COMMENT: Nursing Homes – Babies & Bathwater

We have all seen the headlines regarding the litany of concerns in our long term care homes. Neglected residents; soiled bedding; unanswered call bells; sloppy feeding; expired medicines; cockroaches; callous treatment: the list is shocking and endless.  Unfortunately, and it pains me to say this, I believe the allegations are… Continue reading

Emergency Repairs on Station Trail Complete

The sudden appearance of sinkholes under the former railway line along Station Trail left two sections of the trail unstable and unsafe for public use.  Extensive repair work is now complete and the $18,332 expense was funded through a transfer from the Parkland Reserve Account. Users in that area should… Continue reading

Farmers’ Market Opens This Sunday With COVID-19 Safety Measures

The Millbrook Farmers’ Market will open its 2020 season this Sunday, June 28 at the Old Millbrook School parking lot, 1 Dufferin Street.  We will be open from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  When you arrive, you will find a different set-up this season.  We will have in place several COVID-related safety… Continue reading

Take Precautions to Prevent Lyme Disease while Enjoying the Outdoors

Residents living in town as well as in rural areas are reporting tick activity on their properties over the last month.  Millbrook IDA’s Pharmacist Steve Suszko has noticed an increase in tick complaints; on a single day last month three customers came in for help with tick bites.   It’s no… Continue reading

We are all Homeschoolers Now

How things have changed!  Now instead of limiting screen time, families across the province are juggling to provide screens and internet to their children to allow them access to assignments, learning tools and their teachers so they can get some school work done. Parents have always been their children’s’ first… Continue reading

New Telephone Scam Targeting Local Church Congregations

A new telephone scam has been reported that targets unsuspecting members of local churches in the Peterborough area. The caller says that he is calling on behalf of the person’s church. He explains that the church has incurred damage to its building and that he is raising funds on behalf… Continue reading

Managing Local COVID-19 Cases

After learning of several positive tests amongst residents in Cavan Monaghan, Council members passed a motion at the April 6th Council meeting seeking reassurance from Peterborough Public Health that effective steps were being implemented to ensure local residents with positive COVID-19 test results adhere to the mandatory self-isolation period. Medical… Continue reading