About Us

We are the premier source for breaking news, weather, traffic and events in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Our website and social media platforms are designed for readers of all ages so it’s easy to use and navigate providing the ability to get important information in real-time, not hours or days later.

We look forward to being your “Go to” source for all things Kawartha’s.

A message from the President
Welcome to Kawartha 411. We are your best source for news, weather and traffic and community events in the Kawartha’s and Peterborough. We cover a wide variety of local issues and events as well as being your only source for investigative journalism in the area. We ask the tough questions and hold people accountable. If you want to know what’s going on behind the scenes you are in the right place.
At Kawartha 411 we work hard to make sure you are getting the real story, a fair and balanced look at the news of the day. We live in the community and care deeply about it.  We believe news is about the people who are part of the stories we write. It’s not just about subjects or issues but the people dealing with those issues that matter most.
Thank you for reading. We really appreciate your support.
Pamela VanMeer
Our Mission
The Kawartha411 team works hard each day to bring residents, business owners, and cottagers the best in the business when it comes to digital news coverage. We enjoy being on location and in the community. Let our team be part of your team right here in the heart of the Kawartha’s and Cottage Country.
Policies and Guidelines
Corrections and Clarifications
Kawartha 411 News is committed to transparency and accountability to our audience whenever we make an error or need to clarify a story. We note any corrections or clarifications to online articles at the bottom of the story.

Guiding Principals and Ethics Accuracy: We invest our time and our skills to learn, understand and clearly explain the information accurately to our audience.

Fairness: In our information gathering and reporting, we treat individuals and organizations with openness and respect.

Balance: We contribute to informed debate on issues that matter to local residents by reflecting a diversity of opinion.

 Impartiality: We provide professional judgment based on facts and expertise. We do not promote any particular point of view on matters of public debate.

 Integrity: We avoid putting ourselves in real or potential conflict of interest. This is essential to our credibility.

Editorial Team: Our Editorial Team consists of Pamela VanMeer, Jennifer Walker and Becky Sheehey.

Jennifer Walker: News
Jennifer decided to study journalism after having a lifelong passion for writing. She began her career as a reporter for the Uxbridge Times Journal and moved on to freelance work for various publications after she and her husband welcomed their daughters. She has been published in various Durham Region newspapers, the Durham Parent Magazine as well as Equine Wellness. Jennifer continues to follow her dreams as a wife, mother and journalist and is so excited to join the team at Kawartha 411.
Becky Sheehey: Health and Wellness Writer

Hi, I’m Becky, a Registered Kinesiologist, Pilates and Movement Expert, and Plant-Based Health Coach. I help women achieve weight loss, gain energy and love their bodies now by teaching them the tools of wholesome cooking, mindful moving, and radical self-care. When was the last time you took excellent care of yourself? A healthy body means a happy mind!

Head over to https://mailchi.mp/c4d0ba7f69b0/healt... to grab your free copy of my favorite chocoholic recipes that are totally healthy. ENJOY!

Website: www.sweathappywellness.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sweathappywellness/

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFO50D-ZVUf75uMsvxlBJ1w

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-tindall-9a94b067/

Pamela VanMeer:President

Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeer

Pamela VanMeer is a two-time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a seasoned journalist, former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough. She helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.