Proposed Changes to the Conservation Authorities Act

  The reactions on both sides of the proposed changes to Ontario’s conservation legislation are loud and impassioned.  Environmental groups claim the revisions remove or severely restrict the Conservation Authorities’ role in regulating development, permit and planning application appeal process and appealing municipal planning applications.  Some sources equate it to… Continue reading

Local Quilt Donations Headed to Kawartha Children’s Aid and Millbrook Community Care

Although they have not met in 8 months, the Millbrook Needlers’ Quilt Guild members are still sewing for charity.  Here is a photo of some of their creations prior to their donation to the Kawartha Children’s Aid Society on November 23rd.  Ten more quilts were donated by a customer of… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor – December 2020

Missing Poppies As members of the Decorating Committee, we would like to thank the many people who take time to show their appreciation for the work we do downtown. It continues to be our absolute pleasure to help enhance this lovely village one way or another, adding color and life… Continue reading

Small Opening for Potential Baxter Creek’s Adult Lifestyle Community?

  It was always part of the plan to develop a small community of adult lifestyle homes on the property that Baxter Creek Golf Club calls home, but the venture has been thwarted by planning regulations.  Recent changes to the provincial planning framework have opened a small crack through which… Continue reading

New Vet Joins Peterborough West Animal Hospital

  Dr. Katie Richardson knows the area well, having attended Bethany Hills School and later, Lakefield College School.  After graduating, she moved to Scotland for post-secondary education, acquiring an undergraduate degree from the university at St. Andrews and then completing her veterinary training in Edinburgh. Her colleague Dr. Alexis Smith… Continue reading

Winter Golf Comes to Baxter Creek

Three golf simulators have been installed in the clubhouse of Baxter Creek Golf Club on Cedar Valley Road in Cavan-Monaghan. Golf Pro Kevin Gunther and his son who is a competitive player, have tried them out and are quite impressed by the accuracy of the read of their shots. Players… Continue reading

New Business Hopes to Provide Custom Cannabis Production for Retail Users

November 2nd will mark a first for the township.  It’s the day a business moves into the township with the plan of becoming a local cannabis producer. Ivan Lloyd is the founder of Green Grow Farms, and his is a novel plan.  Next spring he hopes to break ground for… Continue reading

Sunday Night League Begins With New Format

Sunday evenings are not the same without League organizer Marion Olan keeping tabs on the boys. Marion has been involved in the league since its first game in 1971, when she operated the time clock.  Over the past 48 years she has prepared schedules, managed league finances, and kept the… Continue reading

4th Line Theatre is Back on the Farm

There was an audible sigh of relief when the 4th Line Theatre decided to move forward with a fall production this year for staff, volunteers and patrons of this much-loved theatrical organization. The new production, Bedtime Stories and other Horrifying Tales is written by Kim Blackwell and Lindy Finlan and… Continue reading