Cavan Monaghan’s Garbage Performance is in the Dumps

The Environmental Services Update provided by Public Works in the February 6th meeting did not paint a pretty picture of our township’s waste generation situation. The introduction of the mandatory use of clear bags in January 2020 was expected to ensure that everyone was recycling and would reduce the volume… Continue reading

Report Outlines Final Electoral Boundary Maps

pdf_04 electoral boundary mappdf_04 electoral boundary map The report of the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for the Province of Ontario was published on February 8th2023. It lays out the final electoral districts drawn by the Commission designed to establish, as closely as reasonably possible, a level of voter parity across… Continue reading

Hospice Peterborough Launches Pilot Project at CMCC

Last month, Hospice Peterborough launched an innovate grief support program that helps people experiencing grief over the loss of a loved one move forward, both physically and figuratively. Walking with Grief is a support program where people meet to walk and share their grief with others in a similar situation. … Continue reading

Fun and Effective Local Women’s Fitness Programs

Kate Ward joined Keep Fit Women in the office, managing the Durham location.  She was inspired by the comradery and general feeling of confidence and well-being exuded by the participants.  Seeing the smiles on the “After” photos of the participants convinced her to jump in, and now she owns the… Continue reading

Rob Winslow Keeps our History by Telling our Stories

From the very first moment it is clear Rob Winslow loves to tell stories.  He approached the podium at the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society’s talk about the history of the area with arms full of original research gathered over the past 30+ years.  Occasionally, he even used them, but… Continue reading

New Bylaws Coming for Heritage Buildings

Last month, the township held an Open House to outline plans to update the township’s Heritage property by-laws, some of which are more than 40 years old.  Our community boasts one of the highest heritage buildings per capita, so these structures make a significant contribution to our community identity.  Protecting… Continue reading

Two New Cell Towers are Coming

Rogers Communications has plans to establish a new tower at 994 Mount Pleasant Rd, and a second one at 1495 Moore Dr.. It is no surprise that the demand for cellular phones and other wireless devices as well as broadband internet services continues to rise.  Rogers indicates that Canadians currently… Continue reading

Understanding your Property Taxes

Representatives from Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) attended the December 8th Council meeting to present an orientation to Council members outlining how property taxes are set in Ontario. MPAC is an independent, not-for-profit corporation, responsible for assessing and classifying more than five million properties in Ontario.  It calculates property values… Continue reading

New Prescription Authority for Ontario Pharmacists

As of January 1, 2023, Ontario pharmacists are authorized to prescribe medications for 13 minor ailments that include: allergic rhinitis (aka hay fever), oral thrush, dermatitis, cold sores, impetigo, insect bites including ticks, common urinary tract infections, musculoskeletal sprains and strains, among others. Minor ailments are health conditions that can… Continue reading