Winter 2019
Communication E-Newsletter
Council Meetings 

Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month. Special meetings may be called at any time with notice.  
View  Council Agendas and Minutes to stay informed! 

 All meetings are open to the public and are recorded and uploaded to YouTube where you can watch meetings at your leisure. Please visit our website for all things municipal in North Kawartha .

 If you would like to receive regular municipal updates you may subscribe to North Kawartha's email alerts via the website.  The Township is active on Social Media including Facebook and Twitter.

Regular Meetings of Council will be held on:

* Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.
* Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.
* Tuesday, February 18 , 2020 at 9:30 a.m.
* Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.
* Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

All meetings to be held in the North Kawartha Council Chambers, 280 Burleigh Street, Apsley Ont. K0L 1A0

The Recycling Program is managed by the County of Peterborough. For  information regarding recycling visit: and scroll down to Blue Box Recycling. 

New Recycling Collection Contract Q&A 
The County of Peterborough has entered into a new collection contract effective November 1, 2019 with Emterra.  you will find complete answers  about the change in the Company providing the recycling collection, as well as what this change means for North Kawartha residents.
Please do not use bags for Recycling materials.

If you're looking for a quick summary of FAQs regarding this change  click here
Blue Boxes
  • The 2 stream recycling program consists of one blue box for the collection of fibres and one blue box for the collection of containers. Please keep fibres and containers in separate blue boxes.
  • Set out recycling before 7:00 am.
  • There is no recycling limit for number of Blue Boxes.
  • If the Contractor (Emterra) misses emptying your recycling blue box, please contact Emterra directly at 705-742-3139, or the County of Peterborough 705-775-2737 ext. 0 as soon as possible.  Reporting without delay will ensure that any concerns are addressed as they occur.
  • If you missed your recycling collection, you may take it to the nearest transfer station, or put it out at your next collection day. Blue box recycling does not require bag tags. 
  • Additional blue boxes are available at a cost of $5.00 each, at the Municipal Office and both the Anstruther and Haultain Transfer Stations. 
Missed Garbage Collection 
  • Please contact Waste Connections of Canada immediately at 705-742-4268, or Gary Geraldi at 705-656-4445 ext 252 to ensure concerns are addressed as they occur.
  • If your garbage  is cancelled due to extreme weather conditions, please place out at your next scheduled pick up.
  • If you missed your garbage collection, you may put a bag tag on it and take it to the nearest transfer station, or put it out at your next collection day.
Holiday Schedules

 Recycling Collection:
  • Recycling Collection for Boxing Day on Thursday, December 26th, 2019 will run as usual
  • Recycling Collection for Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 will be collected on Friday January 3rd, 2020
  • For missed Recycling collection, please call Emterra at 705-742-3139 or County of Peterborough at 705-775-2737 ext 0.
Curbside Garbage:
  • Curbside Garbage on Boxing Day, Thursday, December 26th, 2019 will be collected on Friday December 27th, 2019
  • Curbside Garbage for Thursday January 2nd , 2020 will be collected on Friday January 3rd , 2020
  • For missed Garbage collection, please call Waste Connections of Canada at 705-742-4268
Transfer Stations Holiday Schedule:
* Both Transfer Stations Closed Wednesday, December 25th, 2019  Open December 26th from 10:00am-4:00pm

* Both Transfer Stations
Closed Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

There will be no curbside garbage or recycling collection on Family Day on Monday, February 17, 2020. Collection will resume the following Monday.
Winter Events In our Community

Apsley Lions Club: Winter Carnival
Saturday, January 25, 2020, the  Apsley Lions Club  hosts the  Winter Carnival  at the NKCC.  There is plenty to see and do throughout the day. From 9am-2pm, indoor and outdoor events may include: Face Painting, Food Booth, Clowns, Zoo to You, Open Mic, a Delicious Dinner from 4-7pm, Apsley Minor Hockey Tournament, North Kawartha Knights Jr. C hockey game, and more! 

Kawartha and Haliburton Trappers Carnival
Saturday, March 7, 2020 the  Trappers Carnival takes place at the NKCC. First held in 1976, the Carnival is a fun and interactive way to promote education, and increase awareness about  fur harvesting and trapping.
The Carnival features all-day fur handling demonstrations, door prizes, games, and numerous skills competitions including trap-setting, pelt preparation, nail-driving, and more. In addition, guests can access services such as on-site knife sharpening, fur remodeling and repair, new and custom fur creations,  trapper information, and numerous vendors offering a variety of trapping and hunting-related equipment and supplies.

North Kawartha Community Centre    is located at 340 McFadden  Road, Apsley ON K0L 1A0. 

Planning a wedding or event ? Check out our facilities !

We offer a variety programs. On top of annual seasonal programs such as baseball, gymnastics, soccer, swimming, an adult hockey league, and figure skating, we also sponsor other programs such as ping pong, adult volleyball, pick-up hockey, and plenty of public skating.  In addition, there is the fully-equipped NKCC Fitness Centre , and various fitness classes are offered. 

For more information, please go to our website page or Contact us at  705-656-4445 ext.251 or the Parks & Rec Event Line (Public Skating times and general information) at 705-656-4445 ext. 254 

Adult Hockey League
We offer an Adult Hockey League that plays at the NKCC from September to March, Thursday evenings 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. If you are interested in playing or putting a team in the League, please contact us at 705-656-4445 ext. 251.

