Kawartha Lakes News

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

10 reasons to host Christmas at the cottage

Sure, hosting Christmas at the cottage can involve some logistical challenges. Simply fitting food, family, and furry friends into the car—not to mention driving through winter weather—can make staying home a far less labour-intensive option....
12/13/2017
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Peterborough, Cobourg, and Kawartha Lakes to receive funding for new bike lanes and cycling infrastructure

The city and county of Peterborough, Cobourg, and the City of Kawartha Lakes are among 120 municipalities in Ontario to receive $93 million in funding from the province for new bike lanes or to enhance other cycling infrastructure. Steven Del Duca,...
12/13/2017
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Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes is a grand prize winner of the Aviva Community Fund

The Aviva Community Fund announced today (December 5) that Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes (CCCKL) is a grand prize winner. The organization, which provides hospice services among its many other programs, will receive $87,000 in funding for its...
12/13/2017
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SIMPLE FARMHOUSE COTTAGE CHRISTMAS DECORATING IDEAS

Christmas decorating ideas don’t have to be complicated or over-the-top to be beautiful and festive. There are so many great ideas floating around on Pinterest, blogs, and magazine websites where we can get a ton of inspiration for our...
12/07/2017
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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS COTTAGE DECOR IDEAS

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS COTTAGE DECOR IDEAS NOVEMBER 30, 2015 BY DAGMAR BLEASDALE 16 COMMENTS   I started decorating for the holidays, but before I show you my Christmas Home Tour, here are some beautiful Christmas cottage...
12/07/2017
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Concert band performs at Peterborough Square

Shoppers listen to a performance by members of the Peterborough Concert Band playing festive music in Peterborough Square on Saturday December 2, 2017 in Peterborough, Ont. The band plays music ranging from Beethoven to Glee at a wide variety of venues...
12/07/2017
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Even Real Estate Developers Can’t Afford Toronto’s Housing Market

The hottest housing market in the world is facing a reckoning. Toronto-area land prices have gotten so high that developers are struggling to build new homes that people can afford. Buyers are no longer lining up, despite discounts and...
11/30/2017
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Microbreweries in Kawartha Lakes looking to tap into tourism market

LINDSAY — Welcome to craft beer country. That’s the push from a number of local entrepreneurs who are vying for the tastebuds of Ontario beer connoisseurs amid an awakening in the industry. Beginning next summer, there will be four microbreweries...
11/30/2017
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How to Keep Cottage Safe Over the Winter

As Canadians lock up their cottages, trailers and hunting camps for the winter, the RCMP are out with tips to keep them safe until spring. Nova Scotia Mounties say they get more than 300 reports of break-ins at seasonal properties, and thieves are...
11/29/2017
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A few gift ideas for a favorite fishing fanatic

I hope that you all had a happy Thanksgiving and some well deserved time with your family and/or friends. I sure did and I am pleased to say that it is time to put up the Christmas lights on the house and look forward to the Christmas season. This...
11/27/2017
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Decorating with Christmas lights

5 tips for decorating with Christmas lights inside the home. What better way to express Christmas cheer than a brightly lit home. As Thanksgiving week wraps up, millions of Americans will start thinking about decorating their homes for Christmas....
11/27/2017
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Kawartha Lakes police shake up social media policy

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service says it’s no longer posting the names of the people they’ve charged on the service’s Facebook page. “Our job is to get the information out there, to our community,”...
11/24/2017
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It's a different reality behind the scenes for those who depend on food banks

KAWARTHA LAKES  “Christmas depresses me beyond measure, because of all the things I feel I should be doing but I’m not able to do.” That’s what ‘John’ (not his real name to protect his and his family’s...
11/24/2017
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2017 Petroglyphs Christmas Bird Count

Each year the Peterborough Field Naturalists (PFN), conduct a Christmas Bird Count around Jack Lake. Participants spend the day visiting various habitats  within a designated area and record both the number and species of birds observed. ...
11/24/2017
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Rug up and head outside for winter entertaining

IT might be cold outside but the weather doesn’t need to be warm if you’re thinking of hosting friends outdoors. This season, more people are discovering the pleasures of using the garden to entertain through winter. Director of Landart Landscapes...
11/23/2017
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Kawartha Lakes' City Hall will be lit up in orange as part of an international movement

To the editor: I am very proud to say that our city hall will be lit up in orange from Nov. 25 to Dec. 10. That seems strange. Is it for a belated Halloween? No, it is part of a worldwide campaign, the United Nations' UNiTE campaign that will...
11/23/2017
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Welcome the yuletide with the Kawartha Lakes Singers

LINDSAY — The holiday spirit is ramping up and the Kawartha Lakes Singers are contributing to the mood. The group takes the Cambridge Street United Church stage on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 2:30 p.m. for a family-friendly concert celebrating the arrival...
11/23/2017
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Cozy up your home this season with cabin chic decor

