Tree Replacement Policy Updated

Following up on a request from the February 18th Council meeting, Director of Planning Karen Ellis presented a proposal for an updated and strengthened Municipal Tree Replacement policy at the most recent Council meeting.   The objective was to recognize and protect the important tree canopies on municipal lands, and ensure… Continue reading

Emergency Repairs on Station Trail Complete

The sudden appearance of sinkholes under the former railway line along Station Trail left two sections of the trail unstable and unsafe for public use.  Extensive repair work is now complete and the $18,332 expense was funded through a transfer from the Parkland Reserve Account. Users in that area should… Continue reading

“SPLASH! Art Contest”

Trout Unlimited Millbrook is hosting the “SPLASH! ART CONTEST”, which is an opportunity for children to draw, photograph, or write about their interactions with our local streams this summer Trout Unlimited Millbrook has prizes available for a number of participants, and the top three submissions will be published in the… Continue reading

Take Precautions to Prevent Lyme Disease while Enjoying the Outdoors

Residents living in town as well as in rural areas are reporting tick activity on their properties over the last month.  Millbrook IDA’s Pharmacist Steve Suszko has noticed an increase in tick complaints; on a single day last month three customers came in for help with tick bites.   It’s no… Continue reading

From Winter to Summer!

The following article originally ran in 2013. Other matters have been keeping me occupied so I’m hoping you won’t mind a second helping of this column. COVID-19 was certainly not on our radar back in those palmy days. Stay well! Of course we were all longing for the spring-that-didn’t-seem-to-want-to-get-started to… Continue reading

The Role of Baxter Creek in the Development of Millbrook

It is widely known that without Baxter Creek, Millbrook would not exist.  In the early 1820’s when this area was settled, a man named John Deyell chose to build his grist and sawmill on “E ½ 12th in 4th Concession”. Originally called Deyell’s Mill, this is what we now know… Continue reading