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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.

Traditional County Fair Celebrating Canada 150+

Date Posted: September 18, 2017

Media Release: 

Traditional County Fair
Celebrating Canada 150+
Sunday, September 24 ~ 10 am to 4 pm

Lang, ON- You are invited to join Lang Pioneer Village Museum, the County of Peterborough, the County’s eight townships and two First Nations communities as they come together to celebrate Canada 150+ and the 50th Anniversary of Lang Pioneer Village Museum during the Traditional County Fair Celebrating Canada 150+, Sunday September 24th from 10 am to 4 pm at Lang Pioneer Village Museum. This event is sure to be reminiscent of a traditional county fair but with a modern twist!

Download Traditional County Fair Poster

Hop on board a horse and wagon ride as you tour the historic Village which will be all dressed up for the occasion. In traditional county fair fashion, take a ride on a carousel! Relax on a bench in the center of the Village Green and listen to live performances throughout the day as the Townships and First Nations showcase their best talents. There will be activities for the whole family to enjoy including traditional games, three-legged races and sack races, an obstacle course, face painting and a bouncy castle. Don’t miss the Strongman Show as Mighty Mike bends bars of steel at will and juggles with heavy mallets. Take a quick hula hooping lesson and see how far you can throw a bale of hay during the hay bale toss!

Enjoy a variety of harvest-related demonstrations throughout the village. Watch the Cider Mill in full operation and purchase fresh cider at the Menie General Store to take home. Enjoy some delicious local fire-cooked corn smothered in butter. Watch as wool is transformed into vibrantly coloured skeins of yarn using plants during the natural dyeing demonstrations at the Fife Cabin.

You can enjoy a variety of traditional fair foods including cotton candy, sno cones, candy apples, poutine, and kettle corn or stop at the Lang Food Booth for burgers, sausages, snacks and refreshments. Inside the Village there are plenty more treats to be enjoyed at the Keene Hotel such as butter tarts, pie and lemonade and fresh Empire Cheese curd for sale at the Cheese Factory.

There will be plenty of guest demonstrators including the Horseless Carriage Museum, the Vintage Film Festival, the Canadian Canoe Museum, the Northumberland Rug Hookers, Health Kids Community Challenge, log hewer John Foreman and more!

Listen to a performance by drummer & singer, Kim Muskratt from Hiawatha First Nation and take part in a Round Dance that will lead everyone to the official opening of the Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building at 12 noon. Be among the first to check out this incredible community project in progress! There will also be official ceremonies to commemorate Canada 150+ and the 50th Anniversary of Lang Pioneer Village Museum. After the opening tour the building, and meet the farmers that bring food to our tables.

Skip the admission lines by purchasing your tickets in advance on Eventbrite at Parking for the event is available at the Lang soccer field. A shuttle service will be providing transportation between the parking area and the Village throughout the day.

Come celebrate our history, our community and our country during the Traditional County Fair Celebrating Canada 150+, Sunday September 24 from 10 am to 4 pm at Lang Pioneer Village Museum! Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for students and seniors, $6 for youths (ages 5-14), free for children under 5. Family admission is also available for $30 and includes 2 adults and 4 youths. All taxes included. For more information on Lang Village’s 50th season, please visit their website at See you at the fair!

For more information on this media release please contact Karis Regamey at

Economic Development Committee Public Meeting & “Name the Park”

Date Posted: September 15, 2017

The Trent Lakes Economic Development Committee is inviting members of the public to attend a

Public Meeting
on Monday, October 2, 2017
from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
at Hartley Hall, St. Matthews Anglican Church,
1937 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn.

The purpose of the public meeting is to discuss the Community Improvement Plan and the development of a community park in the Hamlet of Buckhorn.

This is an informal meeting where you will have the opportunity to meet members of the Trent Lakes Economic Committee, who would like to hear your suggestions and answer any questions you may have.

The Economic Development Committee is also seeking “Name the Park” suggestions for the recently acquired parkland in the downtown core of Buckhorn. Suggestions can be sent by email to, dropped off to the Municipal office at 760 County Road 36 or sent by mail to “Park Name”, Municipality of Trent Lakes, 760 County Road 36, Trent Lakes, ON, K0M 1A0. Submissions for park names will be accepted up to February 12th, 2018.

Map of the St. Matthews location in Buckhorn

Aggregate Resources Act Form 1 and 2 Notices

Date Posted: August 31, 2017

Please take note of the following:
Aggregate Resources Act,
Form 1 – Notice of Application for a Licence
Form 2 Aggregate Resources Act
Notice of Public Information Session
as advertised in
Peterborough This Week on August 16, 2017
by 2329059 Ontario Inc., (Rockridge).

