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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.

Buckhorn Greenspace Streetscape Design Plan Public Meeting

Date Posted: February 16, 2018

The Municipality of
Trent Lakes Economic Development Committee
Invites You to Attend a

Public Meeting
for the
Greenspace/Streetscape Design Plan

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Hartley Hall at St. Matthews Church
1937 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn

We Want to Hear from You!

Everyone is welcome to attend this public meeting to learn about this exciting project, meet the project representatives and most importantly, to provide input.

Rural Women’s Summit: Empowering Rural Women and Girls in Peterborough-Kawartha

Date Posted: February 15, 2018

MP Maryam Monsef will be hosting a
Rural Women’s Summit: Empowering Rural Women & Girls
in Peterborough-Kawartha, on
Friday, March 2, 2-8pm
at the Buckhorn Community Centre, 1782 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn K0L 1J0

All are Welcome 

2-5 pm Afternoon Panel & Action Planning
5-8 pm Evening Keynote Speaker Hon. Maryam Monsef, MInister for Status of Women. Music and refreshments.

The focus will be conversations about the challenges rural women and girls face, and the solutions or practical actions that can be taken or that have been taken. The afternoon includes local women who will speak from a variety of backgrounds – farming, health, economic development etc. and what their experiences are related to the theme of empowerment of rural women and girls – challenges and opportunities. The panel will raise some ideas for further round table discussions among all the participants.

In the evening, Maryam will lead a presentation that highlights the discussion from the afternoon (for those who could not attend), as well as speak in more depth about her work as the Minister for the Status of Women.

Maryam would like to hear what the participants have to say to be able to represent our riding in Ottawa, and also at the upcoming UN conference on rural women and girls.

Free Admission. For information and to register:

Call: 705-745-2108 Email:

This venue is wheelchair accessible. Please communicate additional accessibility needs with registration.

A photo of The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Status of Women

Sustainable Peterborough 2017 Partnership Recognition Awards

Date Posted: February 12, 2018

In order to recognize the numerous achievements that our partner organizations have accomplished in 2017, Sustainable Peterborough (SP) is proud to announce the 3rd Sustainable Peterborough Partnership Recognition Awards. Included in the nomination package please find general information about the awards, as well as the nomination form.

Sustainable Peterborough Nomination Package 2018 PDF

General Information
• All applications must be emailed to Anca Pascalau, Sustainable Peterborough Coordinator, at by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 to be eligible for the 2017 SP Partnership Recognition Awards.
• Nominees must be SP Partners in 2017, whereas nominators are not required to be Partners. Self-nomination is encouraged.
• If nominating an organization made up of a network or collaborative, please list the names of all organizations within the network or collaborative.
• An organization may be nominated for more than one theme area. Separate nomination forms must be submitted for each theme area.
• One winner per theme area will be selected; an organization may win a maximum of two theme areas; an organization cannot win in the same theme area 3 years in a row.
• Award winners will be notified during the second week of April and officially announced at the SP Partnership Recognition event scheduled for the evening of April 18th, 2018.
• Winners may be profiled through the SP social media outlets, website and marketing materials.
• All nominees will be judged solely on the information contained within the nomination form. Decisions will be made at the discretion of the SP Awards Subcommittee. The Subcommittee will not request additional information to support the nomination, but
reserve the right to contact the nominee to verify facts.
• The Sustainable Peterborough Plan is available at SP

Partnership information is available by contacting Katie Allen, Partnership Developer, at

Boil Water Advisory for Buckhorn Lake Estates Rescinded

Date Posted: February 11, 2018

The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) has advised the Boil Water Advisory for the Buckhorn Lake Estates Drinking Water Supply System, put into effect on Thursday, February 8th, 2018 has now been rescinded. Residents are no longer required to boil the drinking water.

If you require additional information, please contact the Peterborough Public Health Unit office at  705-743-1100 for questions concerning he quality of the water during the Boil Water Advisory or the Ontario Clean Water Agency (Central On-Call) at 1-888-695-1663 for any other questions.

Boil Water Advisory – Buckhorn Lake Estates

Date Posted: February 8, 2018

The Buckhorn Lake Estates water treatment plant experienced a filter backwash malfunction and a low distribution system pressure. As a result, a boil water advisory has been issued.

Please check back for updates or contact OCWA at 705-738-9734.

Kari Stevenson, Clerk

Snow and Ice Removal

Date Posted:

Please be advised the Municipality of Trent Lakes has passed a by-law relating to the health and safety of residents using our roads and to ensure proper maintenance of the municipal road system. In the winter months, please be advised that depositing snow/ice onto a municipal road or in a way that creates an obstruction is not permitted and may be liable to fines. (Please refer to By-law B2018-015)

2018 Interim Tax Bills Mailed

Date Posted: February 7, 2018

The 2018 Interim property tax bills have been mailed. If you have not received your tax bills by February 20, 2018 or have any questions regarding your tax bill, please call 705-738-3800 or 1-800-374-4009 for toll-free long distance.

Please note that failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt property owners from paying their taxes. Late payments will be subject to a late payment charge of 1.25% on the first day of each month in which the default continues.

