Kawartha Waterfront Blog
News and Articles in the Kawartha Lakes

Lake Updates

We will share with you updates on Balsam Lake, Cameron Lake, Head Lake, Four Mile Lake, Shadow Lake, and Sturgeon Lake. For example, you'll find information about water levels, Trent-Severn Waterway news, and Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry fish studies.

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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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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Lake plan to key in on water quality for Kawartha Lakes region

Recognizing the importance of local waterways to this area’s environment and economic future, Kawartha Lakes council threw its support behind...
06/26/2018
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City of Kawartha Lakes Beach Testing Results

Each week in the summer, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit tests beaches across City of Kawartha Lakes....
06/15/2018
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Fishing blitz nets over 140 violations in Peterborough County and Kawartha Lakes

A four-week enforcement blitz by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry saw 111 charges laid and 32 warnings issues...
06/06/2018
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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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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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‘No immediate threat’ of Lake Scugog flooding

SCUGOG — There’s is “no immediate threat” of flooding following recent springlike weather. Over the past week or so, the...
03/02/2018
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Dock issue could pit area cottagers against each other

There is a waterfront right-of-way near Balsam Lake Provincial Park that people have been trying to keep secret for years,...
02/26/2018
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Protecting Ontario’s Waterways for 20 years

The Ontario-developed Clean Marine Eco-Rating Program is an environmental program that allows marine businesses to follow best practices to reduce...
06/22/2017
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Boating

Safety and Regulations All boaters should be familiar with boating safety and regulations before heading out on to the lakes....
06/20/2017
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All locks are now open on the Trent-Severn Waterway

The Trent-Severn Waterway is now fully open for the 2017 navigation season.  All lock stations, from Lock 1 in Trenton...
06/13/2017
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Take a Road Trip to Kawartha Lakes

The First Nations people named the Kawarthas after an Ojibwa term meaning “The Land of Shining Waters.” Uniquely Canadian, the...
06/13/2017
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Perfectly Grilled Summer Corn on the Cob

Let’s be honest- in Texas, it’s BBQ season YEAR round. I always laugh because when Mathew and I first met,...
05/19/2017
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Fishing buddies celebrate 40 years of chasing walleye on Pigeon Lake

EMILY TOWNSHIP — Brendon White says he wasn’t happy when the provincial government introduced a slot size for walleye in...
05/19/2017
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Canada Day in Kawartha Lakes is going to be spectacular this year

KAWARTHA LAKES – The City of Kawartha Lakes has announced $10,000 in Canada Day funding to seven communities to add...
04/24/2017
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Canadian Register of Vessels

Vessel Registration Office
04/24/2017
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Marine Hazard Marking on Balsam Lake

For the last five years, the Balsam Lake Association (BLA) has been diligent in marking four marine hazards that are...
05/30/2016
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Gull River Levels Continue to Affect Large Lakes within City of Kawartha Lakes

The Gull River system is still affecting large lakes, particularly Balsam, Sturgeon, Cameron and Pigeon Lakes. Shoreline residents are advised...
04/13/2016
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Flood Watch Continues for Kawartha Lakes

Water levels of Cameron Lake and Sturgeon Lake are declining and are expected to continue to decline slowly. Pigeon Lake...
04/07/2016
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Burnt and Black Rivers Have Crested, Gull River Still a Concern

The Gull River system is still above capacity and continues to be a concern. Up to 10 cm or more...
04/05/2016
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