Peterborough Opens the Door to Cross-Border Servicing

At the March 4th meeting, Council was asked to comment on a proposed amendment to Peterborough’s Official Plan The clause in question prohibited the extension of municipal services such as water, sewer and utilities beyond its borders except to service city-owned facilities such as the Peterborough Airport.  The proposed amendment… Continue reading

Minor Ball Hockey League Ready to Launch Another Season

As the end of the local ice hockey season approaches, minor hockey players can find solace in the knowledge that its warm-weather equivalent will be starting soon on home “ice” to fill the void. Players can switch their hockey skates for sneakers for a warmer hockey experience in the Cavan… Continue reading

Now & Then – Let’s Have a Little Fun

One thing that never changes is our instinct for fun.  We need it. A version of one very familiar proverb, attributed to Felix Sabates, says that all work and no play is just not good for the soul. Dull?  We are not.  Generations before us knew when to knock off… Continue reading

Crestwood EDGE Students Host the First Annual Cavan Cup

On Wednesday, December 6th, Cavan Monaghan Community Centre was buzzing with excitement as students of the Crestwood EDGE program hosted the first annual Cavan Cup.  The name was not only a nod to the venue, but also recognizes that more than half of all Crestwood students are from Cavan Monaghan… Continue reading

Here Comes the Santa Claus Parade, Next Stop 2024!

Allan Packman is doing his best Tom Hanks impersonation as he rides the Polar Express float prepared by Otonabee Massage and Wellness of Bailieboro. Reports indicate that this was one of the best parades ever, with 17 floats, marching bands and of course Santa dropping by for a visit. KG

Recycling services shift to Circular Materials January 1, 2024

This week begins a transition period for Cavan Monaghan as its agreement with Circular Materials Ontario to begin hauling and disposing blue box materials received at the Transfer Station for the next two years comes into effect. Circular Materials is a national not-for-profit organization that establishes and manages recycling systems… Continue reading

Expanded CIP Incentive Program Attracts One Applicant

This year, the Township launched the newly expanded Community Improvement  Plan (CIP-E). This version expands the eligibility of applicants to include businesses in the urban fringe and rural areas, in essence, all businesses outside of the Millbrook downtown core. The 2023 Capital Budget for the program was $25,000 and eligible… Continue reading

COMMENT – January 2024 – What’s Your Resolution?

I don’t know anyone who makes a long list of New Year’s resolutions anymore.  Why start the year setting yourself up for failure?  I like Jill William’s approach.  Hers is a single, doable goal: eat less and walk more.  It’s hard to argue with that one. Those looking to work… Continue reading