Misinterpretation of “Best Before” Dates Contributing to Food Waste

There are limited government regulations surrounding “best before” dates which began to appear in Canada in the 1970’s.  Foods with a shelf life of 90 days or less, except for fresh fruit and vegetables and certain other products, are required to have either a “best before date” or “packaged on”… Continue reading

Service Runs in the Family

It seems that for some families, military service is a given.  It’s an attitude that runs through the generations.  Such is the case for Millbrook’s Ridge family, as evidenced by the multiple Veteran Banners flying from lampposts around town. John Ridge served in the 136th Battalion in Belgium in WWI. … Continue reading

November Events at the CM Libraries – 2023

“November: The last month of autumn, but the beginning of a new adventure.” – Unknown As October turns into November, we recognize how beautiful fall is with the changing colors of the leaves and the cooler days. While the sun doesn’t stay out as long anymore and the days aren’t… Continue reading

Lions’ Breakfasts are Back!

Pictured from left to right are Lions Gary Robinson, David Goode and Steve Paul recovering from the Lions’ first breakfast event of the season.  On Sunday 155 people dropped in for a meal and some fellowship.  The next one is scheduled for November 26th, from 8:30 to noon at the… Continue reading

Investing with Pride in a Heritage Home

Millbrook experienced a boost in its heritage value and a fresh injection of pride this past month when the owners of 37 King Street East, Art and Vera Tarasuk, celebrated two achievements. The first might be described as “the crowning glory” of this beautifully maintained residence known as the Robert… Continue reading

Memorial Tree Recognizes Courageous Hockey Mom

In 2022 Joshua Palewandrem joined the Millbrook Stars U15 hockey team, while his Mom Brenda was in the midst of fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Brenda never missed coming to a game and cheering on the team. Once while travelling a great distance to a tournament, she became stuck… Continue reading

Where Are They Now? Tamara Maxwell Shares Her Solo Camping Experience on a Dedicated YouTube Channel

To say that Tamara Maxwell loves the outdoors would be a massive understatement. Perhaps her thirst for solitude stems in part from growing up in a home on Syer Line surrounded by six siblings.  Her quiet, independent nature continues to drive her life in a unique direction as she carves… Continue reading

Local Drive for Personal Hygiene Products

About a year ago, a close friend was telling me about her daughter’s upcoming volunteer project; she was collecting donations of period products at their community church over the span of two weekends. This was called “A Period Purse Drive,” with the goal of fighting period poverty in her community…. Continue reading