Whether you have a cabin or not, cabin chic decor will make any space feel cozy and inviting.  And as the months get colder, it's time to add some warm textures to your home. It can be hard to achieve this look without taking theming too far,...
11/20/2017
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Paramedic pilot proposed by Kawartha Lakes EMS

LINDSAY — A 911 medical call in the Kawartha Lakes will bring the closest ambulance to your door.  That’s the current practice here and in most of Ontario, says Paramedic Chief Keith Kirkpatrick. But it’s not always the ideal...
11/20/2017
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Reasons why the Canadian property market refuses to fall: Don Pittis

It isn't just Canadians waiting to see tomorrow's latest real estate numbers. On Wednesday when the Canadian Real Estate Association releases the latest sales statistics and prices for resale homes, it will feel like the whole world...
11/20/2017
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Deck the Halls with money-saving ideas

The holiday season is stuffed full of traditions from the Thanksgiving turkey to the New Year’s toast. There’s Grandma’s pumpkin pie, Aunt Betty’s green bean casserole, the flocked Christmas tree in the living room and new flooring...
11/15/2017
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Kawartha Conservation offers funding programs to help protect the environment

KAWARTHA LAKES Farmers and other residents looking for ways to reduce threats to local waterways and lands may have funding resources available from Kawartha Conservation. Last month, the Environment Commissioner of Ontario released a detailed report...
11/15/2017
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Kawartha Lakes finds new clerk in own backyard

LINDSAY — Looking to replace longtime clerk Judy Currins, the City of Kawartha Lakes found what they needed close to home. On Monday (Nov. 6), the municipality announced the hiring of Cathie Ritchie, who comes to the city from the clerk’s...
11/15/2017
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Ontario Municipal Board decision saves Blanding’s Turtle habitat on Stoney Lake

Created on Thursday, 02 November 2017 22:07 Two Provincially Significant Wetlands and 6.2 km Undeveloped Shoreline Protected Earthroots congratulates Gord Miller, former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario and Chair of Earthroots, David Donnelly,...
11/13/2017
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3 Amazing Dips That Are Perfect For Winter Entertaining

Winter entertaining is infinitely easier with effortless appetizers. That’s why we’ve partnered with to share quick and delicious recipes that guests will love. Hosting a winter party with an enticing array of appetizers is a cozy...
11/13/2017
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Kawartha Lakes welcomes new library CEO

LINDSAY — Just in time for the opening of the city’s newest library branch, it has welcomed Jamie Anderson to the fold. Anderson, until recently the director of library services at the Vancouver Island Regional Library, has been hired as...
11/13/2017
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Cottage Country “Staycationing”

Business 1 day ago ‘Staycations’ are becoming a popular trend where instead of travelling, families treat themselves to a stay close to home. An evening out, a swim in the pool, exploring your surrounding area with purpose, and no four hour trip home!...
11/08/2017
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House Works: Winterizing tricks make cottage close-ups better

Beating Mold, Mildew & Mustiness Cottages sometimes get musty and moldy when interior moisture levels get too high, with no way of lowering these levels remotely from where you live in the winter. Leaving some heat on in the cottage over winter...
11/08/2017
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Comfort food recipes to help cope with coming winter

The Kansas City Star (TNS) Campbell’s Tomato Soup was a vital part of my college experience – but not in the way you might think. On my way to classes in the art department of Colorado State University, I routinely walked past three...
11/08/2017
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Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes is a finalist in the Aviva Community Fund competition

The Aviva Community Fund has just announced the 35 finalists in the 2017 competition, which includes one organization in the Kawarthas. Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes is one of the 10 finalists in the “Community Health” category...
11/08/2017
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Why you should sell your home in the fall

Why you should sell your home in the fall It is a common idea amongst homeowners that spring is the ideal time to list their home on the market. With spring in the air and summer just around the corner, many think that spring is when buyers are ready...
11/02/2017
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"The cottage" become a hallowed, safe place

When I was very young, I would go with my grandparents on the weekends to what they called the “cottage.” I remember riding on a dirt road just outside Stillwater. It seemed a long way from Woodbury, where my grandparents lived, and the ride...
10/31/2017
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Empty-nesters North Shore cottage

Karen and Trevor Canty expected to encounter chaos when they moved into an apartment while their cottage was being renovated five years ago. Instead, the Auckland couple got a big surprise when the experience opened up a delightful new way of living....
10/31/2017
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Kawartha Lakes schools share provincial grants

KAWARTHA LAKES — Seven elementary schools are sharing $7,000 in Parents Reaching Out grants to help reduce barriers to parent engagement in their community. The Trillium Lakelands District School Board received $37,499 in funding from the provincial...
10/31/2017
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Highway 35 lanes reopen in City of Kawartha Lakes

Construction on a section of Highway 35 in the City of Kawartha Lakes is now complete – nearly a month ahead of schedule. In a release, the City says the Ministry of Transportation confirmed that the Stoney Creek culvert replacement project...
10/31/2017
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One-Tank Trips: Show proves cottage life can be cool

Cottage living isn’t just a warm-weather pursuit any longer. Those lakeside retreats known as cottages, cabins and vacation homes are increasingly becoming year-round abodes. Many have been outfitted with all the comforts of home, including...
10/27/2017
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Should we keep our summer home?

