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200-year-old mast to be returned to the lake

By David Judd THE Ontario government plans to return the 200-year-old wooden mast to the waters of Lake Erie. The 77-foot-long artifact would be removed from the east pier at the harbour where it has lain for nearly three weeks after it was pulled from deep water off Long Point tangled in a fishing net. […]

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Travel ‘Port to Port’ by bus this summer in Norfolk

By STAN MORRIS The launch of Norfolk County’s ‘South Coast Shuttle Bus Service’ took place on Saturday afternoon when the white vehicle pulled away from David’s Restaurant at 12:35. It would be the first round trip of the new service. The driver was Linda Heaslip of Port Dover, who has been hired along with two […]

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Search and Rescue exercises on Lake Erie this weekend

Media Release The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) with its Search and Rescue partners will conduct maritime emergency exercises in the waters of western Lake Ontario and eastern Lake Erie May 23 and 24 2015. These exercises are being conducted as part of regular ongoing training between the CCGA, the Canadian Coast Guard, the Department […]

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Port Dover’s iconic clock tower now telling time

How Richard Dupp got the clock working By Donna McMillan Time is no longer standing still in Port Dover’s iconic clock tower. Richard Dupp climbed the ladders to the tower last Monday, May 11 and had the clock ticking by Tuesday, May 12. He has been making fine tunings since and Richard still has more […]

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County will study two-pole concept for Port Dover Main Street

By David Judd THE county will look closely at a plan to reduce unsightly utility wires above downtown Main Street. Marion Gadsby of Port Dover, a retired high school teacher, outlined the plan to councillors on May 5. Wires that cross above Main Street would be eliminated as part of the street’s reconstruction starting next […]

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Mayor Luke talks about future of Port Dover

Prospect Street reconstruction might be delayed one year SPEAKING at the Board of Trade’s Annual Meeting last Thursday, Mayor Charlie Luke said the Prospect Street reconstruction scheduled for this summer at an estimated cost of $2.9-million may be delayed a year. He cited the need for Prospect Street as a detour route for the Main […]

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Super Perch caught Monday in Port Dover Perch Derby

Still lots of tagged perch to be caught before Saturday’s deadline Port Dover Board of Trade Manager Jan Overend reported to The Maple Leaf at noon on Monday “the infamous Super Perch has been caught!” The big one was finally reeled in Monday morning. Orange tag number #15, also known as Super Perch, had alluded […]

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Port Dover Main Street rewiring plan delegation at May 5 council meeting

Tuesday, May 5, Norfolk Council, 5 p.m. For several months, Port Dover resident Marion Gadsby has been researching an alternative way to avoid the criss-cross cobweb of electric wires over Main Street — without the need to bury them. Many residents and businesses have expressed a wish to see the overhead wires buried or tidied […]

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New owners take over Shore Acres Park, now open

Shore Acres Park has been sold to Marnie and Warren Sheridan, effective April 15 — the day the 60-plus year old trailer and RV park opened for the 2015 season. During an interview with The Maple Leaf, General Manager Marnie Sheridan stated, “we plan to run the park the way it has been for years,” […]

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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 29th Denise Jeffs JEFFS, Denise. Peacefully with her loving family by her side on April 26, 2015 at 62 years of age. Beloved wife of John Jeffs. Cherished mother of Justin and Shawn Scott. Loving grandmother of Elijah, Enzo, Shawnhessy and Saoirse. Cremation service was held. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Families First, 585 […]

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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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