Growing School Population puts Pressure on Infrastructure at Millbrook South Cavan

Pictured are the six portables behind Millbrook South Cavan School that are required to accommodate a growing school body that now numbers 478 JK to Grade 6 students.  The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPRDSB) has submitted an application to the Ministry of Education for a new school for… Continue reading

Another Request for Expedited Zoning Approval Gets a Green Light

John Mutton, of development consulting firm Municipal Solutions, made a pitch to Council on March 7th for support of another Municipal Zoning Order to expedite the development of a property located at 1840 Brown Line in Cavan-Monaghan.  His other local project is the Kawartha Downs development.  The property in the… Continue reading

Ontario Senior Games Association Hosts Week-Long Hockey Tournament at CMCC

Last week, Cavan-Monaghan’s Community Centre was the site of a major adult hockey tournament.  More than 500 players in 27 men’s and women’s senior hockey clubs enjoyed a tournament that spanned eight days.  The event was hosted by the Ontario Seniors Games Association (OSGA), which is the provincial division of… Continue reading

Municipal Tax Rate to Rise by 2.85%

Many external pressures made this year’s budget formulation particularly challenging.  Inflation pushed many expenses skyward, increasing corporate insurance expenses, utilities, supplies contracted services (Police) and wages.  AS a result, the Consolidated Department Operating budget rose by 6.8%, or $406,641. Rental revenue losses and additional operating expenses attributed to Covid totaling… Continue reading

A New MZO Application for Two Existing Development Applications

There has been a bit of a scramble with this last Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) request.  Two Plan of Subdivision applications were well on their way in the planning process, one since July and the second since September. This January, a revised submission for one of the projects was received… Continue reading

Thanks for 50 Years of Service

This month marks 50 years since Dr. Dave VanLoon and his wife, Claire, moved to Millbrook, as Dave began his career as a family doctor. He assumed the practice of Dr. Hobbs and, at first, his medical practice continued to operate out of the retired doctor’s home. Soon, the new… Continue reading

Bill Shaw Assumes Cavan Councillor Role

Bill Shaw was as surprised as anyone at the speed with which he assumed the Cavan Councillor position that suddenly became vacant upon the passing of incumbent Cathy Moore, his late wife. Shaw had never been particularly interested in politics, but he understood there was work his late wife would… Continue reading

Minor Ball Hockey League Prepares for a New Season

As the end of the local ice hockey season draws near, minor hockey players can find solace in the knowledge that its warm-weather equivalent will be starting soon on home “ice” to fill the void. Players can switch their hockey skates for sneakers for a warmer hockey experience in the… Continue reading