Road Conditions Affecting Garbage and Recycling Collection in the Township of Douro-Dummer

Garbage and recycling collection in the Township of Douro-Dummer have been affected by the inclement weather and dangerous road conditions.

Recycling collection has been cancelled for today, Monday, April 16, 2018.

Garbage collection may not occur on some roads due to dangerous road conditions. Impacted residents and businesses (on the Monday routes) may put double the regular amount of garbage out for collection next week (on Monday, April 23, 2018).

Thank you for your understanding.

Spring Roadside Clean-up

The Township of Douro-Dummer would like to extend a warm thank you to the residents and businesses that take the time to clean up sections of our roadways in the spring after the snow melts.

If you or your group are planning a clean-up on a section of road, please alert staff at the Municipal office so that arrangements can be made to pick-up collected garbage.

To contact the office:

The Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street, PO Box 92, Warsaw, ON K0L 3A0
Phone: (705) 652-8392


Notice of Nomination for Office

Notice of Nomination for Office (pdf – 68KB)
Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (s.32)

Notice is hereby given to the Municipal Electors of the
Township of Asphodel-Norwood
Township of Cavan Monaghan
Township of Douro-Dummer
Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen
Township of North Kawartha
Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan
Township of Selwyn
Municipality of Trent Lakes
City of Peterborough

The Nomination and Campaign Period for the 2018 Election will begin on May 1, 2018 in the Township of Asphodel-Norwood, Township of Cavan Monaghan Township of Douro-Dummer, Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, Township of North Kawartha, Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan, Township of Selwyn, Municipality of Trent Lakes and City of Peterborough.

Nominations may be made by completing and filing in the office of the Clerk, on the prescribed nomination form and accompanied by the prescribed nomination filing fee of $200.00 for the Head of Council and $100.00 for all other offices. The filing fee is payable by cash, debit, certified cheque, or money order.

A nomination must be signed by the candidate and may be filed in person or by an agent during regular business hours between May 1, 2018 and July 26, 2018, and between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on July 27, 2018 (Nomination Day).

A nomination for council in municipalities with more than 4000 electors must also include endorsement signatures from at least twenty-five (25) persons who are eligible to vote in an election within the municipality where a nomination is being submitted.

Registration papers for third party advertisers must be signed by a representative and may be filed in the Office of the Clerk in person or by any agent during regular business hours from May 1, 2018, up to and including October 19, 2018. Registration papers along with a Declaration of Qualification must be certified by the Clerk before such entity becomes a Certified Third Party Advertiser.

In the event there are an insufficient number of certified candidates to fill all positions available, nominations will be reopened for the vacant positions only on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and such additional nominations, if required, may be filed in the office of the Clerk.

Voting Day is Monday, October 22, 2018.

Dated April 9, 2018

Candice White, C.A.O./Clerk – Township of Asphodel-Norwood
Elana Arthurs, Clerk – Township of Cavan Monaghan
Crystal McMillan, Clerk – Township of Douro-Dummer
Bob Angione, Clerk – Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen
Connie Parent, Clerk – Township of North Kawartha
Heather Scott, Clerk – Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan
Angela Chittick, Clerk – Township of Selwyn
Kari Stevenson, Clerk – Municipality of Trent Lakes
John Kennedy, Clerk – City of Peterborough

Peterborough Renovates Program 2018

The Peterborough Renovates Program is now available for 2018. This program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants while funding is available. Detailed information about the program is available in the 2018 Peterborough Renovates Program Background (pdf – 103KB) or in the Peterborough Renovates Program Guidelines (pdf – 599KB). Funds are provided by the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario.

The Peterborough Renovates Program assists low to moderate income homeowners to afford necessary repairs, efficiency upgrades and accessibility modifications to their homes. The program offers a forgivable loan up to $25,000, up to $5,000 of which could be an accessibility grant.

To apply, please contact Habitat for Humanity, the delivery agent for Peterborough Renovates.

550 Braidwood Avenue, Peterborough, ON K9J 1W1
Monday – Friday 9:oo a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (705) 750-1456 or toll free (855) 750-1456
Email: Louise

Please visit Habitat for Humanity, Peterborough & Kawartha Region for more information on the program.

Spring Maintenance for Trent-Severn Waterway Bridges

In the coming weeks, Parks Canada will be conducting spring maintenance at some of their swing bridges and sites along the Trent-Severn Waterway, in preparation for the 2018 navigation season. This includes preventative maintenance tasks like washing and greasing swing bridges and conducting visual inspections to ensure their safe operation.

