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We'll make sure you're aware of recent changes and developments that may affect your cottage life in the Kawartha Lakes. For example, the garbage truck will pass your garbage by this cottage season if you don't put it out in a clear bag. (The municipality introduced new regulations on January 1 of this year.) Tax changes for waterfront properties, shifts in the handling of maintenance costs for unassumed roads, and proposals for local development could affect your pocketbook or your quality of life at your waterfront getaway.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kawartha Lakes OPP are reminding residents to Be Bear Wise after two human encounters

1 / 2 Kawartha Lakes OPP and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) recently responded to two concerns...
06/18/2018
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Finalists named in Kawartha Lakes Downtown Dreams contest

Vinh and Agatha Mac have barely begun their dream, but it's one that's already getting plenty of attention. The couple...
06/13/2018
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Award named after long-time Kawartha Lakes Food Source volunteer

Kawartha Lakes Food Source is honouring a long-time volunteer by creating an award in her honour. Heather Kirby, KLFS general manager,...
06/07/2018
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In Ontario’s cottage country, there’s a new sound of summer: Shhhh

In the warm and sunny days heading into the long weekend, it is so quiet you can almost hear the...
05/28/2018
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Kawartha Lakes residents urged to watch for ticks

The arrival of summer-like weather is prime time for ticks and the potential for Lyme disease.   The Haliburton, Kawartha,...
05/22/2018
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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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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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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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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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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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