Life @ 35 – April 2024

This month I spoke with a busy mother of two pre-school children.  She and her family are relatively new to the community, having arrived here only two years ago from a small south-western Ontario city. A self-described homebody, our young mother made the unusual decision to delegate the task of… Continue reading

Millbrook Manor: the Destination of Choice for Independent Seniors

Millbrook Manor is a well-kept secret.  Tucked in the village behind Foodland, it is ideally located within walking distance to the downtown area and has been a popular destination for seniors seeking affordable rental housing in the community.  Originally called the Millbrook Senior Citizens’ Lodge.  These days its official name… Continue reading

Construction on the New Fire Hall Moving Forward with Fall Occupancy Target

Above is a photo of the New Fire Hall project taken last month as concrete foundations were being installed. The foundations are now complete, and the structural components are expected to arrive in early February. The project faced delays in the early stage due to several disagreements between the builder… Continue reading

Recycling services shift to Circular Materials January 1, 2024

This week begins a transition period for Cavan Monaghan as its agreement with Circular Materials Ontario to begin hauling and disposing blue box materials received at the Transfer Station for the next two years comes into effect. Circular Materials is a national not-for-profit organization that establishes and manages recycling systems… Continue reading

Millbrook Farm and Pet Supply Bottle Drive Results

Thanks to the generosity of the community, bottle donation receipts for 2023 collected at Millbrook Farm and Pet Supply surpassed $14,000.  These funds were paid forward to a variety of local organizations including the Millbrook and District Foodshare, Millbrook Community Care, the Millbrook Lions’ Club, the Hospital for Sick Children… Continue reading

Cell Tower Opponents Return with Petition

Critics of the proposed cell tower in Mount Pleasant returned to Council with an alternative location for the tower, one that was higher, drier and had a willing host. Unfortunately the alternative site was not practical as it was too far from the existing infrastructure to allow for effective communication. … Continue reading

Cavan Public Works Operation Centre is Open for Business

Last week, Public Works staff celebrated the official opening of the new Operation Centre located at 1470 County Rd. 10.  A township works depot has operated here for many years and rejuvenation of the previous facility was long overdue.  Growth in the community also created a need for additional space,… Continue reading

Two Public Forums Collect Additional Feedback on Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan

Last week, two meetings were held to collect public input on the strategic plan for the future of the Parks and Recreational Programs and facilities investments that might be desirable over the next 12 years to address the recreational needs of a growing community. The strategic plan provides background information… Continue reading

Firefighter Graduation

Graduation ceremonies for the 2023 Recruit Course NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level I & II were held at the Eastern Ontario Emergency Training Academy (EOETA) in Norwood. The Township of Cavan Monaghan Fire Department had five recruits graduating from the course this year.  They attended classes on weekends from beginning of… Continue reading