Public Information Centres for the County Waste Management Master Plan – CANCELLED

**The July 6th & July 7th Public Information Centres have been cancelled, they will be re-scheduled to a later date as soon as possible.**

The County Waste Management Master Plan provides direction in managing all waste until 2030. The current plan, completed in 2013, will be updated this year (2018).

The updating process began in 2017 with County staff developing a survey for residents to provide feedback. This initial survey produced over 500 respondents and all townships were represented in the responses, including seasonal residents. County staff have been busy this spring collating the results of this initial survey, forming the Waste Management Master Plan Steering Committee and planning the activities for the next few months.

A second survey has been launched, which closes April 30. This short survey is only 2 questions: we want to know what people want for waste management services and how much they are willing to pay to have these services implemented.

The Waste Management Master Plan Steering Committee will be reviewing actions (developed by the committee and from the results of survey 2) to be included in the updated Waste Management Master Plan. Once these actions have been identified and researched, the final survey and public consultation phase including Public Information Centres will be begin. This survey will open at the beginning of July and close at the end of August.

Public Information Centres have been booked for the following:

Friday July 6, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Keene Community Centre, 24 Fourth Street, Keene, K0L 2G0
Saturday July 7, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at the Buckhorn Community Centre, 1782 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn, K0L 1J0

We look forward to meeting residents at the Public Information Centres. The survey will be available at the Public Information Centres as well.

The final survey and Public Information Centres will provide input to the Waste Management Master Plan Steering Committee recommendations for actions to be included in the final updated Waste Management Master Plan.

Dinner and Improv Comedy at the Douro Community Centre – Ticket Sales Extended to June 18th!


The Citiots Improv Group land in Douro June 23rd, 2018 at the Douro Community Centre!

Join your friends and neighbours for this interactive, fast-paced night of comedy, in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

Tickets are $35 each and include a buffet dinner and the show. A portion of the proceeds to support the Douro and District Optimist Club.

Doors open at 5:50 p.m.
Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m.
Show starts at 8:15 p.m.

Tickets are available from:

  • The Township office in the Hamlet of Warsaw, call Jess 705-652-8392 x 212
  • The Douro and District Optimist Club, call Harold 705-761-0589
  • The Township of Douro-Dummer Parks and Recreation manager, Brian 705-749-7247

Sponsored by:

Osborne Auto Body – find them in their Douro and Bridgenorth locations

412 Douro 4th Line, Douro, ON and 839 Ward Street, Bridgenorth, ON

Please thank our sponsor with your patronage!




The Library is Hiring Summer Experience Program Staff

The Douro-Dummer Public Library is committed to providing access to resources and opportunities for reading, life-long learning, personal development and enrichment for our community.  The Summer Student will seek to carry out the duties of their job with a focus on Programs and Community Outreach throughout the township.    It is our hope that the successful summer staff will organize weekly Drop In activities as part of the TD Summer Reading Program, provide basic library customer service during our open hours and travel throughout the township to partner with local events and businesses to promote library services.

This is a summer position with between 15-30 hours/week.

Rate is Minimum wage.


  • Excellent communication and customer relation skills
  • Excellent computer, internet and related software skills
  • Ability to provide hands-on instruction to individuals or groups of all ages.
  • Good time management and priority setting skills
  • An acceptable Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector screening is required.

Hours will include daytime, evening and weekend work.

Reliable transportation is required.

Please send a cover letter and resume via e-mail by June 15th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

This program is funded by the Province of Ontario.


Grants available for farm projects this season!

If you are a farmer or own farmland, you have a lot of opportunities to plan projects on your farm that may qualify for grant funding! In east central Ontario (Durham to Hastings and everything in between) the East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative is trying to make it easier for you by bringing information all together in one place.

These are just examples of the many great opportunities available right now…
o Fencing livestock out of a stream/pond/woodlot
o Alternate watering systems
o Planting buffers/windbreaks/marginal land
o Restoring and enhancing wetlands for wildlife and reducing “wet” land problems
o Improving a stream crossing
o Invasive plant removal
o Cross fencing for rotational grazing
o Cover crops
o Water well improvements/livestock watering
o Equipment modifications to improve soil/improve nutrient application
o Addition of organic material to low fertility fields

Funding is available right now from local conservation authorities, Ducks Unlimited Canada and from the provincial and federal governments through the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association!

