Cannabis Retailer Ready to Launch

Brent Morrison was on his way to Queen’s University to study to become a Physiotherapist when he got sidetracked. With a BA in History from Trent and a teaching degree from Western, he was already well-educated but was looking for a career where he could help people feel better.  In… Continue reading

Kawartha Credit Union in Town to Establish Local Appetite for Mobile Branch Service

Last week, Kawartha Credit Union (KCU) brought in their Mobile Branch to introduce residents to this innovative facility. Parked beside the old arena near Needler’s Mill, the unit provides two private offices and a full-service ATM (not operational during this visit) allowing customers to perform the vast majority of banking… Continue reading

New Retail Store Brings Unique Style to Millbrook

Cavan-Monaghan residents Phil Raby and Anna Rodrigues have opened a new shop in Millbrook, offering retro-inspired furnishings and gifts influenced by mid-20th century designs and aesthetics. Festoon is the second retail outlet for the partners.  The original Festoon based on the same concept was located in Toronto in the trendy… Continue reading

New Name, New Owners for Bethany Restaurant

Coaches Restaurant, located on the main street of Bethany, has recently changed ownership and rebranded themselves with the new name of Champions Restaurant. The business was launched by two principal partners Mittal Patel and Chirag Patel.  Both partners in the new business originate from India, but their restaurant experience was… Continue reading

Drew McFadden’s Unique Chick Fostering Business

Two years ago, thirteen-year-old Drew McFadden returned from the Millbrook Fair with two chickens. The chicken coop in the yard near his house had not been occupied for decades, but he quickly converted it to a comfortable living space for his new charges.  The renovations also took into consideration Drew’s… Continue reading

Application for Retail Cannabis Store in Cavan Has Some Residents Concerned

A few Cavan residents were surprised to learn last week that an application had been made for the approval of a retail cannabis store to operate at the Galerie Q location at 1521 County Rd. 10.  Documents posted on the building’s exterior indicate that the deadline for public comments about… Continue reading

Cavan Hills Landscaping Making Beautiful Outdoor Spaces for 20 Years

  With more than twenty years of experience in the landscape and horticulture industry, Darcy Beck of Cavan Hills Landscaping has always been busy, but the pandemic has taken the demand for his work to a whole new level.  While inquiries are at an all-time high, finding the resources to… Continue reading

Another Local Summer Company Entrepreneurship Program

The Summer Company Program is the Government of Ontario’s flagship youth entrepreneurship program which helps youth aged 15-29 try their hand at business ownership by connecting them with up to $3000 in start-up funding, one-on-one guidance from BAC staff, advice and mentorship from local business leaders, access to business workshops,… Continue reading

New Galerie Q Location in Millbrook

This weekend the doors opened to the new Millbrook location of Galerie Q at 44 King St. East.   Currently featured are works from Raynald Leclerc of Saint Michel de Bellechase in Quebec whose work features heavy oil paint applied with a spatula creating an unusual, deep texture bursting with light. … Continue reading