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New equipment for Port Dover’s youngest hockey players

It was an exciting day at the Port Dover Arena on Sunday as new equipment was brought out for the PreNovice players. Port Dover Minor Hockey said it was pleased to be able to provide new ice dividers and mini nets to the youngest group of players as they learn the game of hockey. Following […]

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‘Ry-Not Stuffy Drive’ comforts kids in hospital

By Shelley Wenige A Port Dover family is spreading  Christmas cheer to children staying at McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton. Josh Mandryk and Melissa Reu, along with their three sons, Ryan, Ryder and Ryker have a special connection to this children’s hospital and want to give back. Ryder Mandryk was born December 17, 2012 and […]

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Santa Claus is coming to town Saturday

SANTA Claus’s pre-Christmas visit to Port Dover is just days away and plans are complete for Saturday’s Christmas Fest and Moonlight Madness event. This traditional happening is a project of Port Dover Board of Trade, spearheaded by Manager Jan Overend. Merchants will open at their usual times on Saturday morning … staying open late into […]

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Harbour Marina to stay County-owned and operated

By David Judd NORFOLK County will continue to own and operate the Port Dover Harbour Marina. County council had been wondering if it should get out of the marina business and privatize the 450-slip facility. But a detailed analysis found that keeping the marina makes the best financial sense for the county. Mayor Charlie Luke […]

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‘Push For Change’ rolls into town with students and OPP

By Heather Walters WHEN Joe Roberts rolls into town, it’s a big event. Joe and his wife, Marie, walked into town pushing a shopping cart last Thursday escorted by several hundred school children and the Ontario Provincial Police. They had departed from Waterford in the early morning hours. Joe Roberts has been walking for a […]

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Collecting for Women’s Shelter gift bags at The Wellness Post

By Donna McMillan THE annual tradition of collecting much needed items for women and children at Haldimand – Norfolk’s Women’s Shelter will continue this year. Drenise Cowland of Port Dover is the coordinator and Holly Coles, Registered Natural Health Practitioner at Main Street’s The Wellness Post is providing the drop off point for donations. As […]

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Death Notices November 2016

Published November 30th Baby Boy Knox DeKoning DeKONING, Baby Boy Knox — At Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on November 21, 2016. Beloved son of Jeremy and Alison DeKoning. Brother to Hank and Paisley. Grandson of Murry and Rita DeKoning and Richard and Kim Ryerse. A family graveside service has been held. Arrangements entrusted to The […]

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Dover Wharf condo project moving ahead

A building permit to construct Dover Wharf condominum was ceremoniously presented to owner/developer Nicole Diec on site Monday morning. In attendance were representatives of Norfolk County and MC Engineering company in charge of the project. They assembled in front of the large former Misner fish processing plant on Harbour Street to announce “demolition will take […]

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Tiny Trotters bring smiles and memories to residents of Dover Cliffs

By Shelley Wenige WHEN a special event is held for the men and women living in Dover Cliffs Long Term facility, it is always an exciting time. Add to the mix two miniature horses and emotions reach an even higher level. On a sunny fall day, residents of the Port Dover home welcomed ‘Thor’ and […]

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Lighthouse Theatre screens “Rocky Horror Picture Show” October 28th in fundraiser for Community Foundation

EACH year near Halloween, Lighthouse Theatre sets up its big screen and invites everyone to participate in a showing of the cult classic movie ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show.’ That infamous film will again be on the screen at Lighthouse Festival Theatre on Friday, October 28. This marks the third annual screening and proceeds this […]

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Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier visits Port Dover Thursday

Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate Maxime Bernier will visit Port Dover on Thursday, Oct. 20. He is campaigning across Canada seeking the support of both old and new Conservative members, in his bid to become the next leader of the Conservative Party. Mr. Bernier will be at The Brig at the Norfolk Tavern, 200 […]

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Wind power turbines going up along lakeshore near Port Ryerse

CONSTRUCTION of the Port Ryerse Wind Farm is nearing completion. Boralex renewable energy company is erecting four industrial wind turbines east of Port Ryerse. The $38.4-million project is said to  generate 10 megawatts of electricity with the turbines running by November. The pieces for the wind turbines were transported in oversize loads  mostly using Port […]

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Will condos get garbage collection?

By David Judd Norfolk County is looking at collecting garbage from condominiums. It would mean big savings for condo owners, who have long complained they don’t get the same county services as other taxpayers. Currently, county trucks refuse to collect condos’ garbage because they would have to drive on the developments’ private roads. So condo […]

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Port Dover Medical Centre… now what?

BY DAVID JUDD THE surprise collapse of the Port Dover Community Health Centre project has left county council looking for someone to lease the St. George Street medical building to bring new doctors to town. The county was all set to sell the building to a volunteer group for $420,000. The group had lined up […]

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Death Notices October 2016

Published October 26th Catherine Tapp TAPP, Catherine (1956 – 2016) – Mrs. Catherine (Druyff) Tapp, 59, died peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, on September 18, 2016 in Ottawa, ON. Catherine (Cathie) was born on December 27, 1956 in Hagersville, ON to Klaas and Ruth Druyff. In 1983, she married Rene Tapp of Moncton, […]

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New Port Dover Health Centre committee disbands

Bruce Armstrong, president, and members of the Port Dover Community Health Centre Board released this open letter to citizens of Port Dover on Monday announcing their intention to disband immediately. o o o ALMOST three years ago, the PDCHC Board was formed with the mandate of achieving what earlier groups had tried to accomplish: to […]

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