Flying Lanterns are Now Banned in Trent Lakes

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May 192017


Please take note that the Municipality of Trent Lakes Fire By-law B2015-072 has been amended on May 16, 2017 by B2017-053 (contains a definition of a ‘flying latern’) which is now in effect.

This amendment states that no person shall discharge, fire, set off, or cause to be set off a flying lantern within the Municipality of Trent Lakes.  It also states that no person shall discharge consumer fireworks during an imposed burn ban.

For further information or a copy of the By-law, please contact the Clerk at 705-738-3800 ext. 240 or email

Notice of Complete Application for Plan of Subdivision and Condominium

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Jan 242017

Please be advised that the County of Peterborough has received a complete application for a plan of subdivision and a plan of condominium for a property located on Pigeon Lake in the geographic township of Harvey, Municipality of Trent Lakes. The purpose of the application is for a 16 lot residential subdivision and 6 common elements blocks consisting of open space area, an internal road, a shoreland open space area and two docking areas.A zoning by-law amendment to the Trent Lakes Comprehensive Zoning By-law will also be required. Notification will be circulated to property owners within 120 metres of the subject lands once a complete application is received by the Municipality. An Official Plan Amendment is not required for this proposal.

If you would like more information regarding this proposed development please see the attachments below or contact the County of Peterborough Planning Department at (705) 743-0380 or Municipality of Trent Lakes Building and Planning Department at (705) 738-3800 ext. 234.




Notice to Residents Effective January 1, 2017 Clear Garbage Bags Mandatory

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Sep 232016
January 1st, 2017 Clear Garbage Bags will become mandatory.

Downloads available:
Notice to Residents: Clear Garbage Bag Program
List of Local Clear Garbage Bag Retailers

Residents who are found not using clear garbage bags or garbage bags that contain more than 25% of recyclable material will be refused entry.

We encourage our residents to recycle more material, helping us to divert waste from our Transfer Station Sites.

Residents are permitted one small “privacy bag” within each clear bag for their personal items. This will provide an adequate method to enable residents to shield material that they would prefer not to be exposed. Such items may include sanitary products, diapers, incontinence products, financial information, medical objects or other personal items.

Thank you for your cooperation.

For more information and a list of retailers that sell clear garbage bags, visit our website at or contact the Municipal Office 705-738-3800 or 1-800-374-4009


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Adverse effects of fireworks on our environment

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Sep 222016

Effects of Fireworks on the Lake

Use of fireworks has been increasing.

According to the Canadian National Fireworks Association, importing of fireworks into Canada increased by almost 800% over a 10 year span, from 1.5 million kilograms in 2001 to over 8 million kilograms in 2011.

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Ratepayers spread out

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Aug 262016

Courtesy of The Kawartha Promoter

The North Pigeonpromoter_photo Lake Ratepayers Association is no longer. At their recent annual meeting, members voted unanimously to change the organization’s name to North Pigeon Lake Association (NPLA)—reflecting the new reality that many new members are not actually ratepayers on Pigeon Lake.
The new name is intended to encompass North Pigeon Lake and its catchment area, explained continuing president Janet Klein.
“We are all connected by the water,” she said. “It’s important that we all work together to care for it so we can all enjoy it.”
The meeting also heard from Kawartha Conservation’s Jayme Hughes and Warren Dunlop from Kawartha Land Trust.
Hughes explained how the Nogies Creek Waterway will be developed as a destination for recreational, cultural, educational and scientific activities—the result of a partnership between Kawartha Conservation, Fleming College, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests, Trent Lakes municipality, Trent University, Kawartha Land Trust and Curve Lake First Nation, plus other local agencies, associations and residents.
The partners are developing a management plan they expect will include a canoe route, self-guided nature trails for hiking, opportunities for scientific study, a fish sanctuary and opportunities for fisheries research as well as a recreational linkage with Chiminis, or Big/Boyd Island. All are invited to offer their input to the management plan by filling out an online survey at
Dunlop outlined the work the Chiminis (Boyd/Big Island) Management Advisory Team (MAT) is doing since it was established in April to develop a stewardship plan for the island. This includes compiling background information on cultural and natural history; identifying knowledge gaps; recommending priorities, and undertaking assessment activities (e.g. Ecological Land Classification).
Preliminary stewardship activities include ensuring the property’s natural and cultural features are protected and conserved, and that it’s safe for public use (cleaning up garbage and fire pits; mapping existing trails and identifying hazards).
The completed Stewardship Plan will identify future stewardship activities like shoreline and vegetation rehabilitation, and invasive species control, and compatible uses like hiking trails and picnic shelters.
The newly named NPLA also gave recognition awards to Tom McCarron and Francis Currer, who have both tested the waters of Pigeon Lake for Kawartha Lake Stewards Association for 14 years

KLT has been chosen to receive two awards

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Feb 242016

Hello All,

I am happy to inform you that KLT has been chosen to receive two awards on account of the Boyd island project.
The first is a Partnership Recognition Award – Natural Assets, from the Sustainable Peterborough program, March 1, 2016, 5-8 p.m., Market Hall, 140 Charlotte Street, Peterborough. (Awards ceremony scheduled for about 6:25 p.m.)

The second is an award for Environmental Recognition – Partner Category, from the Kawartha Region Conservation Authority, at their AGM, March 9, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Admiral Inn, 1754 Hwy. #7 West, Lindsay.
It’s an honour for KLT to receive these awards.  Credit to all the individuals and groups involved in supporting this project and realizing the dream.  Hope some of you can attend.

Chris Appleton

Valterra to Focus on Swift Katie Gold/Copper BC Project; Cancels Option for Bobcaygeon Graphite

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Jan 122016

Valterra Resource Corporation (“Valterra” or the “Company”) (VQA-TSX.V)
reports that it has elected  not to exercise its Property Option Agreement dated June 1, 2012 wherein the Company had been granted an option to acquire a 100% interest in the Bobcaygeon Graphite Property in Southern Ontario. The Company feels that under the current difficult market conditions further property and option expenditures are not warranted on the property and intends to focus on its 100% owned porphyry/shear-hosted copper-gold-silver Swift Katie Project in southeastern British Columbia near Salmo.

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