Community Events

Telecare Peterborough spring training of new volunteers will be on-line Telecare Peterborough is a 24-hour distress line, listening to isolated, worried, lonely and overwhelmed people in our community. 50-hour training will be on-line from March through April. In person (on-line) sessions will be held Tuesday evenings, beginning March 16th. Cost… Continue reading

2021 Peterborough County Recognition Awards Rescheduled to 2022

Last month, County Council made the decision to reschedule the 2021 Recognition Awards Ceremony to 2022 with Cavan-Monaghan being the host community. This difficult decision was made in response to COVID-19 and to follow Public Heath recommendations. We thank everyone who has submitted nomination forms and advise that any nominations… Continue reading

Local Firm Comes to the Rescue of Women’s Institute

This year, the local Women’s Institute was the beneficiary of some generosity from a local firm which stepped in to clean up an unusual mess.  Early this winter, a fire extinguisher fell off the wall in the kitchen of the Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute’s kitchen.  It literally exploded, blasting yellow fire… Continue reading

Latest Municipal Budget Draft Proposes 1% Rate Increase

The 2021 Municipal budget analysis began with a bit of welcome news: at the end of 2020 there was an operating surplus of almost $250,000.  All departments contributed to this surplus through reduced costs stemming from temporary lay-offs, reduced hours of service, fewer events, reduced travel and office expenditures.  Efforts… Continue reading

Correction: Christmas Tree Credit

Just a note to give credit where credit is due.  On December 5th, our local Firefighters Association and their families undertook the task of acquiring and decorating the Millbrook Christmas tree.  They did a great job.  Not only did the tree bring smiles to many faces but the firefighters collected… Continue reading

Towerhill North Information Meeting Draws Little Interest

Only ten members of the public participated in the virtual meeting hosted on behalf of the Towerhill North developer by members of Innovative Planning Solutions (IPS) and other advisors.  The event was an unusual gesture on behalf of the developer to hear the community’s concerns and suggestions in the early… 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

Millbrook Puck and Stick Guys Score Some Points Helping Deliver Christmas Hampers

On Tuesday December 15th, the Millbrook Puck and Stick gang got together and assisted Foodshare volunteers with the Christmas hampers at Millbrook Food Share at the Old Millbrook School. Each needy family is given a quantity of groceries to get them through the holiday season.  This is a big job… Continue reading

Cavan Intersection Traffic Control Infrastructure Under Review by MTO

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has retained WSP Canada Group Limited to compete a Preliminary Design and Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for the intersection affectionately known as the “Four Corners” in Cavan.  Traffic at the intersection of Highway 7A and County Rd. 10 is approaching the limits for… Continue reading