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Volunteer Opportunities

Trent Lakes Municipal Council is receiving applications from citizens of the Municipality of Trent Lakes for appointment to the Economic Development Advisory Committee and the Trent Lakes Public Library Board. A Notice of Vacancy has been posted on our website and can be viewed at

Residents of Trent Lakes aged 18 years or older are invited to complete the Application for Appointment to Committees and Boards, available at the Municipal Office or online at Applicants may submit their completed application form via regular mail, fax, electronically, or in person no later than 12:00 noon on Friday, February 28, 2020 to:

Jessie Clark
Director of Corporate Services/Clerk
760 Peterborough County Rd 36
Trent Lakes, ON K0M 1A0
Fax:    705-738-3801

Say How You Play Parks, Recreation & Culture Survey

The Municipality of Trent Lakes is in the process of developing a Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan.

We want to understand how you are participating in sport, recreation and culture within our community and what you would like to see for the future.

What You Think Matters!

For this reason we have developed a Parks, Recreation and Culture Survey. You can access the online survey at this Parks, Recreation and Culture Online Survey link.

The survey is open to both our permanent and seasonal residents, age 18 or over, with an interest in the future use of facilities, and a continuation or development of programs and events.  It should take approximately 15 minutes to complete online.

Hard copies of the survey and survey drop-off boxes will also be available at various locations throughout the Municipality including the Community Halls, Public Library Branches and the Waste Transfer Sites.

The Survey closes March 31, 2020. 

If you require an alternate format of this survey please do not hesitate to contact our office and let us know how we can accommodate you. You may contact us by email to or by phone to 705-738-3800.

We ask that you complete only one survey per person but encourage all your family members to contribute so we get a range of uses, wants and needs.

Thank you to everyone for your input and participation!

Say how you play wording with picnic area, walking foot, artist palette and brush icons

New Lifetime Dog Tags

The Municipality of Trent Lakes has amended By-law B2018-079 Licensing of Dogs and Kennel Operations with by-law B2019-120 to amend S.3. Licensing changing annual dog tags to lifetime dog tags. The lifetime dog tags will be renewed annually by sending an invoice to the registered owner and will only remain valid as long as the annual renewal fee is paid.

Lifetime dog tags are available at Municipal office, 760 Peterborough County Road 36, and all waste transfer stations during their normal business hours or can be obtained by completing the Fillable Form available on our Animal Control webpage.

Price before March 31st: $25.00/each
Price after March 31st: $30.00/each

Every attempt is made to locate an owner and return a lost dog to its home so please ensure that all licence and/or ID tags are up to date. Remember, a dog must be licensed and you will be considered liable.

Family Day Hours

The Municipality of Trent Lakes Office will be closed on Monday, February 17th, 2020 for Family Day. Normal business hours will resume at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

All Waste Transfer Sites are closed on Family Day and will resume their normal schedules beginning Tuesday, February 18th, 2019.

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

Free Career Fair for Employers

A Career Fair will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Lakefield Royal Canadian Legion. Businesses are invited to register for the free event and have the opportunity to meet and speak with potential employees in an informal setting who are looking for full and part time employment and before the rush of the seasonal hiring summer season. To register, complete and submit the form below or send by fax to 705-652-5191 or by email to by February 3, 2020.

2020 Job Fair Form

Close up of two hands in a business handshake. Photo by Cytonn Photography on Unsplash
Photo by Cytonn Photography on Unsplash


Kawartha Conservation has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook advisory. A strong and messy system is moving through southern Ontario, including the Kawartha Conservation watershed. Light rain is expected to develop later today in our region and is forecast to become heavy early Saturday morning. The rain is expected to change into freezing rain when temperatures drop below the freezing mark on Saturday afternoon. Several hours of freezing rain may occur until temperatures climb to above freezing again on Sunday. Substantial amounts of precipitation, up to 60 mm, is predicted for the next 48 hours.

A significant runoff is expected to develop under these circumstances. The existing snowpack will melt in the mild temperatures, adding to the runoff from the rain. Ground across the watershed is mostly frozen and has no capacity to absorb the precipitation or runoff.

Under current watershed conditions and expected precipitation, water levels and velocities in local rivers and creeks will increase. No flooding problems are anticipated at this moment, however water accumulation will occur in low-lying areas, road ditches, and areas with poor drainage. Rivers and streams may reach or overflow their banks in some locations. Smaller steams will react quickly, but larger watercourses will take longer to respond.

All local watercourses, ditches and lakes should be considered extremely dangerous. Riverbanks are slippery and unsafe; ice cover where it exists may become unstable and hazardous. Kawartha Conservation is warning all residents to stay away from rivers and lakes, as well as water structures such as bridges, culverts, and dams. Children should be warned of dangerous conditions and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.

Kawartha Conservation will continue to monitor the developing situation closely, and will notify the public and municipalities within its watershed jurisdiction of any changes. If you are aware of, or have concerns about flooding, please contact Kawartha Conservation at 705.328.2271 or 705.344.0155 after hours.

2020 Budget Input

The Council of the Municipality of Trent Lakes is inviting input on the 2020 Budget at their Special Meeting of Council being held Friday, January 17 beginning at 8:30 a.m. If you would like to register for a five minute delegation at this meeting, please email or call 705-738-3800 x 219 by end of day Friday, January 10.

Holiday Hours

The Trent Lakes Municipal Office will be closed from 12 noon on Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 to Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 inclusive. Normal business hours resume on Thursday, January 2nd, at 8:30 a.m.

2020 Mayor’s Levee Invitation

Waste Transfer Stations are closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Only the Bobcaygeon Waste Transfer Station will be open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Christmas Eve day and New Year’s Eve day. All Waste Transfer Sites will be operating on their regular schedule other days.

Disposing of Your Christmas Wrap
Disposing of Your Christmas Tree

The Trent Lakes Public Library will be closed for the holidays starting on December 22nd. The Buckhorn branch will reopen on January 2nd and the Cavendish branch will reopen on January 4th. Patrons are welcome to drop off materials in the drop off bins outside of the library during this time.  

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

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Mayor’s New Year Levee

Meet Mayor Janet Clarkson and Members of Council as they cordially invite you and your family to the Mayor’s Levee

Join Mayor Janet Clarkson and Members of Council at the Mayor’s New Year’s Levee on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at the Buckhorn Sports Pad, Buckhorn Cultural Centre, 1782 Lakehurst Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The Mayor’s Levee is an annual event in Trent Lakes, and an opportunity for you to meet the Mayor and Members of Council in person and snap a photo with them.

You’re also invited to a free skate on the Buckhorn Sports Pad ice rink, fun activities for the whole family, and enjoy some tasty treats.

Please dress warmly and be aware that skating is weather permitting. Bring your own skates and helmets. 

The inclement weather date for this event is Saturday, January 4th. 

Amended Notice

Amended Notice

Take Notice that the Council of the Municipality of Trent Lakes has changed the start time of the Special Council Meeting on December 17, 2019 regarding the draft budget for 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Dated this 11th day of December, 2019.
Jessie Clark, Clerk
Municipality of Trent Lakes
760 Peterborough County Road 36
Trent Lakes ON  K0M 1A0
Tel: 705-738-3800 ext. 219
Fax: 705-738-3801