Archives: Notices & Releases

Notice of Financial Statements

Take Notice That the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Trent Lakes has received the 2018 audited financial statements. Pursuant to Section 295 (1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, a copy of the audited financial statements, the notes to the financial statements, the auditor’s report and the tax rate information for the current and previous year as contained in the financial review will be made available at no cost to any taxpayer or resident of the Municipality of Trent Lakes upon request. The 2018 Financial Statements document is also available on the right side menu on the Finance page.

Mobile Hazardous Waste Collection


Mobile Event Schedule: Cavendish Community Centre

On Sunday July 14th, 2019 the County of Peterborough Waste Management Division will be holding a Mobile Hazardous Waste Collection Event at 32 Community Complex Drive on County Road 507 in Trent Lakes Township. The Hazardous waste event will operate from 11am until 2pm.

A description of what the County will typically be collecting during the Mobile Hazardous Waste Event is as follows:

Paints, Organic Flammable material, Pesticides, Fertilizer, Fluorescent Tubes and Bulbs, Auto Batteries, Alkaline Batteries, Rechargeable Batteries and Lithium Batteries, Acids, Alkaline waste, Oxidizers, Propane-large and small cylinders, Aerosols, Motor oil, Antifreeze and Fuels.

Motor oil, Antifreeze and Fuel will not be bulked on site. Residents must leave their containers if they wish to dispose of these waste streams. These waste streams will be packaged in separate plastic lined cubic meter boxes (gaylords) on skids or depending on quantity, lab packed in lined 45 gallon drums.

Sample household hazardous waste empty containers

Flood Watch/Warning Update – May 14

Kawartha Conservation advises that their Flood Watch continues for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes.

Kawartha Conservation May 14, 2019 Update

Otonabee Conservation Flood Warning for May 13 is still in effect for their Kawartha Lakes watershed (Buckhorn, Pigeon, Chemong, Lower Buckhorn, Lovesick, Stony, Clear and Katchiwanooka). It can be viewed at the link below.
Otonabee Conservation May 13 Notice

Flooding conditions on the Kawartha Lakes, Otonabee River and Rice Lake are forecast to end no later than this Friday, May 17th. Regardless, the combination of rain and time of year will continue to create hazardous conditions on and around area lakes, rivers, streams, creeks and wetlands including slippery and unstable banks and extremely cold water conditions.  Under these circumstances, all waterbodies should be considered extremely dangerous.

All residents are warned to stay away from the shoreline areas, as well as water structures such as locks and dams. Shorelines and banks are saturated, slippery, and may be and undercut. Children should be warned of dangerous conditions and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.

Trent-Severn Waterway continues to reassess the situation on a daily basis and adjust flow through the water control structures as conditions require.

Roundtable Discussion with Council

Trent Lakes Roundtable Discussion Invitation. Do you have a Municipal concern or idea for Council? Come join us on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 for a Roundtable Discussion with your elected members of Council.

There will be an annual cottager/ratepayer association meeting starting at 9:00 a.m. and the roundtable discussion will follow.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Nogies Creek Fire Hall No. 4 – Training Room
760 Peterborough County Rd 36, Trent Lakes
For more information call 705-738-3800 x 240

Flood Water Update – May 10, 2019

Kawartha Conservation has a Flood Watch in effect for City of Kawartha Lakes and the Municipality of Trent Lakes.

Otonabee Conservation has a Flood Warning in effect Buckhorn, Pigeon, Chemong, Lower Buckhorn, Lovesick, Stony, Clear, Katchiwanooka, as well as the Otonabee River and Rice Lake.

Parks Canada has launched the Ontario Waterways Water Management InfoNet on the Trent-Severn Waterway website at www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/trentsevern/info/infonet

All lakes are still above full level conditions and should be considered extremely dangerous. All residents should stay away from the shoreline areas, as well as water structures such as locks and dams. Shorelines and banks are saturated, slippery, and may be and undercut. Children should be warned of dangerous conditions and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.

