Forest Ontario Funding Campaign

The Ontario Envirothon, run by Forests Ontario, was selected as a Small Change Fund Campaign. Funds raised through this campaign will help to support the regional grants as well as the provincial competition.  Forests Ontario has the ambitious goal of raising $4,900 and they only have a few days left to reach this amount.

To help Forests Ontario reach their fundraising goal please visit their campaign site:

Tender to Screen, Crush, Stockpile and Haul Granular Materials – Updated with Addendum

The Township of Douro-Dummer is requesting tender submissions to screen, crush (including a breaker for over-sized material) at Edwards Pit, with various stockpile and haul locations as described in the tender.

Proposal Closing: Friday, May 12, 2017 12:00 p.m.(noon). Proposals must be received at the Municipal Office, late proposals will not be accepted.

Please find below, Addendum #1 to the tender specified.

Note: the tender closing has been extended to Friday, May 19, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).

Any questions regarding this proposal should be directed to:
Harold Nelson
Manager of Public Works
(705) 652-8402

T-01-2017 Screen Crush Stockpile and Haul Granular Materials (pdf – 400kB)

Addendum #1 to T-01-2017 Screen Crush Stockpile and Haul Granular Materials (pdf – 113kB)

Provincial Funding Announced for Critical Repairs to the Twelfth Line Road Dummer

Ontario Improving Roads in Peterborough County
Investment to Boost Economic Growth, Create Jobs in Rural Communities

Ontario is investing in critical improvements to the reconstruction of a local roadway in Peterborough County, to help create jobs and boost economic growth.

Jeff Leal, MPP for Peterborough, made the announcement today at the Township of Douro-Dummer Council Office.

The province is investing $ 830,897 in critical upgrades to rehabilitate Twelfth Line Road Dummer, including road widening, utility relocation, brushing and fencing. These improvements will help to improve traffic flow and safety for local residents.

M.P.P. Jeff Leal and Mayor Jones announcing funding for road work on Twelfth Line Road Dummer

M.P.P. Jeff Leal and Mayor Jones announcing funding for road work on Twelfth Line Road Dummer

The Township of Douro-Dummer is one of 55 communities that will receive support from the province through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) to build and upgrade local infrastructure.

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to:

Investing in municipal infrastructure is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

Please see the attached press release from the office of M.P.P. Jeff Leal (pdf – 259kB).

Flood Warning now in Effect

Otonabee Conservation advises residents and visitors to the region that a FLOOD WARNING is now in effect for the entire watershed region. A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.

Total amounts of rain received in the Bancroft/Haliburton/Peterborough regions were 100 to 150 mm during the month of April. Then, in the first couple of days of May, another 40 to 60mm fell. A Special Weather Statement issued by Environment Canada’s Meteorological Services states that another 40 to 70mm is possible on Thursday/Friday (of this week) before tapering off to showers on the weekend.

As a result of above-normal April rains, combined with significant additional receipts in the first couple of days of May, inflows to the Kawartha Lakes from areas to the north have dramatically increased. Given the forecast for another large dump of rain starting Thursday, inflows to the Kawartha Lakes are expected to continue increasing throughout the coming days. Hence, area residents living in historical flood-vulnerable areas on the shores of the Kawartha Lakes, as well as the Otonabee River, are advised to prepare for the possibility of localized flooding.

Throughout the geographical jurisdiction of Otonabee Conservation, the ground is saturated, and thereby is largely incapable of absorbing additional rainfall. As a result, the forecasted 40 to 70 mm that will start falling on Thursday is expected to cause significant pooling/ponding in low lying areas where there is poor drainage. In addition, local rivers (Indian and Ouse Rivers) and creeks (Squirrel, Baxter, Cavan, Jackson, Meade, etc.), which are already flowing at rates well-above normal, will continue to experience very high flows, and may even exceed their normal confines in those areas of low sidewalls/banks. Hence, area residents located in historical flood-vulnerable areas are advised to prepare for the possibility of localized minor flooding.

Also, area residents, as well as visitors to the area, are advised to observe caution around all waterbodies and watercourses because area lakes, rivers, streams and creeks pose a serious danger due to high levels, very fast flows and extremely cold water temperatures. Dams, culverts and other water control / water conveyance structures are to be avoided at all times.

