Cavan Monaghan’s Garbage Performance is in the Dumps

The Environmental Services Update provided by Public Works in the February 6th meeting did not paint a pretty picture of our township’s waste generation situation. The introduction of the mandatory use of clear bags in January 2020 was expected to ensure that everyone was recycling and would reduce the volume… Continue reading

New Prescription Authority for Ontario Pharmacists

As of January 1, 2023, Ontario pharmacists are authorized to prescribe medications for 13 minor ailments that include: allergic rhinitis (aka hay fever), oral thrush, dermatitis, cold sores, impetigo, insect bites including ticks, common urinary tract infections, musculoskeletal sprains and strains, among others. Minor ailments are health conditions that can… Continue reading

New Cannabis Retailer to Open in Millbrook

Millbrook will soon be home to a cannabis retailer operated by Peterborough’s Sparq.  This firm currently operates four other licensed retail locations: three in Peterborough and one in Norwood, as well as an on-line dispensary. All retail cannabis outlets in Ontario are licensed and regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming… 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

Centennial Place Earns International Accreditation for Longterm Care

Late in November, staff at Centennial Place Longterm Care Home learned that the home had once again earned a three-year accreditation for its dedication and commitment to improving the lives of its clients.  This exceptional recognition is provided by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).  This an international,… Continue reading

Trail Floating Bridge Replacement Approved

Since 2020, the 128-foot long floating bridge on the Baxter Creek Trail connecting Medd’s Mountain to the Fairgrounds trail has been closed due to safety concerns. Walkway supports had rotted below the water, boards were missing and hand railings were unsecure. Despite obvious risks and posted signage, some continued to… Continue reading

Township Hosts Radon Information Session and Free Home Test Kits

The Township of Cavan-Monaghan has joined Take Action on Radon, a coalition of national health organizations, to raise awareness on the dangers of radon gas.  Residents are invited to participate in the 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge which is a program that provides free radon test kits to residents. To… Continue reading

Keeping Track of Water Flows at Baxter Creek

Since 2005, Environment Canada has been monitoring the water in the portion of Baxter Creek that flows behind the old Millbrook Arena.  Inside small metal box mounted on a pole beside the bridge is monitoring equipment that takes measurements of the height and flow of the water, recording their findings… Continue reading