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Notices & Releases

Notices will be posted on a regular basis outlining details of upcoming items to be discussed at Council or Committee of the Whole that have notice requirements under the Municipal Act 2001 or Section 34 of the Planning and Development Act of Ontario.

The types of notices appearing on this page will include but, are not limited to, Public Meetings, Public Hearings, Information, Open Houses.

Invitation to Mayor’s Levee

Date Posted: December 12, 2018

Mayor Janet Clarkson and Members of Council cordially invite you and your family to the Mayor’s Levee on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Buckhorn Sports Pad, Buckhorn Cultural Centre, 1782 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn.

Hot Chocolate + Hot Dogs + Coffee

Meet your Mayor and Council members. Celebrate the New Year with your neighbours and meet with old friends and make some new. This is a family event for all ages.

There will be a free public skate at the outdoor Buckhorn Sports Pad. Please bring your own skates and helmets. We do have some skates available on site to use.

There will also be snowshoeing and winter baseball fun!

Trent Lakes Holiday Hours

Date Posted:

The Trent Lakes Municipal Office will be closed at 12 noon Monday, December 24th, 2018 until Tuesday, January 1st, 2019, inclusive. 

Normal office business hours resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. 

Waste Transfer Stations are closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. 

Waste Transfer Stations will operate on their regular schedule all other days. 

Council and Staff Wish Everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!

MNRF Local Citizens Committee

Date Posted: December 5, 2018


November 20, 2018
Subject: Recruiting New Members for Local Citizens Committees for Crown Forest Management

The Bancroft District Office of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is recruiting new members for the Local Citizens Committee (LCC) for both the Bancroft-Minden and Mazinaw-Lanark forest management units (see maps).

The LCC is a volunteer committee representing a broad range of local interests, and provides an opportunity for enhanced public consultation through dialogue with the MNRF and the Sustainable Forest Licensee (SFL) (Bancroft Minden Forest Company Inc. and Mazinaw-Lanark Forest Inc.). The LCC assists in ensuring that the forest management planning process proceeds in a manner that incorporates the interests of all forest users.

The LCC for both forest management units are seeking new members to specifically represent naturalist and waterfront property owner interests in forest management planning. Previous forestry knowledge is not required, and orientation and training are provided. Travel expenses are reimbursed at approved government rates.

Prospective new members should be aware of the following requirements:

  • able to commit to attending two to four meetings throughout the year and possibly more during the development of a new Forest Management Plan;
    o For the Bancroft-Minden LCC, meetings are held in the evening in Bancroft
    o For the Mazinaw-Lanark LCC, meetings are held during the day in Sharbot Lake;
  • commit to membership for a minimum of one year; and,
  •  actively participate in meetings, provide timely input, and where required, seek and present perspectives of the interest group they are representing.

Those interested in applying to be a member of a LCC should contact the appropriate MNRF Management Forester for further information on the application process. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2019.

Ministry of Natural
Resources and Forestry
Bancroft District
PO Box 500
106 Monck Street
Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0
Ministère des Richesses naturelles et des Forêts
Telephone: (613) 332-3940
Facsimile: (613) 332-0608

Any questions about the LCC and recruitment process, or forest management planning in general, can also be directed to the appropriate Management Forester.

Bancroft-Minden Forest
Tim Reece
Management Forester
Tel: 613-332-3940 x248

Mazinaw-Lanark Forest
Joel Martineau
Management Forester
Tel: 613-332-3940 x256

Thank you for your interest in supporting Crown forest management planning in Bancroft District.


Paul Heeney
District Manager
Bancroft District
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Bancroft-Minden Forestry Region perimeters

Mazinaw-Lanark Region perimeter

Notice of a Special Meeting

Date Posted: December 3, 2018


The Council of the Municipality of Trent Lakes will hold a Special Council Meeting on December 17, 2018 commencing at 9:00 a.m. regarding the draft budget for 2019.

The meeting will be held in the Municipal Council Chambers located at 760 Peterborough County Road 36, Trent Lakes.

Please note that this meeting is open to the public and citizens are invited to observe the proceedings. However, questions or comments from the gallery will not be received during this meeting.

If you would like to be a delegation at this meeting, please contact the Clerk prior to 12:00 noon on December 11th, 2018.

Dated this 3rd day of December, 2018.

Kari Stevenson, Clerk
Municipality of Trent Lakes
760 Peterborough County Road 36
Trent Lakes ON  K0M 1A0
Tel: 705-738-3800 ext. 240
Fax: 705-738-3801

Well Water Testing Service Paused for Winter

Date Posted: November 27, 2018

Peterborough Public Health and the Municipality of Trent Lakes are pausing their joint well water sample drop-off program for the winter. The final date for county residents to drop off their samples to the Trent Lakes Administration office is Thursday, November 29, 2018.

