Baxter Creek Watershed Alliance – A Community Invitation!

Early settlers called the township known now as Cavan-Monaghan, “this green and pleasant land.”  Since that time, an ever increasing number of people have discovered the charms of this special place.  Newcomers and long-time residents alike have expressed keen interest in protecting and enhancing the natural heritage of this municipality…. Continue reading

No Mobile Bank for Millbrook

Late last summer, Kawartha Credit Union (KCU) brought in their Mobile Branch to the village to introduce residents to this innovative facility.  Parked beside the old arena near Needler’s Mill, the unit incorporated two private offices and a full-service ATM, allowing customers to perform the vast majority of banking services,… Continue reading

Millbrook Agricultural Society Event

On a particularly windy Saturday last month, the Millbrook Agricultural Society hosted their second annual Santa Claus parade at the Fairgrounds on Frederick St. The event drew 359 cars filled with visitors who came to enjoy the floats.  Among the entrants with displays were Town & Country, Eagleson Construction, Millbrook… Continue reading

Millbrook Water Rates to Rise by 1.5%

Last month, Council approved a 1.5% annual increase in water bills for Millbrook water customers for the next four years.  Water rates have been a cause for concern since the launch of the new water plant facilities in 2015, which by law must cover all costs of water systems. Last… 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

Mark Your Calendars for the Drive -Through Christmas Parade!

Once again, the Millbrook Agricultural Society is hosting a Christmas parade at the fairgrounds on Frederick St. in Millbrook.  This drive-through event is scheduled for Saturday December 11th from 5:30-8:00pm.   Attendance is free, but visitors are encouraged to bring donations for the Millbrook Food Share or an unwrapped toy for… Continue reading

Community Events – December 2021

Otonabee South Monaghan Library is hosting their annual Christmas Raffle again this year. Tickets can be purchased at any OSM Library branch or online on our website at https://www.otosoumon.library.on.ca/friends-of-osm-library.html(Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00). Among the many prices are Kobo and Kindle e-readers, Baxter Creek Golf Club certificate,… Continue reading

Volunteers in the Decorating Committee Keeps Downtown Beautiful

A big shout-out to the wonderful volunteers who make up the Millbrook BIA (Business Improvement Association) Decorating Committee. The Decorating Committee is a committee of, and funded by, the Millbrook BIA and has been in existence for approximately 15 years. These ladies fill 22 urns and numerous hanging baskets in… Continue reading

The Next Official Plan: Our Blueprint for Growth

Meetings are occurring at the lower tiers of government across the province to have approved Official Plans in place by July 2022 that reflect plans for long term population and employment growth to the year 2051.  These plans must conform to new growth targets published by the province last summer…. Continue reading