Thank You to our Public Skating Sponsors!

With public skating almost done for the season, and ice out of the Warsaw arena, we want to take a moment to thank the generous groups and businesses that sponsored public skating during the 2018/2019 season:

Alf Curtis Home Improvements Inc.

Baker Masonry – Call (705) 652-7345

Catholic Women’s League

Clearview Cottage Resort

Dave Webster Excavating Inc.

Douro-Dummer Firefighters’ Association

Douro and District Optimist Club

DueNorth Dog Training

Dummer News

Ellwood Hamilton Bus Lines – Call (705) 652-6090 or E-mail Ellwood Hamilton Bus Lines

Friends of the Douro-Dummer Public Library

Heffernan First Aid

Herod Financial Services

Jim Kerr Excavating 

Kawartha Buttertart Factory

Knights of Columbus


McLeod’s Ecowater

National Sanitation

Noyes’ Repair Service

Peterborough Truss & Floor Ltd.

Pine Vista Resort

Ray Johnston Heating – Call (705) 652-7578

S & B Food Market – Call (705) 652-8381

Strafra Feed

TF Graphics

The Township of Douro-Dummer

Tim Horton’s

Toms Contracting

Wantasa Resort

Warsaw and District Lions Club

Waste Connections of Canada

Don’t forget to come out for the last public skate at the Douro Community Centre, this Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.!

Please contact the Municipal office if you are interested in sponsoring public skating during the 2019-2020 season or need more information:
Phone: (705) 652-8392
Email the Township of Douro-Dummer

Garbage and Recycling Collection for Friday, March 15, 2019

Recycling and garbage collection teams are running behind today, Friday, March 15, 2019, by 2 – 3 hours.

It is anticipated that all recycling will be collected by the end of today.

Garbage that remains at the curb after 5:00 p.m. today should be brought in for collection next week, Friday, March 22, 2019. Affected residents will be able to put double the allowed amount of waste out for collection next week.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Missed Recycling Collection March 14, 2019

Recycling was not collected on the following roads due to road conditions today:

  • Mill Line Road
  • 5th Line Rd S Dummer
  • 6th Line Rd S Dummer
  • 8th Line Rd S Dummer

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

If your recycling boxes have not been picked up on these roads, please bring them in for collection next week. Any questions you might have regarding recycling collection can be directed to the County of Peterborough at 705-775-2737 or Waste Connections of Canada at (705) 742-4268. Recycling can also be dropped off free of charge during regular operating hours at the Halls Glen Transfer Station, 1951 County Road 6, Douro-Dummer.

Half Loads in Effect from March 1, 2019 until May 1, 2019

Please note that half load restrictions will be in place on all Township roads from March 1, 2019 until May 1, 2019.

Please see the County of Peterborough’s website for information on reduced vehicle loading on County Roads.

For more information please contact:

County of Peterborough
Public Works
P: 705-775-2737


Harold Nelson
Manager of Public Works
Township of Douro-Dummer
(705) 652-8402
Email: Harold Nelson

Public Budget Presentation– March 5, 2019

The Township of Douro-Dummer will be holding a Public Meeting for the 2019 Budget Presentation on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building. The presentation will be a synopsis of the budget, including the proposed tax rate.

A copy of the budget presentation and a copy of the agenda can be viewed on the Township website.

For more information please contact Darlene Heffernan, Treasurer at:
705-652-8392 Ext. 203 or email D. Heffernan

Committee Volunteer Opportunities – Canada Day Parade

Would you like to get involved in the Township of Douro-Dummer and play an important role in the community? The Township of Douro-Dummer is currently looking for volunteers to sit on the Canada Day Parade Committee for 2019 & 2020. The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 12 noon.

