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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 Construction – Buckhorn Bridges

Date Posted: April 14, 2021

County of Peterborough
Notice of Construction for the Lower Buckhorn Lake
Bridge and the Trent Canal Bridge

Please be advised that construction activities for the Lower Buckhorn Lake Bridge (Township of Selwyn) and the Trent Canal Bridge (Municipality of Trent Lakes) both located on County Road 23 approximately 500 meters southeast of County Road 36 within the settlement area of Buckhorn in the County of Peterborough will commence April 19th, 2021 with tentative completion by May 21st, 2021.

Map showing the location of the bridges where the construction will occur

During the remaining bridge works, one lane will be open at all times under daily flagging and/or temporary signal operations with both lanes open prior to closing down operations each day.
Please circulate this notice to interested parties within your respective agencies.

The County of Peterborough, AECOM and National Structures Inc. appreciates your patience and understanding during the construction phase of this project.
Thank you, in advance, for your continued support during the rehabilitation of these bridges. For further information concerning this project, please contact the following individuals:

Doug Saccoccia, P.Eng.
Manager, Engineering & Design
County of Peterborough
310 Armour Road
Peterborough, ON K9H 1Y6
Phone: (705) 775-2737 Ext 3201
Fax: (705) 749-2551

Matt Yates, P.Eng.
Manager, Construction
300 Water Street
Whitby, ON L1N 9J2
Phone: (905) 242-3531

Well-Water Sample Program Continuing

Date Posted: April 8, 2021

Our office is closed to the public during the Provincial Emergency period, but we will be continuing the well water sampling service with your co-operation.

Water sample kits

Water sample kits will be made available for pickup outside the Municipal office upper level during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). You can find the kits in a blue recycling bin, just look for the water glass logo (as seen below).


You can still drop your water samples off to the Municipal office every Tuesday or Thursday morning BEFORE 10 a.m.. A box will be placed outside to collect your samples, please use the intercom to alert staff when you drop the samples. Staff will be retrieving the bottles to place in the a refrigerator until they are couriered to the Public Health lab.

Free Well Water Sample Drop-off Program Resumes

Date Posted: April 1, 2021

Peterborough Public Health (PPH) and the Municipality of Trent Lakes have made it simple for county residents to have their well water tested by offering free well water sample drop offs throughout the summer months.

Beginning Tuesday, April 6, 2021, water samples can be dropped off at the Administrative Office located at 760 County Road 36 in the upper floor main entrance lobby – just in time for the change in season to warmer weather and the increased health risks to families.

“With the snow melt and spring runoff, this is a good time of year to test your water as there is a higher risk of contamination,” said Chris Eaton, Public Health Inspector. “This is relevant to both drilled and dug wells, but is especially important for dug wells, as they are shallower and more susceptible to contamination. We are happy to partner with the Municipality of Trent Lakes to make it easier for residents to monitor their water quality.”

Water sample bottles can be picked up from the Administrative Office Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Samples can then be dropped off Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and are couriered to the Public Health Ontario for testing.

Water sample bottles are free and available at the Municipality of Trent Lakes Administrative Office. Samples are time sensitive, so residents are encouraged to carefully read the instructions included with each kit. Completed samples should be placed in the water sample fridge located beside the Building & Planning reception desk.

This well water testing service is available at no charge to all residents and cottagers in the Municipality of Trent Lakes through a program with PPH.

Well water samples are tested for two types of bacterial contamination: total coliforms and E. coli. The presence of E. coli indicates the water has been contaminated with fecal material, which can contain disease-causing microbes. Coliforms are organisms can cause severe gastrointestinal illness. Anyone can become ill if they consume contaminated water, but the young, elderly, and immuno-compromised are at a higher risk.
Residents will receive water quality results by mail or you can call Public Health Ontario’s Interactive Voice Response at 1-877-723-3426. If you have questions about your test results, you can call the PPH Safe Water Program at 705-743-1000, ext. 232, for a free consultation.

To find out how to test for contaminants other than total coliforms and E. coli, contact PPH at 705-743-1000, ext. 232 or visit

Water samples can also be dropped off at the following locations:
• Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Township Office, 1 Ottawa Street, Havelock, from Monday through Thursday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
• Township of North Kawartha Municipal Office, 280 Burleigh Street, Apsley, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
• Peterborough Public Health, 185 King Street, Peterborough, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Fridays.
• Public Health Ontario Laboratory at 99 Hospital Drive between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Easter Holiday Hours

Date Posted: March 31, 2021

The Municipality will be closed on Good Friday, April 2nd, 2021 and Easter Monday, April 5th, 2021. Normal business hours resume on Tuesday, April 6th.

All waste transfer sites are closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Trent Lakes Public Library: both branches will be closed on Good Friday April 2nd, 2021 but will be open on Saturday, April 3rd for regular hours (the Library is always closed Sunday & Monday).

