Community Events – December 2021

Otonabee South Monaghan Library is hosting their annual Christmas Raffle again this year. Tickets can be purchased at any OSM Library branch or online on our website at https://www.otosoumon.library.on.ca/friends-of-osm-library.html(Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00). Among the many prices are Kobo and Kindle e-readers, Baxter Creek Golf Club certificate,… Continue reading

Mayor Opens the Door to Annexation

In a surprising about face, Cavan-Monaghan Mayor Scott McFadden presented a notice of motion at the last Peterborough County Council meeting, outlining a proposal that would see a parcel of 271.8 acres of land in the township annexed to the city. The area consists of five properties located south of… Continue reading

Driving Conditions along Highway 115 Continue to Challenge Motorists

Two years ago, Fire Chief Balfour shared Highway 115 safety concerns with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) after a year of repeated highway traffic accidents on Highway 115, particularly in the vicinity of the Tapley ¼ Line ramps.  Chief Balfour and Cavan-Monaghan Firefighters know too well the implications of poor… Continue reading

Millbrook Water Rates to Rise by 1.5%

Last month, Council approved a 1.5% annual increase in water bills for Millbrook water customers for the next four years.  Water rates have been a cause for concern since the launch of the new water plant facilities in 2015, which by law must cover all costs of water systems. Last… Continue reading

What’s in the Municipal Tax Rate?

Zoocasa is a fast-growing, full service real estate brokerage relying on data and technology to better serve the real estate market. Last month the firm published a report comparing 2021 property taxes across 35 Ontario municipalities, providing an update on a similar report published last year.  At first glance, the… Continue reading

CMCC Project

Last month the official plaque acknowledging community donations towards the construction of the Cavan-Monaghan Community Centre was installed. Fundraising Committee Co-chairs, Dorothea Hines and Matt Graham, and volunteers, Susan Marten, Roland Greber, Brandon and Michael Stevens, Gary Lewis, Julie Simpson, and Chris Fisher, helped raise more than $863,000 for the… Continue reading

The Greatest Gift of All

Another variant, another winter lockdown?  Here’s hoping the virologists tell us that Omicron is not as lethal, transmissible or vaccine-resistant as our current fears would have it. We may be exhausted by the constant stream calamitous events we learn about in daily news, but imagine the impact of this information… Continue reading

Province Suggests Township Assume Environmental Monitoring Responsibility at the Former Jail Property

The provincial Correctional Centre formerly located at 706 County Rd. 10 in Millbrook was closed in 2003 and demolished in 2015.  Prior to its demolition, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) conducted a series of tests to identify any potential contamination through a Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) regulatory process.  In… Continue reading

Mark Your Calendars for the Drive -Through Christmas Parade!

Once again, the Millbrook Agricultural Society is hosting a Christmas parade at the fairgrounds on Frederick St. in Millbrook.  This drive-through event is scheduled for Saturday December 11th from 5:30-8:00pm.   Attendance is free, but visitors are encouraged to bring donations for the Millbrook Food Share or an unwrapped toy for… Continue reading