Meet Joshua Helms, Foodland Millbrook’s new Store Owner/Operator

Foodland Millbrook has been a fixture in Millbrook for over 40 years, and its new owner, Josh Helms, is bringing a fresh approach and brand-new store renovation to customers in the community. Josh grew up in Mt. Albert, Ontario and started in the grocery business when he was 16 as… Continue reading

Pilot Project to Collect Kitchen Waste in Millbrook Starts November 1st

Last month, Council supported a staff recommendation to begin a pilot project for the collection of kitchen waste in the village of Millbrook.  The collection will be incorporated into the existing curbside collection contract with Wither’s Waste and the pilot will run for nine months to coincide with the completion… Continue reading

St. John’s Ida Community Appreciation Day

On Monday August 5th, the St John’s Anglican congregation invited the entire community to join them in celebrating their 200th year of devotion on the hill in Ida. Neighbours and church members enjoyed free hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream and drinks; after they jumped around in the Bouncy Castle. In addition,… Continue reading

Meet the New Principal at Millbrook South Cavan Public School

Once again, Millbrook South Cavan begins the school year with a new principal.  Jeff White arrives from Norwood, replacing Janice Mackenzie who retired last year. Jeff grew up in Lakefield, and loves rural schools.  He studied at Trent and spent his student teaching time in the area as well.  In… Continue reading

New Regulations Designed to Preserve Biosecurity on the Farm

Last month, the Ontario farm community was reminded to take firm steps to prevent unwanted trespassers from entering their farm because of the biosecurity threat they present. Visitors to farms, both invited and not, are a growing trend in rural Ontario as consumers become more interested in understanding the source… Continue reading

St. John’s Anglican Church, Ida

Pictured is local MP, Jamie Schmale, with St. John’s Anglican Church, Ida, Rev. Peter Mills, at last month’s Community Appreciation event which brought out approximately 100 guests to acknowledge and celebrate the organization’s two centuries of service to the community. Another 200th anniversary will be celebrated this month by St…. Continue reading

Next Farmers’ Market Sunday September 22

It was a perfect summer day at last Sunday’s Farmers’ Market.  The Old Millbrook School parking lot was a sea of colour.  Tables were laden with fresh fruits and vegetables, including cartons of just picked corn.  Various hues of honey jars and maple syrup sparkled in the sun, as did… Continue reading