Millbrook Home Hardware Celebrates Ten Years

  Before coming to Millbrook, Home Hardware Manager David Britton had worked at many other Home Hardware stores in the area, so he knew what he was getting into when he stepped into his store manager role in Millbrook on March 3rd, 2011. He soon learned that unlike Peterborough, the… Continue reading

Starter Company Winners King and Tupper

Dean and Amy Howley, of new venture King and Tupper, were one of the recipients of the grants from Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED) fall Starter Company.  They are pictured with son Dawson with one of the new items the couple has created using the tools they purchased… Continue reading

Latest Municipal Budget Draft Proposes 1% Rate Increase

The 2021 Municipal budget analysis began with a bit of welcome news: at the end of 2020 there was an operating surplus of almost $250,000.  All departments contributed to this surplus through reduced costs stemming from temporary lay-offs, reduced hours of service, fewer events, reduced travel and office expenditures.  Efforts… Continue reading

Towerhill North Information Meeting Draws Little Interest

Only ten members of the public participated in the virtual meeting hosted on behalf of the Towerhill North developer by members of Innovative Planning Solutions (IPS) and other advisors.  The event was an unusual gesture on behalf of the developer to hear the community’s concerns and suggestions in the early… Continue reading

Peterborough County #2 Draft Budget Proposes 2.23% Increase

Property tax bills in Cavan-Monaghan include allocation to three service providers: the municipality, Peterborough County and the Ministry of Education. Each of them determine their funding requirements based on their own operations, legislative requirements and ratepayer expectations.  Of the 2020 property tax receipts paid to Cavan-Monaghan, 58% were retained for… Continue reading

New Year, New Business for Bethany Couple

It’s not news that the pandemic has wreaked havoc on restaurants everywhere.  After ten months of financial pressure, Rob Foster and Sherry-Anne Smith, owners of Coach’s Diner and Pizzeria in Bethany, decided it was time to launch plan B. The couple have been operating the diner for the past six… Continue reading

OREA Strategy Focused on Rural and Northern Growth Opportunities

After analyzing a survey conducted this summer to investigate the impact of the pandemic on the residential real estate market, last week the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) issued a new policy report describing opportunities for small Ontario communities to make a comeback.  Small town Ontario has faced years of… Continue reading