THEY’RE OFF: Four Candidates Competing in Local Federal Election Campaign

The riding of Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock includes the City of Kawartha Lakes, Cavan-Monaghan Township, Haliburton County and the Township of Brock. With a population of 113,956, Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock has a prominent number of seniors who make up nearly 26 per cent of the population, according to the latest census. The average… Continue reading

Drew McFadden’s Unique Chick Fostering Business

Two years ago, thirteen-year-old Drew McFadden returned from the Millbrook Fair with two chickens. The chicken coop in the yard near his house had not been occupied for decades, but he quickly converted it to a comfortable living space for his new charges.  The renovations also took into consideration Drew’s… Continue reading

Application for Retail Cannabis Store in Cavan Has Some Residents Concerned

A few Cavan residents were surprised to learn last week that an application had been made for the approval of a retail cannabis store to operate at the Galerie Q location at 1521 County Rd. 10.  Documents posted on the building’s exterior indicate that the deadline for public comments about… Continue reading

Cavan Hills Landscaping Making Beautiful Outdoor Spaces for 20 Years

  With more than twenty years of experience in the landscape and horticulture industry, Darcy Beck of Cavan Hills Landscaping has always been busy, but the pandemic has taken the demand for his work to a whole new level.  While inquiries are at an all-time high, finding the resources to… Continue reading

Big Projects, Big Budgets

In their July meeting, Council grappled with the financing of the three major capital projects currently on the horizon: the new Fire Hall, the Public Works Centre (Cavan Yard) and the Parks and Public Works building.  Funds will come from a variety of sources, including Development Charge revenue, transfers from… Continue reading

Gypsy Moth Infestation Prevention: Round Two

  This has been a bad year for the Gypsy moth.  While we usually see outbreaks of this pest every seven to ten years, 2021 will be the second year in a row of a severe infestation in many parts of Ontario. At the larvae stage, the creatures chew holes… Continue reading

New Electoral Ward Boundaries Established

At last week’s Council meeting, new boundaries that redivide the township for electoral purposes were approved.  They provide for a more equitable population distribution and representation amongst the wards, keep traditional hamlets together and provide strong, easily recognized boundaries in the form of roads.  While the southern ward which includes… Continue reading

Tax and Water Bill Arrears Climbing

At the June 21st Council meeting, Director of Finance/Treasurer Kimberley Pope presented the annual Property Tax Arrears Update.  It included a few surprises. In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the municipality waived all late payment penalties from March 16, 2020 to October 31, 2020 and held the collection process… Continue reading

New Fire Hall Site Approved

After being sent back to further investigate the costs and other constraints surrounding developing the new fire hall on the township owned lands adjacent to the Municipal Offices, Greenview Environmental presented their results last week. The ideal location facilitates the quick assembly of volunteer fire-fighters to minimize their response times;… Continue reading