Beautiful place, but pretty expensive
We moved here recently from the GTA to be closer to our family. I was advised that I might be surprised by high water costs. Without consuming any water, the annual cost for the service in 2021 was $1,127, plus another $500 or so. My annual water bill in the GTA was about $480. I made my concerns in writing to Kawartha Lakes with a copy to the mayor.
We are finding that Kawartha Lakes is an expensive place to live. Vision care is 60 per cent higher here than in the GTA. Hair styling/cutting is also more expensive. Restaurants are also not less expensive here. Housing prices are also getting out of the realm of prospective home buyers’ purchasing power. Other than that it is beautiful country, except a little too cold and we will survive.
I think we need a total turnover of the next council. I have found The Lindsay Advocate to be more focused on social justice compared to the other news media that are, in my opinion, centre right to alt right. I find the Advocate reasonable and pertinent to the residents of Kawartha Lakes and beyond.
Barry King, Lindsay