Fun and Effective Local Women’s Fitness Programs

Kate Ward joined Keep Fit Women in the office, managing the Durham location.  She was inspired by the comradery and general feeling of confidence and well-being exuded by the participants.  Seeing the smiles on the “After” photos of the participants convinced her to jump in, and now she owns the… Continue reading

Rob Winslow Keeps our History by Telling our Stories

From the very first moment it is clear Rob Winslow loves to tell stories.  He approached the podium at the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society’s talk about the history of the area with arms full of original research gathered over the past 30+ years.  Occasionally, he even used them, but… Continue reading

Canada Post Community Foundation invites Applications for Grants in Support of Youth

The 2023 application period for Canada Post’s Community Foundation grants is now open.  This organization provides grants up to $25,000 to Canadian schools, charities and community organizations that make a difference in the lives of children and youth. There are also up to three $50,000 Signature Grants for organizations with… Continue reading

New Bylaws Coming for Heritage Buildings

Last month, the township held an Open House to outline plans to update the township’s Heritage property by-laws, some of which are more than 40 years old.  Our community boasts one of the highest heritage buildings per capita, so these structures make a significant contribution to our community identity.  Protecting… Continue reading

Two New Cell Towers are Coming

Rogers Communications has plans to establish a new tower at 994 Mount Pleasant Rd, and a second one at 1495 Moore Dr.. It is no surprise that the demand for cellular phones and other wireless devices as well as broadband internet services continues to rise.  Rogers indicates that Canadians currently… Continue reading

Understanding your Property Taxes

Representatives from Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) attended the December 8th Council meeting to present an orientation to Council members outlining how property taxes are set in Ontario. MPAC is an independent, not-for-profit corporation, responsible for assessing and classifying more than five million properties in Ontario.  It calculates property values… Continue reading

OLG Makes Third Quarter Gaming Revenue Payments

Last month, OLG made its third quarter payments to its host municipalities.  Cavan Monaghan received a payment of $85,880 for hosting Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs in Fraserville, slightly lower than the first two payments of $112,579 for the second quarter and $109,068 for the first quarter for a total of $307,572… Continue reading

Millbrook U11 Rep Team Performs at Peterborough Liftlock Tournament

One of the highlights of any minor hockey player is playing in a tournament.  Atom level players ages 10 to 11 have the opportunity to play in a monster tournament just for their division: the Peterborough Atom Liftlock Tournament.  Now in its 63rd year, this tournament welcomed back players from… Continue reading

Speed Limits Protect Your Community and Your Wallet

In October, speed limits were reduced on a number of municipal roads across the township in response to a growing number of complaints.   Concerns were expressed through individual complaints, a Council delegation as well as a petition.  Residents raised issues regarding speeding cars included safety hazards along roadways, the safety… Continue reading