Winter Fun at the Millbrook EarlyON Child Centre

A youngster was pleased as punch with her colourful snowman created last week at one of the many outdoor activities hosted by our family centre. Every Wednesday, staff provide an outdoor program where youngsters engage with nature, exploring the playground, community garden, trails and sidewalks in the neighbourhood building an… Continue reading

Budget Discussions Continue to Reduce Proposed Municipal Spending

The first draft of the 2023 budget was presented to Council at their December 8th meeting. The combined asks for operating and capital in that document would require a 9.4% municipal tax rate increase.  These first drafts are starting points for financial discussion which usually result in significant reductions in… Continue reading

New Bylaws Coming for Heritage Buildings

Last month, the township held an Open House to outline plans to update the township’s Heritage property by-laws, some of which are more than 40 years old.  Our community boasts one of the highest heritage buildings per capita, so these structures make a significant contribution to our community identity.  Protecting… Continue reading

Two New Cell Towers are Coming

Rogers Communications has plans to establish a new tower at 994 Mount Pleasant Rd, and a second one at 1495 Moore Dr.. It is no surprise that the demand for cellular phones and other wireless devices as well as broadband internet services continues to rise.  Rogers indicates that Canadians currently… Continue reading

Understanding your Property Taxes

Representatives from Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) attended the December 8th Council meeting to present an orientation to Council members outlining how property taxes are set in Ontario. MPAC is an independent, not-for-profit corporation, responsible for assessing and classifying more than five million properties in Ontario.  It calculates property values… Continue reading

Lions Donate to MSC Breakfast Program

Lion Scott McFadden presents a cheque to South Cavan Millbrook breakfast club. In 2022, your Millbrook & District Lions raised and donated over $10,000.00 to local charities in the Millbrook area. We also sent relief to our neighbours in Port Aux Basques (NFLD) in the aftermath of the terrible hurricane… Continue reading

Who are we? Census 2021 Explains – Comment – February 2023

Who are we?  Census 2021 Explains The final piece of the 2021 Census was released last December providing citizenship and immigration, education and employment data. While our township website describes the local population as diverse, this is just beginning to be true, according to the statistics.  More than three quarters… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – February 2023

Re: Comment, December Issue I loved the editor’s comments in the December issue.  How time flies, as she has been the publisher for ten years after received the paper as a gift from her husband at Christmas in 2012.  What a perfect gift to give!  I remember taking my stories… Continue reading