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Port Ryerse Wind Farm approved

By David Judd The Port Ryerse Wind Farm has been approved. The Ministry of Environment will permit four industrial wind turbines to be built on farms east of Port Ryerse close to Lake Erie. The project owned by Boralex, an international renewable energy company, could be up and running next year. It will generate up […]

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Annaleise Carr completes Lake Erie swim on Sunday

Expected to arrive at Port Dover beach late Sunday afternoon Annaleise Carr plans to complete her Lake Erie swim to Port Dover this Sunday. The 16-year-old marathon swimmer from Walsh aims to swim the 30 kilometres from Long Point to Port Dover beach. The teen’s message is “Never give up!” swim spokesman Aaron Gautreau told […]

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Port Dover Mosquito Ball team wins tourney

The Port Dover Mosquito House League baseball team had their year-end tournament in Simcoe this past weekend and headed into it with a 17-1 record. They won their three games to place first, beat Delhi in the semi-finals and then faced Simcoe Canadian Tire in the final. After a few nail-biting innings, they finished the […]

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Harbourmaster Peter Overend, MP Diane Finley, Harbour Authority representative Jamie Nadrofsky, Norfolk Mayor Dennis Travale and MPP Toby Barrett.

Improvements coming to Port Dover harbour

Government representatives and Port Dover Harbour Authority officials were on hand last Thursday to hear Member of Parliament Diane Finley announce a new project at Port Dover harbour to improve shore protection at the commercial fishing basin. Additional armour stone will be added along the lakefront to prevent large waves from washing over the current […]

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OPP Marine Unit busy with lake rescues

The Ontario Provincial Police Norfolk County Marine Unit is urging all boating enthusiasts to wear their life jackets after police observed a vessel in distress in Long Point Bay. Last Thursday, August 7, at 7:30 p.m., members of the Norfolk County Marine Unit were on patrol in Lake Erie when they discovered a capsized sail […]

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Pictured in Powell Park at Monday’s meeting preparing for the Summer Festival Art in the Park weekend are, front row (left to right) John Rundle, Manager Jan Overend, Carol Gerrett, Carol Anderson. Back row, Kay Rundle, Barb Hourigan, Madeline Holmes, Brian Anderson.

Summer Festival has 100 exhibitors; plus Sidewalk Sale Days this weekend

A committee meeting in Powell Park on Monday morning finalized plans for 42nd annual Port Dover Summer Festival. Those present said that weather predictions call for warm temperatures and sunny skies for the Saturday and Sunday event running in conjunction with merchant’s Sidewalk Sale Days starting on Friday. Thousands of people are expected to attend […]

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‘Trying’ is a “must see” at Lighthouse Festival Theatre

By Donna McMillan The only “trying” factor about the Lighthouse Festival Theatre’s newest play “Trying” is that it ended too quickly. The opening night audience obviously wanted more… more of the substantive humour, more of the evocative and witty dialogue, more of the curmudgeonly elderly Judge Francis Biddle – split infinitive lectures included, more of […]

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Book launch and silent walk remembers First World War

  Author Grant Smith, originally from Delhi, has collected profiles of 250 Norfolk residents who gave their life to serve our country in the First World War. His new book, titled: Norfolk Remembers, The Great War 1914-1918, is on sale at all Norfolk County libraries. Marsha Johnstone, Manager of Programming at Norfolk County Public Library […]

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Scotiabank supports firefighters Boot Drive

By Heather Walters Port Dover firefighters have once again teamed up with Scotiabank in preparation for their annual boot drive benefitting Muscular Dystrophy Canada. As in years past, firefighters will take to the streets with their boots in hand appealing to the public for donations towards this cause on Saturday, September 6 from 7 a.m. […]

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Death Notices August 2014

Published August 27th Murial Lewis LEWIS, Murial Rebecca of Port Dover passed away surrounded by the love of her family at home on August 21, 2014 in her 83rd year. Predeceased by her husband James Lewis (2000). Loving mother of Dr. Jim Lewis (Julia) of London, Libby (Bill) Logan of PEI, Patsy (Bob) Fintak of […]

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Dover Coast Resident Yard Sale’s $2,000 proceeds support Norfolk General Hospital

The residents of Dover Coast say they “are proud to announce that in its third year of hosting the ‘Dover Coast Resident Yard Sale’ in conjunction with the ‘Blue Star Ford Lincoln Test Drive event’ over $2000 was raised in support of the Norfolk General Hospital.” The residents of Dover Coast Active Adult Lifestyle Community […]

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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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