Kawartha Waterfront Blog
News and Articles in the Kawartha Lakes

10 amazing facts about loons

The haunting call of a loon is a favourite sound for many cottagers. While the sound may sound melancholy or...
07/17/2018
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Time to control the noise levels of boats on lakes across the Kawarthas

I find it amazing that there is no control of the noise that is emitted from many of these power...
07/16/2018
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Can cottagers keep Ontario’s lake regions afloat?

It wasn’t enough for Chris Van Lierop and Tim Wisener to move their home design business from Toronto to cottage...
07/13/2018
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The Beach Report for July 6-12, 2018

Every Friday during swimming season, we post a weekly report of the results of water quality testing at beaches in...
07/12/2018
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Forest fire still active in north Kawartha Lakes region

A forest fire that spread near Dalrymple late last week was still burning Monday morning. Ramara Township Fire Rescue Chief...
07/12/2018
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Forest fire forces evacuation in north Kawartha Lakes region

Some Carden-area residents were asked to evacuate their homes and cottages Friday afternoon as the threat of a forest fire...
07/11/2018
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‘Status quo’ recommendation for contentious short-term rental situation in Kawartha Lakes

The contentious issue of how to handle short-term rentals in Kawartha Lakes could remain unchanged if council moves to accept...
07/11/2018
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8 tips for cycling at the cottage

Cycling in the city is great. But cycling in cottage country is “most definitely better,” says Fraser Chapman, the president...
07/10/2018
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Kawartha Lakes authors celebrated in new anthology

Sara Walker has done it again. Two years ago, the local author and Lindsay Circle of Writers member, pulled together...
07/09/2018
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10 tips to make the most of your deck this summer

Finally, the warm weather has arrived! Time to spend some quality time on the deck barbecuing, sipping a cold beer,...
07/04/2018
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The Beach Report for June 29 – July 5, 2018

Every Friday during swimming season, we post a weekly report of the results of water quality testing at beaches in...
07/04/2018
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Hey Kawartha Lakes, strawberry season is early and excellent

Strawberry season has arrived early this year and growers are describing this year’s crop as excellent.  Pickers and strawberry lovers...
07/03/2018
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Environment Canada issues extreme heat warning for Kawartha Lakes for Canada Day weekend

Kawartha Lakes – Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement (extreme heat event) for the City of Kawartha Lakes for the...
07/02/2018
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New free bus service being tested in several communities in Kawartha Lakes

The Kawartha Lakes Rural Transportation Working Group has announced the trial of a free, public bus to enable local residents...
06/30/2018
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How to protect your trees from invasive insects

Although small, the southern pine beetle cuts a nasty trail. Native to the southeastern United States, the beetle has killed...
06/30/2018
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These Front Door Colors Are Instant Game-Changers

Like a great lipstick, a bold front door can completely transform your façade. Here are 11 paint hues that’ll make...
06/30/2018
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What to know about owning a cottage with friends or family

The two brothers visited a lawyer to come up with a plan to share the financial responsibility even before the...
06/30/2018
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Take the Kawartha Lakes Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge

The Kawartha Lakes Public Library wants to challenge you this summer. Can you complete at least two of these tasks before...
06/29/2018
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The bird contest – cottage fun at its best

Several years ago, with only the simplest of motives, I challenged my family, and any other cottage regulars to a...
06/27/2018
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How to Celebrate Canada Day in Kawartha Lakes

Here are the Canada Day festivities planned for communities across City of Kawartha Lakes. * BOBCAYGEON There is a lot...
06/26/2018
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Recipes Everyone Is Making this Summer, According to Pinterest

It feels safe to say that we've finally made it to summer. And now that the dark clouds and cool days...
06/26/2018
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