Customer Experience Survey
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.
March Break activities in Kawartha Lakes
February 22, 2017 - There’s lots going on in Kawartha Lakes this March Break. The libraries have many special events planned and there’s additional skating times added to most arenas. See below for a full list of programming.
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.
Notice of Consideration of Ward Boundaries for the City of Kawartha Lakes
In accordance with the provisions of the City of Kawartha Lakes Notice by-law, this notice is to advise that the City of Kawartha Lakes Council will be considering Report CLK2017-002 Ward Boundary Update as part of the Regular Council Meeting to be held March 7, 2017 commencing at 2:00 p.m.
To see the full report, visit Core Service Review.
New Arts and Heritage Trail launched in Kawartha Lakes
February 20, 2017 - The Kawartha Lakes Arts and Heritage Trail has been created to increase tourism and highlight Kawartha Lakes' rich cultural heritage and diverse artistic talent. The trail is made up of 24 stops including museums, historic sites, artist's studios and galleries located throughout Kawartha Lakes. Each stop on the trail is clearly marked with a roadside Arts and Heritage Trail sign.
New transit stop on Colborne Street at Heritage Way
February 17, 2017 - Lindsay Transit has added an additional bus stop to the Blue route to safely accommodate passengers.
Fire Rescue warns of voluntary recall on home ventilation and air conditioning units
February 17, 2017 - After investigating a fire that potentially could have destroyed a family home, Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service is asking residents to check their Home Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) air exchangers. Affected units appear to still be in operation across Canada. These units can fail and pose a fire hazard.
Councillor Elmslie to hold public meeting in Fenelon Falls on March 2
February 15, 2017 - Members of the public are invited to attend a Public Meeting hosted by Doug Elmslie, Councillor, Ward 6. The meeting takes place on Thursday March 2 from 7-9pm at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre, 27 Veterans Way, Fenelon Falls.
Spring 2017 Community Guide now available
Friends of the Lindsay Library donate $11,000 for special Library projects
February 14, 2017 - Friends of the Lindsay Library presented David Harvie, CEO and Chief Librarian of Kawartha Lakes Public Library with a cheque for $11,000 to be used for special projects at the Lindsay branch. All funds were raised during monthly book sales and will be used for author presentations, book club sets, children's and adult programming, signage and Maker Space items.
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.
New infrastructure projects in Kawartha Lakes will improve access to transit
February 10, 2017 - The governments of Canada and Ontario are making investments to create jobs and grow the middle class now while building a foundation for a strong, sustainable economic future. Investing in public infrastructure supports efficient and affordable transit services that help Canadians to safely get to and from work, school and other activities on time.
Strategic Plan Progress Report #1
Call for nominations for 10th Annual Accessibility Awareness Awards
February 9, 2017 - Do you know an individual, community group, organization or business that has gone beyond expectations to promote accessibility within Kawartha Lakes? Please consider nominating them for a City of Kawartha Lakes Accessibility Awareness Award. Nominations are due by 4:30pm on Friday, March 17.
Successful curbside household battery collection returns to Kawartha Lakes
February 7, 2017 - In 2016 Kawartha Lakes launched a curbside household battery collection pilot program which resulted in more than 7,000 pounds of batteries being collected and recycled. In response to the overwhelming success there will be two curbside battery collections in 2017.
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.
Notice of fire hydrant rescue request