The Township of Douro-Dummer Fire Ban has been lifted Effective August 18, 2016

News Release

The Township of Douro-Dummer Fire Ban has been lifted effective August 18, 2016

The fire rating is still high, so extreme care must be used.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

For more information please contact, Fire Chief, Chuck Pedersen at 705-652-8392 x 207.

Temporary Road Closure – Douro Eighth Line – August 18, 2016

Township of Douro-Dummer
Temporary Road Closure
Douro Eighth Line

Please be advised that Douro Eighth Line between Ayotte Crescent and County Road 4 will be closed to all traffic on Thursday, August 18, 2016. A one day closure should be sufficient time to complete this work. This closure is necessary in order to complete the replacement of a culvert that has developed a hole.

Please see this attached notice for a map of the road section to be closed for the day.

Emergency vehicles, the residents of Ayotte Crescent and Douro Eighth Line, and local traffic will be able to access their properties from Nassau Road and the Douro Eighth Line.

Emergency services will be provided exact details of this closure, to ensure there will be no detrimental effects on their services.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact the Public Works Department at 705-652-8402.

Sincerely,

Harold Nelson, CRS-S
Manager of Public Works

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Peterborough

As many of you are aware, the Healthy Kids Community Challenge has moved into the Theme 2 – Water Does Wonders, promoting water as the healthiest beverage choice for kids.

Currently, we are running a contest to collect input from community members and have developed a short survey for parents to complete. The survey can be found here : http://fluidsurveys.com/s/hkccwatersurvey/

Survey will be active until September 15th!

See poster below for more info:

Healthy Kids Poster

Waste Pick-Up for August Long Weekend

Public Notice
Civic Holiday 2016
August 1, 2016

Please note the following:

Recycling Collection
Civic Holiday (Monday, August 1, 2016) Collection as usual.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact BFI at 705-742-4268.

Garbage Collection
Civic Holiday (Monday, August 1, 2016) Monday Garbage Collection is moved to Tuesday and Tuesday Garbage Collection is moved to Wednesday.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact M&M Disposals at 705-652-3505.

The Township of Douro-Dummer wishes everyone a safe and happy weekend!

Fire Ban Now in Effect

July 29, 2016

News Release

The Township of Douro-Dummer Chief Fire Official has declared an open air fire ban, effective immediately.

Due to the continued dry conditions in the Township of Douro-Dummer, as well as data from the Wildland Fire Information System, the Township is enabling a fire ban through By-law 2015-05. No open air burning will be allowed, with the exception of campgrounds as defined within the By-law. These campgrounds must meet the requirements set out in the By-law if they choose to utilize the exemption.

Another factor for enacting this fire ban, is that some water sources are no longer available which could lead to shuttling water from further distances, delaying extinguishment.

“We hope that conditions change and we can all enjoy the recreational fires that memories are made from, but until that time please be responsible with all ignition sources, including cigarettes that have already caused fires along the side of roadways” says Fire Chief Chuck Pedersen

Signs will be posted at most major intersections within the Township and information is available on our website at wwww.dourodummer.on.ca

Enforcement of set fires during a fire ban may result in a $500 penalty as well as response to extinguish such fires can be charged at $450 per fire apparatus.

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For more information, please contact:

Douro-Dummer Fire Chief Chuck Pedersen
Tel: (705) 652-8392, ext. 207
Email: cpedersen@dourodummer.on.ca

20% Water Conservation Encouraged – Level 2 Low Water Conditions being experienced

Rainfall continues to be in short supply across the Otonabee Region watershed. As a result, the Otonabee Region Water Response Team confirms that Level 2 Low Water Conditions are being experienced throughout the watershed region.

Analysis of the data, including air temperature, precipitation, and stream flow for the first 6 months of 2016, indicate that every month, except March, experienced below normal precipitation receipts.

“Without rainfall, streams and groundwater supplies are not being naturally replenished. It’s up to all of us to do what we can to conserve water, using it wisely as we go about our daily activities,” says Gordon Earle, Water Resources Technologist with Otonabee Conservation.

Under a Level 2 Low Water Condition, residents, businesses, industries and municipalities are encouraged to voluntarily reduce their water use by 20%.

Otonabee Conservation encourages everyone apply water conservation measures in their daily routine. Non-essential water uses should be suspended until natural water supplies recover. Those who hold a Permit to Take Water from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change are asked to reduce their water taking by 20% as well.

The Otonabee Region watershed encompasses the drainage areas of the Otonabee, Indian and Ouse Rivers within the municipalities of Asphodel-Norwood, Cavan Monaghan, Douro-Dummer, Otonabee South Monaghan, Selwyn, City of Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes and Trent Hills.

The Otonabee Region Water Response Team is made up of representatives from local municipalities, water management agencies, tourism and agriculture, provincial and federal agencies and Otonabee Conservation.

Otonabee Conservation will continue to monitor watershed conditions over the next several weeks. The Level 2 Low Water Condition, urging water conservation of 20%, will remain in effect until further notice.

For more information please visit the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority website.

Warsaw Benefit Cruise Night to be held August 3, 2016

Benefit Cruise Night in Warsaw
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Details have now been firmed up for the 2016 Benefit Cruise Night in the Warsaw Lions Park. The annual fundraising event is spearhead by the Warsaw Lions Club and supported by the Township of Douro-Dummer, all local service groups and many, many community volunteers and businesses.

It will be held on Wednesday, August 3rd with the gates to the Lions Park opening at 4:00 p.m. Rain dates if needed, will be on succeeding Wednesday nights.

This year, all proceeds will be divided between the families of 16 year old Jessica Pluard, (diagnosed with an Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) and 4 year old Max Deutekom (with Sturgis Weber Syndrome). Both families live on Douro’s 4th Line.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the entire community to ‘lend a helping hand’ to two families who are going through a very difficult time.

The evening features prize draws & raffles, great food on the BBQ, music and live entertainment by Victoria Pearce and her Patsy Cline Show.

Last year saw a huge turnout of classic cars and people who generated more than $23,000 for young Dori Parkhurst.

Cash and Prize donations are gratefully received. If you or your business can help in anyway, please contact the Douro-Dummer Township office at 705-652-8392 or Elsie Tedford at 705-652-8348.

Prize donations are gratefully received and should be dropped off at the Douro-Dummer Township Office in Warsaw by July 28th.

Please spread the word to everyone and help us ‘lend a helping hand’.

Contact: J. Murray Jones – jjones@dourodummer.on.ca
Elsie Tedford – 705-652-8348
Township Office: 705-652-8392

Sustainable Peterborough Climate Change Action Plan Survey

Sustainable Peterborough Climate Change Action Plan Survey
Sustainable Peterborough is developing a Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) for the Greater Peterborough Area to reduce local contributions to climate change and prepare the community for present and future changes. The overall goal of the CCAP is to:
•         Reduce our greenhouse gas emissions
•         Reduce the use of fossil fuels
•         Lower our energy consumption
•         Adapt to our changing climate

Based on the community input received so far, draft community action plans for addressing climate change in the Greater Peterborough Area have been developed.

Now, Sustainable Peterborough needs your help reviewing the draft community actions so you can let them know what you think would be effective in your community. Please visit http://sustainablepeterborough.ca/projects/climate-change-action-plan/ to complete a brief online survey.