The boathouse contractor, arms crossed severely across his chest, announces to me that he's not willing to do any more "quick fixes" to our aging structure. It needs to be emptied, raised up and mostly rebuilt. The "around $30,000"...
10/27/2017
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How a 51-year-old revenue manager lives in under 400 square feet

In 2013, Lisa saw an ad for a preconstruction condo development near Casa Loma. The building was near the subway and U of T, so a tiny studio apartment (complete with parking and a storage locker) seemed as though it would be a good investment. She made...
10/27/2017
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Police in Kawartha Lakes cracking down on trucks, speeders using detour shortcut

LINDSAY — Kawartha Lakes Police Service say they’ve issued 39 tickets to truck drivers ignoring weight restrictions on a shortcut around the Highway 35 construction closure, south of Lindsay. Insp. Mark Mitchell said there would continue...
10/27/2017
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City looking to boost cellphone coverage in Kawartha Lakes

LINDSAY — Kawartha Lakes council will be asked to chip in as much as $900,000 toward improving cellular range and broadband coverage when it meets for its regular meeting next Tuesday (Oct. 24). In a recommendation going to council, this City...
10/27/2017
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Home of the Month: Cottage Cool In Markleville

Almost nothing is what it seems on the internet. One of the few exceptions is the minimalist home of Angie and Alex Wendricks in Markleville, just outside Pendleton. Thousands of people admire the house on Angie’s blog and Instagram account, and...
10/23/2017
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As kayaking’s popularity spreads, so do safety risks

Port Austin — The conditions seemed ideal: wispy clouds against a blue sky, light wind, temperatures in the high 70s. But two kayakers lasted less than an hour in Lake Huron, making a U-turn back to shore due to choppy waves that couldn’t...
10/23/2017
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Gas Grill Maintenance Checklist

Clean the burner and tubes. Make sure the propane tank is turned off. Remove the briquettes and cooking grates, and carefully detach the gas tubes and burner. Clean the tubes with warm, soapy water and towel dry. Wipe the burner clean with a damp cloth....
10/18/2017
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12 Genius Decorating Ideas for Small Kitchens

Work with the existing architecture. Rather than force traditional upper cabinetry in this centuries-old Spanish kitchen (the entire home is only 460 square feet!), the owners left the stone archway untouched. They implemented small modular furniture...
10/18/2017
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Maintaining A Fire Pit

A fire pit creates great backyard ambiance, providing your family and friends with a great gathering place on cool evenings. The following maintenance steps will keep your fire pit safe and in service for years to come. Keep it Clean It...
10/16/2017
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Fantastic Fall Fishing

People often ask me, “When is the best time to go fishing?” and my usual reply is, “Anytime you can!” And I mean it. I can’t remember a time I came back after a day of fishing and wished I had never gone. Not all trips...
10/16/2017
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Ontario Providing $150,000 to Help Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement today to announce Ontario's support for relief efforts for people affected by Hurricane Irma: "On behalf of the people of Ontario, I extend our heartfelt compassion to all of the people...
10/16/2017
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Special Canada 150 event celebrates the environment

 LINDSAY — A free family event at Ken Reid Conservation Area next month will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and the environment.     The event takes place Saturday, Oct. 14 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is organized...
10/12/2017
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Hurricane Harvey: More than 30 dogs rescued from Houston arrive in Ontario

After a 36 hour drive from Texas, more than two dozen dogs rescued from Houston due to Hurricane Harvey have arrived in Ontario where they will eventually be adopted. Thirty-nine dogs, including some with disabilities, arrived at the Ontario...
10/12/2017
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Why real estate agents want customers’ ID: Ask Joe

My real estate agent wants to verify my identification using my driver’s licence. Why is this necessary? I sometimes refer to the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA), the statute that governs the conduct of real estate professionals...
10/12/2017
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7 Curb Appeal Tips for Fall

Make sure your house catches homebuyers' eyes this fall with these stylish updates and landscaping ideas. Making your front door the focal point of your home's exterior is a good tactic no matter what time of year you decide to sell your home....
10/10/2017
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The 15 Must-Dos of Fall Yard Cleanup

Autumn means football games and visits to the local pumpkin patch. It also means it’s time to get your yard ready for winter. The right preparation now will save you time and energy when spring rolls around, and will keep you and your family safe...
10/10/2017
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Toronto And Vancouver Housing Is Going To Get Even Pricier

Housing in Toronto and Vancouver is very expensive, and it is going to get worse. The respective provincial governments took action to combat the rapid price growth in these metro areas, with the biggest moves being taxes aimed at foreign buyers. The...
10/10/2017
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Cool, coastal decor is water, beach-inspired

Coastal decor is all about water-inspired blues, driftwood and sandy beaches. We may not be near any oceans in Michigan, but water is part of who we are, especially during the summer. That translates into our decor at home and at summer cottages. No...
10/04/2017
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5 cozy recipes to get your family in the mood for fall

