Are you a Gold Star Recycler?

County recycling staff will be in your area this summer rewarding excellent recyclers with a Gold Star Blue Box sticker.

Gold Star Recyclers will be able to enter into the grand prize draw, prizes include:

Adventure pack at Escape Maze (2×2 person entrance) – Escape Maze
Escape Maze is a fun, live, interactive game facility that helps you connect with friends, family and co-workers in an exciting group activity. Escape Maze has 5 different escape rooms, 1 haunted adventure maze and 4 Outdoor Adventure Trail Games. Games are fun for birthday parties, stag & doe parties, co-worker team building, family get togethers, friends hang outs, school trips and date night.

Pumpkin Festival Family Pass – McLean & Buckhorn Berry Farms
The McLean’s philosophy is fairly simple: provide healthy farm fresh delicious produce to local communities. With an emphasis on quality, freshness and friendly customer service, they work tirelessly to ensure that the food they grow is the best it can possibly be. They welcome the public to their farm whenever possible to create connections between you and your food so that you can see where and how it’s grown, while enjoying the best tasting local produce this region has to offer.

Family Season Pass (2019) to Lang Pioneer Village Museum
Nestled along the banks of the historic Indian River, Lang Pioneer Village Museum features over twenty-five restored and furnished buildings constructed between 1825 and 1899. Many of the buildings were donated by townships within the County of Peterborough and moved to their present site when the Museum was founded.

Peterborough Pete’s tickets (4) – Waste Connections of Canada
Waste Connections of Canada is Peterborough County’s contracted blue box collector. Collecting blue box recycling from both single family homes and appartments as well as from transfers stations across the County.

To enter all you need to do is:
-Have your containers and papers (fibres) blue boxes at the road by 7:30 a.m.
-Ensure only items accepted in the County’s Blue Box program are in your blue boxes

If you would like to increase the chances that County staff will visit your road this summer fill out the on-line form and they will do their best to get there.

For more information contact the County of Peterborough

Canada Day Weekend 2018 Waste Collection

Recycling Collection
No changes, collection as usual.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Waste Connections of Canada at 705-742-4268.

Garbage Collection
Monday, July 2nd collection will move to Tuesday and Tuesday, July 3rd collection will move 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 Canada Day long weekend!

Canada Day 2018 Waste Collection (pdf – 206KB)

No Hot Pets, No Excuses

Hot cars kill pets; even with the widow down and parked in the shade your pet can overheat in a matter of minutes.

After reaching a body temperature of 41C (106F) it doesn’t take long for a pet to begin suffering irreparable brain damage or death.

If you see a pet unattended in a hot vehicle, act fast and call 310-SPCA (7722) or your local police department.

For more information visit


2018 Benefit Cruise Night in Warsaw

The 2018 Benefit Release (pdf – 208KB) will be held on Wednesday, August 1st with the gates to the Lions Park opening at 3pm. Rain dates if needed, will be on succeeding Wednesday nights.

This year, all proceeds will be divided between The Mollohan Family and the Meade Family.

Roxanne Mollohan has been battling Leukemia for the past number of months and has caused a challenge for the family travelling and living in Kingston during her treatment.

The Meade Family have been hugely affected by a tragic motor vehicle accident in December of 2017 on Highway Seven. Eight year old Madison is now confined to a wheelchair.

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 $38,000 for Chad Pearson.

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 27th.

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

This 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.


J. Murray Jones: E-mail J.Murray Jones
Elsie Tedford: (705) 652-8348
Township Office: (705) 652-8392
Les Bryan (705) 652-7018

County Road 29 Closed Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:00 – Noon for Triathlon

County Road 29 will be closed to all traffic from Stewart Drive to Highway 28 from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Sunday, June 24, 2018 for the Lakefield Youth Triathlon.

Athletes and the race will have the right of way on Stewart Drive (8:00 a.m. to noon), but the roads of Winfield Shores will be open to local traffic.

Peterborough Police Service officers will be situated at the intersections of Queen Street and Stewart Drive (in Lakefield), to direct through traffic from the South to turn around; at the intersection of County Road 29 and Highway 28, to direct through traffic from the North to detour via Strickland Street to access the village and at the intersection of Queen Street and Strickland Street (in Lakefield) to ensure only local traffic heads North up Queen Street.

There will be barriers and signs in place for the road closures, and volunteers ready to move barriers out of the way in the event of an emergency.

For more information on the event, please visit

Public Information Centres for the County Waste Management Master Plan – CANCELLED

**The July 6th & July 7th Public Information Centres have been cancelled, they will be re-scheduled to a later date as soon as possible.**

The County Waste Management Master Plan provides direction in managing all waste until 2030. The current plan, completed in 2013, will be updated this year (2018).

