Bylaw officers may soon have body cams

If approved by city council in the upcoming 2023 budget, Kawartha Lakes municipal law enforcement and licensing enforcement officers could soon be equipped with body cameras.

Dashing through the snow: Sleighing and sleigh rides

Although it is customary to sing “Dashing through the snow/ In a one-horse open sleigh” during the Christmas season, the snow is often not plentiful enough for a good old-fashioned sleigh ride until at least January.

Local politicians open to change to boost election turnout

Ontario’s 2022 municipal elections saw astoundingly poor turnouts in most centres.

Local Community Foundation to help disperse government funds

The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment of $400 million that will help charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing Bodies to acquire the tools they need to adapt and modernize.

Kawartha Art Gallery gets $65,000 from Canadian government funding

Kawartha Art Gallery received a non-repayable contribution of $65,000 from RTO8 to engage locals and tourists with entertaining and educational arts programs with a strong focus on environmental content and stories.

Youth winter arts program at Globus

This winter, in addition to Globus Theatre’s School of Dramatic Arts in-person classes, this cultural hub will be the host for a Youth Winter Arts program.

‘I do’: Local businesses have created a romance-based tourism boom with little help from the city

Even as snowdrifts cover local fields and our lakes sleep under the ice, members of a vibrant local industry are focused on the warmer months, when they’ll embark on yet another jam-packed season of serving a tourism sector many Kawartha Lakes residents have no idea exists.