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Jumped for Lighthouse Festival Theatre youth programs

Lighthouse Festival Theatre Artistic Director Derek Ritschel has a fear of heights. But that didn’t stop him from getting into an airplane and then jumping out of it at 14,000 feet above the ground. He did the jump to raise over $5,000 for Lighthouse Theatre’s youth programs and Showboat Festival Theatre. Sunday, July 6 was […]

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Port Dover Harbour Museum plans summer events

Port Dover Harbour Museum at 44 Harbour Street says it “is offering a boatload of activities for the community this summer.” Young people between the ages of 6 and 11 are welcome to sign their Pirate Oath and join on a hunt for hidden treasure during the museum’s “Pirate Life Day Camp” taking place from […]

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Norfolk Power’s $93-million sale to Hydro One approved

In a decision issued July 3, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has approved the sale of Norfolk Power Inc. to Hydro One Inc. for $93 million. Norfolk Power Inc. is Norfolk County’s holding company for Norfolk Power Distribution Inc. (NPDI), its electricity distributor, and Norfolk Energy Inc. (NEI), its telecom company. The OEB approval of […]

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Port Dover Pier jumpers charged

Ontario Provincial Police in Norfolk County charged a 27-year-old male from Hamilton and a 30-year-old male from Milton for jumping off the pier into the river. On Saturday, June 28 at 5:00 p.m., the Norfolk County OPP Marine Unit was conducting patrols in the area of the Port Dover pier when police say “two males […]

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Death Notices July 2014

Published July 16th David Connor CONNOR, David Bryan of Port Dover passed away at his home on Sunday, July 6, 2014 in his 72nd year. David is survived by his loving wife Judy, cherished daughter Pamela (Sherwin) Aloysius of Brampton, brother Gregory (Sue) Connor of Brampton and sister-in-law Gloria (John) Fraser of Mooretown. David’s parents […]

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Canada Day Parade live stream from Port Dover

Canada Day is upon us again, and the town is ready with events planned all day. Something fun and exciting will be happening around town at all different times of the day, but since the Calithumpian Parade happens to run right in front of our downtown office we decided to share our view of it […]

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Norfolk County enforcing 2-hour parking limit

Parking in the downtown business and harbourfront areas of Port Dover are being patrolled this summer for vehicles parked over the posted time limit. Councillor John Wells informed The Maple Leaf that Norfolk County has hired a student whose summer job is to check for vehicles parked illegally and longer than the two hour limit. […]

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Councillor Black’s insider look at OPP operations on Friday 13th

Norfolk County Councillor Peter Black told the June 17 Council-in-Committee meeting that he had an in-depth insider tour of OPP operations in Port Dover at June’s, Friday the 13th. In his report to council Mr. Black commented the conducted tour began at 9:30 a.m. from the Command Post at Port Dover Community Centre where he […]

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Dover Wharf condo plans moving forward

The Dover Wharf residential condo building on the site of the former Henry H. Misner Ltd. fish processing plant is becoming closer to a reality. Tony Diec, whose mother Nicole Diec purchased the property several years ago, told The Maple Leaf on Monday the family company is confident they will be in a position to […]

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‘Friends of Silver Lake’ say documents show County owns Misner Dam

Misner Dam was front and centre during a lengthy discussion at Norfolk County Council-in-Committee meeting on June 17. ‘Friends of Silver Lake’ spokesperson Ron Keating gave an exhaustive report, a result of a year’s research by volunteers and Port Dover lawyer Keith Jones, whom it was stated has worked pro bono (without charge) assuring its […]

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Community garden growing beside library

This local version of a community garden is being spearheaded by Anne Faulkner and is meant to inspire gardening and to promote healthier eating. In previous years, some vegetables such as Swiss Chard have been grown in gardens cared for by the Port Dover and Woodhouse Horticultural Society. The donation of this produce has been […]

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Plan for these community events this weekend

“Community Water Safety Day” a fun day at the beach this Saturday Norfolk County Community Policing and the Annaleise Carr Aquatic Centre have partnered to hold a ‘Community Water Safety Day’ at the Port Dover beach this Saturday, June 21 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Organizers have made arrangements for games and prizes, interactive […]

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