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Mayor and councillors approve small pay raise for themselves

County councillors and the mayor will get pay raises next year. The raises, which will take effect Jan. 1, won’t be a lot, probably one or two per cent a year. The eight county councillors currently make $25,000 a year and the mayor makes $59,600. The councillors’ increase will be as little as $5 to […]

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Death Notices October 2014

Published October 1st 2014 Barbara Bowlby Browne August 7, 1918 — September 23, 2014 Simcoe and Port Rowan, Ontario She was Barbara, Barb, Babs, Mom, granny and great-granny, an aunt, a sister, a mother-in-law, a sister-in-law, a great friend. She was an extraordinary person who viewed her life through her own unique lens and lived […]

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Norfolk signing deal to truck 18,350 tonnes of garbage to Brampton, burn it

Norfolk County is signing a deal to burn its garbage for the next 10 to 15 years. The county will pay Walker Environmental Group $2.4 million to handle its 18,350 tonnes of garbage a year. Most garbage will be trucked to Brampton where it will be burned at the Emerald Energy from Waste facility. Garbage […]

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Renovate existing medical centre before building new later

By David Judd Volunteers have a plan to attract doctors for a new medical centre in Port Dover. A $2.5-million facility near the arena is now at least two years away, members of the Port Dover Medical Facility board told county councillors on Sept. 16. The project needs four doctors to be viable, finance chair […]

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Port Dover Board of Trade hosts Ward 6 all-candidates night at Lighthouse Theatre

The Port Dover Board of Trade will host a Ward 6 all-candidates night at Lighthouse Theatre, in advance the upcoming municipal election. On Thursday, September 25, voters are invited to hear campaign objectives and ask questions of candidates running for positions as School Board Trustees, Ward 6 Councillor, and Norfolk County Mayor. The meeting begins […]

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Death Notices September 2014

Published September 24th Nancy Grant GRANT, Nancy – Passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Norfolk General Hospital. Mrs. Nancy Grant of Simcoe in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Charlie (2006). Loving mother of Susan Wilson (Dave). Cherished grandma to Alex and GG to Landen. Dear sister to Sherry […]

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25K Swim for Keira

Come down to Port Dover beach on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 14) at about 4:00 to support Josh Reid and his swim partner Annaleise Carr as they complete a 25K swim for Keira. Keira is a young girl who is in Sick Kids hospital with a serious illness and some equipment and treatment is not covered […]

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Wells unhappy with marina report

By David Judd John Wells is unhappy with a consultant’s report that recommends Norfolk County move toward getting out of the marina business in Port Dover. The report by Marina Management Services Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida, delivered to council on Sept. 2 says little that hadn’t been heard before, the Port Dover councillor says. […]

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Seconds before the end of her successful crossing to Port Dover beach, Annaleise gets a “thumbs up” from a volunteer and walks the final few feet to shore. Total time was 12 hours, 12 minutes.
Photo by Earl Hartlen

Annaleise Carr completes swim

By Donna McMillan Annaleise Carr never gave up. She entered Lake Erie off Long Point at 11:37 p.m. Sunday night and landed on shore in Port Dover 12 hours and 12 minutes later, completing the Lake Erie crossing that she had started in July. It was a heroine’s welcome she came home to on Monday […]

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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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