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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.

Notice of Bridge Closure: Peter’s Island Bridge

Date Posted: October 11, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Geotechnical Investigation

The County of Peterborough will be completing a geotechnical investigation on the road approaches to Peter’s Island Bridge, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. This investigation will require the full closure of the bridge to vehicular traffic.

Peter’s Island Bridge is a single lane structure crossing over Crystal Lake via Peter’s Island Road and Crystal Lake Road, located in the Municipality of Trent Lakes.

The work will involve the setup of a borehole drilling rig on the road approaches leading up to the bridge. Due to the size of the rig, the bridge will not be accessible to any vehicular traffic.

Pedestrian access over the bridge will be accommodated during the completion of this geotechnical investigation.

Please note that the timelines are approximate and will vary dependent upon weather and other factors. We apologize for any inconvenience during this work and thank you for your patience.

Please contact the undersigned for any additional information:

Bryan Weir, BA,MSC, MCIP, RPP
Acting Director of Public Works
County of Peterborough
470 Water Street
Peterborough, ON K9H 3M3
Phone: (705) 743-0380 x 2400

Peter Nielsen, C.E.T.
Manager, Engineering & Design
County of Peterborough
310 Armour Road
Peterborough, ON K9H 1Y6
Phone: (705) 775-2737 x 3200

Thanksgiving Day Hours

Date Posted: October 3, 2018

The Municipality of Trent Lakes will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Monday October 8th. Business hours resume Tuesday October 9th at 8:30 am. Waste Transfer Sites are open Thanksgiving Day from 12 noon to 5 pm. Have a fun-filled, safe Thanksgiving Day weekend!

New Ode`naang Park in Buckhorn Officially Opens

Date Posted: September 6, 2018

The Municipality of Trent Lakes
and its
Economic Development Committee
are pleased to announce, and invite you
to attend the

Official Opening of:

Ode`naang Park
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018

“Heart of the Community”
in downtown Buckhorn
Lakehurst Road

Please join us as the park is officially opened and celebrated:

Open House:  11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Unveiling: 12:00 p.m.

  • Refreshments to be provided.
  • Free hot dogs and bannock.

Official Unveiling:

  • Mayor Bev Matthews of the Municipality of Trent Lakes, and
  • Chief Phyllis Williams of Curve Lake First Nation.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Labour Day Hours

Date Posted: August 30, 2018

The Municipality of Trent Lakes will be closed Labour Day, Monday September 3rd, 2018. Regular business hours resume Tuesday September 4th at 8:30 am.

Waste Transfer Sites are open Labour Day from 12 noon to 8 pm.

Council and staff wish everyone a fun-filled and safe Labour Day weekend!

2 boys and 1 girl are jumping into the air from a dock into the water.

Trent Lakes New CAO Hired.

Date Posted: August 8, 2018

The Municipality of Trent Lakes has been successful in their search for a new permanent CAO. We are pleased to announce that Peter Avgoustis has accepted the position.

Peter holds a Masters of Public Administration from Western University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph. He has a broad range of municipal experience having worked for the City of Toronto, the City of Guelph and recently as CAO in the Town of Kirkland Lake.

Mayor Bev Mathews says: “Peter is an excellent choice as the CAO, he has a very well-rounded background. He has the unique experience of working in large cities and a rural municipality. We look forward to utilizing his strong leadership and management skills along with his experience, knowledge and energy.”

“I am honoured for the opportunity and look forward to working with all township employees and Council for the residents of Trent Lakes” says Mr. Avgoustis.

Peter will commence his new position on September 4th, 2018.

Civic Holiday Hours

Date Posted: July 31, 2018

The Municipal Office will be
closed on
Monday, August 6th, 2018
for the 
Civic Holiday

Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

All Transfer Stations will be open on the holiday Monday and operate on Sunday hours of noon to 8 p.m.

Council and Staff Wish Everyone
a Safe and Happy
Civic Holiday Long Weekend!

Two wooden Muskoka chairs on a dock overlooking a calm lake.

Limited Garbage to Garden Appointments Available

Date Posted:

Peterborough County advises they have a handful of appointments to fill this August in their popular Garbage to Garden home composter installation program. Sign up today to have County Staff come to your home, install your composter or digester, and get you set up for composting success.

Please fill out this form to be added to the appointment list:

Digester half buried in the ground with writing across it advertising the limited spots available in August for the Garbage to Garden program.

Trent Lakes Burn Ban Lifted

Date Posted: July 26, 2018

Grass Forest Fire Index risk indicator with arrow pointing to High

Municipality of Trent Lakes



July 26, 2018

You are now permitted to have open air burning within the Municipality of Trent Lakes.  Our current fire index is High.  Please follow By-Law 2017-053 regulations that are found on your Burn Permit.  Burn Permits can be obtained at the Municipal Office, Libraries and Transfer Stations. Please note that there is still as per the By-law no daytime burning between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Summer Waste and Recycling Facts and Tips:

Date Posted: July 25, 2018


  • Did you go camping this summer? Don’t forget – empty camping fuel cylinders are hazardous waste. Please bring them to a hazardous waste depot during operating hours for proper disposal. Do not place them in your garbage or your Blue Box.
  • Did you know that all alcohol containers over 100 ml have a deposit on them? Even boxed wine! Return all beer, wine and spirit containers to the Beer Store to get your deposit back, or ask at your local transfer station about donation options.
  • Aluminum can be recycled repeatedly. In fact, a pop can may become a bicycle in just 60 days! Recycling aluminum uses a fraction of the energy it takes to refine ore from raw materials. Place your aluminum cans in the blue box!
  • Plastic disposable cutlery and drinking straws are not recyclable, please place these in the garbage or consider a substitute like eco-friendly bamboo cutlery or paper straws.

Vacant Unit Rebate Stakeholder & Public Input Survey

Date Posted: July 23, 2018

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