Could Canada Post Step into the Void Left by TD’s Departure?

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Conclusions on the Federal government’s postal review are expected shortly, and the rhetoric is heating up. There is a feeling that the committee charged with the review has not seriously considered adding banking services to the mandate of this Crown Corporation.  Proponents argue that many Canadians in remote parts of … Continue reading

Millbrook Valley Chocolates Bring Tasty Workshop to Millbrook Library

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The Fancy Nancy and Nick “Chocolate Edition” Tea Party took place Saturday May 27, 2017 at the Millbrook Branch, it was such a delight! We invited Millbrook Valley Chocolates to come and collaborate with the Library. It was a great fit, as the owners, Stephen and Jackie Flamminio have a … 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

New Gallery coming to Millbrook

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Despite a missing exterior wall on the street side of the building, organizers of the new gallery in Millbrook hope their renovations will be completed in time to open their doors for Canada Day. Inside visitors will find a wealth of original works all with an accessible price below $1000. … Continue reading

Volunteers Wanted!

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You could say that the demand for volunteers exceeded the supply at last week’s Volunteer Fair hosted by the Cavan Monaghan Library staff. Participants hoped to secure new volunteers to help them through the upcoming season of special events and activities in the community. It’s never too late to offer … 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

More Recognition for Alex Bushell’s Lab Improvement

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It has been a bit of a whirlwind for Lab Improvements founders Alex Bushell and Steve Wright. Having left their former employer after an international takeover in 2013, Bushell and Wright began working out of the Innovation Cluster’s incubator at Trent University, developing their CapTrack product, which is an innovative, … Continue reading

Downtown Revitalization to Proceed with Detailed Streetscape Plan

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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 unlikely. 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

Open Your Eyes with Lash Extensions

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One of the most popular beauty trends these days are lash extensions. These are not the exaggerated false eyelashes you may remember from the 1960’s sported by supermodels including Twiggy. You will have to go to YouTube for instructions to perfect that look. These days false eyelash products offer a … 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

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

Create Your Dream Job This Summer with Economic Development’s Summer Company

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Peterborough Economic Development’s Business Advisory Centre is now accepting applications to the Summer Company program for 2017. This is a youth entrepreneurship program that connects youth ages 15-29 with training, mentorship and funding to start a summer business. This year 13 grants up to $3000 are available for students between … Continue reading

Luxe Sugaring and Beauty Bar Opens in Millbrook

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Hair removal is a service appreciated by both sexes and interest in this grooming service has been growing. These are some of the reasons that Jessica Grieve decided to head in this direction in her search for a part-time service business to launch in the area, veering away from her … Continue reading

New Therapy Service in Town or in Your Home

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Certified Bowtech Practitioner Susan Brettell introduced herself at last week’s BIA breakfast in a brief presentation about her plans to bring a gentle form of physical therapy developed in Australia to the community. For the last few years, Brettell has been delivering Bowen Therapy to clients from two treatment locations … Continue reading

Speakers at BIA Breakfast Outline Their Upcoming Events

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The audience at last week’s BIA breakfast was provided with a synopsis of some new and special events scheduled for the upcoming season, explained by those in the know. First on the agenda was Valerie Kent of Cavan Arts, who advised that she had begun to organize her next Outdoor … Continue reading

TD Bank Announces its Departure

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That comfy green chair at the Blue Jays games became more elusive to Cavan Monaghan residents last month, as residents, businesses and township staff learned on February 9th of the Toronto Dominion Bank’s decision to close the Millbrook branch. The institution has served the community since 1912 after purchasing the … Continue reading

Public Budget Meeting Draws Little Interest

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Last year’s public budget meeting attracted a dozen residents who asked questions and presented suggestions and Council members listened. As a result, the rise in the municipal levy fell from the proposed 7.22% to the final 3.32% increase. Despite this evidence of public influence on budget decisions, only three residents … Continue reading