Is Your Urgency an Emergency?

From the Peterborough County website:

Peterborough County/City Paramedics are being challenged by a continually increasing number of service requests. Approximately 20% of people who call 911 do so for a non-urgent illness or injury which could be better managed by other health care providers. When paramedics are responding to these non-urgent conditions, it can delay the response to urgent, life-threatening situations.

“It is important to remember that 911 is for emergencies and although we will answer every 911 call and provide medical assistance, phoning for an ambulance is not always the right call to make to get the right care.” ~ Chief Randy Mellow

We encourage our residents to consider the other treatment options available and to make the call that best meets their needs.


T-03-2019: Tender for the Supply and Delivery of Culvert Pipes

The Township of Douro-Dummer is requesting tender submissions for the Supply and Delivery of Culvert Pipes.

Proposal Closing: Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:00 p.m. (noon). Late proposals will not be accepted.

Proposals must be received at the Municipal Office.

Any questions regarding this tender should be directed to:

Harold Nelson, Manager of Public Works
P: (705) 652-8392 x 214
E-mail H. Nelson

T-03-2019 – Supply and Delivery of Culvert Pipes (pdf – 448KB)

Fire Station 5 Construction Project

Firefighters from Douro-Dummer Fire Station 5, the White Lake Fire Station, are are surveying the interest of the community to see what kind of support they may have to build an addition onto Fire Station 5.

For more information please see the media release Fire Station 5, Construction Project, Township of Douro-Dummer (pdf – 143KB) or contact:

Fire Chief Chuck Pedersen (705) 652-8392 ext. 207
E-mail: C.Pedersen

Captain Tim Drain (705) 877-8044
E-mail: T.Drain

Sewage System Permits in Douro-Dummer

Effective May 21, 2019, the Township of Douro-Dummer will be responsible for the enforcement of all sewage systems within the Township boundaries.

For more information please read the Media Release: Sewage System Permits in Douro-Dummer (pdf – 105KB)

For more information please contact:

Brian Fawcett, Chief Building Official
Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street, Warsaw, ON, K0L 3A0
Phone: (705) 652-8392 x 208
E-mail B. Fawcett

Return of the Warsaw & District Lions Club Cruise Nights

The Warsaw and District Lions Club Cruise Nights return Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Lions Park in Warsaw.

Bring your classic cars and motorcycles to this community event. BBQ, 50/50 draw, prizes and more!

Everyone is invited for a relaxing night out, with all proceeds going to the Warsaw Lions Club.

For information please e-mail Barry or Les




New Library Hours

From the Douro-Dummer Public Library:

“Thank you to all the users who filled out our Library Hours Survey. We took all the answers into consideration and crafted new Library Hours to serve our community better. They will be effective June 1st, 2019. Our new hours are more consistent, easier to remember and we added 3 more open hours per week!”

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Wednesday: 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

To connect with the Douro-Dummer Public Library:

435 Douro 4th Line,
Douro-Dummer, Ontario
Phone Number:
E-mail the Library

Trent-Severn Waterway 2019 Navigation Season Start Delayed Until May 24, 2019

From the Information Bulletin: Trent-Severn Waterway 2019 Navigation Season Start Delayed Until May 24, 2019:

“Due to unsafe boating conditions, Parks Canada is delaying the start of the 2019 navigation season for the Trent-Severn Waterway until Friday, May 24, 2019. Above normal snowpack in some areas and significant precipitation system-wide have resulted in extreme high water levels and flows throughout the Trent-Severn Waterway which causes unsafe boating conditions. The safety of the public and our visitors is always our number one priority.

Until May 24, 2019, the Trent-Severn Waterway will remain closed to all boat traffic and all forms of water-based activities are discouraged. This closure will ensure boater safety, and help to mitigate shoreline erosion and property damage experienced by local residents and businesses. During this week, Parks Canada will diligently continue to 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 starting May 17, 2019, and lock staff will be on hand to welcome them.”

For more information please read the Information Bulletin: Trent-Severn Waterway 2019 Navigation Season Start Delayed Until May 24, 2019 (pdf – 41KB)


Half Load Restrictions on Selected Roads

Half load restrictions will be removed from most Township roads at 12 midnight on May 15, 2019.

Due to the wet spring, some roads have been very slow to dry and harden; as a result, the following roads will continue to have half load restrictions through the Victoria Day long weekend:

  • Douro 8th Line – from Nassau Road to County Road 32
  • Douro 5th Line – from County Road 4 to Centre Road
  • Douro 3rd Line – from County Road 4 to Cedar Cross Road

These roads will be re-assessed after the Victoria Day long weekend to determine if the half load restrictions can be removed.

Thank you for your patience and co-operation.