primed … Continue reading

North Cavan Students Work on Barn Quilt Trail Project

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Students Mr.Heuval in Grade One class partnered with Mrs. Carvaggio’s grade 4/5 students in the development of blocks which will form the North Cavan Barn Quilt block This was the group’s third work period, and this time students began to paint the 12” block which had been sanded and primed … Continue reading

Suspension of Funeral Director Patrick Benson

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The Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) administers the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 (the FBCSA) for the protection of the public interest. On March 14, 2017, the Registrar, FBCSA issued a Notice of Proposal to Revoke and an Order to Suspend the Funeral Director – Class 1 licence … Continue reading

Proposed Boundary Adjustment Discussions

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Discussions between the City of Peterborough, and the North Monaghan Ward, now within Cavan Monaghan, have been an ongoing between the two municipalities for the better part of the past 25 years. During that time, nothing has ever matured beyond simple discussions, to a proposal that could be brought forward … Continue reading

Doors Open at Compass Child Care Services in Millbrook

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After months of construction and a few missed deadlines, the much anticipated early learning centre housed in the new addition of the Millbrook South Cavan School will open for business on April 3rd. It features full time capacity for ten infants aged six weeks to 18 months, 15 toddlers and … Continue reading

Township Hires Expertise to Assist in Community Centre Development

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The township has hired the services of retired City Director of Facilities and Special Projects Mary Gallop to help guide them through the process of tendering and building the proposed new Community Centre. She has joined as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee which began its work this month. … Continue reading

What’s Happening at our Libraries?

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Cavan Monaghan Libraries is joining Centennial Place in celebrating Easter! The Library in collaborating with Centennial Place’s Easter Egg Hunt! We will be offering a craft for each age group, and contributing to the prizes shared with the community. This is another way the Library is showing our support and … Continue reading

Do’s and Don’ts to Prolong the Life of Your Septic System

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Living in the country comes with many rewards, but also with more responsibilities. Our water may come from a tap, but we must also concern ourselves with where it comes from and where it goes from there. As is often the case, investing in a bit of prevention can save … Continue reading