Local Teacher Spearheads Mental Health Initiative at St. Peter’s

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Karen Graham When returning from a year-long medical leave from her teaching job and St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School, Julie Vallieres was on a mission.  Her absence was the result of a relapse into depression, a condition she has struggled with for over 20 years.  She has been eager to … Continue reading

‘Heard a little, seen a little’ Cavan Monaghan Ghost Stories

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  Sarah Sobanski It’s no surprise that our historic township has had its fair share of hauntings – next year will mark 200 years since John Deyell built Millbrook’s first mill, the first structure of Millbrook – and 4th Line Theatre wants them on record. Hosting a Halloween themed reminiscence … Continue reading

One Year Later: Mayor Hosts Town Hall Meeting

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Karen Graham Forty ratepayers joined Scott McFadden last Friday evening at Galerie Q for a town hall style meeting about the issues and activities the current council is addressing on behalf of residents. Mayor McFadden began by asking the audience to identify topics of concern, and thirteen items were identified. … Continue reading

Dunmore Farms Goes to the Royal Winter Fair

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Karen Graham For Gregg Frederick, going to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto this week is old hat- been there, done that. He has even walked away with some top awards, having won Bull Calf Champion in 2011. That has not dampened his enthusiasm for this annual ritual which requires … Continue reading

Second-Lieutenant Andrew Kim Heads to Winnipeg

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Karen Graham This summer, Millbrook resident Andrew Kim completed his degree at the Royal Military College as well as his military training and was formally received as an Officer into the Canadian Armed Forces in his Comissioning Ceremony held at the College which is located in Kingston, Ontario. Andrew is … Continue reading

Last Farmers’ Market this Sunday

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Leni Rautiainen You have one final chance to get to the Millbrook Farmers’ Market this year. The last market of the season will be held this Sunday, October 25th from 10:00am to 1:30pm at the Old Millbrook School, 1 Dufferin Street. As we get ready to wrap up for another … Continue reading

Local Children’s Author Shan McFadden to Direct Next Fun Folk Production

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Karen Graham For this, the 8th anniversary of local children`s theatre group, Fun Folk Theatricals, the organization will operate under the leadership of local children`s author Shan McFadden who takes over from Pat Barr who has ably led the group for many years. They often perform original works, and this … Continue reading

The Old Millbrook School Family Centre

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Sarah Sobanski On Thursday mornings at 10:30, the Old Millbrook School Family Centre’s Stay n’ Play program is in full swing.  bringing babies as old as five weeks, playful toddlers, and caregivers together in a supportive and interactive environment during school hours. “It’s an opportunity for the children, but for … Continue reading

Peterborough Police Come to Cavan Monaghan

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Karen Graham The main street was busy last Thursday as members of our new police force patrolled their new territory area prior to their official introduction to Council members.  Some officers had even shown up the previous day to become familiar with their new Èbeatè.  It was a very good … Continue reading

Join Garden Club Members on their Visit to Celebrated Moraine Property October 7th

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Jane Zednick John Oyston loves the Oak Ridges Moraine and loves native plants and trees. In 2007, after he purchased 100 acres of land in nearby Bewdley, John Oyston turned 35 acres of bush into a trail system, rented about 60 acres to a local farmer for agricultural production and … Continue reading

New Fire Station One a Step Closer to Replacement

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Leonard Knott  Council directed staff to proceed with the execution of a contract between Alaimo Architecture Inc. of Woodbridge, Ontario and the Township of Cavan Monaghan for the complete construction drawings for Fire Station One Replacement. The motion was moved by Deputy Mayor John Fallis, seconded by Monaghan Ward Council … Continue reading

Township Agrees to Negotiate With Developer to Buy Land for New Community Centre

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Leonard Knott Cavan Monaghan Township staff asked Council at its September 14th meeting to begin negotiations with Towerhill Developments Inc. to acquire approximately four hectares (10 acres) of land for the construction of a new community centre and associated amenities. Council members expressed some concern about the need to buy … Continue reading

Council Scraps Licensing and Special Events By-Law As Impossible to Enforce Without Hurting Businesses

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Leonard Knott Cavan Monaghan Township staff recommended councillors at the September 14th Council meeting repeal By-law No. 2004-14, the by-law to license and regulate special events and By-law No. 2004-21, the by-law for the licensing and the regulation of refreshment vehicles in the Township of Cavan-Millbrook-North Monaghan. After much debate, … Continue reading