Winter Road Maintenance Information Coming to the Township Website

At the last Council meeting, a split decision approved the allocation of $11,300 from the 2020 operating budget to be used to track road works.  Existing GPS systems available in public works vehicles and some investment in software development will allow the township to provide public works information to the… Continue reading

CITV Community Policing

Christmas in the Village 2019 was possible because of the many groups and people who organize, plan and execute events such as this year’s Christmas in the Village. The Township of Cavan Monaghan and the Millbrook Business Improvement Area are the lead planers, in support are the many sponsors such… Continue reading

Fire Chief Balfour Shares Hwy 115 Safety Concerns with MTO

After a difficult winter of repeated highway traffic accidents on Highway 115, particularly in the vicinity of the Tapley ¼ Line ramps, Cavan Monaghan Fire Chief Bill Balfour sent an extensive list of concerns to the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) in April to seek support to improve road conditions along… Continue reading

Public Health: Protecting You Behind the Scenes

Peterborough Public Health is mandated by Ontario’s Health Promotion and Protection Act (HPPA) to detect and effectively address threats to your health, as they arise. We have your back, and you probably don’t even realize it. Most of our work is invisible – it happens every day, round the clock,… Continue reading

Local Bat Tests Positive for Rabies

Last month, Peterborough Public Health confirmed that a local bat found in early September, tested positive for rabies, and want to remind residents to steer clear of wild animals commonly known to carry the disease. “This positive animal case confirms what we already know – that rabies is present in… Continue reading

New Regulations Designed to Preserve Biosecurity on the Farm

Last month, the Ontario farm community was reminded to take firm steps to prevent unwanted trespassers from entering their farm because of the biosecurity threat they present. Visitors to farms, both invited and not, are a growing trend in rural Ontario as consumers become more interested in understanding the source… Continue reading

Avoid the silent killer and get a carbon monoxide alarm

Manitobans must be breathing a sigh of relief: last month, 46 people were poisoned by carbon monoxide at a Winnipeg motel. Thanks to an alarm in a boiler room, they were rescued and no one died. It was a near-miss. Media reported carbon monoxide levels close to 400 parts per… Continue reading

Council to Consider On-Road ATV Use on Municipal Roads

With 30 spectators in the gallery at the last Council meeting, it was clear a new issue was touching a nerve with some community members. The item of interest was a report presented by Parks and Facilities Manager Gerry Barker regarding potential routes for consideration for on-road All-Terrain Vehicle traffic…. Continue reading

Expanded Midwifery Services Coming to Peterborough

Last week the province announced an additional $193,648 this year to support midwives in Peterborough-Kawartha, part of their $28 million commitment to expand midwifery services across Ontario.  This extension will help families access additional choice in primary care during a pregnancy, birth and postpartum.  The province is also working to… Continue reading