Trent-Severn Waterway continues to reassess the situation on a daily basis and adjust flow through the water control structures as conditions require.


Current water level data and information regarding lakes and rivers along the Trent-Severn Waterway is available on-line via Parks Canada’s Ontario Waterways Water Management InfoNet website at www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/trentsevern/info/infonet

For full information please select the Notices below:

Kawartha Conservation – Friday May 10, 2019
Otonabee Region Conservation – Friday May 10, 2019
Bancroft District, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Monday May 6, 2019

Victoria Day Hours

The Municipality of Trent Lakes will be closed on Monday, May 20, 2019 for Victoria Day.

Normal business hours resume on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

Waste Transfer Stations will be open on Victoria Day and will operate on Sunday hours of 12 noon to 8 p.m.

Council and Staff Wish You a Safe and Happy Victoria Day.

Public Information Centre 2: Peter’s Island & Union Creek Bridges

HP Engineering has been retained by the County of Peterborough to complete preliminary and detailed design activities and to undertake a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for the Peter’s Island Bridge, located on Peter’s Island Road, approximately 0.1km north of Crystal Lake
Road, in the Municipality of Trent Lakes and the Union Creek Bridge, located on Dutch Line Road, approximately 1.3km south of Reid Road, in the Municipality of Trent Lakes.

Public Information Centres (PICs):

PIC No. 1 was held on Tuesday March 5, 2019 and provided information and answered questions regarding alternative solutions.

PIC No. 2 will be held on Tuesday May 28, 2019 from 5:00 pm to
7:00 pm
at the Galway Community Hall, 579 Galway Road Kinmount, Ontario.

The PIC will consist of a drop-in type format, during which time the applicable study material and display boards will show the preferred solution. Representatives from the Project Team will be on hand to answer individual questions in a one-on-one format, pertaining to the Project and the Class EA Process. Subject to the receipt of necessary approvals, the County of Peterborough intends to proceed with the planning, design and construction of these projects.

Full Notice for Public Information Centre 2 – Peter’s Island and Union Creek Bridges

Map showing the Union Creek Map location on Dutch Line Rd East
Union Creek Bridge
Map showing the location of the Peter's Island Bridge off Crystal Lake Road
Peter’s Island Bridge

Flood/Water Statement Updates for May 8, 2019

Kawartha Conservation and Otonabee Conservation are advising that a Flood Warning remains in place for the shoreline areas of the Kawartha Lakes area and the Otonabee River.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) – Bancroft District is advising area residents that a Flood Watch is in effect for all of Bancroft District.

There is potential for flooding to occur along shorelines, in near shore areas, and in low-lying areas as a large volume of water passes through the Trent River system.

Greater Harvey Historical Society Open House

The Greater Harvey Historical Society (G.H.H.S.) have wonderful news! In addition to their Kinmount location in the City of Kawartha Lakes, the G.H.H.S. has a new home in the Galway Hall, Trent Lakes.

The G.H.H.S. expresses many thanks to the Trent Lakes Council for their support in this endeavour.

To celebrate they are having an:

Open House

When: Friday, June 28th, 2019
Where: Galway Hall, 388 Galway Road
(off County Road 121).

Everyone is welcome!!!

The Galway Hall location will be open on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, April 1st to November 1st. Winter hours will be by appointment only from November 1 to April 1, just call the number below.

You can contact the G.H.H.S. and leave a message at 705-488-9952.

Hope to see you at the open house!

10 Year Review of Endangered Species List

Ontario’s government is protecting what matters most by ensuring plants and animals at risk of disappearing from Ontario will endure through an improved provincial stewardship approach. Following the government’s 10-year review consultations this past winter of the province’s Endangered Species Act, the province is improving outcomes for species at risk by implementing recommendations received to modernize and improve the effectiveness of the act and improve outcomes for species at risk.

For information on the 10 Year Review of the Endangered Species Act and the Launching of 4.5 M Species at Risk Stewardship Program please select Ontario Species at Risk to redirect to the Ontario government website.