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Boat Safety Day, Lighthouse Dedication, and Purina dog walk in Port Dover this weekend

THIS is Safe Boating Week in Canada and Port Dover Power & Sail Squadron is having a free public event for boaters and those interested in boating, to ensure everyone is safe on the water this season. “Boat Safety Day” is Saturday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Port Dover Harbour Marina […]

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New proposal to reduce overhead wires on Main St. Port Dover

By David Judd MARION Gadsby has presented much cheaper options to reduce the number of utility wires above downtown Main Street. Her new options, shown to county council last Tuesday, would cost about $300,000, far less than two previous suggestions rejected by council last year as too expensive. An initial plan to bury more than […]

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“Fitz Happens” is a fine farce for everyone needing some laughs

Review by Jan Dean Port Dover’s Lighthouse Theatre has found a winning combination with five actors, an original score and the brand new musical comedy — Fitz Happens by Canadian playwright Mark Weatherley. Fitz Happens is a farce that tells the story of an English aristocrat by the name of Fitz who is bounced to […]

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“Stuffie” Day at Lakewood raised $752 for Fort Mac

By Heather Walters GRADE 4 and 5 classes at Port Dover Lakewood Elementary School have been following the wildfire crisis in Fort McMurray. Following a discussion in the classrooms, they decided to lend a helping hand by raising funds for the evacuees as well as their abandoned pets. Ms. McCallum (grade 4) and Mrs. Jepson […]

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Port Dover’s Friday the 13th “exceeded expectations”

PORT Dover took its 61st Friday the 13th in stride last week without any problem. Weather forecasts created concerns about rain but that proved not to be a deterrent. The event exceeded many businesses and organizations’ expectations. OPP confirmed Monday afternoon their attendance of 100,000 visitors here during Friday’s event. More than the usual number […]

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Port Dover Lighthouse a landmark

By David Judd A heritage plaque will be unveiled at the Port Dover lighthouse on Sunday, May 29. It will be a big day for Sheila Whiteley and Marg Creighton, the two Port Dover women who sparked the campaign to preserve the lighthouse four years ago after the federal government declared it surplus. Norfolk County […]

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“Fitz Happens!” is farcical season opener at LFT

By Donna McMillan IF you think “Corner Gas,” “Looney Tunes” and “Monty Python,” in combination with music, you will have a sense of the hilarity of the musical comedy “Fitz Happens!” running from May 18 to June 4 at the Lighthouse Festival Theatre. This Port Dover season opener is a world premiere of Canadian playwright […]

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Masquerade for a good cause May 6

The Twisted Fish holds gala event supporting Children’s Mental Health By Heather Walters FOR the third year running, The Twisted Fish Masquerade Ball, a glamorous event that this year will feature an eight piece band, guest star performances, prizes and raffles will be held at Lighthouse Festival Theatre. The annual event is organized by local […]

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Death Notices May 2016

Published May 24th Clara May Fuller FULLER, Clara May (nee Cline) passed away peacefully at Dover Cliffs LTC on Friday, May 20, 2016 in her 91st year. Dear friend and former wife of James Fuller, loving mother of Russell (Debbie) Whitehead, Joanne (Edward) Taylor, Dorothy (Robert) Cappe all of Port Dover and Trish (Rob) Burnett […]

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Statistics Canada conducting survey in the area

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment would like to remind all residents that Statistics Canada will be in communities conducting census surveys. The purpose of the surveys is for all Canadians to have information and a greater understanding of Canada’s population, resources, economy, and culture. Between early May and late June, expect to […]

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Port Dover Perch Derby fishing starts Saturday

Perch Derby prizes total $23,500; 40 tagged fish; Cast-Off Party on April 22 ANGLERS are counting down the last few days until the 2016 Port Dover Perch Derby begins. The 19th annual perch fishing derby begins on Saturday (April 23), running daily until May 7. Event chair Katrina Ferguson says she is looking forward to […]

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OPP report mischief on Clinton Street Port Dover

On Thursday, April 14, 2016 at approximately 4:39 p.m., police received a report of a mischief at a construction site. Through the course of investigation, it was determined that between Wednesday, April 6, 2016 and Thursday, April 14, 2016, unknowns attended the address and proceeded to drill holes into new water main pipes prior to […]

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Two sets of new stop signs planned to slow traffic on Prospect Street Port Dover

By David Judd TWO new sets of stop signs are proposed to slow traffic on Prospect Street in Port Dover. County staff are reviewing Coun. John Wells’ suggestion of installing all-way stops on Prospect Street at Dover Mills Road and at Tisdale Road. Residents have complained about motorists speeding. The street’s speed limit is 50 […]

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Hilarious community play ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ opens April 21 at Lighthouse

By Donna McMillan IN theatre, a farce is “a comedy that keeps the audience laughing through situations that are “highly exaggerated, extravagant, and thus improbable.” So, be prepared to enjoy a great entertainment event as Lighthouse Festival Theatre presents its annual community play “Lend Me A Tenor” from April 21 to May 1. Port Doverite […]

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Death Notices April 2016

Published April 13th Karen Anne Hawkins (nee Minty) Peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on Tue 5 Apr 2016 at the age of 70. Beloved husband of John Hawkins and loving mother to Shawn, Sheri, Charlene and Jody. Cherished nana to Ryan, Cohen, Teigan, Pippa, James, Sarah, Michael, Cassandra, Ethan, Ayden and Aubree. Friends & family […]

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Norfolk Council voted 6-2 to repair the Dam

With the Council Chambers filled with residents of Port Dover, Norfolk County Council voted 6-2 Tuesday night to move ahead with repairs to Misner Dam.Councillors heard a delegation from Ron Keating, Judy Malpass and Marion Gadsby on behalf of the Friends of Silver Lake before discussing a staff report outlining two options.The staff report, presented […]

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