The Province has enacted a second provincial-wide state of emergency and will be issuing tighter shutdown restrictions that will come into effect at 12:01 Thursday, January 14, 2021. Report Covid-19 non-compliance to OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Report after hours By-Law complaint to 705-738-3800, ext. 311.
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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.

Free Online COVID-19 Vaccine and You Presentation

Date Posted: January 6, 2021

Our local Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, will give a free, online presentation about the current status of COVID-19 vaccines and their local rollout on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Salvaterra invites questions from the community in advance so she can try to address them during her presentation. A field to submit questions is included as part of the online registration process. Her presentation will cover the latest updates on the provincial vaccine rollout, an overview of the COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Canada, details about when and how the vaccine will be made available in the Peterborough area, and wrap up with a section on frequently asked questions.

Further details are provided in the COVID-19 Vaccine and You January 15 Presentation Media Release.


Municipality of Trent Lakes COVID-19 Update

Date Posted: December 23, 2020

Today, the Municipality of Trent Lakes announced immediate additional measures for business continuity and delivery of services to members of the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety to the public in this unprecedented time of extreme uncertainty is paramount.

The Municipality of Trent Lakes, Municipal Office, 760 County Rd. 36, Trent Lakes will be closed to the public as of 12:00 p.m., Thursday, December 24, 2020 as planned for the Holiday Season and remain closed in the New Year as a result of the Provincial Government lockdown. Municipal business will continue after the Holiday closure on Monday, January 4, 2021 with Municipal Staff and Council being available to the public by phone at 705-738-3800 or by email at and by using the various online resources available on our website Customers can pay bills by using the drop box at the Municipal Office or through your personal banking institution.

In addition, the following temporary service delivery changes have been implemented:

  • Closure of all Municipal Community Centers/Halls and ice rinks and associated scheduled events
  • Cancellation of Special Events
  • Regular Council Meetings will be held virtually during the month of January 2021
  • Building Services – new applications will be received via email for review. Applications for new building permits will be reviewed by appointment only. Building inspections will be conducted by appointment only and COVID-19 protocols will be followed at all work sites.
  • Applications for Planning Services – will be received by appointment only. Pre-consultation for planning applications can be provided electronically or by phone.

All essential Municipal services will continue such as emergency services, water, transfer station operations and public works.

COVID-19 Provincial Lockdown

Date Posted: December 22, 2020

At 12:01 a.m. on December 26th the province of Ontario will enter a lockdown scenario and remain as such for 28 days for local health unit regions in the southern parts of Ontario (14 days for local health unit regions in the northern parts of Ontario). The Municipality of Trent Lakes is in the southern part of Ontario as part of the Peterborough Public Health.

There are many sectors that will be required to close and/or modify to a curb-side pick up model.  You can see the entire list of requirements on the Ontario lockdown website, which includes a link to a detailed .Province-wide shutdown pdf document. The Ontario news release is also available here.

In addition to the specific sector requirements for lockdown, the following public health recommendations are in effect during this lockdown period.

General Information:

  • Ontarians should stay home to the fullest extent possible
  • Trips outside of the home should be limited and only for essential purposes (accessing health care and medication, grocery shopping, child care, exercise alone or people in your household (the people you live with) and in the community where you live, walking pets when required, and supporting vulnerable community members to meet the needs above)
  • Remote work should happen in all industries to the greatest extent possible:
    • Employers should enable and support workers to work remotely and accommodate household needs related to virtual education and dependent care
  • Face coverings should be tightly fitted to cover the nose, mouth and chin. Scarves and bandanas are insufficient

Close Contact, Gatherings and Events

  • Indoor organized public events and social gatherings are not permitted except with members of the same household.  Limit close contact to your household (the people you live with):
    • Families should not visit any other household or allow visitors in their homes
    • Individuals who live alone and single parents may consider having exclusive, close contact with another household to help reduce the negative impacts of social isolation
    • Virtual gatherings or events are the safest way to visit or recognize occasions with people outside your household, especially during the holiday season
  • Maintain two metres of physical distancing from everyone outside of your household (who you do not live with)
  • Wear a face covering indoors; outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained; or if wearing one is required

Travel within Ontario

  • Stay home. Travel outside your region should be limited to only essential purposes.

