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Rehabilitation of Gannon’s Narrows Bridge

Notice of Construction
County of Peterborough
Rehabilitation of the Gannon’s Narrows Bridge

Please be advised that the rehabilitation of the Gannon’s Narrows Bridge located on County Road 16 will commence the week of June 24, 2019, to be completed by September 27, 2019. During this period, the bridge will periodically be reduced to one lane with lane restrictions in effect. In addition, the bridge will be closed to all traffic for a five (5) day period, from July 8 – 12, 2019. There will also be a navigational channel setup for boats traversing between Buckhorn and Pigeon Lakes during this period.

Map showing the location of the Gannon's Narrows Bridge between County Road 37 (Lakehurst Road) and County Road 16.
Key Plan

Please note that the construction dates may fluctuate due to weather constraints and other factors. Every effort will be made by the County to keep agencies and residents informed of any significant changes.

Please circulate this notice to interested parties within your respective agencies. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

For a pdf copy of this Notice please click this following link:

Notice of Construction – Gannon’s Narrows Bridge
Please contact the undersigned with any questions or concerns:

Chris Bradley, BA, MPA
Senior Project Manager,
Jewell Engineering
Unit 2B, 2085 Whittington Dr.,
Peterborough, ON,K9J 0G5
Phone: (705) 876-1234

Peter Nielsen, C.E.T.
Manager, Engineering & Design Infrastructure Services Department
310 Armour Road
Peterborough, ON K9H 1Y6
Phone: (705) 775-2737 x 3200

Date of issuance – June 25, 2019

Special Closed Meetings of Council

The Council of the Municipality of Trent Lakes will hold Special Closed Session meetings on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. under Section 239(2)(b) and (f) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, to discuss personal matters about an identifiable individual and advice subject to solicitor-client privilege.

These meetings will be held in the Boardroom at 760 County Road 36, Trent Lakes.


Dated this 24th day of June, 2019.

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

County Transportation Master Plan Review

As part of the 2019 budget, County Council endorsed undertaking an update of the County Transportation Master Plan (TMP). 

The goal of the TMP is to define a long-range transportation network in order to make the County’s roadway system more accessible, connected and efficient with consideration for the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and goods movement, while enhancing safety and accessibility, promoting sustainability, reducing environmental impacts and supporting economic development.

The TMP will develop recommendations related to a number of specific transportation and traffic issues and will assist in determining areas of investment to develop a roadway network that meets the existing and future needs of the County.

The last update of the original 2004 TMP was completed in 2014 and involved extensive public consultation.  Public consultation will continue to form a significant component of this next update. 

The anticipated start of the TMP update is the 4th quarter of 2019. 

At this time, we are starting to develop the Terms of Reference that will assist in engaging transportation engineering consultants that will guide this update.

We are inviting you to forward any issues or concerns that your municipality may wish to have considered during this TMP update.

The 2014 update also included a geometric review of particular intersections of the County road network.

The 2014 TMP report and intersection review are available at the links below:

Transportation Master Plan Report webpage

2014 Transportation Master Plan Intersection Review


Public Health 2018 Annual Report

Peterborough Public Health is pleased to announce the release of their 2018 Annual Report showcasing the impressive accomplishments in public health last year.  This report demonstrates the important ways their collective efforts, and those of their many partners, are making a real difference in our community.

You can find the report here:

Feedback: Strategic Priorities List

The Council of the Municipality of Trent Lakes is seeking public feedback on their Council Strategic Priorities Actions.

Earlier this year as part of the budget deliberations, Council approved hiring a consultant to assist the Council in developing strategic priorities for the municipality. The intent of the exercise was to allow Councillors to discuss/debate and agree upon a list of specific items to focus budget and staff resources on during the 2019-2022 Council term.

Council and staff met with the consultant several times and determined 10 priority actions areas.

Over the summer months, the Council is seeking public feedback on the list to help ensure the municipality’s financial and administrative resources are being used efficiently.

A copy of the Municipality of Trent Lakes Strategic Priorities is available at the link provided below:

2019-2021 Council Strategic Priorities

If you require a copy of the document in an alternate format, please contact our office and let us know how we can accommodate you.


Feedback can be sent by:
Email to,
Mail to: Municipality of Trent Lakes, 760 County Road 36, Trent Lakes, ON K0M 1A0.
Fax to: 705-738-3801

Or in-person at the Trent Lakes Municipal Office, 760 Peterborough County Road 36, Trent Lakes, K0M 1A0 from Mon. to Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding holiday Mondays as we are closed).

Notice of Special Closed Meeting of Council

The Council of the Municipality of Trent Lakes will hold a Special Closed Session meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. under Section 239(2)(b) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, to discuss personal matters about an identifiable individual.

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

Dated this 19th day of June, 2019.

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

Canada Day Hours & Celebrations

The Municipality of Trent Lakes Municipal Office will be closed on Monday, July 1st, 2019 to celebrate Canada Day.  Normal hours of business will resume on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019.

All Transfer Stations will be open on Canada Day, Monday July 1st, 2019 but operating on Sunday hours (12 noon to 8 p.m.). 

Council and Staff wish Everyone a Happy and Safe Canada Day!!!

Local Canada Day Celebrations:

The Municipality received generous funding from Heritage Canada to contribute towards the three local celebrations that residents and visitors to the Municipality of Trent Lakes can enjoy. We would like to gratefully acknowledge and thank the Government of Canada for that funding.

There is also an amazing number of volunteers and other hardworking people who participate in making all our Canada Day celebrations very special. We’d like to say a huge thank you of appreciation to each and every one of these wonderful people and we hope that you will join in the fun of celebrating all that Canada is at one of the following celebrations!

Canada funding acknowledgement icon

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.
Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.

Beach Testing Season Begins

Public Health Inspectors have begun beach sampling for this year’s swimming season. Public beaches in the City and County of Peterborough and Hiawatha and Curve Lake First Nations will be regularly tested to ensure water quality conditions are safe for recreational use.

Trent Lakes beaches that are part of the Peterborough County Beaches testing are Sandy (Lake) Beach and White’s Beach.

Local residents can find the most recent status of public beaches at any time by visiting or by calling 705-743-1000, extension 232 during office hours. Residents are also encouraged to follow Peterborough Public Health on Twitter @Ptbohealth for beach updates throughout the summer.

Below is a link to the Peterborough County News Release for more information:

Swimming Season Kicks Off at Local Beaches News Release

Peterborough Health Unit Staff Member taking a beach water sample



Hard/Bulky Plastic Recycling ON HOLD

Please be advised the Municipality of Trent Lakes’ Transfer Stations are not currently providing the hard/bulky plastic recycling program. This program was tentatively scheduled for June – August, however, the program is on hold pending a decision from the County of Peterborough regarding service cuts associated with reductions in EMS funding from the Province. Hard/bulky plastics can be disposed of at any transfer station, subject to a charge, or can be disposed of for free at the Buckhorn Transfer Station on Environment Day, Sunday, June 9th. The Municipality will provide an update about the status of this program as soon as one is available.

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.