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Annaleise Carr, centre front, is surrounded by family, volunteers and supporters at Camp Trillium on Sunday afternoon.

Long Point to Port Dover swim expected this summer

Annaleise Carr arrived in Port Dover at 7:15 on Saturday morning. Hundreds of people stood cheering and applauding along Port Dover pier as her flotilla arrived. The long-distance swimmer who was in a cruiser wrapped in a blanket waved to onlookers. A Port Dover  fire truck siren saluted her arrival. Annaleise had entered the water […]

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Greg Yerex, Guitar – a – thon leader Duane Rutter, singer LeeAnne Wesseling, and Todd Wilson were entertaining on the beach as the sun rose this morning in support of Annaleise Carr’s Lake Erie crossing.

Annaleise Has Started – One Ripple at a Time

July 25, 2014 By Donna McMillan Annaleise Carr, Norfolk County’s pixie powerhouse swimmer, started stroking home to Port Dover at 5:21 a.m. today with a 74F degree water temperature.  One ripple at a time. The sixteen year – old, who is already internationally renowned for being the youngest to cross Lake Ontario in August of […]

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Health Unit to start checking roadside stands and water trucks

By David Judd The health unit is about to start checking jam, pickles, pies and other processed food sold at roadside stands in Norfolk and Haldimand. The unit suspects about a dozen vendors are selling products that may be hazardous to buyers, Patti Moore, general manager of health and social services, reported to Haldimand-Norfolk’s board […]

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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 30th Bill Hanna HANNA, William John “Bill”. Surrounded by his loving family at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton on Saturday, July 26, 2014 in his 89th year. Bill was a loving husband to Joyce for over 60 years and a devoted father to his son Donald and daughter-in-law Rebecca Hanna; doting grandfather to […]

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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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Architect’s rendering of Dover Wharf at 38 Harbour Street, Port Dover on the site of the former fish processing plant.

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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