OLG Makes First-Quarter Payment to Cavan Monaghan

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The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) issued a first-quarter (April to June, 2017) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $806,572 to the Township of Cavan Monaghan on July 21st for hosting Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs. Since November 1999, Cavan Monaghan has received more than $56.1 million in non-tax gaming … Continue reading

150th Annual Zucchini Festival

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Amidst the hubbub surrounding Canada’s sesquicentennial, it would be easy to forget that 2017 also marks the 150th anniversary of the first Millbrook Zucchini Festival. This year’s festival, which will take place on September 10, 2017 along the sunny shores of Baxter Creek, commemorates that momentous occasion, 150 years ago, … Continue reading

Public Feedback Sought on Contemporary Zoning Issues

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  At the July 5th meeting, Mark Stone of MLS Planning Consulting presented the Draft Discussion papers developed after their June public consultation to move the new Zoning By-Law project forward. Among other topics, the report discussed the issue of keeping small livestock in areas of the township where this … Continue reading

A New Home for Nexicom Systems Inc.

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Nexicom is very pleased to announce the location of a new home for the Nexicom Systems Inc. wholesale telecommunications distribution business and warehouse! 747 Monaghan Road in Peterborough is a fully equipped, much larger facility that will effectively allow Nexicom Systems Inc. to warehouse increased volumes of inventory, and allow … Continue reading

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Local Mosquitoes

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Peterborough Public Health (PPH) is advising the public that mosquitoes in the City of Peterborough have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The mosquitoes were trapped from July 17 to 19, 2017. This is the first positive mosquito pool found in Peterborough this year. During the summer months and … Continue reading

The Ins And Outs of Title Insurance: What’s Covered And What’s Not

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When it comes to the single largest investment most of us will make – buying a home – you want to make sure you’ve protected that investment to the best of your ability. One option to consider is title insurance – a cost-effective protection that shields homebuyers from many of … Continue reading

Migrant Workers Help Make Local Harvests Happen

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  Perusing the farmers’ markets comes with the satisfaction of knowing the produce is fresh, grown to exacting health standards and supports the local economy. But that’s not the whole story. Many local market garden and orchard operations rely on seasonal foreign workers to get their produce in the ground, … Continue reading

Ground Water Monitoring Continues at Former Correctional Centre

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Prior to the demolition of the Correctional Centre located at 706 County Rd 10 in Millbrook in 2015, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) conducted a series of tests to identify any potential contamination through a regulatory process provided by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). Despite repeated requests to receive … Continue reading

Ontario Fire & Life Safety Educators’ Award to Millbrook Resident

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Amanda Nichols of Millbrook was the recipient of the 2017 Program of the Year award at this year’s Ontario Fire and Life Safety Educators conference for the program she created on behalf of the Peterborough Fire Services. This prestigious award is given to the fire department which creates a new … Continue reading

This Play is Personal

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After mulling the story over for more than 20 years, Robert Winslow is pleased to have this very personal story go public in the 4th Line’s August play entitled “The History of Drinking in Cavan”. Research began in earnest in 2011 with a “Reminiscence” event he hosted at the Millbrook … Continue reading

Celebrating 150 years at St. John’s, Ida

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  St. John’s Anglican Church in Ida quietly recognized the 150th anniversary of the old church building on Sunday, July 2nd. On this day the congregation offered prayers of thanksgiving and serving a special birthday cake to attendees. Although the present church building was completed in the fall of 1866, … Continue reading

Local Artist Featured in Italian Art World

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Local artist, teacher, writer and entrepreneur Valerie Kent is featured in an Italian art magazine this month in an article discussing her Marketplace series of paintings. In 2012, Kent travelled the world, visiting local markets in order to capture the vibrant character of each location, which included urban and rural … Continue reading

New Minor Ball Hockey League in Millbrook Scores Big

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There was hockey action this summer at the Millbrook arena despite the lack of ice.  Guye Vondette of Peterborough took the plunge and started a Peterborough Minor Ball Hockey league.  The program ran for 12 weeks this summer on Wednesday evenings at the Millbrook Arena, leaving summer weekends free for … Continue reading

Architects for Community Centre Project Receive Public Input

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On June 6, 2017, a Public Information Centre meeting was held at the Township offices that included a presentation from Community Centre Architects MacLennan Jaunkaln Miller Architects (MJMA).  After the presentation, residents could review the project specifics as illustrated on design boards on display, and engage in direct discussion with … Continue reading

Waste Management Update

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Waste management expenses are well managed in the township.  Changes to the allocation of the costs of operating the transfer station were made in 2012, when the allocation formula between the wards was linked to current value assessment (CVA) to recognize usage all township residents. Operational changes were also introduced … Continue reading

Zoning By-Law Project Update

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  In 2015, the Township of Cavan Monaghan approved a new Official Plan that established a planning framework to implement new provincial policy and the County of Peterborough Official Plan.  Addressing contemporary planning issues such as economic development, revitalization, heritage conservation, and sustainable building design, it is a comprehensive policy … Continue reading