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Message from the Mayor

April 12, 2018

Pink tulip flower bursting up through the snow.I really wanted to wish everyone a Happy Spring but when the temperatures are still in the minus levels it is hard to do so.

Everywhere we go people are in disbelief of what we are experiencing.  I’m anxious to start gardening, mow the grass and see the lake, what about you?

Things are getting busy in Trent Lakes with more Community Improvements taking place this summer.  There is also conversation around the Municipal election this fall.  The past 4 years are moving along faster now that we are in the home stretch.  People are inquiring about the electronic voting as this will be a change for our voters.

There will be a workshop (free) held in North Kawartha, on April 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Wilson Park Community Centre, 66 Northey’s Bay Road, Woodview, ON.  The workshop title is ‘So You Want to Run for Council?’  The speaker will be Fred Dean.  If you wish to attend please contact Kelly at 705-656-5175 or email

Over the past week, and at the public meeting regarding the Central Road Depot it was nice to hear the positive comments about the condition of our roads and how well they are cared for.  Congratulations to the Roads Department and thanks for all that you do to keep our roads safe to travel on.

There will be improvements in the new waterfront park property in Buckhorn so we can look forward to seeing changes there.  I think we will start to see many exciting things happen this summer.

The Spring dinner theatre at the Buckhorn Community Centre is just around the corner and it will be another fun evening with great acting and fabulous food all put on by the Buckhorn Community Centre.  Small rural communities are sure fun places to live.

The tri-council meeting with Trent Lakes, Curve Lake First Nations and Selwyn is this Friday April 13 and hosted by the Township of Selwyn.  Our meetings are always informative and interesting where we share what is going on in each of our areas.  My wish is that the new councils for the 2018-2022 term will continue with the tri-council meetings.

Remember to use the Trent Lakes website for your information needs and to advertise your business. The business directory is free to register for.

Discover Trent Lakes will be taking place again and this gives visitors as well as locals a chance to visit interesting places in all parts of Trent Lakes.

Let’s hope nice weather is just around the corner.

 Bev Matthews
Proud Mayor of Trent Lakes

Copy of Mayor Matthews’ Inagural Speech