Kawartha Waterfront Blog
News and Articles in the Kawartha Lakes

Metrolinx and Ontario Northland will now be providing Muskoka bus routes

In a recent announcement by Ontario Northland and Metrolinx, the transit services will now be running a pilot program to...
08/13/2018
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9 Make-Ahead Dishes for Summer Parties

When the sun is shining (and the drinks are flowing), the last place we want to be is in the...
08/10/2018
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What’s true and what’s false about ticks

Ticks, bites, and Lyme disease are all serious business. But that shouldn’t keep you from enjoying the outdoors. “That would...
08/09/2018
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Joint ownership of a cottage can pose a host of unexpected problems

At our cottage north of Toronto, we have a neighbour – Ruth. We can all learn from her story. Ruth...
08/08/2018
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More Canadians choosing to work from cottages, vacation homes

MONTREAL -- The telecommuting revolution envisioned by futurists, in which vast numbers of workers eschew their daily commute in favour...
08/08/2018
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Kawartha Lakes Cycling Classic: Annual ride for A Place Called Home

The annual Kawartha Lakes Cycling Classic returns Aug. 25 to Lindsay, as riders from across the region ride for A...
08/06/2018
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Quick checklist for the thoughtful Muskoka cottage guest

MUSKOKA — It's that time of year when we all like to have guests up to the cottage to visit,...
07/31/2018
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10 repairs every cottager can master

Eventually, everything needs fixing. This is especially true in cottage country and more often than not the experts are few...
07/31/2018
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Home sales down 31 per cent so far this year in Kawartha Lakes

Kawartha Lakes home sales posted noticeable improvement from May to June, although sales are still quiet by historical standards, according...
07/31/2018
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5 ways to ensure a return visit to your cottage rental paradise

From the moment you arrive at your cottage rental, you know this is the place. The one you want to come back...
07/30/2018
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Burn bans lifted in City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County, Northumberland County, Trent Lakes, Havelock-Belmont Methuen

The cooler and wetter weather of late has prompted officials to lift fire bans in the City of Kawartha Lakes,...
07/30/2018
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How to handle a heat wave in cottage country

Sure, cottage country might be the best place to be when a heat wave sets in, but no matter where...
07/30/2018
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Skip the house: millennials are buying cottages, renting in the city

“Want to buy an island, hahaha?” That’s what Shantel Clark recalls her father-in- law saying when he texted her and...
07/30/2018
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A guide to bringing your cat to the cottage

While her sibling of the day, Caddy, proudly introduced me to such surprising creatures as ermines and flying squirrels by...
07/30/2018
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Ps and Qs: Renting a friend’s cottage

Dear Nicole, I have a friend with a cottage she rents out for the summer. Months ago, I asked her...
07/23/2018
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5 tips to consider before buying a used boat

He said — she said is no way to resolve an issue between boat buyer and boat seller, but all...
07/20/2018
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Turn Your Summer Get-Together Into A Taco Party With These Recipes

This is great summertime eating. Use any type of fish you like — virtually everything works here: a thick cod,...
07/18/2018
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6 key questions about fire bans

We’re midway through Canada’s April-to-October forest fire season. And that means plenty of fire bans are in place. So, how much do...
07/18/2018
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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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