It is important to test your well water a number of times throughout the year. “Water quality changes over time, that’s why we recommend testing private wells three to four times a year to prevent health risks. We hope by making this testing service more accessible that residents will test their well water more regularly.” said Atul Jain, Manager of Environmental Health Programs at Peterborough Public Health. “We look forward to resuming our work with the Municipality in the spring.”

When the free well water drop-off service returns next year, the season will run from Tuesday, April 2, 2019, to Thursday, November 28, 2019. Throughout the winter months, residents may drop off their samples at Peterborough Public Health, 185 King St., Peterborough, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Fridays, or at the Public Health Ontario Laboratory at 99 Hospital Drive between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Copy of Media Release for Well Water Testing at Trent Lakes Paused for Winter

Well water samples are tested for two types of bacterial contamination: total coliforms and E. coli. The presence of E. coli indicates the water has been contaminated with fecal material, which can contain disease-causing microbes. These organisms can cause severe gastrointestinal illness. Anyone can become ill if they consume contaminated water, but the young, elderly, and immuno-compromised are at a higher risk.

Residents will receive water quality results by mail or you can call Public Health Ontario’s Interactive Voice Response at 1-877-723-3426. If you have questions about water quality test results, you can call the Peterborough Public Health’s Safe Water Program at 705-743-1000, ext. 232, for a free consultation.

To find out how to test for contaminants other than total coliforms and E. coli, contact Peterborough Public Health at 705-743-1000, ext. 232 or visit

For further information, please contact:
Brittany Cadence
Communications Manager
705-743-1000, ext. 391

Communications Office
705-743-1000, ext. 391
Jackson Square, 185 King St., Peterborough, ON
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018, Peterborough

Notice of a Special Closed Session

Date Posted: November 21, 2018


The Council of the Municipality of Trent Lakes will hold a Special Closed Session meeting on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. under Section 239(2)(a) and (f) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, to receive an Integrity Commissioner Report and to discuss a Municipal Employee wherein solicitor client privileged information may be obtained.

The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at 760 County Road 36, Trent Lakes.

Dated this 20th day of November, 2018.

Kari Stevenson, Clerk
Municipality of Trent Lakes
760 Peterborough County Road 36
Trent Lakes ON  K0M 1A0
Tel: 705-738-3800 ext. 240
Fax: 705-738-3801

Meet Your Needs Day – Free Event

Date Posted: November 20, 2018

Free gently used children’s and adult clothing, shoes and boots, household items, personal hygiene products, toys and other free products.

Wednesday, November 21st,
3 to 6 pm,
Buckhorn Cultural Centre,
1782 Lakehurst Rd., Buckhorn. 

ALL items are free and you take as much as you need, no limits.

Volunteer Board Members Being Sought

Date Posted: November 15, 2018

Trent Lakes Municipal Council is receiving applications from citizens of the Municipality of Trent Lakes for appointment to the following Local Boards:

Police Services Board – 1 member

Trent Lakes Public Library Board – 6 members

The Police Services Board meets every other month at the Municipal Office. The Trent Lakes Public Library Board meets once a month at the Municipal Office. The appointment period will be for the term of the 2018-2022 Council, expiring on November 14th, 2022.

Please submit a letter of interest outlining your background relating to the Board you are interested in no later than 12:00 noon on Friday, December 6th, 2018 to:

Kari Stevenson
Director of Corporate Services, Clerk
760 Peterborough County Rd 36
Trent Lakes, ON K0M 1A0
Fax: 705-738-3801

You’re Invited to a Retirement Gathering

Date Posted: November 9, 2018

On Friday, November 30th, 2018 there will be a Retirement Gathering in honour of Mayor Bev Matthews from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Lower Floor, Trent Lakes Municipal Office at 760 County Road 36, Trent Lakes.

Mayor Matthews is retiring after 24 years of municipal government service as a member of Council.  Everyone is invited to attend or drop by to offer their best wishes. Presentations will begin at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.

Photo of an invitation to Mayor Bev Matthew retirement gathering.

Click here to download a pdf copy of the invitation.

Office Closed

Date Posted:

Please be advised the Municipality of Trent Lakes office will be closed on Monday, November 12th, in observance of Remembrance Day.  All Waste Transfer Stations will be operating normal hours on both November 11th and 12th.

Red poppy flower beside words Remembrance Day. Never forget. Always remember and the Municipality of Trent Lakes logo.

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