Role of Reserves in Township Financial Position

Role of Reserves in Township Financial Position
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  At the December 4th Council meeting, Council received audited financial Statements for the township for the year ending 2016 from auditors Collins Barrow who assumed responsibility for the audit function for the township last year.  Also on the agenda was a report outlining the Reserves & Development Charges for … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – What Does Privacy Mean in 2018? 

Letter to the Editor – What Does Privacy Mean in 2018? 
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This year, a new business owner to Millbrook saw the potential of our village and purchased a number of downtown business properties on King Street.  Investment in our community will create new opportunities and help to to draw visitors to our beautiful downtown.  Millbrook’s historic buildings are in need of … Continue reading

New Alcohol Policy Approved

New Alcohol Policy Approved
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When the weather heats up, a new policy will kick in allowing alcoholic beverages to be served in sidewalk patios in the township this year.  Last month Cavan Monaghan Council approved a new Municipal Alcohol policy which will allow alcohol to be served by those in receipt of a seasonal … Continue reading

Three Business Law Tips for Taking Stock and Starting Fresh in 2018

Three Business Law Tips for Taking Stock and Starting Fresh in 2018
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If you are an entrepreneur, the start of a new year can be a great time to reflect on what you have built and where you would like to take it next.  It can be a time of revitalization, as well as a time for saying goodbye to outmoded aspects … Continue reading

Canada Summer Jobs Program Applications Due February 2nd

Canada Summer Jobs Program Applications Due February 2nd
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Local employers in any sector with 50 or fewer employees are eligible for a funding program to create summer job opportunities for  young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year. According to MP Jamie Schmale, more … Continue reading

Christmas Comes to the Village on December 7th

Christmas Comes to the Village on December 7th
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Get your flashlights ready, because this year you can really make an entrance.  Come to the Millbrook South Cavan School parking lot ready for a 5:45 p.m. departure as you follow a horse-drawn wagon and join Community Choir members as they form a musical procession down Tupper and King streets … Continue reading

Peterborough County Extends Public Consultation Period over Signage Restrictions

Peterborough County Extends Public Consultation Period over Signage Restrictions
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County Council has extended the public consultation period for review of the Sign By-Law and seek public input into the new sign by-law for the County. The intent is to address the proliferation of signs along County roadsides, particularly in Bush Country areas in the Municipality of Trent Lakes, Township … Continue reading

A Year in the Village – Millbrook Valley Chocolates Celebrates

A Year in the Village – Millbrook Valley Chocolates Celebrates
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  This time, the filming of the second season of the television series “Anne”, was a more welcome experience.  Last year, Millbrook Valley Chocolate owners Stephen and Jackie Flamminio had just taken possession of the former pizza shop location and were rushing to complete their renovations to open their doors … Continue reading

A New Generation of Farmers Investing in the Future at Alona Farms

A New Generation of Farmers Investing in the Future at Alona Farms
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  A few years ago, Cathy and Rick Carl moved from Cathy’s parents’ home farm on Zion Line to allow their daughter Melissa, her husband Mike Harrigan and their growing family to take their turn in the home that has been in Cathy’s family for generations.  Originally owned by her … Continue reading

Lots at Stake at Kawartha Downs

Lots at Stake at Kawartha Downs
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Behind last week’s theatrics at Queen’s Park between MPPs Jeff Leal and Laurie Scott over the number of races permitted for Kawartha Downs in 2018 lie serious questions about the future of this location.  Last May, Skip Ambrose, who owns the corporation that controls the property, watched his firm be … Continue reading

Nexicom’s New Owner has Big Plans for Increased Connectivity

Nexicom’s New Owner has Big Plans for Increased Connectivity
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  Very early on, Clayton Zekelman knew he was headed for a career in telecommunications.  He liked to tinker with phone equipment, taking it apart and then reassembling it.  The process was fun because when he was finished the item still worked and there were no parts left over. At … Continue reading

Funding Approved for Community Improvement Plan for Downtown Millbrook

Funding Approved for Community Improvement Plan for Downtown Millbrook
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After the cancellation of the Rural Economic Development Program (RED), plans for a detailed streetscape plan to guide the Downtown revitalization plan looked bleak.  The 2016 budget had $20,000 designated towards the development of the Community Improvement Plan which would have included this component, and the matching funds from the … Continue reading

Nexicom Projects to Bring Fibre to Local Rural Communities

Nexicom Projects to Bring Fibre to Local Rural Communities
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  At the September 18th Council meeting, Tina Thornton – Manager, Special Assignments with Nexicom, outlined the firm’s plans to launch new fibre-based internet service to three local communities with help from the Connect to Innovate Program.  Launched last year by the department of Industry, Science and Economic Development branch … Continue reading

Jordie Westbrook Joins the Bethany Real Estate Team

Jordie Westbrook Joins the Bethany Real Estate Team
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After seven years climbing cell towers lugging heavy wires to rig cell phone communication towers for a number of companies, Jordie Westbrook has decided to keep his feet on the ground in a new career.  He joins Kathie Lycett as a sales rep for Bethany Real Estate.  Kathie is not … Continue reading