Ontario has transitioned into the recovery phase with the new Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act. While the provincial declaration of emergency has ended, the new act will provide the province with the necessary flexibility to address the ongoing risks and effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Peterborough Public Health COVID-19 Workplace Toolkit COVID-19 for businesses and workplaces

Effective August 1, 2020, Peterborough Public Health  directive for mandatory face coverings including the Municipality of Trent Lakes. More info...

Peterborough Public Health Unit  Where to get COVID-19 tested info.

Report Covid-19 non-compliance to OPP at 1-888-310-1122.  Report after hours By-Law complaint to 705-738-3800, ext. 311.

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Message from the Mayor

A Message from the Mayor
Posted August 6, 2020

Good morning everyone, here is a brief update.

I reviewed the damage in Kinmount yesterday and can only be so grateful that lives weren’t lost. The response of our emergency crews led by Ivan Coombs in opening roads, etc., is to be commended in helping the City of the Kawartha Lakes.

Trees will eventually grow back but the landscape will be forever changed and in driving past houses which had been damaged, the look on people’s faces, is still shock.

On another topic. We are holding our own against the coronavirus, but I can’t stress too much the need to continue hand washing and please, please, please wear your face mask, and use it properly.  It is very easy to look at Toronto and Windsor and pat ourselves on the back, but we are a mobile population and we don’t want to lock back down again because we don’t think it can get to us!  Just look around the world.

I hope everyone has had a safe summer so far, and our council meetings are slowly getting back to a little bit of normal. Many thanks to our staff in all departments who have worked through this pandemic. Lastly, but not least, we’re all in this together and every life is valuable. Take a moment to smile or welcome someone you have not seen before. It is amazing how your eyes can communicate a smile even while we are wearing a mask. Be well.

Mayor Janet Clarkson