Inter-Provincial Travel

  • Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. Travel out of province should be limited to only essential purposes
  • Individuals and families who arrive or return to Ontario during the Provincewide Shutdown period should self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival

The Regulation mandating these closures/modifications is O. Reg. 82/20, which we expect will be updated in the coming days with some of the current lockdown announcements.

Temporary Bridge Crossing – Peter’s Island Bridge

Date Posted: December 18, 2020

Please be advised that Peter’s Island Bridge, located on Peter’s Island Road (Crystal Lake), will remain closed to all traffic until December 23rd, 2020.

Over the Christmas break, from December 24th, 2020, to January 4th, 2021, temporary passage of vehicles onto Peter’s Island will be available.

A temporary timber crane mat is to be installed on the surface of the new concrete box culvert as a temporary driving platform for vehicles to cross onto the island. Timber curbs will be installed on the crane mat to delineate a single lane 3m wide driving lane. Temporary delineators / signs will also be installed (on the approaches and over the structure) in order to guide traffic over the structure.

The temporary crane mat will remain in place until January 4th, 2021, after which construction on the new bridge will recommence and continue until January 15, 2021 (estimated date of completion).

Peter’s Island Bridge will be completely closed to all traffic from January 4th, 2021, to January 15, 2021.

Remaining work to be completed in January 2021 includes installation of safety railings, concrete distribution slab, gravel placement and other features. Asphalt paving will be completed in the summer of 2021.

Please circulate this notice to any other parties who may be interested in receiving information on the replacement of Peter’s Island Bridge. If you have any questions, please contact any of the following project team members:

Mr. Peter Nielsen, C.E.T.
Manager, Infrastructure Programs
Infrastructure Services Department
310 Armour Road
Peterborough, ON K9H 1Y6
Phone: (705) 775-2737 x 3200

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

Holiday Hours

Date Posted:

The Trent Lakes Municipal Office will be closed from 12 noon Thursday, December 24th, 2020 to Friday, January 1st, 2021, inclusive.

Normal office hours resume on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.

Waste Transfer Stations are closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. All sites will operate on regular schedule on all other days.

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

Building and Planning Department Replacement Truck

Date Posted: December 16, 2020

December 16, 2020

To whom it may concern:

The Building and Planning Department is seeking a replacement truck. The Municipality of Trent Lakes is requesting a quote for an “off-the-lot” purchase.

The Municipality is seeking the following specifications:

  • Ford 150 4X4 XTR Extended Cab;
  • 4 Tires 275 / 65R18 cooper discoverer AT3 4S or equivalent;
  • Tow Package;
  • Standard Warranty;
  • Vehicle to be plated & certified; and
  • Preferred color is black

We request your quotation by December 23, 2020, in writing or by email at

Please contact the Building and Planning Department at extension x233 if you are requiring any further clarification.

Kindest Regards,

Adele Arbour
Temporary Building & Planning Manager
Municipality of Trent Lakes

Remembrance Day Hours

Date Posted: November 10, 2020

The Trent Lakes Municipal office will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th, 2020 for Remembrance Day. Normal business hours resume on Wednesday, November 12th.

All Waste Transfer Stations will all be operating on their normal schedules for Winter Hours.

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Reminder: Parks, Recreation and Culture Survey 2 – Fall 2020

Date Posted: November 3, 2020

Please don’t forget to participate in the Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee Survey 2. This survey builds upon the responses received in the first survey.

The Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee invites all residents to let us know what you think about recommendations that will shape facilities, programs and services for the next 10 years.

Trent Lakes Photos Wanted!

Date Posted: October 28, 2020

In 2021 the Municipality of Trent Lakes will be launching a new website. We want to use this opportunity to share the beauty of Trent Lakes – with your help!
We believe the people who love the Municipality of Trent Lakes will be our best photographers. We are requesting our residents, businesses and visitors to participate and help us show everyone just how good life is here.
We will be accepting submissions until November 9th, 2020.
Details and requirements can be found on the Trent Lakes Photos Wanted webpage under the Announcements menu or please use the link below to be taken directly to that page:

2021 Municipal Community Grants

Date Posted: October 27, 2020

The Municipality of Trent Lakes is now accepting applications for 2021 Municipal Community Grants. Please download and review the AD-45_Community Grant Policy for requirements and eligibility before you apply.

The 2021 Municipal Community Grant Application can be completed and submitted online. A pdf fillable form to download is also available on the same page.

All applications must be received by the Second Friday in January before 4:30 pm. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you have questions or require more information contact

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