Infrastructure Funding Approvals Just One Part of the Puzzle

In 2019, a new grant program called Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program was announced. Eager to secure funding for some local projects, an application was made under the Community Culture and Recreation stream, where 73.33% of project funding requirements are covered by the Federal and Provincial governments.  When these grant… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – June 2021

Generating Waste to Collect Yard Waste I am a resident of Cavan and am disappointed to see that the yard waste we put out for collection is no longer accepted in reusable containers. Those of us who already have these containers are now being forced to buy paper bags causing… Continue reading

Fire Station Plan Discussions Focus on Site Selection

At the last Council meeting, Fire Chief Bill Balfour presented recommendations for the Conceptual Design and Site Selection for the new Fire Hall. The report was based on the analysis and recommendations from Greenview Environmental Management, consultants who prepared a Site Selection Report in which four potential sites were analyzed…. Continue reading

New Methods for Over The Top Cattle Company

For more than 150 years, the Sutcliffe family have raised cattle in the area. Tyler and Ashley Sutcliffe are continuing the family tradition on the hundred acre farm Called Over the Top Cattle Company located between Millbrook and Pontypool.  Tyler was born and raised in Janetville and Ashley comes from… Continue reading

Another Transition for North Cavan as Principal Retires

Martin Twiss arrived at North Cavan Public School in 2016 as Principal in what he planned as the final stop in an extensive career in public education. During his time with the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, Twiss has been in the classroom, Board Superintendent and finally, Elementary School… Continue reading

New App Helps Emergency Services Locate Those Needing Help

A new, free app is gaining traction around the globe, helping emergency crews locate people in trouble and delivery services reach their destinations by identifying precise locations using global mapping technology.  Available in 193 countries and in more than 45 languages, the app makes it easy to describe a specific… Continue reading

Take a Hike: Millbrook Valley Trails is One of Our Original Outdoor Playgrounds

From its entrance at the Medd’s Mountain Park and the millpond in the village of Millbrook, the original loop of Millbrook Valley Trails (MVT) traverses a diversity of natural vegetative communities to the southern boundary of the Ministry of Natural Resource Provincial Fishing and Nature Areas, and follows Baxter Creek… Continue reading

County Development Charges Policy Revamp

Last month, Peterborough County Director of Finance Trena DeBruijn presented the summary of activity for the Development Charges (DC) revenue and expenses for 2020.  This is a mandatory report submitted to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing as required by the Development Charges Act. Development charges are one-time fees… Continue reading