Veteran and Emergency Personnel Support Program Launches in Millbrook

This month, the Millbrook Legion begins to host monthly meetings for a veterans support group called Operation VetBuild.  The organization is based on the UK initiative that was established to provide information, advice and guidance to support veterans of the armed forces to help them in their transition back to… Continue reading

Otonabee Conservation Releases First Climate Change Report Card

One year after publishing their Climate Change Strategy, Otonabee Conservation has released their first Climate Change Report Card summarizing their progress of implementing the Strategy in 2021. The Otonabee Conservation Climate Change Strategy includes four goals: Educate, Adapt, Mitigate, and Implement. Each goal identifies objectives and a series of specific… Continue reading

Cannabis Presentation Reveals Startling Issues Faced by Host Communities

On April 7th, Cavan-Monaghan Future Watch hosted a Zoom meeting featuring speakers from three Ontario communities where commercial cannabis production facilities have been installed.  The speakers outlined the challenges these host communities have experienced resulting from the operations of these producers, which include noise, light and odour pollution. The issues… Continue reading

Commercial Cannabis to be Explored at Public Meeting

When Trevor Brand heard his neighbour’s greenhouse had been rented to a cannabis grower, he immediately went to the internet to find out what to expect. Brand, a farmer in Lambton County, soon had his worst fears confirmed. Blazing lights that cast a day-like glow over his farm at midnight, a… Continue reading

Who Has the Right of Way at a Roundabout?

The rules that determine the right-of-way at a roundabout are very simple: pedestrians crossing the street have the right-of-way, all drivers and cyclists must yield to traffic already in the roundabout, as they have the right-of-way, before entering the intersection. Simple. No different than someone going through an intersection on… Continue reading

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