Form 1 and Form 2 Notice as Appeared in Newspaper

Aggregate Resources Act
Form 1 – Notice of Application for a Licence

That 2329059 Ontario Inc. 362 Queen Street Peterborough K9H 3J6. Hereby, give notice that application has been made for a Category 4, Class A to excavate aggregate from a quarry of 98.5 hectares, located in: Lots or Part lot(s) 21 Concession 8 Geographic Township of Harvey, Local Municipality Trent Lakes County of Peterborough.  Application is for a new pit or quarry. Annual Tonnage Condition applied for is 1,500,000 tonnes. A detailed site plan and reports for the proposal may be examined at the local or county municipal offices or at the local office of the Ministry of Natural Resources. Any person(s)  wishing to object to this application must send, in writing, their objection with reason(s) to the Applicant and to the local office of the Ministry of Natural Resources at the addresses below. Note: E-mail submissions are acceptable however they must contain the objector’s complete mailing address where a response can be delivered. E-mail objections which do not contain a postal address will not be considered acceptable. The Applicant 362 Queen Street, Peterborough, Ontario, K9H 3J6; and MNR: Peterborough District Office, 300 Water Street, South Tower, 1st Flr. Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 8M5. The last day on which objections may be filed with the Applicant and Ministry is the 1st day of October, 2017. Note: All information in respect to this application including written objections, the names and address of any objector(s) is available for public review for the purpose of this application under the Aggregate Resources Act. In submitting a written objection an objector consents under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to its disclosure for purposes of the application.

Form 2 Aggregate Resources Act
Notice of Public Information Session

That 2329059 Ontario Inc. 363 Queen Street Peterborough, K9H 3J6, Hereby, give notice that a Public Information Session will be held on September 13, 2017 at 1-3 p.m. at the Buckhorn Community Centre, 1782 Lakehurst Road, P.O. Box 280, Buckhorn Ontario, K0L 1J0. The purpose of the information Session is to present, to the public, the details of the application for a Category 4, Class A – Quarry Above Water. The location of the proposed quarry is Lots or Part(s) of 21 Concession(s) 8, Geographic Township of Harvey, Local Municipality Trent Lakes, County of Peterborough.



Labour Day Hours

Date Posted: August 28, 2017

The Trent Lakes Municipal Office
will be closed on
Monday, September 4th for Labour Day.  

All Waste Transfer Stations will be open on Monday, September 4th, 2017 from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. Hammock at sunset by lake

Council and Staff would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Labour Day Weekend!

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Buckhorn Lake Estates

Date Posted: August 25, 2017

Residents on the Buckhorn Lake Estates drinking water supply system are no longer required to boil the drinking water.

After receiving the results for the required two 24 hour sets of resamples the Peterborough Public Health Unit has informed the Ontario Clean Water Agency to rescind the Boil Water Advisory for the Buckhorn Lake Estates subdivision.

Notices are being prepared and will be delivered door-to-door to the affected area residents.

Copy of the Buckhorn Lake Estates Boil Water Advisory RESCIND Notice
Pot of boiling water stating Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Deer Bay Culvert Public Information Presentation

Date Posted: August 24, 2017

Below is a copy of the Deer Bay Culvert Presentation provided at the Peterborough County Public Information Centre at the Buckhorn Community Centre on August 23, 2017.

Deer Bay Culvert Information Presentation

If you wish to comment or have any questions, please provide written comments to the contacts below no later than September 8, 2017.

Mr. Tyler Clemens
Project Manager
HP Engineering Inc.
400-2039 Robertson Road
Ottawa, Ontario K2H 8R2
Phone: (613) 695-3737
Fax: (613) 680-3636

Mrs. Kendra Reid, C.E.T.
Senior Engineering Technologist
County of Peterborough
310 Armour Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 1Y6
Phone: (705) 775-2737 ext. 3202
Fax: (705) 749-2551

Buckhorn Lakes Estates Water Boil Advisory

Date Posted: August 23, 2017

The Peterborough Health Unit has issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) for the Buckhorn Lake Estates subdivision.

A Boil Water Advisory recommendation is that residents rolling boil water for at least one minute for drinking or cooking purposes.

OCWA (Ontario Clean Water Agency) will be delivering Notices to residents door-to-door.

Buckhorn Lake Estates Boil Water Advisory Notice

Boiling Water in a Pot Image

Peterborough Public Health Asks Residents to Help

Date Posted: August 17, 2017

Help Shape Canada’s National Food Policy Media Release

National Solutions Needed as Studies Show Food Insecurity Persists Despite Extensive Local Efforts to Reduce Poverty

Peterborough Public Health wants residents to help shape Canada’s national food policy to ensure every Canadian has access to nutritious and safe food to be healthy.

