Updates on the Expansion of the LCBO Convenience Outlets Program

The LCBO has authorized businesses in 87 under served communities across the province to sell beer, wine and spirits on its behalf. In addition to the ongoing openings, the LCBO is launching a new Request For Proposal (RFP) to invite applications from retailers who are interested in becoming a LCBO Convenience Outlet. The RFP for candidates opened on October 30th 2019.

The full RFP documents are available on our website http://www.doingbusinesswithlcbo.com. There is no fee to apply, and LCBO will accept applications until 2pm on Wednesday November 20th 2019.

The LCBO Convenience Outlets team would greatly appreciate your assistance in ensuring that local businesses that stand to benefit from this program are aware of the opportunity.

Your support in informing these stakeholders is invaluable, and is crucial to ensuring the program benefits as many Ontario consumers as possible. The LCBO appreciates any support you can provide between now and November 20th 2019.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact the LCBO Convenience Outlets team at email with your contact information for a return call/email.

Public Meeting – Sewage Re-Inspection Program UPDATE

The Public Meeting date regarding Sewage Re-Inspections in the Township of Douro-Dummer has been moved to Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers (lower level, 894 South Street, Warsaw). If residents and interested parties are unable to attend, they may submit questions by e-mail ahead of the meeting.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive input on the Township’s sewage re-inspection program. The Township is looking for the public’s input before moving forward, topics to be discussed include the scope of the project, cost recovery for inspections and what the requirements will be for sewage system owners.

Questions can be directed to:

Brian Fawcett, Chief Building Official
E-mail B. Fawcett
(705) 652-8392 x 208


2019 Christmas Hamper Registration


Tuesday, November 12th to Friday, December 6th
Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Salvation Army Church building
Entrance across from Greyhound Bus on Simcoe St.

Required to Register…
• Personal identification for ALL family members living in the household
• Proof of address
• Current Government Assistance Cheque or monthly bank account income entry
• Monthly Pay Stub amount for Every working person
in the household

For inquires please contact 705-742-4391 ext. 35

2019 Christmas Hamper Registration (pdf – 142KB)

Santa Claus Parade: Call for Floats!

The Douro-Dummer Parade committee, Township staff and many community
volunteers have already started planning this exciting event. If you’re interested
in including your float in the parade we would love to have you do so.

Please contact one of the names listed below for more information.
The parade will depart from the Public Works Depot (1402 County Road 4) at
5 pm. It will travel south to the Township Office, right on Ford Street, right on
Peterborough Street and return to the Public works yard.

Immediately following the parade, join your friends and neighbours in the
Township yard for hot chocolate, cookies and a visit with Santa!
Mark your calendar! We look forward to having you join us and bring the magical
spirit of Christmas to the hundreds of people who attend this event.

Allison (705-652-9248, allisonhodgin68@gmail.com)
Melissa (705-652-8392, ext.223 MelissaH@dourodummer.on.ca)
Shelagh (705-877-2884, shelagh@bell.net)



Temporary Road Closure – Douro Ninth Line

Please be advised that Douro Ninth Line between County Road 4 and Nassau Road will be closed to all through traffic beginning October 21st, 2019 for approximately 2 weeks. Please see map for road closure limits. As this is outside work and weather dictates when we can do such, these dates are only approximate. This closure is necessary in order to complete the placement of culverts.

Emergency vehicles and the residents of Douro Ninth Line #212 – 325 will only be able to access Douro Ninth Line from County Road 4. No access to the above properties will be available from Nassau Road, Pioneer Road or County Road 32.

Emergency vehicles and the residents of Douro Ninth Line # 435 – 645 will be able to access Douro Ninth Line from County Road 32, Nassau Road and Pioneer Road. No access to the above properties will be available from County Road 4.

Emergency services will be provided exact details of this closure, to ensure there will be no detrimental effects on their services.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact the Public Works Department at 705-652-8402.

Temporary Road Closure – Douro Ninth Line (pdf – 190KB)

Annual Fall Dam Draw Down

Otonabee Conservation will be conducting the annual fall dam draw down in the Otonabee Region watershed on or after October 15, 2019. Shoreline residents can expect changing water levels above and below structures including the Warsaw Dam.

For more information please read the Media Release: Annual Fall Dam Draw Down to happen after Thanksgiving long weekend (pdf – 719KB)

Questions can be directed to:

Gordon Earl, Water Resources Technologist
Otonabee Conservation
Phone: (705) 745-3238 x 214
E-mail: G.Earl

Public Notice – Thanksgiving Day Weekend

Public Notice – Thanksgiving Day Weekend (pdf – 218kB)

The Municipal Office will be CLOSED Monday, October 14, 2019.

There are NO CHANGE to the collection of Recycling or Garbage as a result of the Thanksgiving Day Long Weekend. Please put your garbage and recycling out on your regular day. If your regular collection day is Monday, put your garbage and recycling out on Monday. If your regular collection day is Tuesday, put your garbage out on Tuesday.

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

The Hall Glen Transfer Station is open for Summer Hours on: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
(including Thanksgiving Monday) and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The Township of Douro-Dummer wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day Long Weekend!

2019 Fall Leaf and Yard Waste Collection

The fall 2019 leaf and yard waste collection in Donwood starts next week!

How to participate:

  • Collect leaves, plants, brush and tree clippings in paper bags or reusable containers.
  • Bundle branches no larger than 1m x 30cm (3′ x 1′).
  • Place at the roadside before 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of your collection week.

Donwood collection weeks are as follows:

  • October 14th
  • October 28th
  • November 11th
  • November 25th

Collection may occur any day from Monday to Friday, not necessarily on garbage or recycling day.
There are no limits and no tags required for leaf and yard materials.

For more information please visit the County of Peterborough website.

Residents of Douro-Dummer outside of Donwood may use the leaf and yard waste bin located at the Warsaw Public Works garage, 1422 County Road 4 (just north of the Hamlet of Warsaw.) This bin is provided free of charge during the fall. To continue to have this service please ensure only leaf and yard waste is deposited in this bin (no lumber or construction waste.)

Fire Prevention Week Home Visits 2019

This year’s fire prevention week theme is
“Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”

To help ensure our residents are notified of smoke or carbon monoxide in their homes, the Douro-Dummer Fire Services will be conducting door to door visits to Douro-Dummer residences on Saturday October 19th and 26th, 2019. Fire Department members will have ID tags and be wearing station uniforms with our Douro-Dummer crest on their shoulder.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping our crews to assist you in being in compliance with the law and to help make sure your family
is protected with lifesaving alarms.

Direct any question to Fire Chief, Chuck Pedersen:
P: (705) 652-8392 x 207
E-mail C. Pedersen