Letter to the Editor – January 2021

My husband and I came here so we could raise our family in the country.  We are from Scarborough, Ontario. Alas it was only a matter of time before the city followed us here.  Although they call it progress, some things are better not touched. I’ve been reading a lot… Continue reading

The Craziest Critter that Lives in Your Creek

Can you imagine taking a pile of rocks, stitching them together with silk into a tube, then crawling inside and calling it home?  You’d be safe from predators, and you’re not stuck in one spot, you can stick your feet out and walk around with your home going everywhere you… Continue reading

Overwhelming Response to Request for Men’s Shelter Supplies

In early December, I reached out to community on the Facebook Hoopla site in an attempt to gather essential items for the Peterborough Men’s Shelter.  The facility was seeking toiletries such as deodorant, shampoo, soap and shaving supplies for their clients.  I mentioned that small donations put assembled together would… Continue reading

Kawartha Credit Union to Investigate Interest in Mobile Branch Service in Cavan-Monaghan

Early in December, representatives from Kawartha Credit Union (KCU) made a presentation to Council following up on an earlier expression of interest in delivering banking services to the community through its Mobile Solutions Unit.  Think of this unit as a branch on wheels in which in-person banking services are provided… Continue reading

Local Author Pens Historical Novel Series

Tony Parks is working on his fifth book now.  He writes his stories long-hand, and his very patient wife Patty transcribes his stories.  She jokes that it makes for interesting Friday evenings, but she admits it has been a wonderful pastime over the past 40 years.  Patient, indeed. Tony began… Continue reading

Local Policing Task Force Looks at the Future of Policing in the Township

Late last fall, the Township of Cavan-Monaghan established a Task Force on Policing to seek input from residents and businesses in order to formulate recommendations to Council on future policing in the community.  The objective is to develop a clear understanding of the current state of policing in the township… Continue reading