It Takes More than Resolve to Maintain Rural Cemeteries

  On a wintery day last February, snow and ice on County Road 10 resulted in the sudden launch of a vehicle which landed within the confines of Shield’s Cemetery on Hayes’ Line.  The extent of damage to the site was not established until this spring, but in the interim,… Continue reading

Late Summer Garden

“Up from the meadows rich with corn, Clear in the cool September morn.” John Greenleaf Whittier There are many things to celebrate in the late summer garden. My favourite Colour Fashion sunflowers are finally blooming in many shades of bronze and only one lone yellow. The brilliant fuchsia coloured nicotines… Continue reading

Nexicom Receives Funding to Support New Rural High-Speed Fibre Networks

Nexicom receives federal funding assistance to facilitate the installation of new next generation Fibre Optic Cable Networks to their current high-speed internet infrastructures in Northumberland County, Otonabee – South Monaghan & Douro-Dummer Townships. Last month, the local telecommunications company learned that it will be receiving $2,887,738 of federal funding in… Continue reading

Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of St. Paul’s Cemetery

‘Truly a gem of historic heritage’ describes St. Paul’s Chapel and the 4th line cemetery, 1304 Zion Line, Cavan. Established in 1818, it represents one of the earliest established burying grounds of the Peterborough region; records indicate the first burials were in 1819 of a Christopher Hagerman in August and… Continue reading

Cavan Resident Secures Bronze Medal at 2019 World Badminton Federation Seniors Championships

Last month, Keith Priestman joined six other senior Canadian badminton competitors in Katowice, Poland, bringing home a bronze medal in the 55-year-old Men’s Singles division in the World Badminton Federation tournament. Keith Priestman has been playing badminton since the age of 4, when he picked up the sport with his… Continue reading

Changing of the Guard at Cavan Chiropractic

This month, Dr. Larry Smith will retire from his Chiropractic practice after operating out of his home on Tapley ¼ Line for more than 30 years.  He leaves his patients, many of whom have depended on him to ease their aches and pains for decades, in the hands of a… Continue reading

New Organization Established to Help Protect Local Water Courses

Growing up in the area has fueled a passion for the outdoors in Scott Calder and his wife Cori Carveth. They hope to share this love with their young daughter, but why stop there?  The couple has been approved to launch a local chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada which will… Continue reading

Reggie’s Hot Grill Serves up Fresh

Reggie’s Hot Grill is a family affair for Steve, Carolyn Effer and their daughters Myra and Abigail, shown above serving happy customers at last month’s Millbrook Farmers’ market.  The couple returned to the area from Toronto seeking to raise their daughters in a small town environment as they had done. … Continue reading