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Amended Notice of Special Meeting

Amended Notice

The Council of the Municipality of Trent Lakes will hold a Special Closed Session of Council on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. under Section 239(2)(c) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended to discuss a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the Municipality or local board (Baker Drive).

The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at 760 County Road 36, Trent Lakes.

Dated this 20th day of July, 2018.

Jessie Clark, Deputy 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
jclark@trentlakes.ca

Notice of a Special Meeting

The Council of the Municipality of Trent Lakes will hold a Special Closed Session of Council on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. under Section 239(2)(c) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended to discuss a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board (Baker Drive).

The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at 760 County Road 36, Trent Lakes.

 

Dated this 19th day of July, 2018.
Jessie Clark, Deputy 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
jclark@trentlakes.ca

Peterborough Public Health Extended Heat Warning

Today Peterborough Public Health issued the second Heat Warning of the season.

Extended Heat Warning 3 plus days.

A heat event is expected to start Saturday, July 14 and continue until Tuesday, July 17. A cold front will move across the region Tuesday bringing some relief.

Daytime temperatures will be in the low thirties, however there is some uncertainty whether overnight low temperatures Saturday night will fall below 20 degrees in rural areas. Overnight low temperatures Sunday night and Monday night are expected to be near 20 degrees. It should be noted that this heat episode is not expected to be as long or as intense as the one at the start of July.

Peterborough Public Health continues beach water testing throughout the City and County of Peterborough and at Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations. Results are regularly updated at www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca.

People suffer heat-related illnesses when their body temperature quickly rises and they are unable to cool themselves. The risk of heat-related illness increases with the amount of time spent in the heat, the temperature and an individual’s sensitivity to heat. If you feel faint, find it hard to breathe, or feel confused and disoriented because of the heat, call your doctor. In an emergency, call 911. Please remember to call or visit family, friends and neighbours, especially seniors who live on their own, to make sure they are alright.

Drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty. This decreases your risk of dehydration. Thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration.

Peterborough Public Health issues warnings for high heat or humidity that is expected to last two or more days. Peterborough Public Health follows a provincial Harmonized Heat Warning and Information System for dealing with heat events affecting Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations, and the City and County of Peterborough. Peterborough Public Health staff will monitor this system to determine when the Medical Officer of Health should declare a heat warning or extended heat warning. This coordinated provincial system provides a consistent approach for processing and issuing heat warnings in Ontario. It also provides evidence-based heat warning triggers which are founded on the association between temperature, humidex and mortality.

Extreme heat events are a potentially significant health risk and can have a severe impact on the health of vulnerable populations including infants, the elderly, shut-ins, persons with chronic diseases, the morbidly obese and the marginally housed. Heat-related illnesses such as dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke are preventable. Extreme heat is often accompanied by poor air quality. Peterborough Public Health encourages you to monitor the Air Quality Health Index found as a link on the Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change’s website www.airqualityontario.com and plan outdoor activities accordingly.
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For further information, please contact:
Wanda Tonus
Public Health Inspector
705-743-1000, ext. 285

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.

Amended Notice

The Council of the Municipality of Trent Lakes will hold a Special Meeting of Council on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. to consider time sensitive by-laws, staff reports, resolutions and to go into Closed Session to consider an Integrity Commissioner Report under Section 239 (2) (b) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended and matters under Section 239 (2) (b) (municipal employees) and Section 239 (2) (e) (potential litigation).

The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at 760 County Road 36, Trent Lakes.

 

Amended and dated this 6th day of July, 2018.

Kari Stevenson, Clerk

Municipality of Trent Lakes

760 Peterborough County Road 36

Trent Lakes, ON K0M 1A0

Tel: 705-738-3800 ext. 240

Fax: 705-738-3801

kstevenson@trentlakes.ca

Notice of a Special Meeting

Notice

The Council of the Municipality of Trent Lakes will hold a Special Meeting of Council on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. to consider by-laws and to go into Closed Session to consider an Integrity Commissioner Report under Section 239(2)(b) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended.

The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at 760 County Road 36, Trent Lakes.

Dated this 20th day of June, 2018.

Kari Stevenson, Clerk
Municipality of Trent Lakes
760 Peterborough County Road 36
Trent Lakes, ON  K0M 1A0
Tel: 705-738-3800 ext. 240
Fax: 705-738-3801
kstevenson@trentlakes.ca

Bridge Construction: Gannons Narrows, Gifford Causeway and Buckhorn Bridge

Trent Lakes has received notice from the County of Peterborough regarding repairs to three local bridges/causeways that could impact upon our residents and visitors. The three affected areas the area of Buckhorn bridges that span the Trent-Severn Lock 31 canal and the Buckhorn dam. The others are the Gannon’s Narrows Causeway and connecting Lakehurst to Ennismore and the James A. Gifford Causeway that connects Ennismore to Bridgenorth.

