COMMENT: Are We There Yet?

Not quite, but we’re getting closer. With COVID-19 cases falling and vaccine rates rising, it’s hard to image that we won’t be released from our homes in some small way in the next two weeks.  Tying re-opening phases to case counts and administered vaccinations is a policy that actually supports… Continue reading

Get to Know Your Food Producers at the Millbrook Farmers’ Market

NEXT MARKET: June 27th, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM From cash crops and dairy to livestock and produce, Canada has a long history of feeding the world.  So what does that mean to our local community? Locally grown food creates important economic opportunities, provides health benefits and helps to reduce environmental impact. Additionally,… Continue reading

Pastry Peddler Recognized as Best Bicycle Friendly Business in Kawarthas/Northumberland

  Last week, Pastry Peddler owners Deanna Bell and Colin Hall were awarded the most Bicycle Friendly Business in the region by the Ontario By Bike Association.   The award was designed to recognize businesses that support cycling in their communities.  A winner was selected from each of the 13 tourism… Continue reading

VIA Receives Support for High Frequency Rail Along the Quebec City-Toronto Corridor

A few months ago, elected officials in the Cavan-Monaghan and Peterborough County were asked to express support for a high frequency rail service on dedicated tracks running from Quebec City to Toronto with a stop in Peterborough. The route would separate passenger and freight rail operations, creating higher capacity for… Continue reading

Craft Cider Brings New Beverage Options for Local Food Trend

Jana Crawford is a team player. When she began to see her partner Graham Smith, who was a brewer, she tried all kinds of brews, looking for one she enjoyed. She finally identified a fruit beer from Belgium, but this did not meet his purist, four-ingredient definition of the beverage. … Continue reading

Local Business Makes Anniversary Meaningful With Charitable Donations

March 31, 2021 marked the sixth anniversary of the day Kate Deklerck opened the doors of The Quilter’s Bolt at 30 King St in Downtown Millbrook. Last fall, the store began to operate “virtually” out of her home, so this anniversary was different.  When the shop operated with bricks and… Continue reading

Talented Physiotherapists Set up Shop in Millbrook

Gary Trail and his life and work partner Laine Corp may not be from here, but they are embracing the village with enthusiasm. Laine had a sense of what lay ahead when the couple moved here two years ago, having been raised on a Hereford farm in Omemee and shown… Continue reading