Apsley Minor Hockey Association (AMHA)
AMHA games and practices take place at the NKCC from October to March. See Apsley Minor Hockey or contact  Apsley Minor Hockey for more details.

We offer an Oldtimers League that plays at the NKCC from September to March, Tuesday evenings 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm. If you are interested, please contact 705-761-4371.

Pick-Up Hockey
Regular Pick-Up Hockey takes place at the NKCC from September to March. The cost is $5 per player, Wednesday evenings from 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm.

Clean Your Chimneys!

 As the cold weather rolls in, there's a number of things that the  Township of North Kawartha Fire Department wants you to put on your to-do list: 

 Make sure you're checking your chimney before lighting up your fireplace or wood stove! Creosote is a carbon that builds up from burning wood and can cause a fire in the chimney if not properly cleaned out before the winter. 

 If you are having a fire PLEASE remember to allow ashes from your stove or fireplace to cool before emptying them into a metal container with a tight fitting lid. Keep the container outside and away from anything burnable!

  Check your CO detectors to make sure the batteries are working. Stoves and fireplaces could leak dangerous gas, which can only be sensed by a working CO detector. 

Remember: it's the law to have a working detector outside of every bedroom in your home! For more information, you can always call the Fire Department at 705-656-1224 and they would be happy to help! 
Well Water Testing Service Drop off Update
Please note that this service is paused for Winter at the Township of North Kawartha throughout the winter months.

Residents may drop off their samples at Peterborough Public Health, 185 King St., Peterborough, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Fridays  or at the Public Health Ontario Laboratory at 99 Hospital Drive between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The free well water drop-off service at the municipal office will resume Thursday, April 2, 2020, and go until Thursday, November 26, 2020.

Holiday Municipal Office Closure
The Municipal office will be closed from 4:30 pm Monday December 23rd, 2019 up to and including Wednesday January 1st, 2020. We will re-open at 9 am on Thursday, January 2, 2020.



Changes to Mailing Address


We require any changes to your mailing address to be in writing and submitted to our Finance Department. Please provide changes to our Finance Department by fax,  e-mail , mail or in person at our Municipal Office located at 280 Burleigh Street in Apsley, Ontario. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Winter Parking Regulations

A few reminders for all:
  • Please do not deposit snow on roadway, it is a Highway Traffic Act  S.181,  No person shall deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing so to do from the Ministry or the road authority responsible for the maintenance of the road. R.S.O. 1990, c. H, s. 181.
  • No parking in town from 11pm to 7am from Oct 15 to May 15
  • No parking on any township roadway. Township of North Kawartha parking By-law # 50/08 
  • Please keep garbage and recycling blue boxes off of the roadway and in the entrance of your driveway
 Peterborough County will be responsible for all road maintenance and plowing on the following roads:
  • County Rd. 52 (Jack Lake Rd up to stop sign)
  • County Rd. 54 (Balmer Rd) 
  • County Rd. 56 (Northey's Bay Rd)
  • County Rd. 504
  • County Rd. 620
Please contact Peterborough County Roads Department at 705-742-4862 during business hours, and 705-742-6823 after hours.
Recycling Videos- "Stay in the Know"

Contamination in recycling is a growing problem. The County/City of Peterborough and the City of Kawartha Lakes have prepared a video showing what you can do to help.Click  here to view the video.

Tara Stephen, Manager of Waste Management for the County of Peterborough, in an interview, discusses the recycling program in our area, and provides insight into how materials in Peterborough County are managed, as well as where they go once they have been collected. 
Click  here to view the video.

The   Sorting Method applies to recycling for  Curbside and at the  Transfer Stations.  

Did you know? 

You can log on to "AboutMyProperty" through MPAC to learn how your property was assessed, see the information MPAC has on file and compare your property to others in your area. You can do everything from looking at snapshots of other properties to requesting a reconsideration on your assessment. Get ready for the 2020 reassessment notices by going to to log in or register now. MPAC can also help walk you through the process at 1-866-296-6722.

2020 Dog Tags are now available!

Dog Tags can be obtained at the Municipal Office.
An annual licence fee shall be levied upon every dog owner in the Township. The Licence Fee, if obtained prior to April 15th,  is $10 per spayed/neutered dog, $15 per non-spayed/non-neutered dog . There is a $5 increase in the fee after that date. A maximum of three dogs are permitted per any single dwelling unit (with the exception of kennels).

Please subscribe to our Dog Tags webpage here and you will receive an email when the page is updated.


Road Safety Reminders

The Fire Department wants to remind residents and cottagers living on private roads that road maintenance can be the difference when saving a life! 
Please keep private roads clear of brush, potholes and other obstacles. This allows emergency vehicles to get to where they need to go Faster.

Could EMS see your 911 sign if there was an emergency at your residence? Make sure your property's 911 sign is visible - clear of brush and foliage.
Office Closure
Family Day

The Municipal office will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020. We will re-open at 9 am on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

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There are many exciting activities happening over the winter months at the North Kawartha Library located at 175 Burleigh Street in Apsley. Please see below a list of activities and visit us on the website for further details and specific dates and times.