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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.

Discount on Dog Tags Ends March 31st.

Date Posted: March 23, 2018

A reminder to Trent Lakes dog owners that 2018 Dog Tags are only on sale until March 31st for $25.00 per dog. After March 31st the price will be $30.00 per dog. Dog tags are required in Trent Lakes. You can purchase dog tags at any of the Waste Transfer Sites or also at the Municipal Office during normal business hours.

Close up of dog's face

Notice of Study Completion: Replacement of Deer Bay Culvert

Date Posted: March 19, 2018

Notice of Study Completion
County of Peterborough
Design and Municipal Class Environmental Assessment
for the Replacement of the Deer Bay Culvert

The County of Peterborough has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) for the Deer Bay Culvert, located within the Municipality of Trent Lakes on County Road No.36 approximately 0.65 km west of Jack Hills Road.

The project is proceeding in accordance with a Schedule ‘B’ undertaking, as per the MCEA, to address the deficiencies with the existing Deer Bay Culvert. As part of the study, alternative solutions such as “do nothing”, rehabilitation, and replacement were developed and assessed. The alternative solutions were assessed for potential impacts to the natural, cultural, social, and economic environments. Based on the environmental assessment study, the preferred alternative is replacement with a pre-cast open footed rigid frame concrete structure founded on existing bedrock.

Public Information Centres (PICs) were held on August 23 and November 8, 2017. The first PIC was to provide information regarding project alternatives and to answer questions regarding the project, while the second PIC was to provide information regarding the assessment and determination of the preferred alternative regarding the replacement of the Deer Bay Culvert.

The environmental assessment for this Schedule ‘B’ project is documented in a Project File Report, which is now available for review. Copies of the Project File Report are available at the following locations for review and on the County of Peterborough website at

County of Peterborough
310 Armour Road
Peterborough, ON K9H 1Y6

Municipality of Trent Lakes
760 County Road No.36
Trent Lakes, ON K0M 1A0.

The 30-day review period begins on March 17, 2018. Written comments may be submitted until April 18, 2018 to:

Ms. Kendra Reid, C.E.T.
Sr. Engineering Technologist
Engineering & Design
County of Peterborough
310 Armour Road
Peterborough, ON K9H 1Y6
Phone: (705) 775-2737 x 3202
Fax: (705) 749-2551

Tashi Dwivedi, P.Eng.
HP Engineering Inc.
Suite 400, 2039 Robertson Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 8R2
Phone: (613) 695-3737
Fax: (613) 680-3636

If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved in discussion with the County, a person / party may request that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) make an order for the
project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order).

This request must be received by the Minister and Director of the Environmental Approvals Branch (at the addresses noted below) prior to April 18, 2018. A copy of the request must also be sent to the County, at the address noted above. If there are no requests received within the 30-day review period, the project will receive clearance, and may proceed to design and construction, dependent on available funding.

Minister Chris Ballard
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
11th Floor, 77 Wellesley St. West,
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2T5

Director, Environmental Approvals Branch
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
1st Floor, 135 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1P5

Dated March 17, 2018

Trent Lakes Public Library Presents “An Evening with Lawrence Hill”

Date Posted: March 16, 2018

The Trent Lakes Public Library is presenting

An Evening with Lawrence Hill
at the Buckhorn Community Centre,
1782 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn
Social Hours Starts at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $20 each and include dinner and a presentation by Lawrence Hill. Tickets are available at both library branches. There is a limit of 200 tickets being sold.

All monies raised will go directly to help the library.

There will also be a raffle to win autographed copies of three of his books.

For more information please call 705-657-3695.

Mr. Hill is a Canadian author of several books including the highly acclaimed “The Book of Negroes” and “The Illegal”.A poster showing a facial close up of Lawrence Hill to advertise An Evening with Lawrence Hill at the Buckhorn Community Centre.


Buckhorn Greenspace Streetscape Design Plan Public Meeting

Date Posted: March 14, 2018

Buckhorn Greenspace/Streetscape Design Plan Survey

The Municipality of Trent Lakes is undertaking an exciting project to revitalize the downtown area of Buckhorn. A public meeting was held on the evening of March 7, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. at St. Matthews Church in Buckhorn.

Map of the Buckhorn C I P area on a board with sticky notes that the public has written and stuck to the front of the board.
Click on this photo to enlarge

The consultant project team from Skelton, Brumwell and Associates Inc., were pleased with the turnout and the amount of positive feedback from the public.

They also shared graphs of the preliminary responses that they received to the online survey.

Various pie charts giving a percentage to the responses to questions on the Greenspace Streetscape survey
Click on this photo to enlarge

A pdf document of the graphs is available at the link below.

A brief online survey was developed by the consultant. There is still time to take the survey and submit your ideas. The link for the survey is below:

To request any of these documents in an alternative format, please email  or phone 705-738-3800.

Photo showing many of the attendees at the Greenspace Streetscape Public Meeting in Buckhorn on March 7, 2018.
Click on this photo to enlarge

Reminder: Buckhorn Greenspace/Streetscape Meeting

Date Posted: March 6, 2018

The Trent Lakes Economic Development Committee would like to remind members of the public to attend the Greenspace/Streetscape Design Plan meeting for the downtown core of the Hamlet of Buckhorn.

Everyone is welcome to attend to learn about this exciting project for Buckhorn and to provide input.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
7 to 9 p.m.
Hartley Hall at St. Matthew/St. Aiden’s Church
1937 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn

Please be sure to complete our brief online survey, especially if you are unable to make the meeting.


March 1st Road Load Restrictions Come Into Force

Date Posted: February 26, 2018

Municipality of Trent Lakes and the County of Peterborough Load Restrictions are now in effect.

