Committee Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to get involved in the Township of Douro-Dummer and play an important role in the community? The Township of Douro-Dummer is currently looking for volunteers to sit on various boards and committees for 2019 & 2020. Appointments are available to the Historical, Community Policing, and Santa Claus Parade Committees. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 22, 2019 at 12 noon.

Advertisement for Committee Member Appointments for 2019-2020 (pdf – 112KB)

Application form (pdf – 107KB)

Interested parties are requested to send a letter of interest to:

Martina Chait-Hartwig, Deputy Clerk
Township of Douro-Dummer
P.O. Box 92, 894 South Street
Warsaw, Ontario KOL 3AO

Fax: (705) 652-5044
E-mail M. Chait-Hartwick

Questions may be directed to Martina Chait-Hartwig, Deputy Clerk at (705) 652-8392 Ext 210.

Electronic Permitting Has Arrived in Douro-Dummer

The Township of Douro-Dummer has recently launched the first phase of its electronic building permit application system, e-permits, available at

This online system will enable owners and applicants to apply for a building permit from the convenience of their home or office. The goal of this system is to be simple and easy to use for the applicant, while reducing our ecological footprint by no longer requiring the submission of paper applications or printed drawings. Once a permit application has been received, it will be reviewed and an electronic permit will be sent back to the applicant so that construction may commence. The inspector will use a tablet in the field to view drawings and other files.

Douro-Dummer’s Chief Building Official, Brian Fawcett, notes, “We know that applying for a Building Permit can be a stressful experience, so e-permits are designed to make the building permit application experience easier for everyone.”

The Township of Douro-Dummer is the first municipality in the County to transition to electronic permitting. It is anticipated that this system will result in time and cost savings for the applicants and the Township, as well as making revisions and tracking of the permits faster and easier.

“We are very excited at being able to make things even a ‘little more’ easier in what has become a red tape world. We’re very proud of our staff for advancing this concept,” says Mayor of Douro-Dummer J. Murray Jones.

To ensure a positive user experience as the Township moves forward with the new system, user feedback is encouraged. Watch for Phase 2, of this project, which will include a more robust system including personalized accounts, coming in early summer 2019!

Brian adds “With ever changing technology, it is important that we remain on the forefront, even as a smaller municipality.”

For accessibility, paper building permit applications will continue to be accepted.

For more information please contact:

Brian Fawcett, Chief Building Official
Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street, Warsaw, ON, K0L 3A0
Phone: (705) 652-8392 x 208
E-mail: B.Fawcett

MEDIA RELEASE February 2019 – Electronic Permitting Has Arrived in Douro-Dummer (pdf – 107KB)


News & Art Shows at the Douro-Dummer Public Library

The Winter 2019 Art Show and Sale continues until Saturday March 23, 2019.

The featured artists for the Winter 2019 Show and Sale are Susan Sydney (painter) and Daniel Marlatt (mixed media).

Students’ Art Shows in Magazine Room -a special place for budding young artists and adults of all ages to display their work.

“We are so happy to have a small space for artists who want to display just a few pieces. Already 4 young individuals and students from a couple of classes have chosen to display their art in this very special space. Thank you! With your art you have made the library an even more special place to be. Especially, we thank Carol Baird and Helen Sheehan for enthusiastically coordinating this program so efficiently! Very much we are looking forward to more young artists coming forward to book their art shows in this inviting little gallery.”

Please leave a message at the library for Carol Baird to book the room (see Library contact information below).

The Spring Art Show and Sale runs from April 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019.

The featured artist for the Spring 2019 Show and Sale is Roy Bowles (photography with a country and nature theme).
The opening celebration will take place Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Douro-Dummer Art Gallery has been chosen as a 2019 SPARK Photo Festival site!

The SPARK Photo Festival runs from April 1 – April 30, 2019.

The Douro-Dummer Public Library welcomes your suggestions for future artists’ shows and sales.

Douro-Dummer Public Library
435 Douro Fourth Line Road
Douro-Dummer, Ontario,  K0L 2H0
Phone: (705) 652-8599
Email the Douro-Dummer Public Library

The art gallery is open during regular library hours:
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Monday: – Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

New Funding Available for On-Farm Clean Water Projects

From Farms at Work:

“If you are a farmer or own farmland, the new East Central Farm Stewardship Fund offers you access to additional funding and technical support for your on-farm clean water projects in 2019 and 2020. This funding program is delivered through the East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative (ECFSC) which operates in Northumberland, Peterborough and Hastings Counties, the City of Kawartha Lakes and Durham Region.”

For more information on the On-Farm Clean Water Projects or other projects, please visit the Farms at Work website

Agricultural Seminars at the Douro Community Centre – POSTPONED

The Sunderland Co-op will be hosting a number of agricultural seminars this spring at the Douro Community Centre!

  • Beginner Beekeeping – POSTPONED to February 19th
    February 19, 2019: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Speaker: John MacFarlane of Dancing Bee Equipment
    Learn what you need to know to start your own hive this spring
  • Advanced Beekeeping
    February 26, 2019: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Speaker: John MacFarlane of Dancing Bee Equipment
    Attendees must have either attended the beginner beekeeping seminar or had bees for at least 1 (one) full year
  • Backyard Poultry Seminar
    April 16, 2019: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Speakers: Wilf Venema of Millpond Hatchery  and Greg Aitken D.V.M. of Peterborough Veterinary Services
    Topics Include: breed selection, coop management, disease management, feed formulations and more!
    Order your birds that night.

Spaces are limited, tickets are required in advance for all seminars ($15 per person, per seminar). Light refreshments will be provided.

To register call:
(705) 745-4607

UPDATED: Garbage & Recycling Collection Cancelled on Some Roads Due to Icy Conditions

Garbage and Recycling Collection has been cancelled on the following roads due to the icy road conditions today:

  • Englewood Lane
  • Birchcliff Drive
  • Tedford Lane
  • Salmon Bay Road
  • Barnes Avenue
  • Gilchrist Bay Road
  • Tate Lane
  • Grier Drive
  • Casement Lane
  • Drain Drive
  • Puffers Road
  • Miles Road and Miles Shore East & West Roads
  • Whetung Road and the roads which branch off of it
  • South Bay Road and the roads which branch off of it

Residents on these roads can put out double the regular amount for collection next week to make up for no collection this week.

If additional information is required regarding garbage collection please contact Waste Connections of Canada at (705) 742-4268.

These recycling routes have also been affected by the icy road conditions. If your recycling boxes have not been picked up on these roads, please bring them in for collection next week. Any questions you might have regarding recycling collection can be directed to the County of Peterborough at 705-775-2737 or Waste Connections of Canada at (705) 742-4268. Recycling can also be dropped off free of charge at the Halls Glen Transfer Station.