Notice of Study Commencement for Douglas Bridge

The County of Peterborough has retained HP Engineering to complete the Preliminary and Detailed Design, and to undertake the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA), for the rehabilitation of the Douglas Bridge.

The project is being initiated as a Schedule ‘A+’ undertaking in accordance with the MCEA, which applies to municipal infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, water, and wastewater projects. The study will include a review of structure rehabilitation alternatives and associated potential impacts of the study area environment.

A Public Information Centre was held on August 22, 2017 from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Township of Douro Dummer to answer questions and solicit feedback and comments. Information on the project can be seen on Douglas Bridge Culvert Slide Show (pdf – 4MB).

If you are interested in providing comments or receiving further information  on this project, please contact:

Tyler Clemens, Project Manager HP Engineering
400-2039 Robertson Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 8R2
Phone: (613) 695-3737
Fax: (613) 680-3636
E-Mail Tyler

Kendra Reid, C.E.T.
Senior Engineering Technologist, County of Peterborough
310 Armour Road
Peterborough, ON K9H 1Y6
Phone: (705) 775-2737 x 3202
Fax: (705) 749-2551
E-mail Kendra

For more information please read the Notice of Study Commencement and PIC for the Douglas Bridge (PDF – 30KB)

Notice of Study Commencement for the Intersection of Highway 28 and Peterborough County Road 4

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has retained WSP Canada Inc., to complete the Detail Design and Class EA Study for the intersection improvements to Highway 28 at Peterborough County Road (PCR) 4. The Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR), prepared during Preliminary Design identified a Recommended Plan for the improvements. The project involves the following components:

  • New traffic signals
  • Dedicated southbound right turn lane
  • Eastbound and westbound left turn lanes
  • Improvements to the existing northbound and southbound left turn lanes
  • Widening of Highway 28 between PCR 4 and PCR 8 to accommodate fully developed left turn lanes between the two intersections
  • Drainage improvements including general grading of ditches and culvert replacements/extensions
  • Utility relocation

The project website,, is available to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed detail design. If you would like to comment, you are encouraged to contact the Ministry or the Project Consultant by August 18, 2017.

This project is following the approved environmental planning process for Group ‘B’ undertakings under the Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000), with the opportunity for public input throughout the project.

If you have questions or comments, or wish to be added to the project mailing list, please visit the project website contact page.

Gord Krieger P.Eng., Project Manager WSP
Principle, Transportation
WSP Canada Inc.
69 Cleek Avenue
P.O. Box 187
Bancroft, ON
K0L 1C0
Phone: (613) 332-2841
Fax: (613) 332-5718
E-mail Gord

Evan Cassidy, EIT, Project Manager
Ministry of Transportation-Eastern Region
1355 John Counter Blvd.
Postal Bag 4000
Kingston, ON K7L 5A3
Phone: (613) 545-4210
Toll free: (800) 267-0295
Fax: (613) 540-5106
E-mail Evan

For more information please read the Notice of Study Commencement for the Intersection of Highway 28 and Peterborough County Road 6(PDF – 61KB)

Sawer’s Creek Bridge Repair on Hwy 28

Sawer’s Creek Bridge on Highway 28, just south of the village of Lakefield, will be under repair from approximately August 2017 to November 2017. During the construction period one (1) lane of traffic will remain open and will be controlled by a Traffic Signal Light.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to:

Evan Bancroft – Project Manager, Cruickshank
Cell: (613) 362-9018
E-mail Evan Bancroft

Letter Regarding Sawer’s Creek Bridge Repair (pdf – 121KB)

Notice Regarding Sawer’s Creek Bridge Repair (pdf – 677KB)

Peterborough County Official Plan Open Houses

Peterborough County is developing a new Official Plan and has asked for input from the public.

An excerpt from the New County Official Plan website:

The County Official Plan provides direction and guidance on how land in the County of Peterborough will be used, and provides policy to ensure that future development will meet the needs of the community. Currently it also functions as the lower tier Official Plan for four local municipalities.

In 2017, the County initiated the development of a new Official Plan; one that is more user-friendly, and meets both Provincial and local directives. It is being developed with input from County and Township Councils, public agencies and members of the public. Once the new Official Plan is in effect, it will function as the lower tier Official Plan for five local municipalities:

Township of Asphodel-Norwood
Township of Douro-Dummer
Township of North Kawartha
Township of Selwyn
Municipality of Trent Lakes

To kick-off the process of creating a new Official Plan, open houses will be hosted throughout the County during the week of July 24, 2017. At these open houses we aim to find out what is important to you and the larger community. These will be opportunities to find out how the Official Plan works, ask questions, and share ideas.

You are welcome to attend any of the Open Houses.

The Planning Department is available at any time throughout this process to answer questions you may have. Contact us by calling 705-743-0380 or by emailing the Planning Department.

Notice of Public Open House Peterborough County (pdf – 49KB)

Tender for Cleaning, Sealing, Priming, and Painting of Steel Roofing on the Douro Community Centre

The Township of Douro-Dummer has released a request for bids for Tender PR – 01 – 2017 for Cleaning, Sealing, Priming, and Painting of Steel Roofing on the Douro Community Centre.
Bids are due by Friday, July 21, 2017 no later than 12 Noon local time at the Municipal Office in Warsaw.
Please see Clean, Seal, Prime, Paint Roof of the DCC RFP PR-01-2017 (pdf – 272KB) for more information and a copy of the Tender document.