Parks Canada Temporary Bridge Closures for regular spring maintenance (weather permitting):

McFarlane Street Bridge (Peterborough), 24 hours
April 10, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. until April 11, 2018 at 6:00 a.m.

Warsaw Road Swing Bridge (Peterborough)
May 1, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Maria Street Swing Bridge (Peterborough), 48 hours
April 20, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. until April 22, 2018 at 6:00 a.m.

Seasonal maintenance on the below bridges that cross the Trent-Severn Waterway will not result in closures, but vehicles may experience short delays of about 10 minutes from April 9, 2018 to mid-May:

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. Parks Canada wishes to thank bridge users for their patience during the maintenance period.

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

Trent-Severn Waterway Bridge Spring Maintenance Information Bulletin (pdf – 177KB)

Notice of Commencement of Road Construction on Highway 28 South of Young’s Point to Bancroft

Please be advised that Smiths Construction, a Division of Miller Group Inc., will be performing road work on Hwy 28 from Bancroft to approximately 5 Km South of Young’s Point.

Work will commence April 23rd and continue to approximately September 28, 2018. More information can be found here (pdf – 53KB).

Should you have any questions or concerns please contact:

Craig Angus, G.Sr
Sr. Project Manager
Smiths Construction Company
(A Division of Miller Group Inc.)
276 Madawaska Blvd., P.O. Box 218
Arnprior, Ont. K7S 3H4
Phone: (613) 623-3144
Fax: (613) 623-8769

Kidde recalls Dual-Sensor (Photoelectric and Ionization) Smoke Alarms

“This recall involves two models (PI2010CA and PI9010CA) of Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms manufactured between September 10, 2016 and October 13, 2017.

The model number and date code are located on the back of the unit. The affected smoke alarms have a pill shaped design on the front of the unit. The affected models have a yellow cap visible through the opening on the side of the alarm.”

For more information please visit the Government of Canada’s Recalls and Safety Alerts webpage.

Notice of Study Completion for the Douglas Bridge

The County of Peterborough has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) for the Douglas Bridge within the Township of Douro-Dummer located on Rock Road approximately 0.8 km east of County Road 38.

Please see the Notice of Study Completion for Douglas Bridge (pdf – 92KB) for more information.

Please contact the following with any additional questions:

Ms. Kendra Reid, C.E.T.
Sr. Engineering Technologist
Engineering & Design
County of Peterborough
310 Armour Road
Peterborough, ON K9H 1Y6
Phone: (705) 775-2737 x 3202
Fax: (705) 749-2551
Email: Kendra Reid

Mr. Tashi Dwivedi, P.Eng.
HP Engineering
400-2039 Robertson Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 8R2
Phone: (613) 695-3737
Fax: (613) 680-2626
Email: Tashi Dwivedi

Fundraising with Florabunda Seeds for the Douro-Dummer Public Library

From February 20th – April 3rd, visit the Douro-Dummer Public Library  to order your Florabunda Seeds. The seeds are untreated, non-GMO, non-hybrid and mostly organic (non-certified) vegetable, flower, and herb seeds.

Poster for the Douro-Dummer Public Library fundraiser with Florabunda Seeds

Poster for the Douro-Dummer Public Library fundraiser with Florabunda Seeds

Cash or cheque only when ordering. Seeds will be delivered mid-April.

Visit to view their catalogue (do not order online or you will be charged shipping costs).

Fundraising for the Township library is sponsored by the Friends of the Douro-Dummer Public Library.

Friends of the Library phone: (705) 652-6430
E-mail: Friends of the DDPL

The Douro-Dummer Public Library is located in the Hamlet of Douro:

435 Douro Fourth Line Road, Douro, Ontario, K0L 2Ho
Phone: (705) 652-8599
E-mail: Douro-Dummer Public Library

Regular library hours:

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.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Easter Weekend Garbage and Recycling Collection

Please note the following;

Recycling Collection:

  • Good Friday (March 30th) recycling collection is cancelled.
  • Easter Monday (April 2nd) collected as usual.

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

Garbage Collection

  • Good Friday (March 30th) garbage collection is moved to Thursday, March 29th.
  • Easter Monday (April 2nd) collected as usual.

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

Hall’s Glen Transfer Station is open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

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