Poppy Financial Report

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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR. 402 POPPY FINANCIAL REPORT   Opening Balance Oct. 1, 2016 $1,606.22 Income from all sources 9,844.75 Subtotal (available balance) $11,450.97                                          Campaign Expenses Poppies and Wreath purchases $3,990.23 Youth education 450.00 Total Expenses $4,440.23   Disbursements Handicapped Door Opener $1,679.00   Homeless Veteran Fund Ontario … Continue reading

Spontaneous Decision Prompted Bellinger’s Enlistment in WWII

Spontaneous Decision Prompted Bellinger’s Enlistment in WWII
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For the late Cavan veteran Clarence Munro, joining the Armed Forces in Halifax in 1939 was the best option available.  At sixteen years of age, he had lost his parents and was supporting himself with the occasional casual work paying $1 for a ten-hour shift.  The Canadian Armed Forces were … Continue reading

Council Asks for 4-Way Stop in Mount Pleasant

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As a result of public concerns raised to County Council, Peterborough County Public Works Department completed a Road Safety Audit for the intersection of County Road 9 (Mount Pleasant Road) and County Road 10. This is formal and independent safety performance review of a road transportation project by an experienced … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – Millbrook Zucchini Festival

Letter to the Editor – Millbrook Zucchini Festival
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Dear Editor, The Millbrook Zucchini Festival Test Bake Ovens Organizing Committee would like to thank everyone who came out on that now seemingly long past beautiful Sunday in September to help us celebrate 150 years of zucchini mayhem. Over seventy zucchini boats were raced down the creek, we were serenaded … 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

Healthy Outdoor Playspaces

Healthy Outdoor Playspaces
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“Play is what we do when no adult is telling us what to do.” Play has a critical role in child development.  The benefits are not limited to physical ones such as improved motor skills.  As children navigate the physical and social environment of play areas, they develop cognitive and … Continue reading

At Our Libraries

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With fall comes a return to routine and reading at our libraries.  We have freshened up our locations with new bulletin boards in the children’s spaces.  We hope all the patrons enjoy the small addition to our decor.  Storytime continues this fall with our STEAM focused activities, CMLibraries is inclusive … Continue reading

From the Sock Drawer to the Shelves of Chapters: Catherine Cerveny Writes

From the Sock Drawer to the Shelves of Chapters: Catherine Cerveny Writes
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It takes a lifetime to write your first book and six months to write the second, so the story goes.  For Catherine Cerveny, that will also be true for her third. A self-professed nerd, Catherine has been writing all her life, and has a sock drawer full of unfinished stories … 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

Dignity Restored to Pontypool’s Abandoned Grain Elevator

Dignity Restored to Pontypool’s Abandoned Grain Elevator
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  On September 16th, Kathy Morton, President of the Manvers Township Historical Society hosted a dedication ceremony for the unveiling of the renovated grain elevator in Pontypool.  This particular structure was built in 1918 to replace the original elevator built in 1894. It is the last elevator if its kind … Continue reading