The updating process began in 2017 with County staff developing a survey for residents to provide feedback. This initial survey produced over 500 respondents and all townships were represented in the responses, including seasonal residents. County staff have been busy this spring collating the results of this initial survey, forming the Waste Management Master Plan Steering Committee and planning the activities for the next few months.

A second survey has been launched, which closes April 30. This short survey is only 2 questions: we want to know what people want for waste management services and how much they are willing to pay to have these services implemented.

The Waste Management Master Plan Steering Committee will be reviewing actions (developed by the committee and from the results of survey 2) to be included in the updated Waste Management Master Plan. Once these actions have been identified and researched, the final survey and public consultation phase including Public Information Centres will be begin. This survey will open at the beginning of July and close at the end of August.

Public Information Centres have been booked for the following:

Friday July 6, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Keene Community Centre, 24 Fourth Street, Keene, K0L 2G0
Saturday July 7, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at the Buckhorn Community Centre, 1782 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn, K0L 1J0

We look forward to meeting residents at the Public Information Centres. The survey will be available at the Public Information Centres as well.

The final survey and Public Information Centres will provide input to the Waste Management Master Plan Steering Committee recommendations for actions to be included in the final updated Waste Management Master Plan.

Dinner and Improv Comedy at the Douro Community Centre – Ticket Sales Extended to June 18th!


The Citiots Improv Group land in Douro June 23rd, 2018 at the Douro Community Centre!

Join your friends and neighbours for this interactive, fast-paced night of comedy, in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

Tickets are $35 each and include a buffet dinner and the show. A portion of the proceeds to support the Douro and District Optimist Club.

Doors open at 5:50 p.m.
Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m.
Show starts at 8:15 p.m.

Tickets are available from:

  • The Township office in the Hamlet of Warsaw, call Jess 705-652-8392 x 212
  • The Douro and District Optimist Club, call Harold 705-761-0589
  • The Township of Douro-Dummer Parks and Recreation manager, Brian 705-749-7247

Sponsored by:

Osborne Auto Body – find them in their Douro and Bridgenorth locations

412 Douro 4th Line, Douro, ON and 839 Ward Street, Bridgenorth, ON

Please thank our sponsor with your patronage!




The Library is Hiring Summer Experience Program Staff

The Douro-Dummer Public Library is committed to providing access to resources and opportunities for reading, life-long learning, personal development and enrichment for our community.  The Summer Student will seek to carry out the duties of their job with a focus on Programs and Community Outreach throughout the township.    It is our hope that the successful summer staff will organize weekly Drop In activities as part of the TD Summer Reading Program, provide basic library customer service during our open hours and travel throughout the township to partner with local events and businesses to promote library services.

This is a summer position with between 15-30 hours/week.

Rate is Minimum wage.


  • Excellent communication and customer relation skills
  • Excellent computer, internet and related software skills
  • Ability to provide hands-on instruction to individuals or groups of all ages.
  • Good time management and priority setting skills
  • An acceptable Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector screening is required.

Hours will include daytime, evening and weekend work.

Reliable transportation is required.

Please send a cover letter and resume via e-mail by June 15th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

This program is funded by the Province of Ontario.


Grants available for farm projects this season!

If you are a farmer or own farmland, you have a lot of opportunities to plan projects on your farm that may qualify for grant funding! In east central Ontario (Durham to Hastings and everything in between) the East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative is trying to make it easier for you by bringing information all together in one place.

These are just examples of the many great opportunities available right now…
o Fencing livestock out of a stream/pond/woodlot
o Alternate watering systems
o Planting buffers/windbreaks/marginal land
o Restoring and enhancing wetlands for wildlife and reducing “wet” land problems
o Improving a stream crossing
o Invasive plant removal
o Cross fencing for rotational grazing
o Cover crops
o Water well improvements/livestock watering
o Equipment modifications to improve soil/improve nutrient application
o Addition of organic material to low fertility fields

Funding is available right now from local conservation authorities, Ducks Unlimited Canada and from the provincial and federal governments through the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association!

You do not have to choose between these programs. Many of them can be added together when you work with a Collaborative member.
For example, suppose you want to fence some cows out of a stream or pond and provide them with alternate watering (such as a solar pump). You can call the Collaborative coordinator (or any member), put together a plan and receive funding from as many as three different sources – OSCIA, Ducks Unlimited and your conservation authority!

In 2017, the members of the East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative provided close to $250,000 in funding to farmers and farmland owners, contributing to approximately 50 projects across east central Ontario.

If you have been thinking about projects like the ones mentioned above (or have any other great ideas) get in touch as soon as possible.

Visit and fill out a 3-minute online application form.

Contact any member of the Collaborative:
Email Farms at Work
Call (705) 743-7671