You do not have to choose between these programs. Many of them can be added together when you work with a Collaborative member.
For example, suppose you want to fence some cows out of a stream or pond and provide them with alternate watering (such as a solar pump). You can call the Collaborative coordinator (or any member), put together a plan and receive funding from as many as three different sources – OSCIA, Ducks Unlimited and your conservation authority!

In 2017, the members of the East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative provided close to $250,000 in funding to farmers and farmland owners, contributing to approximately 50 projects across east central Ontario.

If you have been thinking about projects like the ones mentioned above (or have any other great ideas) get in touch as soon as possible.

Visit and fill out a 3-minute online application form.

Contact any member of the Collaborative:
Email Farms at Work
Call (705) 743-7671

Discovery Days Passport Program

Otonabee Conservation is pleased to announce the 2018 Discovery Days series of family-friendly explorations and activities featuring our natural environment.

The Discovery Days series will be held at various conservation areas including the Harold Town Conservation Area, the historic Hope Mill, Beavermead Campground and the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground. Trail events, wildlife demonstrations, fishing workshops, paddling tours, and yoga in the park are a few of the activities being offered again this year.

You are encouraged to have your Discovery Days Passport stamped at the events you attend and enter it into a draw for a chance to win a great prize. The prizes being offered include a 2019 Family Camping Package for the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground, a Pollinator Habitat package and an Outdoor Recreation package!

The Discovery Days series will begin with the Celebration of Trails event at the Harold Town Conservation Area on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 and wraps up on Sunday, August 26th with Family Day at the historic Hope Mill.

For the complete listing please view the 2018 Discovery Days Schedule.

Tender – Winter Plowing, Sanding and Salting (Combination Units Only)

The Township of Douro-Dummer has released a request for bids for Tender T-2018-02 for Winter Plowing, Sanding and Salting (Combination Units Only). Bids are due by Thursday, June 14, 2018 no later than 12 Noon local time. Please see T-2018-02 Snowplowing Contract Tender (pdf – 331KB) for more information and a copy of the Tender document.

The Library is Hiring – Part-Time Librarian

The Township of Douro-Dummer Public Library requires a part-time Librarian.

The library for the Township of Douro Dummer is located 15 minutes east of Peterborough in the Hamlet of Douro. It is in a rural community of approximately 6900, with two part time staff, aided by casual part-time staff and volunteers. The library is a community hub whose mission statement commits it to providing access to resources and opportunities for reading, lifelong learning, personal development and enrichment of the community.

The library has an excellent and close working relationship with the township and the librarian is part of the management team of the township. This position requires that the librarian maintain the infrastructure, funding, staffing, collections and programs of the library. The strategic plan identified the need for more library awareness and a strong marketing plan. At present the position is 20 hours a week but this is under review.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Library Technician Diploma and at least one year of related experience.

We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic individual with excellent management and organizational skills, as well as a strong commitment to public service. Knowledge and ability to use electronic devices, and social media are very important.

The present wage range for this position is $30.59 to $35.98 per hour.

Applicants are encouraged to review the job description (pdf – 203KB) for this position posted on the website prior to submitting their application. All applications must include a detailed resume and references. Applications should be marked Application for Librarian and received by 12 noon on Friday June 8th, 2018.

David Clifford, CMO
Township of Douro-Dummer
P.O. Box 92, 894 South Street
Warsaw, Ontario K0L 3A0
705-652-8392 Ext 206

We thank all applicants, but only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected and will be administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O., 1990, and will be used for employment purposes only. Applicants submitting a resume containing references are thereby granting the Township of Douro-Dummer permission to check these references. Accommodation for accessibility purposes is available upon request during the recruitment process.

Artist Space Available at Pop-Up Gallery & Vendor Space Available at Automotive Flea Market

Attention Artists and Art Enthusiasts!2018 Spring DDAFMCS poster (jpg 1MB)
The Township of Douro-Dummer has a few spaces remaining for artists to exhibit and sell their work at a Pop-Up Gallery running concurrently with the Automotive Flea Market and Car Show on June 2nd & 3rd, 2018 at the Douro Community Centre.

Attention Automotive Vendors and Enthusiasts!
There are a few vendor spaces remaining for the Spring 2018 Automotive Flea Market and Car Show, contact us to reserve your vendor space!

Plan to attend the Spring 2018 Automotive Flea Market and Car Show! This year includes a Pop-Up Gallery of local artists, a Pop-Up Library, Book Sale, Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday and Car Show on Sunday. Visit the calendar or contact us for more information!

Jess at (705) 652-8392 x 212
E-mail Jess