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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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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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Port Dover Maple Leaf Main street boot drive

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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