“Our community has dedicated a great deal of energy and resources to ending local food insecurity, and yet evidence shows that local efforts are not enough,” said Carolyn Doris, RD, Public Health Nutritionist. “We need action at the national level to address the complex issues of the food system that perpetuate poverty and food insecurity and prevent people from being able to access healthy food.”

Ms. Doris noted there are two ways residents can voice their input into Canada’s national food policy. Everyone is encouraged to join Maryam Monsef Member of Parliament, Peterborough-Kawartha for a Community Conversation for A Food Policy for Canada from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017, at the Douro Community Centre. Find out more information about the event here. For those more comfortable sharing their ideas online, the Government of Canada has set up a website entitled “A Food Policy for Canada” available at

Currently, Peterborough has a higher rate of food insecurity than seen in most other parts of Ontario and Canada. Cancer Care Ontario reports that those living in the local health unit area experience the highest level (16.3%) in Ontario while PROOF, the national food insecurity research group, reports that the Peterborough census metropolitan area (CMA) has the highest level (17.6%) of 27 major CMAs in Canada. These numbers are tied in part to the unaffordability of housing. In Peterborough, 49% of renters face unaffordable housing, according to the Affordable Housing Action Committee.

A newly-released academic book, Nourishing Communities: From Fractured Food Systems to Transformative Pathways, reflects on almost a decade of collaborations around community food systems across and beyond Canada. The chapter, “Connecting Food Access and Housing Security: Lessons from Peterborough, Ontario,” by researchers Patricia Ballamingie, Peter Andrée, Mary Anne Martin, and Julie Pilson reiterates that the primary root of both food insecurity and housing insecurity remains inadequate income. The authors considered food access and housing security in Peterborough by exploring government policy at multiple levels, the work of local community-based initiatives, and existing research on initiatives across North America that simultaneously focus on housing insecurity and food insecurity. Because food insecurity and housing insecurity are closely tied through household income, the layout of cities, and the way human needs are valued in cities, the authors argued that the two issues need to be addressed together.

The authors concluded that “community-based innovation in relation to food and housing must be accompanied by stronger action by provincial and federal governments to be commensurate with the scale of the problems—something that the case study of Peterborough really brings to the fore.”

This finding concurs with Peterborough Public Health’s annual Limited Incomes report. It perennially demonstrates that social assistance and minimum wage rates challenge people to afford both housing and healthy food.

“When faced with this choice, people must choose housing – the less flexible of the two – leaving them to cut corners on healthy diets,” explained Ms. Doris. “Community food access, emergency housing access, food skills programs, and housing supports are important, but there is no replacement for a better income.”

More information about the book can be found at:


For further information, please contact:
Brittany Cadence
Communications Manager
705-743-1000, ext. 391
Visit to access the survey link, or simply search online for “Food Policy for Canada”

The Peterborough County-City Health Unit is committed to providing information in a format that meets your needs. To request information in an alternate format, please call us at 705-743-1000

A food policy for Canada, let's build it together

Caution While Enjoying Recreational Water Activities

Date Posted: August 4, 2017

North Pigeon Lake Association has notified the municipality that they collect water samples on behalf of the Kawartha Lake Stewards Association and reported a recent test sample had an Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria count of 72 cfu/100 mL in the vicinity of Bell Haven Trailer Park, on Pigeon Lake.

Residents and visitors to the area are advised to exercise caution while enjoying recreational water activities, especially if they or family members are vulnerable due to age (young children or elderly) or autoimmune health issues or sensitivities.

Peterborough Public Health advises the following:

  • When the level of E. coli exceeds 100 cfu/100mL water, the water is unsafe for recreational use, including human bathing (swimming).
  • Elevated bacterial counts are a potential threat to human health.

Recreational water may have unsafe levels of bacteria due to:

  •  Heavy rainfall such as the amounts received over the last several days
  • Large numbers of water fowl
  • High winds or wave activity
  • Large numbers of swimmers





County Rd. 36 No Parking By-law at Entrance to Mississagua River Takeout

Date Posted: August 3, 2017

County of Peterborough Public Notice

At the Peterborough County Council meeting on August 2, County Council passed a No Parking By-law for County Road 36 in the vicinity of the entrance to the Kawartha Signature Site (north of Buckhorn).

This area has become popular with people who use the site for tubing, but the vehicles parked on the shoulder of the County Road create a serious safety issue.

Enforcement of this by-law will commence immediately. Anyone parking on the shoulder of the road at this location should expect to receive a parking ticket.

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