Monthly Archives: November 2019

New 24-Hour Public Works Emergency Phone Number

The Township of Douro-Dummer and the Douro-Dummer Public Works Department are pleased to announce the launch of the new Public Works Emergency Phone Number: (705) 926-0214. For more information, please see Launch of 24-Hour Public Works Emergency Phone Number (pdf – 47KB)  

Septic Re-Inspection Program Presentation

On November 21, 2019 B. Fawcett,  C.B.O. for the Township of Douro-Dummer, presented the proposed Septic System Program in a public meeting in Council Chambers. The slides presented can be seen here: Septic System Re-inspections Presentation (pdf – 496KB) Questions and comments regarding the program should be directed to: Brian Fawcett, Chief Building Official E-mail B…. Read more »

Strategic Planning Program

The Strategic Planning Program is a free opportunity to learn about facilitating the strategic planning process for your Business Improvement Area (BIA) Strategic planning should be embedded into the regular operation of any organization. It helps organizations make sound decisions to guide their activities over time. Training your volunteers to undertake strategic planning will build… Read more »

Peterborough Public Health Has Run Out of Free Radon Kits

Radon Kits Available at Local Hardware Stores Due to an overwhelming response, Peterborough Public Health has run out of free radon test kits, giving away 400 kits in just three days to local residents. Residents who are still interested in testing their homes can still purchase kits local hardware stores. Radon is the second-leading cause… Read more »

Douro-Dummer Library Art Gallery

Featuring James Lasenby from January 4th – March 21st James is a self-taught artist who strives for accuracy and realism in every piece he creates. Appreciation of nature began very early in his life, since he spent much of his time in the country visiting his cousin’s home in Douro and on camping trips throughout… Read more »

Starry Stonewort – Collective Action Now will Minimize Long-term Costs & Impacts

Starry Stonewort is an extremely aggressive, fastspreading macro alga. It has been spreading throughout the Trent-Severn Waterway for several years and is now in Ston(e)y Lake. From a few small patches identified in the summer of 2017 it is now in areas of Gilchrist Bay, The Lost Channel and in areas of the Big Duck… Read more »

Peterborough Public Health Offers Free Radon Kits to Local Residents While Supplies Last

Peterborough Public Health is giving away free radon test kits while supplies last to raise awareness about this public health risk that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in Ontario. “Radon is responsible for anywhere from 1,080 to 1,550 cancer cases in Ontario each year. This colourless, odourless gas can build up in lower… Read more »

Douro-Dummer Fire Services Receives Funding from Enbridge Gas for Firefighter Training Resources

Enbridge Gas Inc. is helping Douro-Dummer Fire Services purchase firefighting training materials through Project Assist – a program that supplements existing training for Ontario volunteer and composite fire departments in the communities where Enbridge operates. “At Enbridge Gas, safety is our priority. We’re proud to support Ontario firefighters who share our commitment to keeping our… Read more »