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Consideration of the creation of a by-law to regulate the discharge of firearms - Amended

Notice of Public Meeting - Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Consideration of the creation of a by-law to regulate the discharge of firearms.
Applicable to all properties within the Municipality of Trent Hills 

Council is considering the following elements of the By-law:


  • No person will discharge a firearm within the Urban or Rural settlement areas as identified in the Trent Hills Official Plan.
  • On any Municipal property.
  • Within 300 metres of Conservation Authority lands, educational property, parks, campgrounds, places of worship.
  • On any parcel less than 1.0 hectares (2.47 acres) in size.
  • On, across or within 8 metres of any highway, right-of-way, private road or recreational trail.
  • Within 150 metres of a dwelling on any residential properties.


  • Police officers, Conservation officers, Peace officers etc. (acting in the course of duty or training).
  • Blank ammunition as part of an event, historical display, education program etc.
  • As part of normal farm practice or protection of property from nuisance wildlife.
  • Under threat of imminent danger to person, crops, livestock, poultry or pets from dangerous animals.

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Land Acknowledgement

We recognize the traditional keepers of this land and, specifically our neighbours of the Alderville First Nation, with a formal territorial acknowledgement.

Welcome to the Gunshot Treaty Lands of 1788. It is on these lands and on the shores of the big lake, the Mississauga Anishinabeg met with the Crown to facilitate the opening of these lands for

Let us be reminded of the responsibility we all have in making sure that we respect these lands and waters that give us life and sustain our livelihoods.

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