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.
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.
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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.