Take a Hike: Millbrook Valley Trails is One of Our Original Outdoor Playgrounds

From its entrance at the Medd’s Mountain Park and the millpond in the village of Millbrook, the original loop of Millbrook Valley Trails (MVT) traverses a diversity of natural vegetative communities to the southern boundary of the Ministry of Natural Resource Provincial Fishing and Nature Areas, and follows Baxter Creek… Continue reading

Pastry Peddler Recognized as Best Bicycle Friendly Business in Kawarthas/Northumberland

  Last week, Pastry Peddler owners Deanna Bell and Colin Hall were awarded the most Bicycle Friendly Business in the region by the Ontario By Bike Association.   The award was designed to recognize businesses that support cycling in their communities.  A winner was selected from each of the 13 tourism… Continue reading

County Development Charges Policy Revamp

Last month, Peterborough County Director of Finance Trena DeBruijn presented the summary of activity for the Development Charges (DC) revenue and expenses for 2020.  This is a mandatory report submitted to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing as required by the Development Charges Act. Development charges are one-time fees… Continue reading

VIA Receives Support for High Frequency Rail Along the Quebec City-Toronto Corridor

A few months ago, elected officials in the Cavan-Monaghan and Peterborough County were asked to express support for a high frequency rail service on dedicated tracks running from Quebec City to Toronto with a stop in Peterborough. The route would separate passenger and freight rail operations, creating higher capacity for… Continue reading

Building Community at the Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ markets have historically been important social and economic institutions in our communities and remain so today.  For many of us, farmer’ markets offer an opportunity for social connection, community building and provide hope for a healthy future. Local markets are a critical component in building local economies. By providing… Continue reading

Vaccines Come to Millbrook

This week, Peterborough Public Health (PPH) held a vaccine clinic at the CMCC in Millbrook. Eligible vaccine recipients were able to book an appointment two weeks earlier through the provincial COVax system.  Drop in appointments are not available in the region.  Pop-up clinics are happening in “hot spots” primarily in… Continue reading

Craft Cider Brings New Beverage Options for Local Food Trend

Jana Crawford is a team player. When she began to see her partner Graham Smith, who was a brewer, she tried all kinds of brews, looking for one she enjoyed. She finally identified a fruit beer from Belgium, but this did not meet his purist, four-ingredient definition of the beverage. … Continue reading