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The City of Kawartha Lakes is Reviewing Maintenance Standards on Unassumed and Private Roadways

The City of Kawartha Lakes is undertaking a comprehensive review of maintenance standards for unassumed and private roads. As part of the study, the city is collecting public feedback.

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Top Tips for a Safer Autumn at the Cottage

As the weather turns colder and you spend more time indoors, use the safety tips from the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) to stay safe and enjoy the autumn season.

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Cottage Fire Safety Checklist

Although your cottage is a place where you relax and unwind, don’t overlook fire safety at your weekend retreat. Ensure that you can answer ‘yes’ to all of the following:

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Marine Hazard Marking on Balsam Lake

(The following information is from an article by Jeff Taylor, which appeared in the Balsam Lake Association’s 2016 newsletter.)

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Dredging at Your Cottage in the Kawarthas

If you own a waterfront cottage in the Kawarthas, perhaps you’ve dreamed about deeper water close to your shoreline that’s more idyllic for swimming. Indeed, some people don’t want to wade out into chest-deep water to swim. Kawartha cottagers…

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Do You Have a Cottage on Balsam Lake? Recycle Your Old Electronics Here

The idea of spring cleaning – and purging – can be daunting. If you’re gearing up to clean and cull at your Balsam Lake cottage, getting rid of your old, unwanted electronics has just become less tedious and complicated.

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How to Safeguard the Water Lines at Your Kawartha Cottage

Your cottage water line can freeze in the winter. If you visit your Kawartha cottage on winter weekends, and the temperature plunges, leave an inside water tap within your cottage turned on slightly so that it trickles and keeps water flowing to…

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Kawartha Lakes Enhances Service Centre Phone System

The city has taken a step in making telephone communications with municipal service centres more streamlined and efficient.

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Reminder to Kawartha Cottagers – Septic Disposal Rate Increase

In 2015, the city increased the septic disposal rates to reflect the increased cost of operating wastewater treatment facilities.

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How to Guard Against Frozen Water Pipes at Your Kawartha Cottage

The pipes in your cottage can freeze in cold weather. If your pipes freeze, you may have no water or your pipes could burst, which leads to expensive property damage. There are steps you can take to prevent your pipes from freezing and also protect…

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