Media Release – Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Douro-Dummer, ON – The Council of the Township of Douro-Dummer and the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Advisory Committee will be hosting a Public Meeting to present and discuss the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Draft Report.

The meeting will take place in the Municipal Council Chambers at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017.

The meeting will commence with presentation of the Draft Report by Staff and to be followed by questions from the public and Council.

PDF Copy of Media Release (pdf – 107 KB)

For more information contact:
Martina Chait-Hartwig
Deputy Clerk
Township of Douro-Dummer
705-652-8932 ext. 210
Email: Martina Chait-Hartwig
Township of Douro-Dummer Website

Connor Plante
Parks and Recreation Master Plan Coordinator
Township of Douro-Dummer
Email: Conner Plante
Township of Douro-Dummer Website

Notice of Public Meeting

Parks and Recreation Master Plan Draft Report

The Council of the Township of Douro-Dummer and the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Advisory Committee invite all interested parties to attend a Public Meeting where the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Draft Report will be presented.

The Public Meeting will be held:
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. in the Municipal Council Chambers, located at 894 South Street, Warsaw, ON, K0L 3AO

For further information please contact Martina Chait-Hartwig, Deputy Clerk, at 705-652-8392, ext. 210 or Connor Plante, Parks and Recreation Master Plan Coordinator, 705-652-8392.

PDF Copy of Notice of Public Meeting (pdf – 108 KB)

County of Peterborough 2017 Bursary Awards

The County of Peterborough annually recognizes eligible students residing in the County of Peterborough (excluding the City of Peterborough) who have successfully completed Grade 12 and are continuing with post-secondary education.  Bursaries are awarded to eligible students who meet the criteria based on the weighted ranking as established by County Council being the relative financial need of the individual, the grade point average of the applicant and the amount of other bursaries received.

The Land of Shining Waters Bursary funds are derived from the interest accrued from investing the proceeds from the sale of the book “Peterborough Land of Shining Waters”.     Copies of the Peterborough Land of Shining Waters are available for purchase at the County of Peterborough offices at 470 Water Street, County Court House for a cost of $20.35 plus taxes.  The Land of Shining Waters Bursary totals $250.00 to eligible students.

The 4-H Agricultural Scholarship Bursary award is in incremental amounts of $250.00 to a total maximum of $500.00 per year to eligible students.  Eligible students are County of Peterborough residents who have successfully completed Grade 12 and continuing with post-secondary education in an agricultural-related field or in a field which can be used in the agricultural industry.  A background in agriculture will be considered, including working on the family farm or on a volunteer basis.

County Council will consider the recommendations of the Awards and Bursaries Committee in late June.  The successful students will be invited to attend the Regular County Council Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. to be recognized. The deadline to receive applications is June 15th.

Eligible students can obtain bursary applications below, or through their secondary school guidance departments and local libraries.

PDF Copy of Land of Shining Waters Application (pdf – 146 KB)

PDF Copy of 4-H Agricultural Scholarship Application (pdf – 146 KB)

PDF Copy of Bursary Award Information (pdf – 101 KB)

Douro Fifth Line Road North Closed

The Public Works Department has closed off Douro Fifth Line North between Highway 28 and County Road 6. This temporary closure is due to the road conditions including water on the road and ice buildup, making for unsafe condition. This section will be closed until further notifications. For more information, please contact:
Harold Nelson
Manager of Public Works
Township of Douro-Dummer
Email: Harold Nelson

The Library is Hiring – Librarian Assistant Position Available!

Librarian Assistant (Part-Time)

Douro-Dummer Public Library is looking for a team player who is a self-starter and who is able to work independently. The individual must have excellent communication skills and strong technology skills. Customer Service skills are essential. Preference given to individual with library training or equivalent experience. Reliable transportation is required. Part time – up to 13 hours per week (flexible-day, evening, weekend)

Send resumes to or deliver in person at
435 Douro Fourth Line, Douro, ON
by Friday, March 17th, 2017 at 4pm

Media Release – Twitter Account

Media Release

Launch of Township Twitter Account – March 1, 2017

Douro-Dummer, ON – The Township of Douro-Dummer is pleased to announce the public launch of their new Twitter account.

Through the use of Twitter the public will be able to engage with the Township online and receive information regarding Township event and news. Online social networking sites are frequently used as mediums to gather and share updates online. By providing this service, residents will be able to stay connected to their community in a timely manner.

We encourage all our residents to visit the Township’s Twitter account, and follow and share our page. You can find us on Twitter by searching Douro-Dummer (@Douro_Dummer).

We are pleased to be able to offer our residents a multitude of ways to communicate with the Township and provide a reliable source of information.

