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New medical centre update

“The residents of Port Dover are going to see construction begin in 2016, of that I am abundantly confident,”  Bruce Armstrong told Norfolk Council By David Judd VOLUNTEERS are making progress in their goal to start building Port Dover’s new medical centre this year. Final details of financing should fall into place in the next […]

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Death Notices February 2016

Published February 10th Ronald Childs CHILDS, Ron (Ronald) passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016 at Norfolk General Hospital in his 83rd year. Dear husband of Judy, loving father of Terry (Wendy Morrison) of Gananoque, Nick (Carol) of Port Dover, Valya (Steve) Roberts of Hamilton, and Jennie (Adrian) St. Martin of Constance Bay. Proud grandfather […]

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County being asked to reconsider $5-million commitment to hospital

By David Judd COUNTY council will be asked to reconsider its $5-million commitment to help $13 million in renovations at Norfolk General Hospital. Langton Coun. Roger Geysens wants council to look again after hearing from residents upset about the county’s commitment to give the hospital $500,000 a year for 10 years from property taxes. People […]

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New plan has no visible overhead wires in downtown Port Dover

Port Dover resident Marion Gadsby addressed Port Dover Board of Trade members at its monthly meeting January 28 to provide an update on her plans to remove the overhead wires that cross Main Street in the downtown. Mrs. Gadsby has been determined for over a year to see a plan adopted that would eliminate the […]

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Councillors want Port Dover marina’s market value

Coun. John Wells asks … Maybe the County shouldn’t be in the marina business By David Judd COUNTY council is taking another look at the future of the Port Dover Harbour Marina. Should council turn over the marina’s management to a board of volunteers? Or — as some councillors are wondering — should Norfolk get […]

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Your property taxes up 2.1%

By David Judd The average Norfolk homeowner will pay $52 more in property taxes this year. The average home assessed at $209,600 will pay $2,524, up $4.38 a month over 2015. County council has held this year’s property tax increase for county services and education at 1.5 per cent. A special donation of $5 million […]

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Main Street work planned to avoid summer peak

By David Judd COUNTY council will use a carrot and a stick to ensure reconstruction of Main Street this year will avoid as much as possible disrupting downtown events and business. Main Street will be rebuilt through the heart of downtown from Chapman Street to Harbour Street. But the work will be done in two […]

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Norfolk to seek tenders to demolish Doverwood School

By David Judd IT looks as if the former Doverwood School will be demolished. County council voted to seek tenders to remove the vacant school building in eastern Port Dover following a closed-door meeting on Jan. 11. Two years ago the county bought the school and 14 acres on Highway 6 from the Grand Erie […]

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Norfolk County advises residents about door-to-door water treatment sales

NORFOLK County is advising residents about door-to-door sales of home-based water treatment systems. In a statement, the County says it “would like to reassure our municipal drinking water customers that the water produced by our treatment facilities meets or exceeds strict provincial standards and is safe to drink and you do not require an additional […]

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Mayor, council get 1% raise

Mayor receives $61,400 Councillors receive $25,755 MAYOR Charlie Luke and eight county councillors are getting one per cent more in their pay cheques this year. The mayor will receive $61,400, up $608 from $60,792 in 2015. County councillors each will be paid $25,755, up $255 from $25,500 last year. Salaries for members of council increase […]

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One Act Festival features three shows

New ‘Winter Festival’ at Lighthouse Festival Theatre LIGHTHOUSE Festival Theatre is embarking on a new entertainment path this winter. The theatre’s Artistic Director Derek Ritschel reported to The Maple Leaf that for the first time ever there will be an off-season schedule of performances. The One Act Festival is comprised of three single act shows […]

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Burcham Service to be demolished

George Burcham reported to The Maple Leaf this week that the commercial building known as Burcham Service and the frame house beside it are to be demolished in the spring. The tenant occupying a rental unit will not be moving out until the end of March. Larry Weaver Excavating of Nanticoke has the contract to […]

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