Letter to the Editor – February 2021

My sincerest apologies for the lengthy delay in posting this thank you letter however the sentiment and gratitude are just as strong today as a year ago. The Millbrook and District Food Share would like to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of three volunteers who have left the agency… Continue reading

Peterborough County #2 Draft Budget Proposes 2.23% Increase

Property tax bills in Cavan-Monaghan include allocation to three service providers: the municipality, Peterborough County and the Ministry of Education. Each of them determine their funding requirements based on their own operations, legislative requirements and ratepayer expectations.  Of the 2020 property tax receipts paid to Cavan-Monaghan, 58% were retained for… Continue reading

Milbrook Christian Assembly Finds Ways to Connect

  “Lockdown does not mean shutdown,” Pastor Mark Smallwood In a time where social interaction is impermissible, the need for connection remains.  As businesses, organizations, governments and households have had to figure out new ways of navigating this current lifestyle.  Innovation is required to make this happen. Narrowing in, the… Continue reading

New Year, New Business for Bethany Couple

It’s not news that the pandemic has wreaked havoc on restaurants everywhere.  After ten months of financial pressure, Rob Foster and Sherry-Anne Smith, owners of Coach’s Diner and Pizzeria in Bethany, decided it was time to launch plan B. The couple have been operating the diner for the past six… Continue reading

Community Care Programs Continue During the Lockdown

Community Care Peterborough (CCP) programs continue under the Sta-At-Home Order issued by the Premier last month. Deemed an essential service, their health care and seniors support programs are necessary to keep the most vulnerable safe in their own homes.  According to the Executive Director, Danielle Belair, the organization’s our food… Continue reading

OREA Strategy Focused on Rural and Northern Growth Opportunities

After analyzing a survey conducted this summer to investigate the impact of the pandemic on the residential real estate market, last week the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) issued a new policy report describing opportunities for small Ontario communities to make a comeback.  Small town Ontario has faced years of… Continue reading