Advertisement for Committee Member Appointments for 2019-2020 (pdf – 111KB)

Application form (pdf – 104KB)

Interested parties are requested to send a letter of interest to:

Martina Chait-Hartwig, Deputy Clerk
Township of Douro-Dummer
P.O. Box 92, 894 South Street
Warsaw, Ontario KOL 3AO

Fax: (705) 652-5044
E-mail M. Chait-Hartwick

Questions may be directed to Martina Chait-Hartwig, Deputy Clerk at (705) 652-8392 Ext 210.

Electronic Permitting Has Arrived in Douro-Dummer

The Township of Douro-Dummer has recently launched the first phase of its electronic building permit application system, e-permits, available at

This online system will enable owners and applicants to apply for a building permit from the convenience of their home or office. The goal of this system is to be simple and easy to use for the applicant, while reducing our ecological footprint by no longer requiring the submission of paper applications or printed drawings. Once a permit application has been received, it will be reviewed and an electronic permit will be sent back to the applicant so that construction may commence. The inspector will use a tablet in the field to view drawings and other files.

Douro-Dummer’s Chief Building Official, Brian Fawcett, notes, “We know that applying for a Building Permit can be a stressful experience, so e-permits are designed to make the building permit application experience easier for everyone.”

The Township of Douro-Dummer is the first municipality in the County to transition to electronic permitting. It is anticipated that this system will result in time and cost savings for the applicants and the Township, as well as making revisions and tracking of the permits faster and easier.

“We are very excited at being able to make things even a ‘little more’ easier in what has become a red tape world. We’re very proud of our staff for advancing this concept,” says Mayor of Douro-Dummer J. Murray Jones.

To ensure a positive user experience as the Township moves forward with the new system, user feedback is encouraged. Watch for Phase 2, of this project, which will include a more robust system including personalized accounts, coming in early summer 2019!

Brian adds “With ever changing technology, it is important that we remain on the forefront, even as a smaller municipality.”

For accessibility, paper building permit applications will continue to be accepted.

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

MEDIA RELEASE February 2019 – Electronic Permitting Has Arrived in Douro-Dummer (pdf – 107KB)


News & Art Shows at the Douro-Dummer Public Library

The Winter 2019 Art Show and Sale continues until Saturday March 23, 2019.

The featured artists for the Winter 2019 Show and Sale are Susan Sydney (painter) and Daniel Marlatt (mixed media).

Students’ Art Shows in Magazine Room -a special place for budding young artists and adults of all ages to display their work.

“We are so happy to have a small space for artists who want to display just a few pieces. Already 4 young individuals and students from a couple of classes have chosen to display their art in this very special space. Thank you! With your art you have made the library an even more special place to be. Especially, we thank Carol Baird and Helen Sheehan for enthusiastically coordinating this program so efficiently! Very much we are looking forward to more young artists coming forward to book their art shows in this inviting little gallery.”

Please leave a message at the library for Carol Baird to book the room (see Library contact information below).

The Spring Art Show and Sale runs from April 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019.

The featured artist for the Spring 2019 Show and Sale is Roy Bowles (photography with a country and nature theme).
The opening celebration will take place Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Douro-Dummer Art Gallery has been chosen as a 2019 SPARK Photo Festival site!

The SPARK Photo Festival runs from April 1 – April 30, 2019.

The Douro-Dummer Public Library welcomes your suggestions for future artists’ shows and sales.

Douro-Dummer Public Library
435 Douro Fourth Line Road
Douro-Dummer, Ontario,  K0L 2H0
Phone: (705) 652-8599
Email the Douro-Dummer Public Library

The art gallery is open during regular library hours:
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Monday: – Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

New Funding Available for On-Farm Clean Water Projects

From Farms at Work:

“If you are a farmer or own farmland, the new East Central Farm Stewardship Fund offers you access to additional funding and technical support for your on-farm clean water projects in 2019 and 2020. This funding program is delivered through the East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative (ECFSC) which operates in Northumberland, Peterborough and Hastings Counties, the City of Kawartha Lakes and Durham Region.”

For more information on the On-Farm Clean Water Projects or other projects, please visit the Farms at Work website