St. John’s Ida Community Appreciation Day

St. John’s Ida Community Appreciation Day
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On Monday August 5th, the St John’s Anglican congregation invited the entire community to join them in celebrating their 200th year of devotion on the hill in Ida. Neighbours and church members enjoyed free hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream and drinks; after they jumped around in the Bouncy Castle. In addition,… Continue reading

Meet the New Principal at Millbrook South Cavan Public School

Meet the New Principal at Millbrook South Cavan Public School
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Once again, Millbrook South Cavan begins the school year with a new principal.  Jeff White arrives from Norwood, replacing Janice Mackenzie who retired last year. Jeff grew up in Lakefield, and loves rural schools.  He studied at Trent and spent his student teaching time in the area as well.  In… Continue reading

St. John’s Anglican Church, Ida

St. John’s Anglican Church, Ida
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Pictured is local MP, Jamie Schmale, with St. John’s Anglican Church, Ida, Rev. Peter Mills, at last month’s Community Appreciation event which brought out approximately 100 guests to acknowledge and celebrate the organization’s two centuries of service to the community. Another 200th anniversary will be celebrated this month by St…. Continue reading

It Takes More than Resolve to Maintain Rural Cemeteries

It Takes More than Resolve to Maintain Rural Cemeteries
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  On a wintery day last February, snow and ice on County Road 10 resulted in the sudden launch of a vehicle which landed within the confines of Shield’s Cemetery on Hayes’ Line.  The extent of damage to the site was not established until this spring, but in the interim,… Continue reading

Nexicom Receives Funding to Support New Rural High-Speed Fibre Networks

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Nexicom receives federal funding assistance to facilitate the installation of new next generation Fibre Optic Cable Networks to their current high-speed internet infrastructures in Northumberland County, Otonabee – South Monaghan & Douro-Dummer Townships. Last month, the local telecommunications company learned that it will be receiving $2,887,738 of federal funding in… Continue reading

Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of St. Paul’s Cemetery

Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of St. Paul’s Cemetery
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‘Truly a gem of historic heritage’ describes St. Paul’s Chapel and the 4th line cemetery, 1304 Zion Line, Cavan. Established in 1818, it represents one of the earliest established burying grounds of the Peterborough region; records indicate the first burials were in 1819 of a Christopher Hagerman in August and… Continue reading

Cavan Resident Secures Bronze Medal at 2019 World Badminton Federation Seniors Championships

Cavan Resident Secures Bronze Medal at 2019 World Badminton Federation Seniors Championships
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Last month, Keith Priestman joined six other senior Canadian badminton competitors in Katowice, Poland, bringing home a bronze medal in the 55-year-old Men’s Singles division in the World Badminton Federation tournament. Keith Priestman has been playing badminton since the age of 4, when he picked up the sport with his… Continue reading