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Norfolk Studio Tour is this weekend

Port Dover woodworker Henry Roberts is new to the Tour By Donna McMillan BESIDES working with Maple, Cherry and Walnut, Port Doverite Henry Roberts enjoys working with such exotic woods as Africa’s Purple Heart, Mexico’s Chakte-kok, Wenge from the Congo and Zebra wood from Cameroon. He uses these to beautifully and artistically create such diverse […]

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Port Dover Lakewood may get full French Immersion program

With declining enrolment, Grand Erie School Board says there are 504 excess pupil spaces in its five elementary schools in Simcoe, Port Dover and Walsh area. The school board trustees are being asked to consider closing a Simcoe school and introducing a full French immersion program at Lakewood School in Port Dover. Since March, the […]

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Update on medical centre from Health Centre Board

By Port Dover Community Health Centre Board of Directors NORFOLK County declared the existing medical centre as surplus and recently offered it for sale. As you now know, the Port Dover Community Health Centre Board has purchased the property, subject to a September 30th closing date. We moved to purchase as we were unable to […]

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Norfolk County Terry Fox Run moves to Norfolk trails for Sept. 18 event

Norfolk County Terry Fox Run begins a new era on Sunday, Sept. 18 with a new hub and route incorporating Norfolk’s trail system in Simcoe. Hundreds of participants in Norfolk will join millions across the globe in continuing Terry’s Marathon of Hope to raise money for cancer research. Since the first Terry Fox Run in […]

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Soil tests being analyzed on downtown Burcham property before next step

All summer, people passing through downtown Port Dover have been interested to watch  progress on the work of removing the former Burcham Service building at Main and Chapman Streets and the neighbouring house. Heavy construction equipment has now levelled the two structures on the site. Two weeks ago, the two gasoline storage tanks, 6,000 and […]

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Break and Enter on Dover Ave.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment investigated a break and enter at a Dover Avenue, Port Dover, Norfolk County, Ontario address. On Saturday, September 3, 2016 at approximately 8:21 a.m., police received a call from a concerned citizen reporting a break and enter. Through the course of investigation, it was determined that unknowns […]

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Death Notices September 2016

Published September 14th 2016 John Kozmik KOZMIK, John Andrew passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Dover Cliffs LTC in his 87th year. Loving husband of Jean Collins, dear father of James (Lorna) of Peterborough, Jack (Karen) of Sutton and William (Penny) of Barrie. Sadly missed by stepdaughter Darlene (Darryl) Fehrman and sister Ann […]

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Council accepts Health Centre Board’s bid to buy medical centre

  Norfolk County councillors accepted Port Dover Community Health Centre Board’s bid to purchase the existing medical centre on St. George Street. The long-awaited decision between three bids was finalized at Tuesday’s (Aug. 23) Norfolk County Council meeting. The vote means the local board headed by Bruce Armstrong will now continue recruiting physicians to be […]

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Summer Festival this weekend

SUMMER Festival, also known as Art in The Park, will fill Powell Park this Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21, with additional displays spilling onto Market Street alongside the park. Port Dover Board of Trade Manager Jan Overend reports about 100 juried vendors of every description as well as antique and collectible dealers and […]

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Smiling kids and therapy horses… Touch of Haven’s unique Summer Day Camp

By Shelley Wenige The corrals of Touch of Haven – Horses Healing Humans are full of eager volunteers, smiling kids and therapy horses during day camp this summer! The all-ability camp is hosting local youth ranging in age from six to 14 in a summer program that pairs horses and humans. This equine-assisted model fosters […]

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Get ready for ‘Art in the Park’ and Sidewalk Sales

Downtown to be pedestrian mall for festival and sale days PLANS for this year’s big annual Port Dover Summer Festival and “All over Dover Sidewalk Sale Days” are being finalized according to Board of Trade Manager and event chair Jan Overend as more inquiries keep coming in from vendors hoping to set-up in Port Dover. […]

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Council considering new rules for street parades in Norfolk

NORFOLK Council is considering stringent rules to safeguard street parades for participants and spectators. The need for such regulation was mentioned at a council-in-committee meeting on July 5. At that meeting Waterford Councillor Harold Sonnenberg sounded the alarm over the safety of children at Port Dover’s July 1st parade a few days earlier. At that […]

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Downtown Main Street gets torn up this fall

HEAVY equipment will move onto downtown Main Street in early September to begin the next phase of complete reconstruction. Main Street from Clinton Street north to Chapman Street will be dug out and closed to vehicles. Fencing will be installed along the roadway but sidewalks will remain open for access to stores. Earlier this spring, […]

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Death Notices August 2016

Published August 31st Robbie Barber BARBER, Blair Robert. January 31, 1980 – August 14, 2016 It is with broken hearts that we, the family of Robbie Barber announce his passing in Port Elgin in his 36th year. Robbie is the son of Ruth-Anne Brownlee of Port Dover (Gary Delorme) and of Blair Barber (Cindy) of […]

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Lynn River Music and Arts Festival July 30th to August 1st

‘Norfolk’s Largest and Friendliest Summer Festival’ delights thousands of local and visiting friends of all ages with a fun-filled weekend of free live music on three stages, a vendor marketplace, food, raffles, and a Rotary Refreshment Tent. Special events include a soap box derby, car show, volleyball tournament, kidszone activities, and a kiddie midway to […]

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Volunteer group heads out daily to clean up the pier

By Donna McMillan JOHN Turvey first came to Port Dover as a baby, visiting his grandparents’ cottage in Kiwanis Park. Then his parents bought one next door and he became a Port Dover regular. John owns a marketing company and publishes the magazine “Top Notch” which profiles excellence. In 2014, John moved to Port Dover […]

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