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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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Armed robbery in Simcoe

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County detachment is currently investigating an armed robbery at a Robinson Street, Simcoe, Norfolk County, Ontario address. On Thursday, February 12, 2015 at approximately 7:11 p.m., a lone male entered Robinson Mart and Videos and displayed a weapon. He then demanded money from the cash register from the lone […]

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Live WebCam for Friday the 13th February 2015

It’s February, snow on the streets, frigid air blowing in from the lake, but that will not stop Friday the 13th in Port Dover! 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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News from the OPP about Friday the 13th

 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County Detachment would like to remind the public that Friday the 13th is quickly approaching and that this is a largely attended event in Port Dover, Norfolk County, Ontario. The OPP is asking for the public to be patient due to the possibility of increased motorcycle traffic. The motoring […]

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OPP amps up social media presence for #SID2015

SAFETY IS #Up2Us – TAKE CONTROL OPP amps up social media presence for #SID2015 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is stepping up its social media presence to engage more young people and their families to ensure their safety in the online world. February 10th is International Safer Internet Day, which was created in 1999 to […]

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‘Dover Wharf’ project gets Norfolk’s go-ahead

By David Judd Nicole Diec is a big step closer to realizing her dream. More than 30 years ago, she was a young Vietnamese immigrant to Canada with a job processing fish at the Henry H. Misner plant at the foot of Main Street. Ms. Diec dreamed that one day she would transform the plant […]

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Death Notices February 2015

Published February 18th 2015 Joan Barrett BARRETT, Joan Caroline (nee Sherk) of Port Dover, passed away suddenly on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Norfolk General Hospital in her 90th year. Loving wife of Harry B. Barrett. Dear mother of David and Penny (Barrett) Wamsley, Kerry Wamsley, stepdaughters Barbara (Michael) Hourigan and Elizabeth (Bruce) Milner, stepson […]

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Community asked to nominate ‘Citizen of the Year’ candidates

President Adam Veri of Port Dover Board of Trade says now is the time to nominate a person or couple, to be Port Dover Citizen of the Year 2015. This procedure has become a tradition since 1986 when the Board of Trade named Harold and Marjorie Schneider as top citizens that year. This lakeside community […]

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