Consistent with prior years, the interim bill is approved for 50% of the property taxes paid in 2017. Due dates for tax payments are:  March 29, 2018 and May 29, 2018.

Payment Options

Valentine’s Day Recycled

Date Posted: January 30, 2018

Show the Blue Box a little love this Valentine’s Day and recycle these things:

  • Cards and paper or boxboard “Valentines”
  • Boxes from chocolates: put the plastic tray with your containers and the box with your fibres
  • Paper gift wrap and gift bags

Please put these Valentine’s Day wastes in the garbage, they are not recyclable:

  • Plastic florist wrapping from fresh cut flowers
  • Candy wrappers
  • Toys and Knick-knacks

Public Meeting – Buckhorn Dam Hydro Project

Date Posted: January 28, 2018

Notice of a Public Consultation Meeting
Peterborough Utilities Inc. Buckhorn Hydro Project

Peterborough Utilities Inc. (PUI) is proposing the development of the Buckhorn Hydro Project between Buckhorn Lake and Lower Buckhorn Lake in the hamlet of Buckhorn, Ontario. Peterborough Utilities Buckhorn Hydro LP (PUBH) is a limited partnership with PUI and the Curve Lake Economic Development Corporation. The project located on the Trent Severn Waterway on Federal lands under the administration of the Parks Canada Agency (PCA). PUBH is currently undertaking a Detailed Impact Assessment (DIA), as per the requirements of the Parks Canada Directive on Impact Assessment (2015) under Section 67 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.

PUBH has been awarded a contract from the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) through the Large Renewable Procurement program. The proposed project involves the installation of a waterpower facility with a name plate capacity of approximately 2.5 megawatts adjacent to the existing Buckhorn Dam.

The project is proceeding through approvals associated with the Dominion Water Power Act and may require review and approval under other applicable federal and provincial legislation.
PUBH will be presenting information on the project and soliciting feedback from the public. Public consultation is an integral component of this process. Interested members of the public are invited to attend a public consultation meeting being held on:

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, from 5 pm to 8 pm
1782 Lakehurst Road
Buckhorn, ON

The meeting will be held in the East Banquet Room.

Posters detailing key aspects of the project will be available, and select members of the project team will be on hand to answer questions. Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting on a drop-in basis to learn more about the proposed undertaking and to provide comments.

Information and updates can also be viewed on the project website:

For information on the project proposal, to raise any issues or concerns, or to be placed on the mailing list,

DIA Coordinator:
Ms. Tami-Joy Sugarman
Senior Project Manager
240 Catherine Street, Suite 110
Ottawa, ON, K2P 2G8
(613) 860-2462 ext. 6653

Proponent Contact:
Mr. Paul Ernsting
Generation Project Manager
Peterborough Utilities Inc.
2245 Keene Road, PO Box 4125, Station Main
Peterborough, ON, K9L 0B8
(705) 748-9301 ext. 1284

Map showing proposed hydro dam in Buckhorn

Notice of Nomination for Office

Date Posted: January 25, 2018

Notice of Nomination for Office
Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (s.32)

Notice is hereby given to the Municipal Electors of the Municipality of Trent Lakes

The Nomination and Campaign Period for the 2018 Election will begin on May 1, 2018 in the Municipality of Trent Lakes.

Nominations may be made by completing and filing in the office of the Clerk, on the prescribed nomination form and accompanied by the prescribed nomination filing fee of $200.00 for the Head of Council and $100.00 for all other offices. The filing fee is payable by cash, debit, certified cheque, or money order.

Nominations will be accepted for the following:

(1) Mayor
(1) Deputy Mayor
(1) Councillor at Large
(1) Councillor – Harvey Ward
(1) Councillor – Galway-Cavendish Ward

A nomination must be signed by the candidate and may be filed in person or by an agent during regular business hours between May 1, 2018 and July 26, 2018, and between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on July 27, 2018 (Nomination Day).

A nomination for council must also include endorsement signatures from at least twenty-five (25) persons who are eligible to vote in an election within the municipality where a nomination is being submitted.

Registration papers for third party advertisers must be signed by a representative and may be filed in the Office of the Clerk in person or by any agent during regular business hours from May 1, 2018, up to and including October 19, 2018. Registration papers along with a Declaration of Qualification must be certified by the Clerk before such entity becomes a Certified Third Party Advertiser.

In the event there are an insufficient number of certified candidates to fill all positions available, nominations will be reopened for the vacant positions only on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and such additional nominations, if required, may be filed in the office of the Clerk.

In the 2018 Municipal Election, electors in the Municipality of Trent Lakes will be voting electronically only; either by a touch tone telephone or internet. There will be no paper ballots. A Voter Help Centre will be established at the Trent Lakes Municipal Office with telephone and internet access for electors that do not have access to such connections. The election period opens Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. and closes Monday, October 22, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Dated January 24, 2018

Kari Stevenson, Clerk
Municipality of Trent Lakes
760 County Road 36
Trent Lakes, ON K0M 1A0
705-738-3800 x 240

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