Fall is in the air, and that cozy time of year is upon us. The time to wear sweaters and sweatshirts, cuddle up in front of a fire, turn on a football game and settle in with your loved ones. It's also the perfect time to get your house smelling...
10/04/2017
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Bumblebees at risk of extinction after exposure to pesticide, Ontario study says

A widely used pesticide is placing bumblebee populations at an increased risk of extinction, a new study from an Ontario researcher suggests. Nigel Raine, an environmental science professor at the University of Guelph, discovered that thiamethoxam,...
10/02/2017
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Solar Style: Traverse Area Home Tour by Northern Home & Cottage, Home #3

Head down South Tager Road, a country lane that meanders through the heart of Leelanau County, and you can’t help but feel the serenity. A herd of free-range goats grazes around a weathered barn, birds it through brush, and well, there isn’t...
09/30/2017
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City of Kawartha Lakes provides overview of Highway 35 culvert work

KAWARTHA LAKES  City of Kawartha Lakes officials have provided an update from the Ministry of Transportation on the construction scheduled for Highway 35 next month. The work involves the Stoney Creek culvert replacement and Highway 7 intersection...
09/30/2017
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Police across Ontario patrol for drunk boaters over long weekend

Police across Ontario have been increasing patrols over the long weekend to crack down on impaired boating, part of a years-long campaign to change the culture on the water. Dubbed Operation Dry Water, the national campaign to prosecute and educate...
09/27/2017
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20 Stunning Cabins That Will Make You Excited to Welcome Cold Weather

With summer’s end on the horizon, we’re looking forward to crisp fall days and cozy under-the-blankets nights. What better way to take in fall foliage than at a cabin? We rounded up twenty of 2017’s most stunning cabins available on...
09/19/2017
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Handyman: Close cottage down properly for the winter

If you have a place up north or are planning to make your annual snowbird trek to Florida, you will need to start planning to shut down your cottage or home for the winter.
09/19/2017
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Dorm Decor at University of Kentucky

See inside the dorm room of two freshmen at University of Kentucky complete with matching headboards, coffee station, and fish.
09/19/2017
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5 ways to add designer flair to cottage decor: Glen Peloso

Your summer home should have more than a collection of unwanted furniture sent to live out its final years. Here are five ways to keep things fresh:
09/19/2017
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‘Very nasty’ giant hogweed plant spreading in Ontario causes burns, blindness

It can cause third-degree burns and even permanent blindness – and it's spreading. Giant hogweed is cutting a wider swath in B.C. and Ontario, and the Nature Conservancy of Canada is urging people across the country to document sightings...
09/19/2017
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New Canadians encouraged to start boating this summer

The Lifesaving Society, Canada’s leading organization responsible for drowning prevention, has launched an online boating safety program targeted to new boaters, particularly new Canadians who may be experiencing recreational boating for the first...
09/12/2017
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Be prepared if a tornado warning actually comes true in Kawartha Lakes

The potential for severe weather is upon us.  Parts of Canada can expect thunderstorms, flooding, hail, lightning, and damaging winds this summer. Tornadoes are a threat to many Canadians. The occurrence of tornadoes increases in the summer, with...
09/12/2017
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The City of Kawartha Lakes has launched a completely new website

More user friendly, mobile responsive, and fully accessible municipal website debuts at www.kawarthalakes.ca A change is not only as good as a rest — it’s also a new beginning that promises a positive result for everyone involved.
09/12/2017
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Cottage associations working to protect Muskoka’s pristine lakes

MUSKOKA LIFE — The catchphrase ‘we’re all in this together’ is an extremely apt description of the status of every waterfront property owner on Muskoka’s approximately 1,600 lakes. What the district’s cottagers and...
09/07/2017
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The Algonquin Provincial Park warden and me

Dan Willmore relishes role protecting this important stretch of wilderness and seeing it transform people from as far away as Asia or as close as Toronto.
09/07/2017
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Sandy beaches in York Region? Dip your toes in waters of Lake Simcoe

When scorching temperatures finally arrive, you don’t have to travel far to dip your toes in the water and park your bum on the sand.   Lake Simcoe — a hidden, glistening gem —  with its clear waters, endless swimming and...
09/05/2017
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The tax hassles of owning and selling a cottage or second home

Perhaps the biggest tax problem associated with a vacation property is the potential for capital gains tax upon either the sale, or gift of the property, or upon the death of the owner.
09/05/2017
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Fighting the bite even more important

Local health unit reports first human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in area Community Aug 18, 2017 Kawartha Lakes This Week   KAWARTHA LAKES — The need for area residents to take precautions against mosquitoes is even...
09/05/2017
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Muskoka Cottage Waterfront Landscaping

Houzz:  Discover design ideas.  Browse more than 14 million photos and filter based on your taste. Connect with local home professionals who can help with your project.  Shop, decorate and design your home with products from our curated...
08/15/2017
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Check Yourself: 6 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle in August

The dog days of summer are barking and Labor Day is just around the bend, signaling the end of yet another epic season in the sun. But before you give your flamingo pool float one last hurrah, take a break with some home maintenance prep for...
08/15/2017
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You Say Cabin, I Say Cottage

What’s the difference between a cabin and a cottage? Some friends of mine can’t agree on what to call their summer property at the lake. She always refers to it as “the cottage” while he calls it “the cabin”.
08/14/2017
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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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5 Vacation Home Spring Cleaning Tips You Need To Learn Now.