PDF Copy of the Media Release (pdf – 10KB)

For more information, please contact:
David Clifford
Chief Administrative Officer (C.A.O)
Township of Douro-Dummer
705-652-8392 ext. 206

Media Release – Road Conditions

Media Release
Road Conditions – February 21, 2017

Due to the winter weather that we have been experiencing – four major rainfalls, two freezing rain storms, and the very mild temperatures – has caused many of our gravel roads to develop holes. Unfortunately, with these freeze and thaw conditions, it is very difficult to improve our gravel roads. Applying gravel to the roads when the frost is partially coming out will create road conditions that cannot be driven on by the travelling public; trucks will do more damage to the road, the gravel will not adhere to the road and after a snowfall the gravel ends up being plowed off the roads. Grading the roads under the same conditions (with the frost coming out and wet roads), can cause 6 to 8 inches of sloppy gravel that the motoring public will not be able to travel on either.

We do sympathize with our ratepayers who are travelling these roads on a daily basis and we will address these issues as weather conditions allow us to do something. Once the weather becomes colder and it snows, the holes will be filled when we plow the roads, which will create a temporary fix. However, during spring thaw the road conditions we are experiencing now could return and we will do what we can to minimize this impact.

Council has a multi-year road plan in place to continue to improve our road infrastructure and we encourage our residents to contact the Manager of Public Works (Harold Nelson) to address any questions or concerns regarding our roads.

PDF Copy of the Media Release (pdf – 102kB)

For more information, please contact:
Harold Nelson
Manager of Public Works
Township of Douro-Dummer
Email: Harold Nelson

Nomination Period Opens for 2017 Peterborough County Recognition Awards

The County of Peterborough invites nominations for the County of Peterborough 2017 Recognition Awards. Nominations will be accepted for any resident or group residing in the County of Peterborough who has raised the profile or made an extraordinary contribution to our community. The nominee shall not have received a County of Peterborough Recognition Award for a similar category within the last fifteen years. Unless otherwise indicated, there shall be one award for each Township in each category noted below:

Accessibility Recognition: A group, individual or business who has contributed to accessibility improvements within the County of Peterborough. (One County-wide award.)

Acts of Heroism: An individual who has displayed bravery in the face of personal risk, injury or death at an incident that took place either in the County of Peterborough or was to the benefit of a Peterborough County resident and which action did not occur while the individual was acting in his/her professional capacity while on duty. (Unlimited nominations.)

Agricultural Leadership: Any individual or farm enterprise is eligible to be nominated in this category. Factors that will be used to assess the nomination will include such items as innovations, agricultural promotion and the recognition brought to the County through its operation. It may include involvement in agricultural organizations. Leadership in the agricultural community will also be considered.

Business Leadership / Entrepreneurial Innovation: Any new and successful initiatives of both new and established businesses that have made outstanding contributions to the County, including tourism promotion.

Community Volunteer of the Year: Any group or individual who has demonstrated community involvement or volunteerism within the County.

Environmental/Sustainability Recognition: Nominees will have demonstrated innovation and/or leadership in environmental conservation, stewardship and sustainability by having:
Developed innovative green technologies or
Started businesses to support and encourage sustainable living, or
Donated conservation lands or easements or
Undertaken ecosystem restoration or research or
Educated others about the importance of protecting the environment or
Achieved the overall vision for sustainability through one of the identified theme areas set out in the Sustainable Peterborough Plan:Agriculture and Local Food; Climate Change; Cultural Assets; Economic Development and Employment; Healthy Communities; Land Use Planning; Natural Assets; Energy; Transportation; Waste; and Water. (One County-wide award.)

Heritage Preservation: An individual or group who has promoted heritage and preserves the history of Peterborough County. This could include, but is not limited to, Fair boards, Women’s Institutes, historical societies, etc. A community, public or private organization which has reached a significant milestone such as the 100th anniversary of the organization is also eligible for this award. (Please note: Birthdays and anniversaries are recognized on an on-going basis as requested.)

Leadership in Arts and Culture: A group or individual who has demonstrated excellence in the arts, bringing recognition to the County.

Sporting Excellence: Any team or individual who has won a provincial, national or international sporting event. (One County-wide award.)

Youth: A person aged 25 years or younger who has contributed to the betterment of the community and/or school environment.

Nomination forms are available throughout the County at the County of Peterborough offices located at 470 Water Street, Peterborough, from any Local Municipal Office, Township Fire Chiefs, local Police Service Boards, schools, libraries throughout the County, area Chambers of Commerce and Community Care organizations. This year, Nomination Forms can be completed online at the County website

Completed and signed nomination forms with supporting documents provided to the County Clerk up to and including March 15, 2017 are requested.

The Peterborough County Awards and Bursaries Committee will review the Nominations and make recommendations to County Council. County Council will select and announce the recipients in May. The Recognition Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. and will be hosted by the Township of North Kawartha. If you have any questions, please contact the County Clerk at 705-743-0380 or 1-800-710-9586 or by email: