Tender – Supply, Haul and Place Granular Materials on Twelfth Line Road Dummer

The Township of Douro-Dummer has released a request for bids for Tender T-2017-07 for the Supply, Haul and Place Granular Material on the Twelfth Line Road Dummer. Bids are due by Tuesday, June 13, 2017 no later than 12 Noon local time. Please see T-07-2017 – Supply, Haul and Place Granular Materials on Twelfth Line Road Dummer (pdf – 387kB) for more information and a copy of the Tender document.

Request for Proposal – Equipment Rental and Labour Requirements for Twelfth Line Dummer Road Project

The Township of Douro-Dummer has released a Request for Proposal for T-2017-06 – Equipment Rental and Labour Requirements for the Twelfth Line Dummer Road Project. Proposals are due by Tuesday, June 13, 2017 no later than 12 Noon local time. Please see T-2017-06 – Equipment Rental and Labour Requirements for Twelfth Line Dummer Road Project (pdf -239kB) for more information and the complete bid document.

Kitchen Scraps & Compost

Did you know that your kitchen scraps and compost can be dropped off at the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station or composted in your back yard? Both options help decrease the amount of waste going to landfill sites AND provide us with usable material to augment soil.

By removing organic waste from your curbside garbage, you are also helping to discourage wildlife like crows and raccoons from scavenging and leaving an unsightly and dangerous mess on the road.

List of accepted organic material for transfer stations

List of accepted organic material for transfer stations

WM-2014-Organics-Program-Materials

For information on backyard composting, the Garbage to Garden program, or to purchase a composter/digester please call Peterborough County at 705-775-2737 or e-mail Peterborough County – Waste.

More information can be obtained by visiting https://www.ptbocounty.ca/en/living/recycling-and-garbage.aspx

Trent-Severn Waterway to Open in Stages on Friday, May 26th 2017

Staged Opening of Navigation Season 2017

Trent-Severn Waterway to Open for Navigation in Stages Starting on Friday, May 26th 2017

May 25, 2017, Peterborough, Ontario, Parks Canada

The Trent-Severn Waterway 2017 Navigation Season will open in stages starting on Friday, May 26th.

Increased precipitation over the past weekend coupled with forecasted rainfall has created the requirement for additional time to reduce water levels and flows to a point that ensures safe boating conditions across the system.

As of May 26th, locks 28 Burleigh Falls to 42 Couchiching will be open to boat traffic. All other lock stations will be open to land-based visitation but closed to boat traffic.

Please see the table below for the most recent description of stations that will be open for navigation as of Friday, May 26, 2017. This list will be updated and released on a daily basis until all stations are fully open.

Lock Opening Schedule as of May 25, 2017

Lock Opening Schedule as of May 25, 2017

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This staged opening of the Waterway will most importantly protect boater safety, and help to prevent further shoreline erosion and property damage experienced by local residents and businesses. Parks Canada will continue to work diligently to open the entire system for navigation and will open individual lock stations in stages as soon as it safe to do so.  Updates will be provided regularly and communicated widely.

All visitors are encouraged to always exercise caution around water but especially now with water flows less predictable and stable than during regular navigation season.

For more information about the Trent-Severn Waterway, visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/trent, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TrentSevernNHS.

For the most current boater specific information, including when each Lock Station will open for navigation, please follow us on twitter:

Trent-Severn Waterway: @TSWBoaterInfo, @VNTSInfoNav

STATUS OF LOCK STATION OPENINGS TRENT-SEVERN WATERWAY

Information:

Karen Feeley
Public Relations and Communications Officer
Ontario Waterways, Trent-Severn Waterway
Parks Canada Agency
(705) 750-4930

Douro South Park Closed Due to Wet Conditions

Please note that the South Park located at 201 Second Line Douro Road, will be closed starting on Thursday May 25, 2017 because of wet conditions. Staff will be monitoring the situation over the coming days and will provide an update on the status of the Park on Monday, May 29, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for our residents. Please contact Brian Millett, Manager of Recreation Facilities, 705-652-8392 x 215 if you have any questions or concerns.

2017 Navigation Season Delayed

Delay of Navigation Season 2017

Trent-Severn Waterway and Rideau Canal 2017 Navigation Season start delayed until May 26, 2017

May 17, 2017 – Peterborough, Ontario – Parks Canada

High water levels and flows caused by extreme amounts of precipitation have resulted in unsafe boating conditions across both waterways. For safety reasons, Parks Canada has delayed the start of the 2017 navigation season for the Trent-Severn Waterway and Rideau Canal by one week to Friday May 26, 2017.

Until May 26, 2017, the Trent-Severn Waterway and Rideau Canal closed to all boat traffic and all forms of water-based activities are discouraged. This closure will most importantly protect boater safety, and help to prevent further shoreline erosion and property damage experienced by local residents and businesses. During this week, Parks Canada will continue to diligently make adjustments to water flows in order to restore safe conditions in preparation for the navigation season.

The public are welcome to continue to enjoy the canals’ lock stations, which will be fully open to land-based visitors effective May 19, 2017 and lock staff will be on hand to welcome them.

All visitors are encouraged to always exercise caution around water but especially now with elevated water levels and flows.

For more information about the Trent-Severn Waterway, visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/trent, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TrentSevernNHS.

For more information about the Rideau Canal, visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/rideau, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @RideauCanalNHS.

For the most current boater specific information, please follow us on twitter:

Trent-Severn Waterway: @TSWBoaterInfo, @VNTSInfoNav
Rideau Canal: @RideauBoatInfo, @RideauInfoNav

Information:

Karen Feeley
Public Relations and Communications Officer
Ontario Waterways, Trent-Severn Waterway
Parks Canada Agency
(705) 750-4930

New User Fees and Charges By-law

The Council of the Township of Douro-Dummer has passed a new Fees and Charges By-law at their Council meeting held on May 16, 2017. Changes in the new Fees and Charges By-law included, a reduction to most rental fees of municipal facilities, a streamlining of Planning Application fees and updated fees for financial services and legal certificates. For more information regarding the Fees and Charges By-law 2017-30 and the transition to the new Fees and Charges, please call the Township Office at 705-652-8392.

2017-30 – A By-law to provide for User Fees and Charges and to repeal By-law 2015-81 (pdf – 270kB)

Forest Ontario Funding Campaign

The Ontario Envirothon, run by Forests Ontario, was selected as a Small Change Fund Campaign. Funds raised through this campaign will help to support the regional grants as well as the provincial competition.  Forests Ontario has the ambitious goal of raising $4,900 and they only have a few days left to reach this amount.

To help Forests Ontario reach their fundraising goal please visit their campaign site: https://smallchangefund.org/project/Tq3Kybfnb566ZAHo4