2018 Spring and Fall Registration Open for the Automotive Flea Market & Car Shows

Registration is open to vendors and exhibitors for the 2018 Automotive Flea Market and Car Show (pdf – 449KB). Vendors and exhibitors can sign up using the 2018 Renewal Form for the Automotive Flea Market and Car Show (pdf – 164KB).

All sites are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis and specific sites cannot be guaranteed. Payment is required at the time of registration.
Cash, cheque, and debit are accepted in person at the Municipal Office of The Township of Douro-Dummer. Cheques or money orders accompanied by a registration form may be mailed to:

The Township of Douro-Dummer
P.O. Box 92
894 South St. Warsaw ON Canada K0A 3A0

For more information, please call Brian: (705) 749-7247

Grace Period for Clear Garbage Bags ending March 12, 2018

No Opaque Bags Allowed!The grace period for residents and businesses to transition to clear garbage bags in the Township of Douro-Dummer will come to an end on Monday, March 12, 2018. Starting on this date, opaque garbage bags will not be collected at the curb nor will they be accepted at the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station. Curbside waste collectors and Hall’s Glen Transfer Station attendants have been instructed to only accept household waste which conforms to the size and clear bag requirements set forth in 2017-50 – Garbage By-law (pdf – 136KB).

Township staff who have been monitoring curbside waste for clear bag compliance during this transition period have reported that the overwhelming majority of the Township has converted to using clear garbage bags and privacy bags. The Township would like to thank everyone for their support and participation in this program and our mission to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Educational materials, advice and assistance are available from the Township on our website, our Twitter feeds, directly from staff or through the “My Waste” App which is available through the County of Peterborough. Residents and businesses are encouraged to contact the Township of Douro-Dummer with any questions they have about implementing the clear bag program in their home or business.

For a summary of the Clear Garbage Bag Program please see the Clear Garbage Bag Program Quick Guide (717KB).

For more information, please contact:

The Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street, Warsaw, ON, K0L 3A0
Phone: (705) 652-8392

Half loads in effect from March 1, 2018 until April 30, 2018

Please note that half load restrictions will be in place on all Township roads from March 1, 2018 until April 30, 2018.

Please see the County of Peterborough’s website for reduced vehicle loading on County Roads https://www.ptbocounty.ca/en/living/reduced-load-restriction.aspx

For more information please contact:

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




Otonabee Conservation Tree Seedling Sale

Otonabee Conservation is once again offering the Tree Seedling Program to landowners within the Otonabee Region watershed with a wide selection of native tree and shrub species to choose from. New in 2018, is the on-line ordering system through the Otonabee Conservation website.

“Trees play an important role in maintaining a healthy and resilient natural environment. Trees and forests protect water quality in our rivers and streams. They provide habitat for birds and other wildlife and they add to the health of our communities by purifying the air and enhancing the environment that surrounds us,” explains Meredith Carter, Manager of the Watershed Management Program at Otonabee Conservation.

Landowners can choose seedlings from a variety of coniferous and deciduous trees and wildlife shrubs including White Pine, Eastern White Cedar, Red Oak, Sugar Maple, Highbush Cranberry and Buttonbush. The minimum order is 25 seedlings of a selected species.

“Orders are now being accepted for Spring 2018, with the order deadline of Friday, March 23rd. Otonabee Conservation expects the tree and shrub seedlings to arrive at the conservation authority office in late April, at which time landowners will be contacted and pick-up times will be arranged,” explains Carter.

Details about the Tree Seedling Program, including helpful tips on planting and caring for young seedlings, and the online Order Form are available on the Otonabee Conservation website at www.otonabeeconservation.com.

For information contact:

Dan Marinigh
Chief Administrative Officer
Otonabee Conservation
Tel: 705-745-5791, ext. 222


Meredith Carter
Manager, Watershed Management Program
Otonabee Conservation
Tel: 705-745-5791, ext. 223


Healthy forests – the diversity of trees, shrubs, wildflowers and other plants – play a significant role in the environmental health of the Otonabee Region watershed.
• Trees, grass and shrubs along waterways soak up nutrients before they reach the water, protecting water quality.
• Forests moderate the ebb and flow of river flows over the year, reducing floods during the spring melt and keeping rivers flowing in the dry summer months.
• Forests are critical habitat for birds, animals and other creatures.
• Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, from the air and release oxygen. One large tree can supply a day’s supply of oxygen for four people.
• Three trees placed strategically around a single-family home can cut summer air conditioning needs by up to 50 percent.

