Council Considers How to Regulate Cannabis Production in Cavan-Monaghan

The regulatory framework surrounding the legalization of recreational cannabis production and consumption are outlined in the Federal Cannabis Act of 2018. In a nutshell, it boils down to this: the federal government controls who can produce cannabis through licensing; they share control of how production can occur with the provinces… Continue reading

Developer Builds Bridges with Local Businesses

Last month Millbrook BIA President Christine McCulloch accepted a donation of $25,000 for the organization from Romspen Investment Corporation. This is the firm behind the ambitious redevelopment project proposed for Kawartha Downs in Fraserville which includes an indoor entertainment venue, a fairground, a hotel and a residential development of 588… Continue reading

Proposed Levy Increase Drops in Round 2 of Budget Discussions

In the second round of budget discussions last month, some good and bad news regarding one of the significant capital expenditures came to light. A bid for the Millbrook Yard project generated a bid of $787,103.42, which was below the $800,000 maximum established by Council, and was approved at last… Continue reading

Council Opts to Go It Alone in Official Plan Development

In October 2017, Council passed a motion to join Peterborough County in the development of our Official Plan (OP). Since then, township staff have been participating in the process of creating a new OP that conforms to new provincial planning guidelines to meet the July 1st, 2022 deadline. Council was… Continue reading

Cavan-Monaghan Receives Third Quarter Gaming Revenue Payment From OLG

Last month, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) issued a third quarter (October 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $91,381 to the Township of Cavan Monaghan for hosting Shorelines Slots Kawartha Downs.  For the same period, the City of Peterborough received $579,498 for hosting Shorelines… Continue reading

Local Food Options Let Customers Leave Supply-Chain Worries Behind

Who doesn’t miss the experience of local farmers’ markets this time of year?  More so now, when we see produce shelves with items showing a bit of wear after an extra-long trip to the grocery store.  While you can’t purchase berries or stone fruit from local sources right now, there… Continue reading