This FLOOD WARNING will remain in effect until Monday, May 08, 2017.

emergency preparedness notice

Image of a notice from Emergency Preparedness Ontario providing information on safety in a flood

For more information please visit:

For information on how to stay safe during a flood, please visit:

Sale of Land by Public Tender – Updated – Redeemed

Please note that as of May 23, 2017 this tender has been redeemed.

The Corporation of the Township of Douro-Dummer

TAKE NOTICE that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land(s) described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Township Office, 894 South Street, P.O. Box 92, Warsaw, Ontario, K0L 3A0. The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day at 3:15 p.m. at the Township Office, 894 South Street, Warsaw, Ontario, K0L 3A0.

According to the provisions of the Municipal Tax Sales Act, the Municipality is authorized to proceed with Tax Registration on properties if taxes remain unpaid for three or more years.

Township of Douro-Dummer Tax Sale Information Package – Redeemed (pdf -1MB)

For further information, please contact: Donna Kelly, Deputy Treasurer at 705-652-8392 Ext. 202

Waste Collection Victoria Day Long Weekend

Public Notice
Victoria Day Weekend 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017

Please note the following:

Recycling Collection:
Victoria Day (May 22) Collection as usual.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact BFI at 705-742-4268.

Garbage Collection:
Victoria Day (May 22) Monday Garbage Collection is moved to Tuesday and Tuesday Garbage Collection is moved to Wednesday.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact M&M Disposals at 705-652-3505.

The Township of Douro-Dummer wishes everyone a safe and happy May long weekend!

Halls Glen Transfer Station is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Hall’s Glen Transfer Station Hours are unaffected by the Victoria Day Long Weekend.

Municipal Office Closed for Long Weekend

Please be advised that the municipal office will be closed from 4:30 p.m. on April 13, 2017 and will re-open the morning of April 18, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.

During this time, in person tax payments will not be available so please plan accordingly. Visit our Tax Information Page to find other ways to make payments.

Please direct any inquiries regarding roads to the Warsaw Public Roads Depot at 705-652-8402 while the municipal office is closed.

Please direct any inquiries regarding recreational rentals to the Douro Community Centre at 705-742-0008 while the municipal office is closed.

The Township of Douro-Dummer wishes everyone a happy and safe Easter Weekend.

Spring Maintenance for the Trent-Severn Waterway Bridges

In the coming weeks, Parks Canada will be conducting spring maintenance at some of our swing bridges and sites along the Trent-Severn Waterway, in preparation for the 2017 navigation season. This included preventative maintenance tasks like washing and greasing swing bridges and conducting visual inspections to ensure their safe operability.

Parks Canada advises residents and visitors of the following temporary bridge closures for regular spring maintenance, weather permitting:

  • May 2, 2017 – Warsaw Road Swing Bridge (Peterborough) – 9:00 a.m. – 2: 30 p.m.
  • May 3, 2017 – Maria Street Bridge (Peterborough) – 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • May 4, 2017 McFarlane Stree Bridge (Peterborough) – 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Seasonal maintenance on certain bridges that cross the Trent-Severn Waterway will not result in closure, but vehicles may experience short delays of about ten minutes:

April 10 to mid-May (2017)

  • Brighton Road Swing Bridge
  • Carrying Place Swing Bridge
  • Glen Ross Swing Bridge
  • Ranney Falls Swing Bridge (Campbellford)
  • Hastings Swing Bridge
  • Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge
  • Bolsover Swing Bridge
  • Boundary Road Swing Bridge
  • Lakeshore Road Swing Bridge
  • Couchiching Bridge
  • Hamlet Swing Bridge (on Canning Road near Washago)
  • Port Severn Swing Bridge.

Motorists are invited to plan their routes accordingly in order to avoid delays. To accommodate school bus traffic, efforts will be made to keep delays between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Parks Canada wishes to thank bridge users for their patience during the maintenance period.

For more information about the Trent-Severn Waterway, visit Parks Canada or follow them on Facebook and Twitter @TrentSevernNHS

Karen Feeley
Public Relations and Communications Officer
Ontario Waterways
Parks Canada

PDF Copy of Trent-Severn Waterway Bridges Maintenance (pdf – 151 KB).