Otonabee Conservation has been involved in tree planting and forest management since the early 1960’s. The conservation authority owns and manages 2,309 hectares of forest; hosts the annual Scout Trees Program of Scouts Canada; and, annually plants trees in partnership with private landowners and municipalities.

The Otonabee Region Watershed Report Card (issued 2013) calculated forest cover as being 15 per cent of the watershed. Environment Canada suggests a minimum of 30 per cent forest cover to support healthy habitat for wildlife, which extends to healthy communities for watershed residents.

Otonabee Conservation offers the Tree Seedling Program to encourage reforestation of idle or marginal lands, to enhance the diversity of forests and to encourage the sustainability of forests and long-term management of existing forests throughout the watershed region.

Tree Seedling Program (pdf – 307KB)

Peterborough County Waste Management Master Plan Survey

Peterborough County is asking residents to provide ideas which will be considered as they update their Waste Management Master Plan. Please take the time to let them know how you think Waste Management should look in the County of Peterborough through their short survey.

Don’t forget to use the Searchable Waste Portal to help sort your household wastes into the appropriate streams!

March Break at the Douro-Dummer Community Centres

Are you looking for something to do in the Township of Douro-Dummer during the 2018 March Break? The Community Centres have a number of public skating events available to the public!

At the Douro Community Centre, free public skating is available:2018 March Break Skating Schedule Poster

Sunday, March 11th from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm (sponsored by the Douro Optimist Club)
Monday, March 12th from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  (sponsored by the Douro Seniors)
Wednesday, March 14th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  (sponsored by Healthy Kids Community Challenge)
Thursday, March 15th from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm  (sponsored by McLeod’s Eco Water)
Sunday, March 18th from 3:30 pm — 4:30 pm  (sponsored by Drain Electric)

Parent & Tot Skating at the Douro Community Centre:
Wednesday, March 14th from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (sponsored by Alf Curtis Home Improvements)

Warsaw Community Centre, free public skating is available:

Sunday, March 11th from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm (sponsored by Healthy Kids Community Challenge)
Monday, March 12th from  11:00 am – 12:00 pm (sponsored by McLeod’s Eco Water)
Wednesday, March 14th from 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm (sponsored by the Douro-Dummer Public Library)

Following the Public Skate event the Douro-Dummer Public Library is hosting Interactive Circus Fun in the Warsaw Community Centre Upper Room,
Wednesday, March 14th from 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm, $2 admission. Donations will be accepted for the Douro-Dummer Public Library!

Adult Skate at the Warsaw Community Centre:
Thursday, March 15th from 1:00 am – 2:00 pm (sponsored by Peterborough Truss & Floor Ltd.)

Road Closure – Douro First Line from County Road 8 to Division Road

Please be advised that the Douro First Line between County Road 8 and Division Road will be closed to through traffic until further notice.

Local traffic with 911 numbers ranging from 479 to 212 are to enter onto the Douro First Line from County Road 8 and local traffic with 911 numbers ranging from 49 to 160 are to enter on the Douro First Line from Division Road. Emergency services will be provided exact details of this closure, to ensure there will be no detrimental effects on their services.

Sorry for this inconvenience, but this closure is necessary until water recedes and Public Works is able to repair the culvert. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact the Public Works Department at 705-652-8402.

Please see the attached notice for more details (pdf – 168kB).

Public Consultation Period Open for Conservation Area Management Statements

Otonabee Conservation is currently developing a management statement for the Brookwood Wildlife Area and the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area. The purpose of a conservation area management statement is to describe the long-term ownership, management objectives and associated stewardship activities for the property.

Members of the watershed community and other interested individuals are welcome to review and provide comments to Otonabee Conservation about the proposed conservation area management statements. The consultation period closes March 17, 2018.

For all the details please visit Otonabee Conservation.

For more information please contact:

Mr. Jessie James
Manager, Conservation Lands Program
Otonabee Region Conservation Authority
250 Milroy Drive, Peterborough, ON K9H 7M9
Email: Jessie James