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Charlie Luke’s history with Port Dover is long and deep

By Donna McMillan MAYOR-ELECT Charlie Luke will begin his new role at the helm of Norfolk County on December 2, the date of the inaugural meeting of the recently elected Council. And, he is looking forward to spending his first six months visiting with all area businesses, making himself available to the public and working […]

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Death Notices November 2014

Published November 19th 2014 Ronald Butchart BUTCHART, Ronald. Passed away at Hamilton General Hospital on Monday, November 17, 2014 in his 83rd year. Arrangements, incomplete at press time, entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. Cam Buttrum BUTTRUM, Cameron. Passed away after a long illness at Willowgrove Long Term Care […]

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Port Dover ChristmasFest Parade video

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Santa Claus is coming to town Saturday for ChristmasFest

Plans are complete for Saturday’s ChristmasFest and Moonlight Madness with the annual visit of Santa Claus to Port Dover. This event is a project of Port Dover Board of Trade, with Derek Ritschel serving as committee chair and Manager Jan Overend spearheading the arrangements. Cara Bridgwater is assisting with many of the details in the […]

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Port Dover Sailors skate to victories

By Heather Walters The Port Dover Sailors took on the Niagara Riverhawks Sunday afternoon. The Sailors charged out of the gate, scoring early in the first few minutes of the first period, adding an insurance goal at the halfway mark. The period ended with a 2-0 lead. The Riverhawks, after regrouping in the dressing room, […]

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Sailors beat Dunnville 8-7 in overtime; play Simcoe Friday Nov 7th

Port Dover Junior Sailors were at home to the Dunnville Mudcats on Sunday afternoon, with the fans getting an exciting game of hockey that went into overtime … final score Sailors 8, Dunnville 7. In the meantime, Glanbrook outscored Simcoe 9-5. This season the Sailors have four wins, Simcoe Storm has three. The two teams […]

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Port Ryerse Wind Farm delayed another five months

By David Judd The Port Ryerse Wind Farm project has been delayed for another five months while the Ministry of Natural Resources continues to investigate the sighting of a rare barn owl. A provincial tribunal reviewing the project has adjourned until March 31, 2015, to give the MNR more time to investigate if the endangered […]

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Charlie Luke new Norfolk mayor; John Wells re-elected

Charlie Luke will be the next mayor of Norfolk County. The veteran Simcoe councillor defeated incumbent Dennis Travale and newcomer Jim Miller of Port Dover in Monday’s election. Mayor-elect Luke topped the election for mayor with 10,644 votes or 54.1 per cent of the votes cast. Mayor Travale came second with 8,166 votes or 41.5 […]

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Vets donate pet oxygen masks to Norfolk fire stations to use in pet-related emergencies

Thanks to a donation of eleven sets of pet oxygen masks by five local veterinary clinics, Norfolk County Fire and Rescue Services is now better equipped than ever to handle pet-related emergencies arising from a fire. Ray Boutin, Niagara area representative of Invisible Fence Brand company told the gathering on Friday afternoon that he is […]

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OPP says it will work with neighbours at shooting range

By David Judd Police say they will work with neighbours concerned about an OPP firing range near Bloomsburg. The OPP will look at ways to suppress noise of shooting at the Bonnie Heath pit, Insp. Zvonko Horvat told county council on Oct. 14. About 300 officers from Norfolk, Haldimand, Brant and Oxford train annually at […]

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Turnout high at advance polls for municipal elections

Advanced polling locations in Norfolk County have enjoyed a surge of voters in the first three days of the municipal election voting. With 1622 ballots cast the amount of voters taking advantage of early voting opportunities has almost doubled compared to the same polling period in 2010 — increasing by 47.8% — according to Norfolk […]

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Burying the power lines on Main Street is vital

  When the Port Dover Enhancement Association, the Port Dover Board of Trade and Norfolk County, in partnership, obtained funding from OMAFRA to revitalize Port Dover’s downtown, the project proposed to “significantly improve the appearance, safety and economic viability of the downtown” with the implementation of “upgraded street lighting, tree planting, directional signage, street furniture, […]

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