Otonabee Conservation’s Tree Seedling Sales Program Open Now

Otonabee Conservation is once again encouraging landowners in the Otonabee Region Watershed to enhance their property and mitigate climate change by planting trees. Each year, Otonabee Conservation offers a wide selection of native tree and shrub species for landowners to purchase through its Tree Seedling Sales Program. This year’s program… Continue reading

Many Organizations Help to Understand Our Watersheds

It was really nice to read the article on water quantity monitoring, “Keeping Track of Water Flows at Baxter Creek”, in the December issue of The Millbrook Times. After moving to Millbrook 15 years ago, I remember noticing the station booth located next to the Distillery Street Bridge and looking… Continue reading

Trail Floating Bridge Replacement Approved

Since 2020, the 128-foot long floating bridge on the Baxter Creek Trail connecting Medd’s Mountain to the Fairgrounds trail has been closed due to safety concerns. Walkway supports had rotted below the water, boards were missing and hand railings were unsecure. Despite obvious risks and posted signage, some continued to… Continue reading

Keeping Track of Water Flows at Baxter Creek

Since 2005, Environment Canada has been monitoring the water in the portion of Baxter Creek that flows behind the old Millbrook Arena.  Inside small metal box mounted on a pole beside the bridge is monitoring equipment that takes measurements of the height and flow of the water, recording their findings… Continue reading

The Community Loses a World Class Champion

Last week, Millbrook lost a well-respected international artist. Bruce Lepper was a world-renowned bird carver best known abroad for his wildfowl and songbird carvings and locally for his efforts to promote and protect the beauty and heritage of our community After a successful career in graphic design in Toronto, Bruce… Continue reading

Who Let the Dogs Out? Keeping your Pets Safe and Secure

On social media reports of lost pets wandering through the township seem to pop up almost every day. Often this medium connects owners with their companions, which is extremely helpful.  What is not so helpful is some of the advice offered about how to handle these wandering critters. Should you… Continue reading

St Thomas’ Anglican Church sponsors event on Climate Change

Journeys, the outreach and social justice working group of St Thomas’ Anglican Church, Millbrook, is sponsoring a day-long seminar dealing with the reality of rapid climate change.   Entitled “Climate Change:  What Can I Do?”  the event will take place on Saturday, November 5th, at the Anglican Parish Hall, 16 Centre… Continue reading