Seeking Appointment for Committee of Adjustment/Planning Committee

Council is receiving applications from citizens/ratepayers of the Township of Douro-Dummer for appointment to the Committee of Adjustment/Planning Committee (1 appointment to serve both Committees).

The appointment period will cover the remaining term of Council and expires on November 14, 2022.

Cover Letters and Resumes should be submitted to the undersigned no later than 12 Noon on Monday, June 14th, 2021.

Please note that a Criminal Background Check from the Ontario Provincial Police is required.

Martina Chait-Hartwig, Deputy Clerk
P.O. Box 92, 894 South Street
Warsaw, ON K0L 3A0
Phone 705-652-8392 x 210
Fax 705-652-5044
E-mail: M. Chait-Hartwig


2021 Seniors Showcase

You’re Invited to the 2021 Seniors Showcase

The largest seniors-focused event in the region is now available for viewing online, featuring a whole series of free workshops, a panel discussion, and a variety of local exhibitors.
The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Age Friendly Peterborough, is presenting the 2021 Seniors Showcase virtually, running for the entire month of June on and the Chamber’s social media channels.

Access is FREE! All month long, the Chamber will be posting a collection of free videos, available for streaming on demand:

• Exhibitor presentations (shopping, healthcare, finances, recreation, and more!)
• Panel discussion on Transportation – Getting You from A to B
• 9 Workshops:

o Dealing with Isolation
o How Well Do You Know Dementia?
o 211, Who Can Help – Connecting You to Your Community
o Nutrition: Eat Well, Age Well
o Decluttering Tips and Tricks
o The Grass is Greener – Lawn Maintenance
o Yoga + Mindful Movement
o New Rules for Estates and Executors in Ontario?
o Understanding Consent and Capacity

• Not-for-Profit showcases: watch community organizations showcase and update us on their current projects, opportunities, products and services

We will also be posting Exclusive Offers from our exhibitors! Be sure to check out these great deals!

The 2021 Seniors Showcase runs June 1st-30th at and on the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
Please see the attached poster.

Do you work at a senior residence or with senior clients and their families? Please share this information and the attached poster with your Activities Director, residents, or clients. Perhaps incorporate viewing into your activities or provide them with the details to access this free one-stop-shop for products, services, and education for seniors and their families.

Enjoy the Showcase!

Sponsored by:
Trent Security
Living Well Home Medical Equipment
The Gardens of Peterborough
Oldies 96.7
Peterborough Disability Tax Services

Request for Proposal: TS-2021-04- Supply and Delivery a 2021 Four Wheel Drive Motor Grader and Related Attachments

The Township of Douro-Dummer has released a proposal request for the supply and delivery of one 2021 four wheel drive motor grader and related attachments. Proposals are due by Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 12:00PM (noon) local time. Please see TS-2021-04- Supply and Delivery of One 2021 Four Wheel Drive Motor Grader and Related Attachments (pdf – 402KB) for more information and the complete document.


Warsaw Road Swing Bridge

From Parks Canada:

May 27, 2021, Peterborough, ON – Parks Canada would like to provide the public with information regarding the completion of the Warsaw Road Swing Bridge on Parkhill Road East in Peterborough. The bridge has been closed over the winter months for a full replacement of the steel swing bridge structure, repairs to concrete abutments, and replacement of mechanical and electrical operating systems. As well, the project has brought the bridge up to full highway loading.

Swing bridge projects are significantly more complex than fixed bridge projects, and thus completion timelines are more fluid as components and operation are fine-tuned to ensure both public safety, and quality of delivered product. Parks Canada will not provide exact dates of opening, but has worked with the contractor to enact a plan that will have the bridge open for vehicles as soon as possible.

What to Expect
Early July: The contractor will begin an approximate five-day period of onsite testing of the bridge with a live load. If this testing goes well, the bridge will advance to being open for vehicular and pedestrian traffic. If additional hydraulic or mechanical adjustments are required, the bridge will remain closed until they are completed.

Mid to end of July: Some project work at the bridge will remain following its opening to vehicular traffic, like installation of signage, and paving of approaches. This may require single-lane closures or short delays without notice.

Parks Canada is thankful for your patience and understanding during this project.

The Government of Canada is investing over $615 million to support infrastructure work on the Trent-Severn Waterway as part of the largest federal infrastructure plan in the history of Parks Canada.

To learn more about Parks Canada’s infrastructure work, please visit, or contact Parks Canada.

County Official Plan Project and Survey – Part 2

From Peterborough County’s New County Official Plan Project website:

The County of Peterborough is currently undertaking the development of a new Official Plan. The new Official Plan will function as the policy document for the County of Peterborough and as the lower-tier Official Plan for all eight local municipalities.

This questionnaire is the second part in a three-part part survey series for the County Official Plan project, and aims to obtain feedback from the community about issues that may be important to you. We are wanting to learn about how you Live, Work and Play in the County of Peterborough.

We are hopeful that we not only learn what’s important to you and how you envision growth in your communities, but also that you have a chance to learn from us as well about land use planning in Ontario.

This survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and will close at 4:30pm on Friday June 4th, 2021.

Take the Second County Official Plan Project Survey!

Douro Canada Day Parade

From the Douro Canada Day Parade Committee:

The Douro Canada Day Parade committee is excited to announce that we plan to have a “Drive By Canada Day Parade” (subject to COVID-19 regulations). We are planning to have floats/entries line up on Douro 4th Line between County Road 4 & County Road 8. Cars may enter off of County Road 4 and proceed towards the village of Douro.

We need entries for the parade! Let us know if you would like to take part either with your business or a family float (please, only those in your bubble to be COVID-19 safe) by emailing Julie Chatten. We will have a contest for the best decorated entry!

We have a Plan B in place in case provincial regulations do not allow for our event on July 1st. We will post more details on our Facebook page (Douro-Dummer Canada Day Parade) and on the Township website.

Gravel Application and Dust Suppression on Township Roads

Over the next few weeks, Public Works staff will be applying fresh gravel to Township roadways and starting the application of calcium chloride(a dust suppressant). Road users may notice dusty roadways until the calcium chloride application is complete.

If you meet the calcium chloride truck on the road, please be patient and allow the spray truck time to stop and let you pass safely.

Thank you for your patience and co-operation.

Any questions can be directed to the Manager of the Public Works department, Jake Condon at (705) 652-8392 x 214 or e-mail Public Works.

2021 Provincial Day of Action on Litter

From the Province of Ontario’s webpage Act on Litter:

The Provincial Day of Action on Litter is celebrated on the second Tuesday of May each year in Ontario.

We are taking action to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills or becoming litter by bringing awareness to the impacts of waste on our environment and encouraging people to take action at home and in their community to help keep our environment clean and healthy for generations to come.

For more information and how you can do your part visit Province of Ontario’s webpage Act on Litter!