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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.

Make your May even greener with GreenUP events and workshops

Which month of the year is the greenest? May of course! Grasses are turning to a lush green colour, fresh bright green buds are swelling on tree branches, and wildflowers of all sorts are peeking their new green stems from the soil.
05/17/2017
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Peterborough Symphony Orchestra concert to take audience members out of this world

PETERBOROUGH —  The Peterborough Symphony Orchestra is closing out its 50th season with a spectacular finale on May 27.
05/17/2017
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A wealth of choice awaits you this spring in the Kawarthas

There’s lots to do in the Kawarthas in the spring. Here are three local businesses offering a chance to experience the best of the season in our region.
05/17/2017
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Catch and release tournaments on large lakes: biological impacts and uses

PARRY SOUND — The Parry Sound Nature Club met at the West Parry Sound District Museum on Wednesday, April 12.
05/10/2017
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Haliburton dragon boaters competing in New Zealand

Excitement is growing for seven members of the Haliburton Highlands Paddlers  dragon boating club who will compete in the largest multi-sport event in the world – the 2017 World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand this week. - See more at:...
05/10/2017
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Spring is a great time to explore Kawartha Conservation areas

April 28, 2017 – With warmer temperatures and the return of chirping birds, beautiful foliage and spring’s natural beauty, it is a great time to explore conservation and natural areas throughout the Kawartha watershed.
05/10/2017
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Capturing the Northern Lights: A conversation with a professional weather chaser

Photo journalist Tom Stefanac was out this weekend in cottage country capturing the magic of Aurora Borealis. In this Q & A, Stefanac shares some professional tips and some of his life experience. 
05/08/2017
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Jackson Park gets much greener on Earth Day

When Benjamin Stabler’s grandfather was his age, his parents used to send him to play in Jackson Park. Now the 11-year old is cleaning up the park for Earth Day while showing his little brother how to do it.
04/28/2017
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Beaver refuses to budge, shuts down Ontario highway

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — Some things, it seems, only happen in Canada. Exhibit A: A wandering beaver shut down part of a highway in southern Ontario on Wednesday as police worked to get the animal back to its natural habitat.
04/27/2017
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Viral orphan bear cubs are being rehabilitated in Ontario

On April Fools Day, when motorists discovered three ridiculously cute, teddy-sized, two-month-old black bear cubs inside a locked roadside washroom in Banff National Park, it must have seemed like some kind of prank.
04/24/2017
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Road salt a threat to freshwater lakes: study X

TORONTO — A new study suggests the use of road salt is posing a rising threat to freshwater lakes in parts of North America, including Ontario.
04/24/2017
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Learn more about our beautiful home on guided nature walks

Series of eight guided walks led by local naturalists takes place from April to October
04/24/2017
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KWF is proud of our police officers!

Annual award recognizes seven officers from police services in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Port Hope, Cobourg, and Haliburton
04/24/2017
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Kawartha Lakes Food Source is new and improved!

The Lindsay warehouse was able to upgrade their refrigeration room and get new pallet truck thanks to grant worth more than $10,000
04/24/2017
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Mayor wins council support to dump leaf/yard waste fees after “negative input” from public

KAWARTHA LAKES - You might say it would have been better to leave things as they were.
04/21/2017
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Welcome to Fenelon Falls…

Fenelon Falls is a village within the City of Kawartha Lakes. Known as the “Jewel of the Kawarthas,” it has a population of 1,800 permanent residents, which swells in the summer due to tourism and cottagers. The people are friendly, warm and...
04/20/2017
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Municipalities required to pay 2% Health Unit increase

By Valerie MacDonald , Northumberland Today Monday, February 20, 2017 8:11:26 EST PM Change text size for the story Print Report an error The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit board has supported increasing the 2017 budget to $16.2-million...
03/02/2017
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Yukon Quest: The toughest dog sled race in the world begins

T he Yukon Quest is an expedition through the frozen gates of hell. Half in the Yukon and half in Alaska, the 1,600-kilometre dogsled race has earned a reputation for being the toughest in the world. The distance between checkpoints is longer than the...
02/28/2017
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Ice-fishing Friday: The trick that landed Bob Izumi his biggest ever pike

Fish near deep water How to find those special spots on your lake where the lunkers lurk I typically start ice fishing in late November and early December over a dozen big boulders lying in 34 feet of water where giant pods of perch prowl. It’s become...
02/28/2017
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CCI Wolves win Kawartha junior girls volleyball title

By Jeff Gard , Northumberland Today Monday, February 20, 2017 8:06:38 EST PM Kylie Ferguson of the Cobourg Collegiate Institute Wolves goes up for a big hit as twin sisten Sydney Ferguson looks on during a match against the St. Mary Thunder at the Kawartha...
02/28/2017
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Canes win Kawartha high school curling title | Peterborough Examiner

Change text size for the story Print Report an error OMEMEE - Two city teams are heading to the COSSA championships in Sterling next month after the Holy Cross Hurricanes claimed the Kawartha high school curling championship in finals held at the...
02/28/2017
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