Kawartha Waterfront Blog
News and Articles in the Kawartha Lakes

City of Kawartha Lakes summer camp registration opens

The City of Kawartha Lakes parks, recreation and culture division will be running a variety of exciting summer day camp...
05/16/2018
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Labour of Love: Spring Cottage Maintenance

Spring maintenance begins the day we arrive to inspect the cottage after the long winter. Oftentimes, we find damage or...
05/16/2018
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As Amber Alert sounds across Ontario, full re-testing of Canada’s new mobile alert system months away

OTTAWA – As an Amber Alert sounded for a missing boy in Ontario on Monday, some mobile users questioned the...
05/16/2018
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5 Tiny Cottage Makeovers That Will Blow Your Mind

Though small on square footage, these seaside success stories prove that every fixer upper has the potential for beachy bliss.
05/16/2018
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Coming across a mink in Kawartha Lakes is always a treat

The mink, properly called the American mink, is one of the cutest animals in our area. It is always a...
05/14/2018
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Kawartha Lakes expected to be at navigable levels by Monday

Water levels have returned to summer normal levels on some of the Kawartha Lakes, according to the Otonabee Region Conservation...
05/14/2018
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GoFundMe campaign to help Kawartha Lakes woman undergoing leg amputation

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help a City of Kawartha Lakes woman who will be undergoing a leg...
05/14/2018
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Short-term rental solution will be a challenge: Kawartha Lakes mayor

Trying to find a compromise between those who rent and those not happy with the rental industry in Kawartha Lakes...
05/11/2018
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A cottage without clichés

The building was on the ragged end of rustic, but Brett van Sickle could see beyond the cobwebs. "It was...
05/09/2018
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Fuel spill in Balsam Lake prompts drinking water warning

A fuel spill in Balsam Lake in the City of Kawartha Lakes has prompted a warning from health officials to...
05/09/2018
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Our 20 Best Outdoor Decorating Tips Ever

Here’s a little-known designer secret: When you think you’ve gone bright enough with your shades outdoors, go brighter. Why? The...
04/30/2018
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What you should know when selling your family’s cottage

I recently inherited the family cottage and I want to put it up for sale. Are there special considerations for...
04/30/2018
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PHOTOS: Cottage life

Summer is coming -- we promise! And with summer, comes cottage season.  Here are some photos to get you thinking...
04/30/2018
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Provincial awards recognize volunteers

Volunteers from the City of Kawartha Lakes and Brock Township are among those who were recognized for their dedication and...
04/30/2018
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We Dig It: 6 Window Box Basics to Take Your Curb Appeal to the Next Level

Window boxes are the underrated secret weapon of curb appeal: These seemingly simple additions can take your ordinary home to the...
04/30/2018
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Get the cottage sparkling for summer

There’s little doubt Calgarians are anxious to open up the cottage for the summer and that means cleaning comes first....
04/30/2018
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Elegant cottage formerly home to renowned poet, A.E Housman, now for sale in Highgate Village

Housman wrote his most famous work, A Shropshire Lad, while a resident at Byron Cottage on North Road, which is now...
04/30/2018
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Agriculture in the Kawartha Lakes both a challenging and rewarding venture

Six years ago, Don O’Neill sold the cattle that had been part of his farm for decades. On April 7,...
04/30/2018
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#ThrowbackThursday to Muskoka Cottage Sanatorium, Gravenhurst

GRAVENHURST — What was then known as the Muskoka Cottage Sanatorium opened in Muskoka in 1897, becoming Canada's first tuberculosis...
04/30/2018
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Parking strategy needed to deal with expected growth in Kawartha Lakes

With the population of Kawartha Lakes expected to reach 100,000 in 13 years from now and 107,000 10 years after...
04/30/2018
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City of Kawartha Lakes wants public input on short term rentals

The City’s municipal law enforcement and licensing division will be hosting a ‘short term rentals’ public forum and are inviting...
04/25/2018
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