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Peter Timpf is Port Dover 2017 Citizen of the Year

Peter Timpf is Port Dover’s 2017 Citizen of the Year. He has been actively associated with the local skating club, minor softball, Fridays the 13th and tutoring students at Port Dover Composite School over several decades. A reception and dinner in his honour is being planned for Monday, March 27 at the Erie Beach Hotel. […]

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‘Strong Start’ literacy program at Lakewood

By Heather Walters VOLUNTEERS Jessica MacLean and Angie Long celebrated the graduation recently of several Lakewood students from the Strong Start Literacy Program. Shown above are primary students Paul, Leah and Fisher who enjoyed the pizza party that followed the completion of their Round One reading sessions. Strong Start is a one-on-one, play and game […]

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Census says 6,161 people call Port Dover home

NORFOLK County’s population increased to 64,044 in 2016, up 1.4 per cent compared to the 2011 Census. The population centre of Port Dover witnessed the highest population growth in Norfolk between 2011 and 2016. Statistics Canada says Port Dover has a population of 6,161, up 7.9 per cent in five years. Other figures released show […]

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PORT DOVER SKATERS WINNERS IN PORT HURON COMPETITION

SKATERS from the Port Dover Skating Club competed at the Edith Scheonrock International Figure Skating Competition in Port Huron, Michigan this past weekend winning many medals. Amelie Chanda, Communication Director with the Skating Club, said “our skaters did amazing. Eight junior and senior skaters represented our club and they brought back an amazing 24 medals!” […]

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Port Dover Board of Trade assumes management of Lynn River Music & Arts Festival

LYNN River Music & Arts Festival has a new administrative home. The event, held annually in Simcoe’s Wellington and Clifton Parks on the August Civic Holiday weekend, will now be managed by Port Dover Board of Trade. The Rotary Club of Simcoe, which had managed the event since 2005, voted to discontinue its management of […]

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Death Notices February 2017

Published February 8th Cawleen Malouin MALOUIN, Cawleen (nee Knickle) passed away at Norview Lodge on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in her 54th year. Cherished mother of Heather of Port Dover, dear daughter of Murray Knickle Sr. and stepdaughter of Vicky Davies. Much loved sister of Murray Jr. (Nancy) Knickle all of Hamilton and Glenn (Linda) […]

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Norfolk property taxes up 2.1%

By David Judd Council implements freeze on size of Norfolk County staff at 752 employees THE average Norfolk home-owner will pay $55 more in property taxes this year. The average home assessed at $220,500 will pay $2,646, up $4.62 a month over 2016. County council plans to collect $79.6 million in property taxes in 2017, […]

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Port Dover beach getting mobility mats

By David Judd PEOPLE who use wheelchairs will be able to enjoy Port Dover beach this summer. County council plans to install mobility mats on the beach at the end of Walker Street. The mats, made of strong, lightweight material, will provide a firm, stable path for wheelchairs, scooters, strollers, walkers and anyone who has […]

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Five doctors coming to new medical centre; open in fall

By David Judd FIVE doctors have signed up for offices in the new Port Dover Health and Wellness Centre scheduled to open this fall. And spokesperson Les Anderson is confident more doctors will come aboard as the project develops. Construction of the centre, estimated to cost between $2.5 million and $3 million, is expected to […]

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Motor vehicle collision on Highway24, driver deceased

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County detachment investigated a motor vehicle collision at a Norfolk County Highway 24 East, Charlotteville, Norfolk County, Ontario address. On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at approximately 9:28 p.m., OPP, Norfolk County Paramedics and Norfolk County Fire and Rescue Services attended a single motor vehicle collision. Through the course of […]

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County’s licence fee keeps vendors away on Friday the 13th

VOLUNTEER organizers of Port Dover’s Friday the 13th events are taking a second crack at getting a new deal with Norfolk County. Port Dover Kinsmen say under current arrangements they can’t cover their costs of co-ordinating Friday the 13th. The group first spoke to county councillors about the problem in July 2016. When nothing happened, […]

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Friday the 13th Port Dover No road closures but busier day expected

Port Dover will be hosting another of its famous Friday the 13th Biker Days this week. It is the first of two this year — the next one is in October — but organizers are not expecting many attendees to arrive on motorcycles. Police say no roads will be closed unless an emergency arises and […]

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Death Notices January 2017

Published January 25th 2017 Harold Coleman COLEMAN, Harold Robert (April 25, 1941 – January 15, 2017) – It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Harold at the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home on Sunday, January 15, 2017 in the presence of family. Beloved husband of 51 years to Ann (Port Dover) […]

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Hospital’s doctor recruitment seeks $50,000 from Norfolk County

NORFOLK General Hospital President and CEO Kelly Isfan attended the Dec. 6 Council-in-Committee meeting accompanied by NGH physician recruitment officer Carolynn Beam, Dr. Sukh Bajwa and Dr. Alison Malo, now at Port Dover Medical Centre. The delegation was seeking a $50,000 grant for additional doctor recruitment in 2017. The local hospital spends about $100,000 each […]

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Norfolk ‘user fees’ see 2% increase next year

NORFOLK County has hundreds of ‘User Fees’ for services across the municipality. These charges will collect almost $12-million in 2016. Each year at this time, councillors review the fees. For next year, most fees will rise by two percent. Last week’s council-in-committee meeting discussed the fee list at some length. Kathy Laplante, Manager of Financial […]

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Death Notices December 2016

Published December 21st 2016 Sylvia Gray GRAY, Sylvia Diane – Sylvia died at North Bay Regional Hospital on Friday, December 16, 2016 in her 81st year after a long illness with Cancer. Sylvia (Davis) was predeceased by her husband Robert Henderson “Bob” Gray (1938-2011) and was the loving mother of Andrew (Monika) of Powassan. She […]

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New equipment for Port Dover’s youngest hockey players

It was an exciting day at the Port Dover Arena on Sunday as new equipment was brought out for the PreNovice players. Port Dover Minor Hockey said it was pleased to be able to provide new ice dividers and mini nets to the youngest group of players as they learn the game of hockey. Following […]

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‘Ry-Not Stuffy Drive’ comforts kids in hospital

By Shelley Wenige A Port Dover family is spreading  Christmas cheer to children staying at McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton. Josh Mandryk and Melissa Reu, along with their three sons, Ryan, Ryder and Ryker have a special connection to this children’s hospital and want to give back. Ryder Mandryk was born December 17, 2012 and […]

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