Driving Conditions along Highway 115 Continue to Challenge Motorists

Two years ago, Fire Chief Balfour shared Highway 115 safety concerns with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) after a year of repeated highway traffic accidents on Highway 115, particularly in the vicinity of the Tapley ¼ Line ramps.  Chief Balfour and Cavan-Monaghan Firefighters know too well the implications of poor… Continue reading

Province Suggests Township Assume Environmental Monitoring Responsibility at the Former Jail Property

The provincial Correctional Centre formerly located at 706 County Rd. 10 in Millbrook was closed in 2003 and demolished in 2015.  Prior to its demolition, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) conducted a series of tests to identify any potential contamination through a Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) regulatory process.  In… Continue reading

Who is Your COVID Champion?

Hiawatha and Curve Lake First Nations, the City of Peterborough and Peterborough County are coming together to learn about and celebrate local COVID Champions. Local residents are invited to pay tribute to community members who have gone above and beyond to help others during the pandemic and participate in a… Continue reading

Water Services to Move In-House?

With the multi-year contract for the operation and maintenance of the Millbrook Water and Wastewater Treatment System up for renewal, staff released a Request for Proposal in July seeking a supplier for another five-year contract.  After reviewing the options and their associated price tags in the proposals received, all in… Continue reading

Firefighters Volunteering for the Community

The Cavan-Monaghan Fire Department has two paid staff members: Fire Chief Bill Balfour and Fire Prevention/Training Officer Eydie Vandenberg, and one administrative position. A group of sixty trained and dedicated volunteer Firefighters respond to emergency calls at all hours of the day within the township and beyond, often helping neighbouring… Continue reading

New Five-Year Police Contract Finalized

  In January, Council approached the OPP to provide a proposal to provide police services to Cavan-Monaghan in order to secure a second bid for the expense that represents more than $1.3 million of annual operating expenses in the township budget.  To allow adequate time for a complete response, a… Continue reading

What Will It Take to Get It Done?

Every day we hear reports about the status of the provincial vaccination roll-out.  Until recently, the news has been very encouraging, as vaccine supply increased dramatically and residents lined up for their “jabs.”  In the last few weeks, vaccine uptake has slowed, and immunization rates now vary dramatically across parts… Continue reading

Pop-Up Clinic Coming to Millbrook

Vaccines will be offered at the Cavan-Monaghan Community Centre on Tuesday, August 17th from 9 am, and will offer both first and second doses of mRNA vaccines for residents who are aged 18 and up – no appointment necessary. Individuals become eligible for their second dose of the vaccine 28… Continue reading