It’s that time of year again.  Time to spring clean the cottages.  After about fifteen years, we’ve finally got it down. Sort of.  It’s a chore, for sure.  It seems that I never, ever get to relax at any of my vacation...
08/10/2017
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Toronto’s falling house prices signal a return to sanity

House prices have been falling in Toronto. Yes, falling. To many people, that comes as a rude shock. Prices rose for so long that it seemed as if it were the natural state of affairs. The idea took hold that Toronto was somehow unique, its housing...
08/10/2017
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Is using an electronic signature in real estate allowed?: Ask Joe

I’m planning to buy a home after being out of the market nearly 25 years. My real estate broker suggested we use an electronic signature to sign my offer. Is that allowed?
08/02/2017
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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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Lake Safety with Small Kids

I often get asked about living near water with small children. We didn’t have children when we moved to the lake, but as soon as Hailey arrived, considering what factors we needed to focus on became a top priority. I believe lake safety with small...
08/02/2017
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Pattie Lovett-Reid: Keeping the cottage in the family? Consider this first

Canadians love their cottages. In the interest of disclosure, we have just built our family cottage and have deemed the first two weekends of operation a success. It might seem strange, but we are already talking about what if our kids want to keep the...
08/01/2017
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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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Is It Safe for My Dog to Drink From Rivers, Lakes or Oceans?

Any animal compelled to lap up toilet water probably has a cast-iron constitution, right? So what harm can come to a dog who drinks out of natural bodies of water? Plenty, as it turns out.
07/30/2017
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Eight safety tips to ensure a day in the water goes swimmingly

Summer is heating up and that means families will be looking to cool off at area lakes, ponds and pools. But before you let the kids jump, slide or dive right into the water, take note of these eight swimming safety tips.
07/30/2017
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Books can complement everyday summer activities

Pieces of chalk and a driveway, a cardboard box in the grass, flour and sugar in the kitchen, or a stick on a sandy beach — children only need common, everyday items, a long summer day, and your encouragement to have fun.
07/30/2017
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How To Make Sure Buying A Second Home Is The Right Decision For You

Buying a second home can be risky if you’re not prepared financially to support such a large purchase. Many consumers still underestimate the implications of buying a second piece of property, whether it’s for personal use or as an investment...
07/30/2017
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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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Cool & classic cottage

A newly built cottage on the Big Rideau Lake was infused with a family’s love of design when a young interior designer teamed up with her stylish aunt to combine contemporary creativity with years of home renovation and decorating experience.
07/27/2017
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The Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

Given the option, few of us would volunteer to spend a Sunday on a ladder pulling leaves out of a gutter. But when your home is your biggest investment, as it is for most Americans, maintaining it is a must. Home maintenance can feel like a daunting chore...
07/27/2017
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The Kawarthan: Where to paddle in the Kawarthas?

Canoeing and kayaking are among some of the favourite pastimes for locals and cottagers in the Kawarthas, with more than 250 nearby lakes and rivers offering opportunities for varied paddling experiences for beginners and seasoned paddlers alike.
07/25/2017
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Debbie Travis house to home: Theme decorating

Spring and summertime festivities always bring to mind planning around a theme. Whether you are inside or out, it's fun and easy to pump up your décor with accessories that match the celebration. Everything from balloons and strings of lights...
07/25/2017
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Why the family cottage may prove hard to hold onto

As Ontario’s cottage country ages, its largest generation of owners faces challenges in handing down their properties. Cottages in communities such as Muskoka and Haliburton may no longer be passed down, because the children of baby boomers may...
07/25/2017
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Forget buying a house in Toronto: Cottages are the new ownership dream for young people, says report

With the high cost of real estate in Toronto pricing many first-time homebuyers out of the market, millennials are starting to look outside the city — way outside. They're not looking with the intention of buying a home, but rather...
07/24/2017
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Celebrate Canada 150 at Kawartha Lakes libraries

Many activities have been planned at Kawartha Lakes Public Library branches to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Drums will be beating at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Fenelon Falls library. Contact the libraries to save a spot to...
07/24/2017
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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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A simple guide to estate planning

Planning your estate matters is first and foremost about having a will. But it can also be much more. A well-thought-out estate plan ensures that your family is cared for should something happen to you, and that your money goes where you want it to. It’s...
07/18/2017
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What to Consider Before You Buy a Vacation Home

