COVID’s Impact on Township Finances

For months now, local news broadcasts repeatedly mention the dire financial impact of the pandemic on the finances of the City of Kawartha Lakes, indicating the combination of lost revenues and increased expenses has left a deficit exceeding $3 million.  What is the impact in Cavan Monaghan? Many the biggest… Continue reading

Organic Waste Collection Comes to Transfer Station

Last year, the township introduced an organic waste program for a pilot area in the Millbrook area which was up for renewal last month. The program consists of weekly curbside collection of waste material through the use of kitchen catchers and green bins which were purchased with a provincial grant. … Continue reading

New Dog Control Regulations

Last month, Council approved a new Dog Control bylaw to address some issues that have arisen since the 2013 version was implemented.  In addition to the normal licensing and “stoop and scoop” provisions, the new regulation includes sections to better control the number of dogs permitted on properties in the… Continue reading

Fall into Reading and Physically Distanced Fun!

Our doors are open! We want to thank everyone for their patience, kind words, and support during these unprecedented times. Our community is truly one of a kind, which is why we took the time to create a re-opening strategy that recognizes this. All staff have completed training specific to… Continue reading

Between the Rock and the Hard Place – Comment – September 2020

We’ve been given a reprieve as school reopening has been pushed back a week.  It’s good news and bad for many parents.  For some it means another week of juggling work and home responsibilities, but for all it is evidence of careful thought at the board.   Now that teachers are… Continue reading

4th Line Announces Fall Production

  4th Line Theatre is pleased to announce a new fall production where they can welcome audiences back to the historic Winslow farm to participate in their new Halloween production, Bedtime Stories and Other Horrifying Tales, co-written by Kim Blackwell and Lindy Finlan. This creepy production is inspired by the… Continue reading

Fern’s Flowers Closes

After a long attempt to maintain the flower shop, Gwen and Bill made the difficult decision to close Fern’s Flowers last month. The decision was sparked by many factors, both internal and external, leaving the owners with no other reasonable alternative.   The closure of Fern’s Flowers will allow them to… Continue reading