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A place to keep you up to date with the latest news and events from around the Kawartha Lakes area.

Which piggy bank’s the best for your money? | Toronto Star

The annual fight for your coin during RRSP season has noticeably tamed in recent years. It used to be at that at this point in the calendar, big banks would push customers toward RRSPs. Then they’d get a receipt in the mail and do their taxes. Pretty...
03/28/2017
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Check your cottage, trailer, OPP warn after rash of break-ins

There has been a rash of break-ins in cottages in Turkey Point, prompting police to warn those who own vacation homes to make a mid-winter check. Const. Ed Sanchuk of Norfolk County OPP said in the past week alone, there have been four break and enters...
03/23/2017
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Open house | Toronto Star

Regional homes: Tour a selection for sale across the GTA and the surrounding area. 252 Silver Birch Ave. ( Keller Williams Referred Urban Realty ) 252 Silver Birch Ave. ( Keller Williams Referred Urban Realty ) 252 Silver Birch Ave. ( Keller Williams...
03/15/2017
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Canada's key housing markets diverge as Toronto booms, Vancouver falls

ROY Canada's key housing markets diverge as Toronto booms, Vancouver falls A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy Posted: Friday, February 3, 2017 10:13 am | Updated:...
03/06/2017
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The Land Between: Part 1 | Peterborough Examiner

Life OUR CHANGING SEASONS The Land Between: Part 1 of a look at this unique slice of Ontario, passing right through Peterborough County By Drew Monkman Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:35:29 EST AM A typical rock barren habitat of The Land Between, which extends...
03/06/2017
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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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TREB Market Year in Review Outlook Report 2017: Connecting to Affordability |

Affordable home ownership is a growing concern and remains a priority issue for The Toronto Real Estate Board. Housing prices continue to rise across all home types in the GTA as the supply of listings remains constrained. On January 31, TREB will release...
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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Armoured up to raise funds for mental health | Peterborough Examiner

By Kennedy Gordon , Peterborough Examiner Wednesday, February 1, 2017 5:25:11 EST PM Image: 1 of 5 Previous Next Grace Crichton (left), Ryan Luscombe and Kerri Davies of the CMHA and Kern Bayley-Hay discuss plans for an upcoming fundraiser as members...
02/28/2017
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What You Need to Know About Changing Your Shoreline

Home 9 mins ago For many this time of year is spent dreaming of the sunny days of summer spent on the lake and perhaps this gets you starting to prepare your spring cottage or waterfront home projects. Whether it’s landscaping, building a new structure...
02/28/2017
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Why your real-estate agent should have a RECO certificate: Ask Joe

My salesperson took me to see a condo, but we were denied entry because he didn’t have his RECO certificate. What is that? In Ontario, individuals who are in the business of trading in real estate must be registered through the Real Estate Council of...
02/28/2017
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The best way to Prepare for any Loan From a Tough Revenue Lender

January 30, 2017 Business & Professional Services Press Release No comments Borrowing from really hard dollars lenders is often a lot easier than you might count on. If you have the collateral inside the type of real estate, house, or assets, most lenders...
02/28/2017
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Mark your calendar, beer lovers: Microbrew festival returns next month

Mark your calendar, beer lovers: Microbrew festival returns next month Event takes place at Caruso Club March 10-11 Feb 1, 2017 2:59 PM by: Sudbury.com Staff The third annual Northern Ontario Microbrew Festival takes place at the Caruso Club March 10...
02/28/2017
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Capital Voices: Doug Crump, the nostalgic cottager

Published on: February 3, 2017 | Last Updated: February 3, 2017 5:50 PM EST Doug Crump. Bruce Deachman Share Adjust Comment Print In anticipation of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations, the Citizen’s Bruce Deachman has been out in search of Ottawans...
02/28/2017
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Curling and crokinole collide to create uniquely Canadian game

Are there two games more inherently Canadian than curling and crokinole? Perhaps a combination of the two, which is debuting this weekend at The Forks in Winnipeg. The game, which incorporates elements of curling with a life-sized crokinole board, has...
02/28/2017
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New Brunswick dad builds massive snow slide for the entire neighbourhood

Gone are the days when dads build simple snowmen for their children. It seems as though fathers across the country are in some sort of competition as to who can make more fun for their kids using a little snow and ice. Last week, we wrote about an Alberta...
02/28/2017
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Stunning three-metre-high ice formations transform the shores of Lake Winnipeg

Manitoba’s beaches aren’t usually a big attraction in the winter, but people flocked to the shores of Lake Winnipeg last weekend to witness a fantastic collection of ice formations. The formations resulted from strange weather patterns moving through...
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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A log cabin north of Orangeville helps de-stress a Toronto artist | Toronto Star

A log cabin north of Orangeville helps de-stress a Toronto artist By a pond in a six-acre forest, a rambling retreat is where Beth Halstead unplugs and re-energizes. Artist Beth Halstead strolls with her dogs, from left, her two Australian shepherds Bear...
02/28/2017
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2016 was a record-setting year for Canada's housing market - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail2016 was a record-setting year for Canada's housing marketThe Globe and MailThe average price for various housing types sold nationally for all of 2016 reached a new yearly high of $490,495, up 10.7 per cent from 2015, though there...
02/28/2017
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Timing is everything

T. CHANDLER HALIBURTON | BUYING AND SELLING Published February 25, 2017 - 2:56pm Trends point toward the spring and early summer as the most active times of the year When is the best time to buy/sell? I’m asked this question probably as much as any...
02/28/2017
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Selling own home takes long hours and specialized knowledge

I’m selling my home. Is there a way I can list it on realtor.ca, but still do most of the selling work myself? What you are asking for is a limited services agreement, or “mere posting.” This is when a real-estate brokerage agrees to list the home on...
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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Strong evidence of problematic conditions persists in Canadian real estate market: CMHC - Vancouver

Vancouver SunStrong evidence of problematic conditions persists in Canadian real estate market: CMHCVancouver SunCMHC's housing market assessment is intended to be an early warning system to alert Canadians about problematic conditions developing...
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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Canadian real estate market outlook 2017 - MoneySense - MoneySense

MoneySenseCanadian real estate market outlook 2017 - MoneySenseMoneySenseOur Canadian real estate market outlook for 2017 says a lot. Even a 20% drop in housing prices can't eradicate the home nest egg.and more »
02/28/2017
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