Housing Help Centre implementation begins in January
December 17, 2014 - Beginning on January 1, 2015, residents in the County of Haliburton and in Kawartha Lakes will be able to access housing and homelessness services through the newly created Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton Housing Help Centre.
The Housing Help model will help integrate and co-ordinate processes and services focusing on homelessness prevention and housing. The centre will focus on three critical factors: simplified access to services, a broad range of services and quality customer service.
“Our goal is to make it as easy and efficient for those requiring service to get the assistance they need,” explained Rod Sutherland, Director of Health and Social Services.
Housing Help staff will be able to support residents through a range of services for housing related needs. Services can be provided through Investment in Affordable Housing funded initiatives, the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative, social assistance programs and municipally funded programs. The integration of services allows for an expanded range of programs through the centre, such as the new Emergency Home Repair program. This program is currently being developed and will be managed in co-ordination with the new Kawartha-Haliburton Renovates program, recently implemented as part of the Investment in Affordable Housing initiative.
Kawartha Lakes Councillor elected Chair of Kawartha Conservation
January 30, 2015 - Kawartha Lakes Ward 16 Councillor Heather Stauble was elected Chair of the Kawartha Conservation Board of Directors Wednesday afternoon, January 28.
Summer Company Ontario Announces the Official Opening of the 2015 Program
January 30, 2015 - The Kawartha Lakes Small Business and Entrepreneurship (KLSBEC) Office is excited to announce the official opening of the 2015 Summer Company Program.
Help to Prevent Kitchen Fires
January 30, 2015 - City of Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service has been dispatched to a number of kitchen fires over the past couple of weeks, prompting Fire Departments to remind homeowners about prevention and safety.
Official Notice of 2015 Indexing of Development Charges
Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service Reminds Residents of Importance of Home Escape Plans
January 29, 2015 - The City Of Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service would like to remind residents the importance of having and practicing “Home Escape Plans” and knowing the distinct sound of smoke alarms.
City to target motorists who park on City streets overnight
January 28, 2015 - The City has a bylaw preventing motorists from parking on streets overnight from November 1 to April 30 annually. The bylaw is intended to allow snowplows to clear roads without obstructions before morning travelers get on their way.
Library Special Events for February
Ice rental rates going up in Kawartha Lakes
January 27, 2015 - For the first time in five years, ice rental rates will go up in 2015 at all of the City’s artificial ice surfaces following Council’s endorsement of recommendations contained within an Initiative Management Black Belt project.
2015 Proposed Operating Budget now available
Kawartha Lakes LED Street Lighting Upgrade Project
January 23, 2015 - The City of Kawartha Lakes is undertaking an energy efficient LED street lighting project to 911 existing street lights throughout Kawartha Lakes in the communities of Coboconk, Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls.
City of Kawartha Lakes Launches Food Hub Feasibility Study
January 22, 2015 - The City of Kawartha Lakes is pleased announce the launch of a Food Hub Feasibility Study. The Kawartha Lakes Food Hub Feasibility Study is made possible by funding obtained from the Ontario government’s Local Food Fund.
Septic disposal fees going up in Kawartha Lakes, City remains among lowest rates Ontario
January 22, 2015 - For the first time since 2006, the City is increasing the septic disposal fees to reflect the increased cost of operating wastewater treatment facilities and to bring fees in line with 2015 realities.
EOWC elects new Chair and Vice-Chair, sets its 2015 Priorities
January 19, 2015 - The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC), at its annual inaugural meeting held in Kingston last week, elected Warden Eric Duncan of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry as its Chair for 2015. Peterborough County Warden J. Murray Jones was elected as 2015 Vice-Chair.
Statement from Mayor Letham on the closing of Target
Notice of Applications for Consent to Convey Land - January 15, 2015
Stay Safe in Cold Weather
January 7, 2015 - It's important to prepare before heading outside in the cold weather. Whether you're heading out for a quick trip or participating in outdoor activities, it is important to take the appropriate precautions.
Public Library hosts Open Houses for Municipal Councillors
January 6, 2015 - KAWARTHA LAKES – Members of the public are invited to attend a number of open houses at branches of the Kawartha Lakes Public Library in January and February. The open houses will be an opportunity for the public to meet and interact with individual Ward Councillors, Library Board Trustees and the new Chief Librarian, David Harvie.
Winter-Spring 2015 Community Guide now available!
No overnight parking on city streets
October 28, 2014 - Residents are reminded that parking is not allowed on City streets between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. from November 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015.
Lindsay and Omemee to Host TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay Next Spring
October 1, 2014 - KAWARTHA LAKES – The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Torch Relay, presented by President’s Choice, is coming to Kawartha Lakes next spring.