New Plan of Subdivision Received by Peterborough County

It appears that the appetite for building new residences in Millbrook has not yet been satisfied. Last week, Peterborough County confirmed it had received another complete Application for a Plan of Subdivision for property in Cavan-Monaghan from CSU Development, an arm of Bromont Homes which is owned and operated by… Continue reading

Lost Rescue Dog from Millbrook Has Been Seen Across the Country

A Millbrook family is still looking for a rescue dog that ran off as it was being brought to their home for the first time three weeks ago. While there have been sightings, reports have come in that the dog is moving fast and over a large distance. The dog… Continue reading

Crestwood Intermediate Staff and Students Create Their Own School

Change can be scary, and when news first emerged that Millbrook Grades 7 and 8 might be moving to a new, intermediate school housed at Crestwood Secondary School in the fall of 2019, there was considerable anxiety, but excitement, too.  At the time, some of the students were concerned about… 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

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

Peterborough Regional Business Count Launches June 15th

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED) will be embarking on the region’s first annual count of businesses on Monday, June 15 to collect information on local business to provide valuable insight into the region’s economy. Between June and September, PKED will be conducting a brief voluntary business count. This… Continue reading

Managing Local COVID-19 Cases

After learning of several positive tests amongst residents in Cavan Monaghan, Council members passed a motion at the April 6th Council meeting seeking reassurance from Peterborough Public Health that effective steps were being implemented to ensure local residents with positive COVID-19 test results adhere to the mandatory self-isolation period. Medical… Continue reading

Homeguard Inspections Offer Residents Some Peace of Mind

The Homeguard Inspection program is an award-winning crime-prevention program delivered by auxiliary officers of the Peterborough Police Services to residents in the communities served by this police force. This free service consists of a home security audit conducted by two members of the Auxiliary Program accompanied by the homeowners, where… Continue reading

Nominations Being Received for Ptbo Agricultural Wall of Fame

  The Peterborough Country Agricultural Wall of Fame committee is seeking nominations for the 2020 Induction Ceremony to be held on Sunday, August 30th at Lang Pioneer Village Museum in the Agricultural Heritage Building.  Farm and rural leaders in Peterborough County who have made contributions to the agriculture and agri-food… Continue reading