Sandwich Sisters Demonstrate How We Can Truly Be in this Together

Jane Berlin and her husband recently moved from Toronto to their farm in Bethany to live on a full-time basis. It has been difficult to integrate into their new community because of Covid restrictions, but Jane found inspiration from a volunteer group that began in Toronto that call themselves the… Continue reading

Local Firm Comes to the Rescue of Women’s Institute

This year, the local Women’s Institute was the beneficiary of some generosity from a local firm which stepped in to clean up an unusual mess.  Early this winter, a fire extinguisher fell off the wall in the kitchen of the Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute’s kitchen.  It literally exploded, blasting yellow fire… Continue reading

Latest Municipal Budget Draft Proposes 1% Rate Increase

The 2021 Municipal budget analysis began with a bit of welcome news: at the end of 2020 there was an operating surplus of almost $250,000.  All departments contributed to this surplus through reduced costs stemming from temporary lay-offs, reduced hours of service, fewer events, reduced travel and office expenditures.  Efforts… Continue reading

Correction: Christmas Tree Credit

Just a note to give credit where credit is due.  On December 5th, our local Firefighters Association and their families undertook the task of acquiring and decorating the Millbrook Christmas tree.  They did a great job.  Not only did the tree bring smiles to many faces but the firefighters collected… Continue reading

Towerhill North Information Meeting Draws Little Interest

Only ten members of the public participated in the virtual meeting hosted on behalf of the Towerhill North developer by members of Innovative Planning Solutions (IPS) and other advisors.  The event was an unusual gesture on behalf of the developer to hear the community’s concerns and suggestions in the early… Continue reading

Will there be a 2021 Millbrook Fair?

Agricultural Societies across the province act as resources for its members by providing leadership and education and promoting the rural way of life.  One of their main events each year is hosting an agricultural fair.  The Millbrook Agricultural Society has been hosting their fair for 170 years, having only missed… Continue reading

Centennial Place Vaccine Administration to Start this Week

In mid-January, positive COVID tests in an asymptomatic resident and a staff member with mild symptoms forced the long-term care home into a Breakout designation. After further testing of all residents and staff, it was determined that the resident test was a false-positive results with the same likely true for… Continue reading

COMMENT – February 2021

Putting Their Money Where Their Mouths Are Last week two postal workers made headlines when they refused to deliver complimentary copies of the weekly newspaper, The Epoch Times.  They were both suspended without pay for three days, forfeiting wages for principles. They weren’t the first to take this position about… Continue reading

Millbrook Lions Stage Fundraiser

On Saturday, January 30th, the Millbrook and District Lions club came together for the first time in many months to raise money for a local teen named Wyatt. A Crestwood student, he is fighting cancer for a second time, and bills pile up in a hurry.  Under the leadership of… Continue reading