Blocks and Blooms 2018

Blocks and Blooms 2018
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Last Saturday the rain held off for a wonderful community event hosted by the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society.  Travelling on foot or on a complimentary ride on a stylish horse-drawn wagon, visitors were treated to an array of creative displays of local gardening and quilting talents in twenty venues… Continue reading

Former Funeral Home Owner Patrick Benson Pleads Guilty to Eight Counts of Fraud

Former Funeral Home Owner Patrick Benson Pleads Guilty to Eight Counts of Fraud
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A definitive conclusion in the allegations of fraud and breach of trust against former funeral director Patrick Benson arrived on June 5th when he appeared in court to plead guilty on eight charges of fraud.  The charges stem from activities occurring from 2008 to 2015 at the Benson Funeral Home… Continue reading

Comment – Canada: A Country of Collaborators

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Justin Trudeau’s Canada is a more popular destination for those wanting a quick exit from the US than it was under his father Pierre when our country took in 40,000 draft dodgers eager to avoid another unpopular political position.  Communities including Toronto are beginning to push for more help to… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – July

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Last month, at the end of one of our church services, a serious medical emergency occurred.  We called 911, and within a few minutes Chief Balfour and his colleagues from the Cavan Monaghan Fire Department arrived and took control of the situation.  As we waited for the EMS to arrive… Continue reading

Millbrook South Cavan Principal Retires

Millbrook South Cavan Principal Retires
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She may be sitting in her office in the photo, but that is not where Millbrook/South Cavan principal Sheryl Hunter spends her workday.   She can be found in the schoolyard during recess, in the halls speaking to students or filling in on Tupper Street for an absent crossing guard.  Students… Continue reading

Council Appoints Integrity Commissioner

Council Appoints Integrity Commissioner
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Provincial legislation to modernize municipal legislation known as Bill 68 takes effect March 1st, 2019.  It includes the mandatory adoption of a Council Code of Conduct along with the appointment of an Integrity Commissioner for municipalities across the province.  Last month, Robert J. Swayze, Barrister and Solicitor, was appointed to… Continue reading