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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.

Sea to Sea cycling tour crosses Canada to battle poverty

LINDSAY — Cyclists riding for a special cause wheeled into Lindsay hoping to raise money in the battle against global poverty. The Sea to Sea ride website states the ride began when, in 2002 a missionary nurse described a fundraiser that spanned...
08/14/2017
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Plan to open wildlife rehabilitation centre in Kawarthas takes flight

PETERBOROUGH —  From helping orangutans in the rainforests of Borneo to offering care for local pets, Olivia Vandersanden is tapping into her passion for animals as she embarks on a new adventure. The licensed veterinary technician is planning...
08/14/2017
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Ontario highway sign goes from James Snow Parkway to Jon Snow Parkway

MILTON, Ont. -- An Ontario highway sign has received the "Game of Thrones" treatment. Motorists travelling on the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 in Milton, Ont., just west of Toronto, on Friday morning saw the name of the James Snow Parkway...
08/02/2017
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The City of Kawartha Lakes is now a Bee City

Bee City Canada has designated the City of Kawartha Lakes as a “Bee City” — the third in Ontario and the seventh in Canada. At the June 27th meeting of City of Kawartha Lakes Council, council resolved to submit an application to become...
08/01/2017
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Eight GTA residents fined almost $5,000 for fishing offences in Kawartha Lakes

KAWARTHA LAKES — A total of eight people, all from the Greater Toronto Area, were fined close to $5,000 for illegal fishing practices near sanctuaries in Kawartha Lakes. All told, 13 people were charged by the Ministry of Natural Resources and...
07/27/2017
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Kawartha Lakes wants to become Canada’s next Bee City

At yesterday’s meeting (June 27) of City of Kawartha Lakes Council, council resolved to submit an application to become the next “Bee City” designated by Bee City Canada. Bee City Canada encourages municipalities and their residents...
07/24/2017
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Peterborough Public Health Identifies First Lyme Disease-Positive Tick of the Season

The first Lyme disease-positive tick of the season has been identified by Peterborough Public Health. “The public health lab confirmed this week that a tick submitted recently by a local resident tested positive for Lyme disease,” said...
07/12/2017
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Lindsay Recreation Complex pools will be closed July 2 to October 1

LINDSAY – City of Kawartha Lakes officials have announced the Lindsay Recreation Complex pools will be closed for improvements starting July 2. Evidence of the improvements to the pools will not be highly visible, with the exception of tile markings,...
06/29/2017
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School’s almost out: summer camps in the Kawarthas for every child’s interest

With school nearly out, are you scrambling to find something to keep your child stimulated through the long summer months? We’ve rounded up just some of the options in the region for every child’s interest: from horseback riding to sports...
06/29/2017
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Ontario’s Houseboat Capital

Deep in the heart of Kawarthas Northumberland is Kawartha Lakes, Ontario’s Houseboat Capital.  With over 50 rental houseboats in close geographical proximity on the Trent Severn Waterway, there exists a unique opportunity for people from around...
06/20/2017
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Holy Cross Hurricanes win Kawartha high school girls curling championship

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 Omemee Curling Centre on Tuesday.
06/09/2017
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Peterborough centre helps turtles at risk on roads

My passion for nature began with turtles. Catching these wary reptiles was one of my favourite pastimes as a child. I was especially proud whenever I managed to bring home a snapping turtle, keep it for a day or two and show it off to my friends and family.
06/09/2017
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Citizen scientists needed for Sturgeon Lake project

KAWARTHA LAKES – Kawartha Conservation is looking for a dedicated group of volunteers who would like to take part in a water quality initiative on Sturgeon Lake.  The project will involve collecting water samples and taking water temperature...
06/09/2017
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Kawartha Lakes community asked to help 12-year-old boy battling cancer

OSHAWA — Kathy Tomasik is hoping the community will rally to help her young nephew who is in a battle for his life. Tomasik, of Lindsay, said Aiden Mitchell, 12, is fighting cancer for the third time in five years, and while the province will...
06/09/2017
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Ontario activates disaster relief funding for people affected by the Ottawa River flood

The provincial government has activated a program that will help cover uninsured costs for people and businesses affected by the massive Ottawa River flood.
06/01/2017
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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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