The Next Official Plan: Our Blueprint for Growth

Meetings are occurring at the lower tiers of government across the province to have approved Official Plans in place by July 2022 that reflect plans for long term population and employment growth to the year 2051.  These plans must conform to new growth targets published by the province last summer…. Continue reading

Long-Term Care Funding Increase to Boost Staffing Levels and Hours of Direct Care

Last month, two local long-term care homes were among those across the province to receive funding to increase staffing levels to increase the hours of direct care for residents. Of the $4,199,774 distributed in our riding, $242,225 is earmarked for Springdale County Manor of Fraserville, rising to an annual increase… Continue reading

Boundary Adjustment with Peterborough Dead Issue

It seems the extended stand-off between Cavan-Monaghan and the City of Peterborough over a possible boundary adjustment at the northwest edge of the township has been shut down by the city’s own staff. The most recent draft of Peterborough’s new Official Plan outlines how the city expect to grow for… Continue reading

New Owners for Fallis & Shields Funeral Home

Bill Shields and Gwen Hogg are moving on, passing their thriving funeral home to an established local firm, Little Lake Cemetery Company. Operating since 1850 as a non-profit and non-denominational organization, Little Lake currently owns and operates two locations- the original Little Lake Cemetery on Haggart St. in Peterborough and… Continue reading

Water Services to Move In-House?

With the multi-year contract for the operation and maintenance of the Millbrook Water and Wastewater Treatment System up for renewal, staff released a Request for Proposal in July seeking a supplier for another five-year contract.  After reviewing the options and their associated price tags in the proposals received, all in… Continue reading

Towerhill South Subdivision Spooky Spectacle Hallowe’en

A heartfelt thanks to the many residents of the Towerhill South subdivision for embracing the Hallowe’en spirit and making Sunday evening’s events magical (black magical!) for all who roamed the streets looking for fun and treats. From the dinosaur invasion to the smoky, spooky spectacle put together by residents, Glenn… Continue reading