It’s that time of year, when legions of vacationers decide they want to take the plunge and buy a second home. And this year, perhaps, it may be especially true: The economy is firming up, interest rates are still relatively low and investment accounts...
07/18/2017
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Once the home of a dairy farmer, an Uptown cottage gets an elegant makeover

Julia Terry, a New Orleans banker who has renovated four houses, has a governing principle. "I remember my dad saying, 'Listen to your house. It will tell you what it wants to be'. In other words, be authentic in your approach to design....
07/18/2017
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Lakefront living has many benefits, residents say

Vibrantly colored sunsets, stress relief and better health are among the reasons given for why people enjoy living on the shorelines of Lake Erie east of Cleveland.
07/18/2017
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LAKE GAMES FOR ADULTS

There are plenty of lake activities and games that are made for children, but what about adults? We have compiled a list of fun things adults can do at the lake that don’t revolve around just beer pong.
07/13/2017
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Planting Design Basics, Part 2 of 4

In Part One, What Can I Give My Plants, you were encouraged to analyze your planting site, and to determine the existing conditions in your garden space. With site map in hand, the fun begins as you explore our second guiding question, What garden style...
07/13/2017
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In cottage country, sellers see a rising tide

Potential buyers may be hesitant about investing in the Toronto area real estate market but those jitters have not spread to the luxury cottage market; listings are down in Muskoka just as sales appear to be on an upswing.
07/13/2017
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Recipe: Pick-me-up summer coolers that combine health and taste

Planning a summer party planned? Or are your kids' friends coming over to play? Whatever the occasion, everyone loves a refreshing drink in the sweltering heat.
07/12/2017
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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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Three reasons why you should spend your summer in the Kawarthas

Can’t-miss events? We’ve got them. Incredible culinary experiences? Of course. Peace of mind while you have the summer of your dreams? We have that too. The Kawarthas are an incredible destination for summer fun. These three businesses will...
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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Jack’s Lake Association Kids Fishing Derby

Kids Fishing Derby: Saturday July 8, 2017 The hugely popular Derby had over 125 participants last year!
06/29/2017
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13 Closet Organization Ideas to Get You Ready for Summer

Summer is nearly here, which means it’s time to start prepping your closet for the warm days ahead. Beyond stocking up on sundresses and swimsuits, rethinking your organization is a must-do. Not sure where to start? We’re here...
06/27/2017
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Fountain Avenue Kitchen: Salad made with watermelon and avocado best served with a garden view

Fountain Avenue Kitchen: Salad made with watermelon and avocado best served with a garden view.
06/22/2017
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Protecting Ontario’s Waterways for 20 years

The Ontario-developed Clean Marine Eco-Rating Program is an environmental program that allows marine businesses to follow best practices to reduce and prevent water, air and land pollution from recreational boating activities in Ontario.
06/22/2017
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Emergency preparedness

Be prepared.  Everyone in Ontario is encouraged to be prepared — by creating a plan, assembling an emergency survival kit and by staying informed.
06/22/2017
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Boating

Safety and Regulations All boaters should be familiar with boating safety and regulations before heading out on to the lakes. Transport Canada provides a full on-line version of The Safe Boating Guide.
06/20/2017
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Benefiting from Your Chamber Membership

It’s obvious to mention that you’re losing money if you’re not using your chamber membership, but it’s more than just being out the membership dues. If you’re not using your membership to its fullest, you are losing potential...
06/20/2017
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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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All locks are now open on the Trent-Severn Waterway

The Trent-Severn Waterway is now fully open for the 2017 navigation season.  All lock stations, from Lock 1 in Trenton to Lock 45 in Port Severn, are open to boat traffic.
06/13/2017
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An ambitious summer season ahead at Bobcaygeon’s Globus Theatre

One of my yearly summer highlights are my trips to the Lakeview Arts Barn in Bobcaygeon to attend performances by Globus Theatre. Only a short scenic drive away, it’s a beautiful space I return to year after year, where I not only see some of the...
06/13/2017
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Getting it done: three businesses to help you simplify your outdoor to-do list

Time outdoors should be spent relaxing, not tackling a massive to-do list. In this column, we bring you solutions that last from three local businesses. There’s a roof with a lifetime guarantee, landscaping solutions that are virtually maintenance...
06/13/2017
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Take a Road Trip to Kawartha Lakes

The First Nations people named the Kawarthas after an Ojibwa term meaning “The Land of Shining Waters.” Uniquely Canadian, the Kawartha Lakes offer a rich mix of picturesque farmlands, unspoiled scenery and historic towns.
06/13/2017
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City of Peterborough seeks artists and designers for two more public art projects

The City of Peterborough’s Public Art Program is continuing its efforts to make Peterborough the public art capital of Ontario with two new calls for proposals for projects in downtown Peterborough: a new mural at the YES Shelter for Youth and Families...
06/13/2017
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Strong evidence of problematic conditions persists in Canadian real estate market: CMHC - Vancouver

TORONTO — Strong evidence of problematic conditions continues to exist in the national housing market, as accelerating prices spill out from Canada’s two most expensive cities to surrounding areas, according to the federal housing agency.
06/13/2017
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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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Canadian real estate market outlook 2017

