Millbrook Dam Project Update

Millbrook Dam Project Update
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In his most recent report to Council, Dan Marinigh of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA) advised that despite delays due to unseasonal April weather, the project continues to progress well and is expected to come in on budget.  The project is several weeks behind schedule, and because its scope … Continue reading

A Different Kind of Catch and Release at Millbrook Dam

A Different Kind of Catch and Release at Millbrook Dam
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While we miss the traditional catch and release action that is part of the Annual Fishing Derby that is cancelled this year, early in March the millpond was the location of a different and wildly successful catch and release activity. As progress continues on the Millbrook Dam reconstruction project, the … Continue reading

Another Page in the History of Needler’s Mill

Another Page in the History of Needler’s Mill
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They did it! Last week, the papers were signed, officially transferring ownership of Needler’s Mill to the hands of the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society from the Otonabee Regional Conservation Authority which had assumed responsibility for the landmark in 1967. As the building fell further into a state of disrepair … Continue reading

Save Needler’s Mill Campaign Celebrates Success

Save Needler’s Mill Campaign Celebrates Success
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On Thursday, February 23, Needler’s Mill will officially become the property of the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society as representatives from Otonabee Conservation and the Historical Society sign the final paperwork at a public gathering in the Legion Hall, 5-7pm. This occasion is our chance to thank all those who … Continue reading

Millbrook Dam Reconstruction Moves Ahead, But at a Higher Cost

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  Council was dismayed to learn that before shovels were in the ground for the reconstruction of the Millbrook Dam, the project costs have already risen by more than $500K.  At the time the project was approved, the original forecast was for a total project cost of $3.3 million dollars, … Continue reading

Revised Dam Design Revealed at ORCA Open House

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ORCA and Hatch design engineers were on hand last week to connect back with the community about the changes to the Millbrook Dam rehabilitation project scheduled to start this fall.  The presentation revealed several improvements that were appreciated by residents who dropped in to see the new drawings. One of … Continue reading