Benefit Cruise Night in Warsaw

Benefit Cruise Night in Warsaw 2017 (pdf – 206KB)

For Chad Pearson

Details have now been firmed up for the 2017 Benefit Cruise Night in the Warsaw Lions Park (907 South Street, Warsaw, ON). The annual fundraising event is spearheaded 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 2nd with the gates to the Lions Park opening at 4pm. Rain dates if needed, will be on succeeding Wednesday nights.

This year, all proceeds will be given to Chad Pearson, who is dealing with some very serious medical issues.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the entire community to ‘lend a helping hand’ to a young man who is 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 $37,800 for Jessica Pluard and Max Deutekom.

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 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 – E-mail J. Murray Jones
Elsie Tedford – 705-652-8348
Douro-Dummer Township Office: 705-652-8392

Canada Day Weekend 2017 Waste Pick-Up

Recycling Collection
No changes, collection as usual.

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

Garbage Collection
No changes, collection as usual.

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 Canada Day long weekend!

Canada Day 2017 Waste Pick-Up (pdf – 109KB)

Peterborough Public Health Monitoring for West Nile Virus

Peterborough Public Health Monitoring for West Nile Virus

Peterborough Public Health is advising residents to avoid mosquito bites this season and reduce breeding grounds in order to prevent the spread of West Nile virus.

Peterborough Public Health staff trap mosquitoes and test larvae from standing water pools throughout the City and County of Peterborough.  In 2016 staff collected more than 5,000 local mosquitoes and none tested positive for West Nile virus.  In 2016, Public Health Ontario reports that across the province there were 211 positive mosquito pools and 49 confirmed human cases of West Nile virus.

For more information, including receiving the associated PDF in another format, please contact:

Brittany Cadence
Communications Manager
P:  705-743-1000

Trent-Severn Waterway Fully Open for Navigation

Date: June 6, 2017 – Peterborough, Ontario – Parks Canada

Parks Canada advises that the Trent-Severn Waterway is fully open for boating traffic for the 2017 Navigation Season as of today – June 6, 2017.  All lock stations along the system are now welcoming visitors by land and through all locks.

Parks Canada thanks all visitors and residents for their patience and cooperation as staff worked diligently to address high water levels and flows caused by excessive precipitation to ensure safe boating conditions.

Boaters can look forward to a great 2017 season.  This year, lockage fees are free for recreational boaters, a great way to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.  Boaters may order their passes on-line or the can be issued at any Lock Station. All that is required is your vessel registration number.

Developing new and innovative programs and services, at sites like the Trent-Severn Waterway, allows more Canadians, including youth and newcomers, to experience the outdoors and learn about our environment and history. As a result, Parks Canada is continuing to improve its visitor offer on the Trent-Severn Waterway, with new facilities and expanded services, making 2017 the perfect time to experience the rich heritage and natural beauty of this Canadian National Historic Site.

As part of its 100th anniversary celebrations in 2011, Parks Canada, in partnership with MEC, launched Learn-to Camp events which targeted various Canadian urban centres. Since then, many other Learn-to Camp activities are held every summer across the country in various locations. The focus of the Learn-to Camp is to create a connection between first-time campers and the Canadian camping experience, to introduce families to a lifetime of outdoor activities and encourage them to visit Parks Canada’s special heritage places. By leveraging the successful Learn-to Camp initiative, Parks Canada will build a community of stewards to help foster an appreciation for nature among Canadians of all ages and allow them to connect with nature. There will be 5 Learn-to-Camp events taking part on the Trent-Severn Waterway in 2017, for more information on the program, please visit…

Along with free lockage, the Trent-Severn Waterway’s signature event in celebration of Canada 150 will be “Lock’n Paddle” taking place on June 24th. The plan is to load 150 paddlecraft into each of the two chambers of the Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site of Canada. Once the lockage takes place and the chambers are lifted to level, we plan to salute our great nation by singing “O Canada”. For more information on how to be part of this historic event, please visit our website or check out our social media feeds.

This year the Trent-Severn Waterway has also launched a new Twitter account to provide information tailored for boaters using the waterway.  To keep up to date on wait times, mooring availability, navigation information and local events, please follow @TSWBoaterInfo (English) or @VTNSInfoNav (French).

For more information about the Trent-Severn Waterway, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TrentSevernNHS.

Karen Feeley

NEW! For the most current boater specific info, such as wait times and mooring availability, please follow us on Twitter @TSWBoaterInfo or @VTNSInfoNav

Public Relations and Communications Officer, Ontario Waterways Unit
Parks Canada / Government of Canada
P.O. Box 567, 2155 Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough ON K9J 6Z6
E-mail Karen Feeley / Tel: 705-750-4930 / Cell: 705-313-1097 / Fax: 705-750-4934

Agente des relations publiques et des communications, l’Unité des voies navigables de l’Ontario
Parcs Canada, Gouvenment du Canada
C.P. 567, 2155 promenade Ashburnham, Peterborough ON K9J 6Z6
E-mail Karen Feeley / Tél.: 705-750-4930 / Tél. cell. : 705-313-1097 / Télécopieur: 705-750-4934