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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.

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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Residents, cottagers in Ontario’s Muskoka region fight quarry proposal near unique Skeleton Lake

When Jessica Dixon first heard about a 58-hectare quarry proposed for a patch of bush near Skeleton Lake and her...
04/23/2018
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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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