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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.

The scoop on road salt

There's a shortage on road salt, but it might actually be a positive. Cottage Life reported, "It may turn out...
12/07/2018
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Local couple saves deer in trouble

A deer trapped in the river by Ski Hill Road caught a very lucky break! Stephanie and Thomas Christopher saw...
11/29/2018
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Celebrating our generous community

Kawartha Lakes Food Source collected food donations at the Home & Christmas Show in Lindsay at the beginning of November. They were...
11/20/2018
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Possible speed limit adjustments

Concerns from residents in Kawartha Lakes have led to city councillor Pat Dunn calling for an official review of speed limits...
11/19/2018
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White moose spotted in Ontario

Have you ever seen a white moose? Two were seen in Ontario late last month! There are very rare, and...
11/13/2018
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Country’s largest jack-o-lantern right here in Kawartha Lakes!

Did you know that a record breaking pumpkin is right down the road? Kawartha Now reported, "A record-breaking pumpkin grown by...
11/09/2018
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Update on the loose elk

A few weeks ago we reported on the elk that was roaming the Lindsay area. MyKawartha reported that the elk was...
11/06/2018
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Beautiful footage of Doube’s Trestle Bridge

Drone photography and videography and show us a whole new perspective! Have you ever wondered what Doube's Trestle Bridge looked like...
11/05/2018
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Kawartha Lakes Food Source receives grant

Wow! The Kawartha Lakes Food Source is doing some really amazing work! They just got a grant for $97,000 to fight...
10/25/2018
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Video game creator from Kawartha Lakes

It's always fantastic to see locals succeeding in their ambitions! A man who grew up in Lindsay is releasing a...
10/19/2018
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Local pumpkin wins big

Two farmers from Kawartha Lakes didn't just win biggest pumpkin - they beat the record! Global News reported, "Phil and...
10/18/2018
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Our animal shelter needs help!

The Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes is getting to its capacity, and it needs our help! They have taken in...
10/17/2018
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Axe club coming soon

Have you ever tried playing darts? Throwing an axe is kind of like that. If you have never tried, you...
10/15/2018
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Elk on the loose

  If you see an elk nearby, the good news is you're probably not hallucinating. One escaped from a farm...
10/11/2018
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Local observation tower to be removed

It's very important to pay close attention to bylaws - especially when building on your property. Two local bird watchers...
10/10/2018
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Local lunch program doing great work

We love seeing our community coming together to support kids, and that is exactly what happened this summer. MyKawartha reported,...
10/01/2018
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Keeping up with the fall color

Fun news - our neighbor city of Muskoka was named the top place in the province to see the fall...
09/17/2018
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New Caribbean restaurant

A Caribbean restaurant in Lindsay? You bet! MyKawartha reported, "If the decision to open a Caribbean restaurant in Kawartha Lakes seems...
09/12/2018
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Rain on its way

There is a lot of rain headed our way! KawarthaNow reported, "As the remnants of tropical depression Gordon move into southern...
09/09/2018
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The changing landscape of fishing

Fishing is a pastime passed down for generations. It's a great way to spend time with a loved one or...
09/07/2018
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Police chief retires

We have a new police chief in Kawartha Lakes! MyKawartha reported, "On Thursday, Aug. 30. Mayor Andy Letham, police services board chair...
09/04/2018
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