Customer Experience Survey
Summer Company program open for applications
March 24, 2017 - High school, college and university students between the ages of 15 - 29 who are currently enrolled in school and returning to school in the fall can apply for the opportunity to start and run their own businesses as part of the Ontario government program Summer Company.
Author Peter Jennings to visit Kawartha Lakes Public Library
March 24, 2017 - Kawartha Lakes Public Library is pleased to welcome back author Peter Jennings as part of the Canada 150th Author Series. Peter will present his new book, Why Being Happy Matters: Discover How the Power of Joy with Energize Your Life on Wednesday, April 5 at the Lindsay branch.
Council passes by-law to create new ward boundary system in Kawartha Lakes
March 22, 2017 - At the March 21 Council meeting, Council passed By-Law 2017-053 to decrease the municipality's wards from 16 to 8. This follows Council's decision in October of last year to reduce the size of Council from 16 Councillors and a Mayor to 8 Councillors and a Mayor. Changes will take effect in the 2018 election.
New City building begins site preparation work today
March 23, 2017 - Initial work begins today in Lindsay on the site of a new complex being built by the City to accommodate affordable housing units and corporate office space.
Gwynne Dyer to appear in Kawartha Lakes Public Library’s Canada 150th Author Series
March 22, 2017 - The Kawartha Lakes Public Library is pleased to announce that noted author, historian and journalist Gwynne Dyer will appear as a speaker in the Library’s Canada 150 Author Series on Friday April 28 at 8pm at the Lindsay Academy Theatre.
Replacement of River Road Bridge to begin in June
March 22, 2017 - Council has approved the infrastructure investment of over $2 million to replace the existing River Road Bridge (also known as Cross Creek Bridge) on River Road. The tender was won by Bronte Construction Ltd. of Milton. Crews will start to mobilize in June 2017.
Earth Week Clean-Ups
The City is now accepting registration for 2017 Earth Week clean-ups
Victoria Manor hosts Health and Wellness Fair
March 20, 2017 - Victoria Manor will host a Health and Wellness Fair on March 29 from 10am to 2pm. The fair is open to the public as well as Victoria Manor residents and their families.
Clear bags will be required at City landfills as of March 31
March 20, 2017 - As the second phase of the Clear Bag Program begins, clear bags will be required at all City landfills as of March 31, 2017. This will apply to all residents, businesses and private contractors using City landfills.
Ministry of Natural Resources issues Flood Outlook
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) - Bancroft District is advising area residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook is in effect in the Bancroft District.
Residents of Bancroft District should keep a close watch on conditions, regularly check for updated messages and exercise caution near fast-moving rivers and streams. Residents who have a historic susceptibility to flooding should take appropriate precautions to protect their property, such as ensuring sump pumps are functioning and securing items that may float away as water levels rise.
Nominate a Kawartha Lakes Environmental Hero by March 31
March 2, 2017 - The City's Environmental Advisory Committee will recognize an environmental hero and youth environmental hero for their outstanding contributions to our community during 2016. The award is open to individuals, groups and students.
Mayor Letham expresses concern for victims involved in fatal fire
City begins monitoring and preparing for spring thaw
February 23, 2017 - The City’s Emergency Services, Public Works, and OPP are readying for the possibility of flood activities this season. Activities involved in the ramp up period include preparing sand bag supplies and ensuring fire vehicles, ATV’s and watercraft are available from Fire Rescue Services and OPP.
The City would like to hear about your customer service experience
February 23, 2017 - One of Council's top ten priorities is to establish a Corporate Customer Service Standard for the municipality. As a result, the City has created a survey for the public's feedback on their customer service experience with any department, division or contact within the City.
Public meetings taking place on the Vacant Unit Rebate Program
February 23, 2017 - City of Kawartha Lakes Council is considering eliminating the Vacant Unit Rebate Program for Commercial and Industrial properties. A staff report was presented to Council on February 21 which outlines the changes announced by the Province in the 2016 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review and makes recommendations for reviewing the program. The program was initially implemented by the Province recognizing there was a shift in tax burden to the business property owner with the elimination of the Business Occupancy Tax in 1998.
Kawartha Lakes 2017 load restrictions effective immediately
February 21, 2017 - Load weight will be restricted on most secondary roads throughout the City effective immediately. Road conditions will be continually monitored and the restriction will be lifted when road conditions merit.
Spring 2017 Community Guide now available
Kawartha Lakes accepting applications for Canada 150th Celebration Community Fund Program
February 13, 2017 - The 2017 Canada 150th Celebration Community Fund program is a new fund recently created by City Council. It is intended for local not-for-profit community organizations and associations who wish to host a new or expanded community celebration or event in honour of Canada's 150th year in Kawartha Lakes.
Strategic Plan Progress Report #1
Canal Concrete Rehabilitation - Gamebridge, City of Kawartha Lakes - Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site
The Trent-Severn Waterway is an historic transportation route from Lake Ontario at the Bay of Quinte to Georgian Bay on Lake Huron, which has evolved into the lakes, locks, rivers and canals that we recognize today. It continues to connect communities and people, and provide opportunities for recreation and economic benefit while also providing habitat for aquatic and terrestrial species.