Douro-Dummer Opts-In to Private Retail Cannabis Sales in the Township

At the Council meeting held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, the Council of the Township of Douro-Dummer opted-in to allow the retail sale of cannabis within the Township. Cannabis for non-medical use became became legal in Canada on October 17, 2018. The minimum age for the use of cannabis is 19, which is the same as for alcohol. The Province of Ontario has laws in place regarding how, where and who can buy and possess cannabis in the province.

The Province of Ontario has chosen to allow recreational cannabis to be sold in two ways, on-line through the Ontario Cannabis Store and in privately operated retail stores. This private retail model will launch on April 1, 2019. The location and operation of these private stores will be under the control of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), which is also responsible for regulating gaming and alcohol sales in the province.

The province is allowing municipalities to make a one-time decision to opt-out of permitting physical cannabis retail stores within their boundaries by January 22, 2019. Municipalities that choose to opt-out can opt back in at any time – but that decision is final.

Complaints about use, sales and distribution of cannabis and drug impairment while driving should be directed to the Ontario Provincial Police at (705) 742-0401.
Questions related to health impacts (such as second-hand smoke or impact on children) may be directed to Peterborough Public Health at (705) 743-1000 or by e-mail.

2019 Business & Entrepreneurship Conference

Registration is now open for the 2019 Business & Entrepreneurship Conference taking place on March 28th, 2019 2019 Business & Entrepreneurship Conference Poster (jpg - 66KB)
at the Peterborough Golf & Country Club.

Bringing together business owners from across Peterborough & the Kawarthas, the inaugural 2019 Business & Entrepreneurship Conference is a must-attend event for entrepreneurs looking to learn from industry thought leaders, network with like-minded professionals to develop partnerships and collaboration, and grow and improve their business.

Tickets are $55 for this event and include breakfast, lunch and access to some of the brightest minds in business. To learn more and to register, please visit the event page.


Road Maintenance (Brushing) on Douro Fifth Line and Daleview

Public works staff will be performing roadside clearing activities along Douro Fifth Line and Daleview Road beginning this week.

Please see the attachments for details:

Roadside Brushing Notice – Douro Fifth Line (pdf – 222KB)
Roadside Brushing Notice – Daleview Road (pdf – 150KB)

Any questions can be directed to Harold Nelson, Manager of Public Works

E-mail: H. Nelson
Phone: (705) 652-8392 or (705) 652-8402


Brush, Leaf and Yard Waste No Longer Accepted at Hall’s Glen Transfer Station

As of April 1, 2019, the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station will no longer be accepting brush, leaf or yard waste. Any large quantities of brush, leaf and yard waste can be taken to Waste Connections of Canada’s location at 348 County Road 6 (formerly M&M Disposal’s site.)

Waste Connections of Canada’s business hours are Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

During spring and fall, there will also be a bin at the Warsaw Public Works Depot, 1422 County Road 4, for residents to dispose of this green waste for free.

The County of Peterborough will still be collecting leaf and yard waste in the spring and fall month for the residents of Donwood. Please check the County of Peterborough or Township of Douro-Dummer websites for scheduling of these collections.

Kindergarten Registration

If your child will be four years old by December 2019, now’s the time to register for Kindergarten starting September 2019.KPR Kindergarten Registration 2019 (jpg 577KB)

Visit to:

  • find your school and register your child online,
  • get practical resources to help prepare your little one for Kindergarten. and
  • find out if there’s a before – and after-school child care program offered at your school.

If you have any questions please contact your local school or the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board at 1 (877) 741-4577 or visit

Reminder: Friday January 4, 2018 Recycling & Garbage Collection Moved to Saturday, January 5, 2018

Just a reminder that garbage and recycling collection that would normally take place today (Friday, January 4, 2019) is moved to tomorrow (Saturday, January 5, 2019).

Regular collection resumes on Monday, January 7, 2019.

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

Christmas 2018 Garbage and Recycling Collection Schedule

Garbage & Recycling Collection Cancelled Due to Icy Conditions Friday, December 28, 2018

Garbage and recycling collection was cancelled on most roads Friday, December 28, 2018 due to icy conditions at the time of collection.

Residents with Friday collection can put out double the regular amount for collection this week to make up for the cancellation last week – please note that due to the Holidays, collection that would usually happen on Friday, January 4, 2018 has been shifted to Saturday, January 5, 2018.

If additional information is required regarding garbage collection please contact Waste Connections of Canada at (705) 742-4268.


Municipal Office Closed

The Township of Douro-Dummer municipal office will be closed over the holiday season (December 24, 2018 to January 1, 2019 inclusive). We will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on January 2, 2019.

The Township website has information on the Douro-Dummer Public Library hours and Skating times at the arenas over the holidays.

We wish all of our residents and visitors a safe and happy holiday season.
Office Closed Sign Christmas 2018 (jpg - 240KB)

Holiday Skating in Douro-Dummer

Christmas Holiday Skating Schedule (pdf – 266KB)

Douro Community Centre

  • Sunday, December 23 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (sponsored by Herod Financial Services)
  • Thursday December 27 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (sponsored by Tim Hortons)
  • Friday, December 28 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 30 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (sponsored by Tim Hortons)

Parent & Tot Skating is CANCELLED on Dec. 26, 2018 & Jan. 9, 2019.

Warsaw Community Centre

  • Sunday, December 23 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (sponsored by Tim Hortons)
  • Thursday, December 27 from 2:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 30 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (sponsored by Tim Hortons)

Adult Skating at the Warsaw Community Centre

  • Thursday, December 27 1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m. (sponsored by Alf Curtis Home Improvements & Peterborough Truss & Roof)