Peterborough Hubs Bring Social Services to the Rural Customer

People living in rural and remote communities in the County of Peterborough have historically had challenges accessing the agencies that deliver social services, such as housing, employment children’s support services, because of a lack of affordable transportation options into the city to meet with service providers.  Remote meeting options can… Continue reading

Peterborough Real Estate Most Overheated in Canada

It’s perhaps not a contest we would want to win, but according to a report by the Canadian Real Estate Association, the Peterborough area is the hottest market in the country.   While other markets around the GTA have softened with lower sales, the Peterborough area recorded a very slight… Continue reading

Boundary Adjustment with Peterborough Dead Issue

It seems the extended stand-off between Cavan-Monaghan and the City of Peterborough over a possible boundary adjustment at the northwest edge of the township has been shut down by the city’s own staff. The most recent draft of Peterborough’s new Official Plan outlines how the city expect to grow for… Continue reading

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