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Wells wants to “explore our options” at soccer park

By David Judd John Wells wants county council to look again at the issue of ginseng growing at the Simcoe soccer park. The Port Dover councillor wonders if council can back out of its decision last August to negotiate a five-year lease with Kicksee Farms to grow ginseng on 10 unused acres at the 40-acre […]

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Councillors pay and expenses in 2014 totalled $282,000

JOHN Wells takes pride in not claiming expenses as a Norfolk County councillor. The veteran Port Dover councillor did it again last year. He took no money for mileage, meals or other expenses incurred as a councillor. His total pay from Norfolk County for 2014 was $25,000 for serving as councillor, plus $167 for being […]

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Port Dover Midgets win OMHA Championship

Port Dover Arena was packed Sunday night to cheer the hometown Midget Pirates to a 5 to 1 victory to win the series in four games. Winning that game gave the team the 2015 OMHA Provincial Midget C Championship. The Pirates lead all the way. At the end on the first period the score was […]

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Port Dover Midgets in OMHA finals vs. Shelburne

PORT Dover Midget Pirates are in the OMHA finals having defeated Lucan in a four-game series. The local team of 15-17 year old players, are now playing Shelburne in the provincial finals. Team coach is Matt Lamb. Two games were played over the weekend. Each team won a game … both victories were on out-of-town […]

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Live Webcam for Friday the 13th

We will be broadcasting our main street view of Friday the 13th tomorrow starting at around 9am. Live streaming video by Ustream Live streaming video by Ustream  

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Sunny skies predicted for Friday the 13th

Port Dover stores and eateries are gearing up for this year’s second Friday the 13th Biker Day in town. According to Environment Canada, the event will be held in a mix of sun and cloud with a high temperature of 6 degrees Celsius. Board of Trade Manager Jan Overend thinks more people will be in […]

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Geoff Manuel named Citizen of the Year 2015

GEOFF MANUEL has been named Port Dover Citizen of the Year 2015. Board of Trade committee chair Barb Worth had the delightful duty to inform him on Friday morning. Mr. Manuel told The Maple Leaf later the same day, “it came as a big surprise. I feel very honoured.” He has 52 years of service […]

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Port Dover Legion’s public speaking winners

By Heather Walters Port Dover Royal Canadian Legion held its annual public speaking competition on Tuesday, February 17. Though the number of entrants was down this year, the quality of speeches remained high. Students from both St. Cecilia’s School and Lakewood Elementary School participated. There were no primary entries this year, in part due to […]

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Grade 4/5 students at Port Dover Lakewood Elementary explore Canadian issues

By Heather Walters It is never too early for children to learn about issues in their own country. Recently, the grade 4 and 5 students at Lakewood Elementary, as part of their curriculum, took part in an open forum called Can Con – where they presented slideshow, displays and brochures to both fellow students and […]

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Council rejects burying Main St. overhead wires

Following a lengthy discussion at Tuesday night’s Norfolk Council-In-Committee meeting, councillors voted not to bury the overhead power lines along Main Street. They also voted to start construction of Main Street at Thompson Drive and work to Greenock Street this summer. Discussion began with a deputation by Port Dover Board of Trade President Adam Veri […]

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Mayor Luke takes Misner Dam, Silver Lake issues to MNR

A four-person delegation met with Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry officials in Aylmer on February 18 to discuss dredging Silver Lake. Those at the meeting were Mayor Charlie Luke, Councillor John Wells, and Friends of Silver Lake committee members Ron Keating and Diane Leaker. Mayor Charlie Luke reported to The Maple Leaf that the […]

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Port Dover Pirates Bantams and Midgets in OMHA semi-final playoff series

Two Port Dover Minor Hockey teams are in semi-final playoff series with Lucan. OMHA Convenor Brad Pepper reports the Bantam Rep team (players aged 13-14) is coached by Brent Cunningham. They eliminated Burford in five games to move into semi-final contention. Port Dover Midget team (ages 15-17) is coached by Matt Lamb. The Midget team […]

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