Load restrictions apply only when the signs are displayed on the roadway.  Signs are generally posted between March 1st and April 30th and will be removed when it is deemed that the restrictions are no longer needed.

Periods of reduced vehicle loading is enforced on Municipal roads that may be susceptible to damage if exposed to heavy loading.  This is typically during the “spring break up” period when a road base is at its weakest condition as ground frost thaws and melts.

Reduced Loads are in effect during this period on all Municipal roads. Each road is signed accordingly.

Vehicles exceeding the 5 tonne per axle load restriction must take alternate routes or will be subject to penalties described in the Highway Traffic Act.

Section 122 of the Highway Traffic Act provides the Municipality with the authority to pass by-laws to restrict axle loading to a maximum of 5 tonnes per axle in order to protect the integrity of the Municipality’s road network from damage.

Photo of a load restriction in effect , 5 tonnes per axle from March 1 to April 30

Ontario Provincial Election Date Confirmed June 7, 2018

Date Posted:

The date of the next provincial election for Ontario has been confirmed as Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Elections Ontario states you can vote in person on election day from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. (Eastern Time) at your assigned voting location. To find your voting location, check your Voter Information Card, or use the Elections Ontario Voter Information service.

The following locations in Trent Lakes will be voting locations.

  • Municipal Office Council Chambers, 760 County Road 36, Trent Lakes, K0M 1A0
  • Galway Community Hall, 388 Galway Road, Kinmount, K0M 2A0
  • Cavendish Community Hall, 8 Community Complex Drive, Trent Lakes, K0L 1J0
  • Lakehurst Community Hall, 259 Lakehurst Circle Road, Lakehurst, K0L 1J0

For more information on or how to vote in the Ontario Election please visit their website:

Or contact Elections Ontario at:

Phone: 1-888-668-8683
TTY: 1-888-292-2312
Fax: 1-866-714-2809

Kawartha Conservation Flood Warning Cancelled

Date Posted: February 23, 2018

Flood Warning – Cancelled
Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety

DATE:    February 23, 2018
TIME:    11:30 pm

Message sent on the basis of information received from:

  • Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network
  • Environment Canada
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Surface Water Monitoring Centre
  • Trent-Severn Waterway

A Flood Warning is cancelled for the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction.

A Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety is now in effect.

Water levels and flows at watercourses throughout the Kawartha Conservation watershed are currently receding.  As the majority of the snow cover has melted and no significant precipitation in the forecast, the receding trend is expected to continue.

The public is reminded to exercise caution around all water bodies as water levels are high and water courses continue running at higher than normal velocities. Children should be warned of hazards associated with water and water structures and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.

Trent-Severn Waterway officials are monitoring the situation closely and are prepared to adjust flows through water control structures as required.

Burnt and Gull River levels are monitored by staff from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). Residents along these two rivers are requested to direct any questions concerning water levels to the MNRF Minden office at 705-286-5207.

This Flood Watch-Kawartha Conservation Watershed will be in effect through Monday, February 26th, 2018.

Kawartha Conservation will continue monitoring water levels and watershed conditions and notify the public and municipalities within its watershed jurisdiction of any changes. If you are aware of or have concerns about flooding, please contact Kawartha Conservation at 705.328.2271 or 705.344.0155 after hours.

Iryna Shulyarenko, Hydrologist

Dave Pridham, Manager, Technical Services

Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety is a general notice that existing or potential conditions pose a risk to personal safety.  Watershed Conditions Statements – Water Safety may be issued when streams are flowing at or near bankfull levels, when ice conditions are unsafe, or when stream banks are icy, soft and/or slippery.

Amended Notice of Public Meeting

Date Posted:

Take Notice That the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Trent Lakes will hold a Public Meeting on the 7th day of April, 2018, commencing at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers (760 Peterborough County Road 36, Trent Lakes) regarding the centralized public works depot.

Any person may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation.

The agenda will be posted on the municipal website prior to noon on April 5th, 2018.

Dated this 23rd day of February, 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

Flood Watch in Effect for Otonabee Conservation Watershed

Date Posted: February 22, 2018

Otonabee Conservation advises that a Flood Watch is now in effect for the entire watershed region, and it will remain in effect until Monday, February 26, 2018.

If at any time you are experiencing a flood emergency, please call 911 to alert your local municipality.

This Flood Watch has been issued to alert watershed residents and businesses located along the shores of the region’s rivers, streams and creeks that flood conditions are a possibility.

Watershed Conditions

Owing to recently experienced rainfall and warm air temperatures, ice cover in the upper reaches of area rivers, streams and creeks has broken-up, and the ice chunks then carried downstream where they may be causing a blockage of flow. Where blockages are occurring, water may be held back causing elevated water levels upstream. Water levels in the vicinity of Willow and Greenwood Roads, for example, are approximately 0.75 meters higher than what would be expected given current flows through the Otonabee River at these locations.

Ice jams are dynamic. If the downstream flow of water is able to erode a sufficiently large enough path through the ice jam, then upstream water levels will not worsen, and will likely even slowly improve. On the other hand, if the ice jam breaks, then the water being held back will be suddenly released, and while this will then cause upstream water levels to quickly return to normal, flash flooding may occur downstream. In the event that the ice jam increasingly restricts the river channel, then the water being held back will likewise increase causing flooding upstream. Therefore, residents and businesses located in low-lying areas on the shores of area rivers, streams and creeks are hereby advised to prepare themselves and their property for the possibility of flooding due to ice jamming.

This Flood Watch message will remain in effect until Monday, February 26, 2018.

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