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RESIDENTS PREPARE FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF MAIN & PROSPECT STREETS

By STAN MORRIS MARION Gadsby of Port Dover has been working on a plan to run power lines down both sides of Main Street in downtown Port Dover to service buildings without wires crossing over the street. She proposes this as a better plan than Council’s current decision to not bury wires and leave the […]

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Death Notices April 2015

Published April 22nd Jack Tipping TIPPING, Jack (The Beaver) passed away peacefully at Ian Anderson House on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in his 81st year. Dear father of Jon (Jesse Webb) of Windsor and Judith (Rob Lee) Tipping-Lee of Mississauga. Proud grandfather of Nolan, Livia, Keegan, Gunnar and Danann. Fondly remembered by his siblings June […]

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Death Notices March 2015

Published March 25th Helen Drayer DRAYER, Helen (Hitje) – We sadly share the passing of Helen (Hitje) Drayer, peacefully at West Haldimand General Hospital, on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Helen (nee Woudstra) of Townsend, beloved wife of the late John (2009), in her 95th year. Dearly loved Mom of Bill and Andrea Drayer of Port […]

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Port Dover Perch Derby begins April 25th; $23,500 tagged perch to win

Port Dover is very much a fishing community with its fleet of commercial fishing tugs, processing plants and allied trades … and the popular annual Perch Derby for people who want to fish for the sport of it and the cash prizes to be won! The 2015 derby is now only 10 days away, beginning […]

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MNR says Port Ryerse wind farm might be good for rare barn owls

By David Judd THE Ministry of Natural Resources thinks a wind farm planned near Port Ryerse can be good for endangered barn owls. The ministry proposes to grant Boralex Inc. a special permit allowing the energy company to construct four industrial wind turbines on condition that the project benefit the rare birds. The ministry delayed […]

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Pirate PeeWees win Southern Counties

THE Port Dover Peewees won the Southern County Championship in Tillsonburg against Tavistock. Winning with a decided victory of 6 – 3, the Pirate squad cinched the game and brought the coveted banner back to the shipyard. Senior player and assistant captain, Ben Mason dominated play with selfless hard work, sharing the ice with his […]

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Port Dover’s iconic lighthouse owned by Norfolk County

By David Judd THE Port Dover lighthouse now officially belongs to Norfolk County. Transferring ownership from the federal government to the county has taken nearly three years. In 2011, the federal government declared the historic structure, along with scores of other lighthouses across Canada, surplus to its needs. County council decided to seek ownership in […]

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Wells wants to “explore our options” at soccer park

By David Judd John Wells wants county council to look again at the issue of ginseng growing at the Simcoe soccer park. The Port Dover councillor wonders if council can back out of its decision last August to negotiate a five-year lease with Kicksee Farms to grow ginseng on 10 unused acres at the 40-acre […]

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Councillors pay and expenses in 2014 totalled $282,000

JOHN Wells takes pride in not claiming expenses as a Norfolk County councillor. The veteran Port Dover councillor did it again last year. He took no money for mileage, meals or other expenses incurred as a councillor. His total pay from Norfolk County for 2014 was $25,000 for serving as councillor, plus $167 for being […]

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Port Dover Midgets win OMHA Championship

Port Dover Arena was packed Sunday night to cheer the hometown Midget Pirates to a 5 to 1 victory to win the series in four games. Winning that game gave the team the 2015 OMHA Provincial Midget C Championship. The Pirates lead all the way. At the end on the first period the score was […]

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Port Dover Midgets in OMHA finals vs. Shelburne

PORT Dover Midget Pirates are in the OMHA finals having defeated Lucan in a four-game series. The local team of 15-17 year old players, are now playing Shelburne in the provincial finals. Team coach is Matt Lamb. Two games were played over the weekend. Each team won a game … both victories were on out-of-town […]

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Live Webcam for Friday the 13th

We will be broadcasting our main street view of Friday the 13th tomorrow starting at around 9am. Live streaming video by Ustream Live streaming video by Ustream  

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