Archives: Notices & Releases

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, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.

Low-cost Rabies Clinics

Saturday, May 4, 2019   (12:00 noon – 2:00 pm)

$30.00 per animal – Cash only

All dogs must be on leashes and cats restrained

Trent Lakes locations:

  • Buckhorn Works Department, 8 Melody Road, Buckhorn
  • Galway Fire Hall, 569 Galway Road, Kinmount

Other locations throughout Peterborough County and City complete listing, visit @Ptbohealth at

OPP Request Assistance for Transfer Station Break-Ins

OPP are looking for assistance in identifying Trent Lakes break and enter suspects at the four Waste Transfer Stations. Thieves are stealing revenue items from the sites and stealing and damaging municipal property. Suspects conceal their identity from surveillance cameras. Thefts are after hours under cover of darkness.

Media Release April 30 2019 Peterborough OPP Assistance Identifying Break and Enter Suspects

Citizens are asked to report any suspicious vehicles parked in the vicinity of the waste transfer stations after hours. Do not approach or engage. Contact the OPP.

Investigators are actively looking for information that may lead to a suspect or suspect(s) in these cases. Police urge the public to call in tips on this case, or others, to the Peterborough OPP at 705-742-0401, the non-emergency line (888) 310-1122 or to Crime Stoppers.

Two suspects, one with a wheelbarrow removing items from Transfer StationTwo suspects from behind in hoods, one carries a backpackClose up of suspect with hood and covered face.Suspect with a hood and covered face.

Trent Lake Roundtable Invite

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

Call 705-738-3800 x 240 for more information

Flood Warning / Watch Updates May 1

Current water levels should be sustained at what they are now which is consistent with 2017 levels.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and the Kawartha and the Otonabee Conservation Authorities advise riverbanks and shorelines will be slippery and unsafe, and may be undercut. All residents should stay away from water bodies, 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.

If you encounter any submerged roads avoid crossing as there may be a risk to traveler safety. Barricades are erected at roads where known washouts or dangerous driving conditions have been observed.

There are a number of resources available to the public to assist them in monitoring current weather and water level conditions. Following are resources that may be helpful to Trent Lakes residents and property owners.

Ontario Flood Forecasting and Warning

To monitor water conditions in your area the Ontario Flood Forecasting and Warning website contains a 24 hour monitored Ontario flood map showing the areas currently identified as Flood Warning, Flood Watch or a Condition Statement issued.

It also has links for MNRF Districts (Trent Lakes/Burnt River is Bancroft District) and watershed Conservation Authorities (Trent Lakes is Kawartha Conservation and Otonabee Conservation). Each link also provides the current status and the date of the status.

The Ontario Flood Forecasting and Warning website can be reached at the following link:

Environment Canada Weather Alerts

Environment Canada also posts 24 hour severe weather information alerts including warnings, watches and statements on their website at

Previously, the forecast was for 40 millimeters of rain on Wednesday (May 01st) through Thursday (May 02nd). This has now been revised downward to a two-day total of 20 to 35 millimeters.

The alert can be viewed at the following link:

As of Monday, April 30th, 2019 the following Flood Statements and Bullentins are active.

Kawartha Conservation Flood Watch:

Kawartha Conservation Flood Watch Update – April 30, 2019

Otonabee Conservation Flood Warning:

Otonabee Conservation Flood Warning Statement – May 1, 2019

Bancroft District Flood Warning:

Bancroft District MNRF FloodWarning – April 29, 2019