Please see the information below for more details of each of the affected areas:

James A. Gifford Causeway and Gannon’s Narrows Causeway

The County of Peterborough will be conducting repairs to the embankments of the James A. Gifford Causeway (between Ennismore and Bridgenorth) and the Gannon’s Narrows Causeway (between Lakehurst and Ennismore), with repairs to commence during the week of June 25, 2018. The repairs are anticipated to extend for a period of up to 4 weeks.

Both of the Causeway’s were subjected to extreme weather conditions during the wind storm event of May 4, 2018, that resulted in erosion of the embankments above the waterline of the adjacent waterways.

Repairs will involve excavation of the embankment above the waterline, benching of the area of damage and installation of large rip rap rock rubble in order to restore the embankments of the roadways.

The areas to be repaired will be designated as construction zones for the duration of the repairs and public access will be restricted during this period.

Due to the nature of the work, the roadways will be subject to daily single traffic lane restrictions with both traffic lanes planned to be reopened to all traffic at the end of each day.

Map showing location the location of the Gannon's Narrows Causeway
Gannon’s Narrows Causeway
Map showing location of the James Gifford Causeway
James Gifford Causeway

Trent Canal Bridge

The County of Peterborough will be conducting repairs to the underside of the Trent Canal Bridge (between the two sections of Buckhorn), which is located on County Road 23 in the hamlet of Buckhorn.

The revised date for the work is Monday June 25th, 2018,
from 7:00 pm to Tuesday June 26th, 2018, 8:00 am.

Repairs will involve the installation of galvanized wire mesh on the soffit of the bridge along the east side of this structure.

Due to the nature of the work, the northbound traffic lane of County Road 23 will be subject to a single traffic lane restriction with both traffic lanes planned to be reopened to all traffic at the end of the construction.

Map showing the Trent Canal Bridge and Lower Buckhorn Bridge

Please note that the timelines are approximate and will vary dependent upon weather and other factors. We apologize for any inconvenience during construction and thank you for your patience.

Please contact the undersigned for any additional information:

Peter Nielsen, C.E.T.
Manager, Engineering & Design
County of Peterborough, Public Works
310 Armour Road
Peterborough, Ontario, K9H 1Y6
(705) 775-2737 ext. 3200
PNielsen@ptbocounty.ca
Date of Issuance: June 18, 2018

You Are In Black Bear Country

Photo of close up of a black bear's faceResident and visitors are reminded that the Municipality of Trent Lakes is black bear country. Seeing a black bear in its natural habitat can be a thrill or a cause for alarm. Most black bears are shy of humans and keep a distance. Often a bear is searching for food and if it doesn’t find a source it passes through to other territory where it can feed.

Never feed bears or any other wildlife. As more people live and frequent bear country, an abundance of unnatural food sources can become available to bears. Bears are attracted to anything scented and/or edible. Improperly stored food and garbage are temptations few bears can resist. They become less cautious of people and may display bold behavior when trying to get to human food. Bears that have become indifferent to the presence of people and have access to human food sources may cause property damage and threaten public safety. Every year in Ontario law enforcement and Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry personnel respond to hundreds of calls in which bears have become a nuisance and may pose a public safety threat and/or are damaging property. In some cases, the animals are euthanized.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has a wealth of information available on their website at:  https://www.ontario.ca/bearwise

Who to contact

Emergencies

Call 911 or your local police, if you feel a bear poses an immediate threat to personal safety and:

  • enters a school yard when school is in session
  • enters or tries to enter a residence
  • wanders into a public gathering
  • kills livestock/pets and lingers at the site
  • stalks people and lingers at the site

Generally, bears want to avoid humans. Most encounters are not aggressive and attacks are rare.

Non-emergencies

Call the Bear Wise reporting line at 1-866-514-2327 (*between April 1-November 30) if a bear is:

  • roaming around, checking garbage cans
  • breaking into a shed where garbage or food is stored
  • in a tree
  • pulling down a bird feeder or knocking over a barbecue
  • moving through a backyard or field but is not lingering

* From Dec 1-March 31, please contact: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Southern Region
Phone: 1-800-667-1940, Address: Robinson Place South Tower 4th Floor S, 300 Water St, Peterborough, ON K9J 8M5

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Bear Info Sheets

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