For homeowners the great, big, unanswered question is whether or not the Canadian real estate market will finally crash in 2017. Turns out, all reports and analysis lean towards a flattening out of property prices in most Canadian markets, with...
06/09/2017
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4 Signs Toronto's Housing Bubble Has Started To Deflate

It’s been more than a few years since Greater Toronto’s real estate professionals have felt disappointed with a spring selling season; in recent years the reaction has been closer to astonishment as the region hit one new record after another.
06/09/2017
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Boating Safety Advocates Across North America Promote Safe and Responsible Boating During National Safe Boating Week

What looks like a perfect day for boating can quickly become hazardous if someone ends up in the water. Boating safety advocates across the United States and Canada have teamed up to promote safe and responsible boating – including consistent life...
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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North Kawartha Lakes Association (NORKLA) 2017 Seminar Series for ALL Property Owners

Saturday, June 24th 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon with coffee break join us at the Kawartha Community Centre, Apsley Cost of Admission is $5.00 Speakers Include: Rick Esselment - Septic Health and Barb Elliot - Natural Shorelines
06/01/2017
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Kawartha Lakes calls for volunteers for Milk Run and KL21K event

The City of Kawartha Lakes Parks, Recreation and Culture division is currently seeking responsible, energetic and reliable volunteers to assist at the 39th Annual Lindsay Milk Run. This 5km/10km event takes place on Sunday July 16, 2017 and starts and...
06/01/2017
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Economists change tune on foreign-buyers tax in Ontario

The Ontario government moved ahead with a foreign-buyers tax after earning the approval of Canada’s top bank economists in private meetings that officials say were critical to shaping a new housing policy.
06/01/2017
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Vote for your favorite cottage region in Canada!

One of Canada's most popular summer pastimes is planning a trip to a lakeside cottage for a bit of R&R. While the province of Ontario is most closely associated with cottage country, stunning cottage regions have...
06/01/2017
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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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Perfectly Grilled Summer Corn on the Cob

Let’s be honest- in Texas, it’s BBQ season YEAR round. I always laugh because when Mathew and I first met, his family would always ask me, “Oh, so what does your family do on ___ holiday?” (fill in the blank with Easter, New Years,...
05/19/2017
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A real estate broker and a housing researcher face off over Ontario’s tax on foreign buyers

Late last month, the Ontario government announced a 16-point plan for tackling exploding housing prices in Toronto and other parts of the province.
05/19/2017
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What to Do in the First 24 Hours After a Flood

Whether a flood is caused by ground water, falling water, or home water system malfunction, there are some best practices you’ll need to employ within the first 24 hours after the flood to ensure the safety of your home and family and give you the...
05/19/2017
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Fishing buddies celebrate 40 years of chasing walleye on Pigeon Lake

EMILY TOWNSHIP — Brendon White says he wasn’t happy when the provincial government introduced a slot size for walleye in the Kawartha Lakes years ago.
05/19/2017
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Ontario government, Toronto Real Estate Board at odds over foreign buyers

In a case of duelling data, the Toronto Real Estate Board and the Ontario government have their own conflicting calculations on the amount of foreign ownership in the Greater Toronto Area housing market and the effect it's having on skyrocketing prices.
05/19/2017
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15 FARMHOUSE PORCHES THAT SAY SIT A SPELL!

I can’t think of a more homey…cozy…loving place than a sweet Porch.
05/19/2017
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56 Beautiful Summer Flowers That Will Transform Any Exterior

Are you a flower fanatic? Maybe you are someone that would like to be, but are new to planting flowers in your garden?
05/19/2017
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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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Do you need a realtor to sell your home?

How hard is it to sell a house in the Greater Toronto Area, even with sky-high prices?
05/10/2017
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Reasons Living On A Lake Makes For A Great Summer Vacation

One day my parents told me they finally sealed the deal on a house, and we were moving. I had no idea which one they had picked, and at the time, I had no concept of real estate.
05/10/2017
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What It's Like to Live in a Waterfront Home

For some waterfront homeowners, living by the water means 24/7 access to sun, sand and surfing.
05/10/2017
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TECH TIP: Two Ways To Finish Outdoor Wood

Finishing wooden decks, fences, outdoor furniture, picnic tables and gazebos is not as simple as it looks, and too many people pay a high price for this illusion.
05/10/2017
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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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Celebrating excellence in the City of Kawartha Lakes

Tickets now available for the Lindsay and District Chamber of Commerce’s Evening of Excellence, May 26 at the Lakeview Arts Barn
05/10/2017
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Farmers Market - Bobcaygeon

Saturdays May 20th until October 1st, 2017 8am - 1pm Bobcaygeon Farmers Market
05/08/2017
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12 Reasons Why Everyone Should Live On A Lake

There's nothing we love more than a lake house. In fact, we think that everyone should be living on lake front property. Not only is it beautiful, but it provides you will endless recreational opportunities, property value, and plenty of entertainment,...
05/08/2017
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Garage Storage Organization Ideas

