New Owners for Mister Convenience

New Owners for Mister Convenience
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After thirty-three years in the convenience store business, Min Kim and his family are stepping away from the counter.  For the past twenty-two years, customers at Millbrook’s Mr. Convenience have been greeted by members of Kim’s family, or their long-time staff member Alex, as they dropped in to pick up … Continue reading

4th Line Theatre Box Office Opens For Business February 12th

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4th Line Theatre will open its box office for the purchase of tickets and gift certificate redemptions for the 2018 Summer Season as of Monday, February 12th. Tickets, gift certificates and picnics for 4th Line Theatre’s 2018 summer season can be purchased by phone (705-932-4445), online at 4thlinetheatre.on.ca, at 4th … Continue reading

Businesses Put Their Image in the Hands of Taylormade Signs

Businesses Put Their Image in the Hands of Taylormade Signs
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You may not recognize Pat Taylor of Taylormade Signs, but you will certainly recognize her work.  For more than 30 years, she has been designing and creating custom carved and hand-painted signs that are works of art used by local businesses to present their face to the public.  It’s a … Continue reading

Millbrook Resident Opens Inuit Art Gallery Linked to Unique History

Millbrook Resident Opens Inuit Art Gallery Linked to Unique History
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Leslie Boyd has spent a great deal of her life in the remote community of Cape Dorset located on the south west corner of Baffin Island. A city girl from Toronto, growing up she spent weekends and holidays at her parents’ recreational property in the area, first at a farm … Continue reading

The New Face of our Community Libraries – Electronic Access

The New Face of our Community Libraries – Electronic Access
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In this information age, our libraries have kept pace and have even surpassed what many of us believe them to be. This often underutilized community resource has expanded into so more areas, thanks to funding from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and the internet. And your library … Continue reading

Now That’s Perseverance! Local Farms Celebrate 150 Years

Now That’s Perseverance! Local Farms Celebrate 150 Years
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  Two Cavan area farmers have recently received commemorative plaques acknowledging their family’s more than 150 years of dedication to farming in the township.  Recipients Allan Bigelow and Murray Foster who are both 4th generation farmers on original parcels purchased by their great- great- grandfathers. The award was launched in … Continue reading

Millbrook Figure Skating Club – Winter Session is Beginning

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The Millbrook Figure Skating Club has had a busy fall session. New and returning skaters have worked hard to develop their skills. Advanced CanSkate and Star Skaters dazzled the audience with solo performances during the Club’s Stars on Ice Show, December 1. The show was followed by the Club’s annual … Continue reading

Rising Calls Prompts Firefighter Recruitment

Rising Calls Prompts Firefighter Recruitment
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  Fire Chief Bill Balfour outlined the rationale for a requesting more support for the Cavan Monaghan Fire Department at the December 18th Council Meeting.  The primary motivator is an ongoing increase in service call volume received by the department. Requests for service have risen by 44% over the ten … 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

What’s Happening at the Cavan Monaghan Libraries

What’s Happening at the Cavan Monaghan Libraries
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Wondering what to do with the kids now that Christmas is over? Drop by the Millbrook Branch each day to watch one of the Ice Age movies on our big screen! (11am showing only on Saturday, Jan 6th).  The Millbrook Branch is hosting an Ice Age Movie marathon from January 2nd … Continue reading

Generous Donations by St Thomas More Parishioners

Generous Donations by St Thomas More Parishioners
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Just in time for Christmas – St. Thomas More Catholic Church parishioners donated $500 each to Millbrook Community Care and to the Millbrook and District Food Share as a Christmas gift to these community organizations. Pictured from left to right are Fr. Craig Cruikshank, Claire van Loon, and Pat Schier … Continue reading

New Ice Rental Allocation Policy Approved

New Ice Rental Allocation Policy Approved
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Last month, Council approved a new ice rental allocation policy to tighten up and clarify the process and conditions surrounding ice rental contracts.  User groups will no longer be able to cancel booked ice rentals by providing 30 days written notice.  This practice has pushed the responsibility of finding replacement … 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

The Community Centre Fundraising Effort Gets Going

The Community Centre Fundraising Effort Gets Going
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Donning custom embroidered toques representing their first fundraising initiative, Co- Chairs of the Cavan Monaghan Community Centre Fundraising Committee Matthew Graham and Dorothea Kelly Hines gave Council an enthusiastic update on their plans for the project and their progress to date at the December 18th Council meeting.  The committee has … Continue reading

Millbrook Dam Reconstruction Moves Ahead, But at a Higher Cost

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  Council was dismayed to learn that before shovels were in the ground for the reconstruction of the Millbrook Dam, the project costs have already risen by more than $500K.  At the time the project was approved, the original forecast was for a total project cost of $3.3 million dollars, … Continue reading