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News and Articles in the Kawartha Lakes

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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.

Rural transit group brings new 3-point plan to Kawartha Lakes

A Kawartha Lakes-based working group intent on bringing rural transit back to the municipality says the issue is one that...
04/12/2018
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Two recent incidents of illegal dumping in Kawartha Lakes

The City of Kawartha Lakes is asking residents to report people who are illegally dumping waste. A media release states...
04/12/2018
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Fire bans in effect as Kawartha Lakes region dries out

City of Kawartha Lakes firefighters have been busy putting out half a dozen grass fires in the region during the...
04/05/2018
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Adopt-A-Road gets a new set of rules for Kawartha Lakes

Groups looking to continue with Adopt-A-Road commitments in Kawartha Lakes could find some new rules to follow to protect their...
04/05/2018
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Making Life More Affordable in Ontario

Ontario is taking steps to help families afford the costs of caring for children and seniors, highlighting a package of...
03/19/2018
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4 things happening in Kawartha Lakes that will have you talking this week

1) City of Kawartha Lakes council meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday (March 20). Will it be one of the last few...
03/19/2018
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Downtown Dreams contest kicks off in Kawartha Lakes

A business growth program to give certain downtowns in Kawartha Lakes a boost kicked off with a launch at city...
03/05/2018
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Canada’s medal winners at the Pyeongchang Olympics

From newcomers to veterans, on the slopes and on the ice, the Canadian Olympic team includes medallists of all stripes. Trips to...
02/19/2018
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How an Artist Made That Awesome Olympics Skeleton Helmet With a Roaring Grizzly Bear

Barrett Martineau was never a threat to win a medal in men’s skeleton. The 26-year-old Canadian, who finished in 24th position, didn’t...
02/19/2018
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Kawartha Lakes trails could soon see side-by-side ATVs

Make way for bigger vehicles on the Victoria Rail Trail Corridor. A bylaw going to council on Feb. 13 calls...
02/12/2018
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Lindsay couple share their skills in Ghana

Elena and Robert Drury had a great time last November, helping local knitters point fingers in Ghana. That’s because, when...
02/05/2018
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Kawartha Wildlife Centre to open this spring near Omemee

Olivia Vandersanden is one step closer to realizing her dream of opening a wildlife rehabilitation centre in the Kawarthas. The...
02/05/2018
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Hey there millennials … do you find me attractive?

Well … it’s not like we came in last. A ranking of 85 Canadian cities, compiled by a Saskatchewan-based real...
02/05/2018
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Kawartha Lakes to receive over $90,000 for downtown upgrades

Kawartha Lakes has been picked as one of the rural communities that will receive funding under the Ontario government’s Main...
02/05/2018
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Kawartha Lakes Historical Society and Kawartha Art Gallery join forces

Realizing the public interest in museums and art galleries has changed, the Kawartha Art Gallery and the Kawartha Lakes Historical...
01/22/2018
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Businesses weigh in on adjusting to minimum wage hike

On Jan .1, Ontario’s minimum wage increased from $11.60 per hour to $14. That rate will rise to $15 next...
01/15/2018
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Your environment in 2017: A look back | Peterborough Examiner

By Drew Monkman Thursday, January 4, 2018 9:00:08 EST AM DREW MONKMAN/SPECIAL TO THE EXAMINER Peregrines photographed at a nest...
01/04/2018
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The Kawarthas’ first babies of 2018 born on New Year’s Day in Peterborough and Lindsay

The area’s first baby of 2018 was born on New Year’s Day at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) to a...
01/03/2018
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Kawartha Lakes turned a corner in 2017: Mayor

LINDSAY - Call it a pleasant surprise.   Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham says he was long a proponent of...
01/03/2018
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Entire provinces are under extreme cold weather alerts

Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold weather alert for the entire province of Alberta and Ontario, with pockets of...
01/03/2018
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Kawartha Lakes Humane Society receives $6,000 in donations toward surgeries for 3 cats

LINDSAY — Donor fatigue this holiday season wasn’t a factor as the community rallied to pay for surgeries for three...
12/27/2017
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