Can You Tell the Difference Between Ragweed and Goldenrod?

Ann Berkeley One local landscape gardener admitted to the Times that he could not tell the difference between ragweed (bad) and Goldenrod (good.) He is not alone. Another gardening enthusiast, Wendy Olsen, of Millbrook says ignorance of the differences is greater the further away from the country that people live…. Continue reading

A Fresh Historic Learning Opportunity for the Fall

Sarah Sobanski ‘Miigwetch’ means ‘thank-you’ respectfully for the Michi Saagiig – something to remember if you happen by Anishinaabe storyteller Kiinamookmaan at Lang Pioneer Village’s Historic Literary Walks of Lang: Words from the Wilderness. He’ll be sharing the Ojibwe Creation Story at Lang’s authentic recreation of First Nations encampment, Aabnaabin,… Continue reading

Council Scraps Licensing and Special Events By-Law As Impossible to Enforce Without Hurting Businesses

Leonard Knott Cavan Monaghan Township staff recommended councillors at the September 14th Council meeting repeal By-law No. 2004-14, the by-law to license and regulate special events and By-law No. 2004-21, the by-law for the licensing and the regulation of refreshment vehicles in the Township of Cavan-Millbrook-North Monaghan. After much debate,… Continue reading

Celebrating Soccer: The Game and the Local Club

Karen Graham The weather didn’t dampen the spirit of Maple Leaf Cavan FC Soccer club members, friends and family who congregated on King Street in Millbrook Saturday for an afternoon of fun and celebration for the successful completion of another year.  This year the club decided to have the season… Continue reading

New Funeral Director and a Facelift for Benson Funeral Home

Karen Graham It was time for a change.  After a difficult year with the health struggles and untimely loss of his wife Maggie, Patrick Benson was looking for a fresh start. The change began serendipitously during his wife’s prolonged illness, when hereceived an offer of help from friend and fellow… Continue reading

Green Party no Longer a Single Issue Organization

Sarah Sobanski Green Party candidate William MacCallumfor the Halliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock riding is an environmental activist in the community – he would work towards a moratorium against wind turbines increased to 2 kilometers instead of .5 kilometers in a residential area –but he recognizes that other issues are important too. “I’m… Continue reading