Hello everyone! It’s Christine again, from First Home Love Life, and today we’re going to discuss some different ways on how we can organize and make better use of our garages!
05/08/2017
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Spring Cabin and Cottage Maintenance: An Ounce of Prevention…

With the warm weather finally returning, cabin and vacation home owners will want to start thinking about getting their properties ready for the season.
05/08/2017
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Keeping Your Kayak Hull in Tip-top Condition

In a perfect world, your new kayak would glide through the years without a scratch or dent on its smooth polyethylene - or Royalex, or Kevlar, or urethane, or industrial nylon - hull. But we all know that, in reality, things happen, boats take a beating,...
05/08/2017
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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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The Canadian Press explains how Ontario's new foreign homebuyer tax would work

TORONTO — A 15-per-cent non-resident speculation tax proposed by the Ontario government Thursday forms a key plank in the province's plan to cool the hot housing market in its southern cities.
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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Building the foundation of a homebuying budget

OTTAWA — Whether it's the sizzling real estate market or the desire for something just a little bit nicer, the temptation to stretch your homebuying budget may be tough to resist.
04/28/2017
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It's A Different Kind Of Spring Season This Year In Real Estate

Spring has sprung, and while spring season is normally an occasion to celebrate, with days growing longer, weather getting warmer and real estate heading into busy season, everything feels a little different this year.
04/28/2017
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Toronto homeowners cash out of hot real estate market amid uncertainty

Agent says some buyers are delaying purchases in anticipation of possible fixes.
04/27/2017
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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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FIRE SAFETY AT THE COTTAGE: A CHECKLIST

At the start of every cottage season, it's important to ensure your country home is fire-safe. Go through the checklist for a guide.
04/27/2017
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Council approves new policy to replace Limited Service road agreements

KAWARTHA LAKES - City of Kawartha Lakes council has approved a new policy that will replace Limited Service Agreements (LSAs) for unassumed roads.  
04/27/2017
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An artist is searching for photos to paint of Canada to celebrate 150 years

Allison Smith had always dreamed of traveling across Canada to paint landscapes from coast to coast to coast, but after her daughter was born, she dismissed the idea as being unfeasible. Still, the idea tugged at her until she realized she could approach...
04/24/2017
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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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Canada Day in Kawartha Lakes is going to be spectacular this year

KAWARTHA LAKES – The City of Kawartha Lakes has announced $10,000 in Canada Day funding to seven communities to add to funding already provided by the federal government.
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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Film shines focus on folk artist

FENELON FALLS, ON — The biography of one of Canada’s best-known folk artists hits the big screen at Fenelon Falls Secondary School, Tuesday, April 25.
04/24/2017
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Trent-Severn Waterway lockage fees waived for all of 2017 to mark Canada's 150th birthday

Parks Canada announced Friday it will waive lockage fees on the Trent-Severn Waterway to help mark Canada's 150th birthday.
04/24/2017
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Parks Canada is Waiving All Entrance Fees in 2017 to Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday

In 2017, our home and native land will be turning the big 150.
04/24/2017
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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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Frenzied bidding wars push Toronto homebuyers to skip inspections

  In Toronto, some homebuyers are so desperate to win bidding wars that they’re rushing to make offers without even getting an inspection.
04/18/2017
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How to keep the cottage in the family

With cottage season around the corner, many owners will start thinking again about the value of their recreational property, whether to hand it over to their kids – and when.
04/18/2017
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One-Tank Trips: Cottage show caters to doers, dreamers

One-Tank Trips There’s something about “cottaging” that gets into your blood and you just can’t shake it. Take it from a veteran cottager whose grandfather bought an isolated property on Raven Lake, near Coboconk, and built a modest cabin years ago....
04/02/2017
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CREA updates and extends housing market forecast - myhomepage.ca

Latest News CREA updates and extends housing market forecast The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Systems of Canadian real estate boards and associations...
04/02/2017
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Real estate Canada: What $650,000 buys this week across the country

1. Old-fashioned lakefront log cabins in Saskatchewan’s boreal forest This log cabin compound is what cottagers’ dreams are made of. Address : Cabins on Delaronde Lake Were : Big River, Saskatchewan Price : $650,000 Specs : 5 beds, 2 baths Forget...
04/02/2017
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Leaving the family cottage to children will cost you – or them - The Globe and Mail

Naming rights about more than handing over a big cheque Jessica Lyle, an estate and trust lawyer at Sealy Cornish Coulthard in Dartmouth, N.S., said many of her older clients are wealthier than their children. “I’ve had clients who bought cottages...
04/02/2017
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Cottage country realtors bracing for a busy spring - The Globe and Mail

Print License article The mania emanating from Toronto’s real estate market appears to be reaching the shores of cottage country – even before the frozen Muskoka lakes begin to thaw. “We still have snow and ice up here,” says Paul Crammond of Chestnut...
03/31/2017
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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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