Council and Staff Wish Everyone a Safe and Happy Easter Holiday

Stop up, close and sell shoreline road allowance

Date Posted: March 19, 2021

IN THE MATTER OF THE MUNICIPAL ACT, 2001 S.O. 2001, Chapter 25;

AND IN THE MATTER OF a proposed by-law of The Corporation of the Municipality of Trent Lakes to stop up, to close and to sell to the abutting land owners or their respective nominees, those lands and premises more particularly described in Schedule “A” annexed hereto.


TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Trent Lakes proposes to enact a by-law to stop up, to close and to sell to the abutting land owners those lands and premises more particularly described in Schedule “A” annexed hereto.

 The proposed by-law will come before the said Council for consideration at its regular meeting at the Council Chambers in the Municipal Office, 760 Peterborough County Road 36, Trent Lakes, Ontario, on Tuesday, the 20th day of April , 2021, at 1:00 in the afternoon and at that time the Council will hear in person or by his counsel, solicitor or agent, any person who claims that his land will be prejudicially affected and who applies to be heard.

DATED at the Municipality of Trent Lakes, Ontario, this 19th day of March, 2021.

Jessie Clark, Director of Corporate Services / Clerk
The Corporation of the Municipality of Trent Lakes
760 County Road 36
Trent Lakes, Ontario K0M 1A0

Schedule ‘A’                                                                      Series 31

 In the Municipality of Trent Lakes, in the County of Peterborough, Province of Ontario, more particularly described as follows:

Part of the shore road allowance in front of Lot 22, Concession 5, Cavendish being Part 2 on Plan  45R8719 – Catchacoma Lake

(Being all of  PIN 28326 -0100)

And Part of the shore road allowance in front of Lot 22, Concession 5, Cavendish being Part 3 on Plan 45R8719 – Catchacoma Lake

(Being part of PIN – unassigned)

Notice of Lane Closure – Gannon’s Narrows Bridge

Date Posted: March 16, 2021

The County of Peterborough Notice:

Please be advised that single traffic lane restrictions will be established at the Gannon’s Narrows Bridge on County Road 16 commencing at 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Friday March 19th, 2021, to accommodate a detailed inspection of damage components of the bridge due to vehicle impacts.

Peter Nielsen, C.E.T.
Manager, Capital Projects
County of Peterborough, Planning & Public Works Department
310 Armour Road
Peterborough, Ontario
K9H 1Y6
(705) 775-2737 ext. 3200
(705) 749-2551 fax

Time to Change Clocks & Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm Batteries

Date Posted: March 12, 2021

Time to Change your Clocks and the Batteries in all Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Clocks will spring forward one hour at 2am on March 14 and Trent Lakes Fire Rescue is recommending residents install new batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they change their clocks.

“In order for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries,” explained Public Education Officer John Harvey. “Once a year, old batteries should be replaced with new batteries. When you change your clocks on March 14, Trent Lakes Fire Rescue wants everyone to take the time to install new batteries in all alarms.”

In order to survive a fire, you need to be provided with an early warning and know what to do when the smoke alarms sound. Working smoke alarms are required on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. For added protection, it is recommended to also install smoke alarms inside all bedrooms.

Carbon monoxide alarms must be installed outside all sleeping areas if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage.

Tampering with or removing the batteries from your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is against the law. Failure to comply with the Fire Code can result in a ticket for $360 or a fine of up to $50,000.

For more information contact:

Trent Lakes Fire Rescue at or call us at 705-738-3800 ext. 260 to be directed to the appropriate team member.

hand testing smoke detector in front of wall clock

Load Restrictions in Effect Starting March 1, 2021

Date Posted: February 25, 2021

A reminder that load restrictions remain in effect from March 1 until April 20, 2021 (date subject to change).  All Municipal Roads are signed accordingly.
During the time that the ground frost thaws and melts, the road base is at its weakest condition and susceptible to damage.
During load restrictions there is a maximum of five tonnes per axle. Vehicles exceeding the five tonne per axle load restriction must take alternate routes.

Family Day Hours

Date Posted: February 12, 2021

The Municipality of Trent Lakes will be closed on Monday, February 15th, 2021 for Family Day.

All Waste Transfer Stations are closed on Monday’s on the Winter Schedule.

Council and Staff Wish Everyone a Safe and Happy Family Day.

Please remember to stay socially distanced from those that do not live with you, and stay in touch with other loved ones virtually or by phone.


Building & Planning Department – Ontario Regulation 10/21

Date Posted: January 19, 2021

Ontario Regulation 10/21, made under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response To COVID-19) Act, 2020

On January 12, 2021, the Ontario Government declared a second state of emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act in respect of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new restrictions took effect on January 14, 2021 at 12:00 a.m., and will remain in place until at least February 11, 2021.

During this time, only construction projects deemed “essential” as defined under O. Reg. 10/21 may continue. All other construction activities must stop until the Province has amended the Declaration provided for by O. Reg. 11 /21.

Accordingly, Building Permits may continue to be issued however, if the permit is for a project consisting of non-essential construction including single-family, semi-detached and townhouses, such construction cannot proceed unless the permit was issued on or prior to January 13, 2021, the date that O. Reg. 10/21 came into effect.

Please contact the Trent Lakes Building & Planning Department for any questions.


Trent Lakes Building & Planning Department

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