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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 18th 2017 Catharina Templeman TEMPLEMAN, Catharina Christina (nee van der Dussen) passed away peacefully on December 18th, 2016 at Dover Cliffs LTC in her 84th year. Predeceased in 1992 by husband Edward. Dear mother of Robert of Port Dover. Survived by siblings Gerrit (Marilyn) of Campbellford; Peter (Dora) of Milton; and Ada van […]

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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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Santa Claus is coming to town Saturday

SANTA Claus’s pre-Christmas visit to Port Dover is just days away and plans are complete for Saturday’s Christmas Fest and Moonlight Madness event. This traditional happening is a project of Port Dover Board of Trade, spearheaded by Manager Jan Overend. Merchants will open at their usual times on Saturday morning … staying open late into […]

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Harbour Marina to stay County-owned and operated

By David Judd NORFOLK County will continue to own and operate the Port Dover Harbour Marina. County council had been wondering if it should get out of the marina business and privatize the 450-slip facility. But a detailed analysis found that keeping the marina makes the best financial sense for the county. Mayor Charlie Luke […]

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‘Push For Change’ rolls into town with students and OPP

By Heather Walters WHEN Joe Roberts rolls into town, it’s a big event. Joe and his wife, Marie, walked into town pushing a shopping cart last Thursday escorted by several hundred school children and the Ontario Provincial Police. They had departed from Waterford in the early morning hours. Joe Roberts has been walking for a […]

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Collecting for Women’s Shelter gift bags at The Wellness Post

By Donna McMillan THE annual tradition of collecting much needed items for women and children at Haldimand – Norfolk’s Women’s Shelter will continue this year. Drenise Cowland of Port Dover is the coordinator and Holly Coles, Registered Natural Health Practitioner at Main Street’s The Wellness Post is providing the drop off point for donations. As […]

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Death Notices November 2016

Published November 30th Baby Boy Knox DeKoning DeKONING, Baby Boy Knox — At Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on November 21, 2016. Beloved son of Jeremy and Alison DeKoning. Brother to Hank and Paisley. Grandson of Murry and Rita DeKoning and Richard and Kim Ryerse. A family graveside service has been held. Arrangements entrusted to The […]

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Dover Wharf condo project moving ahead

A building permit to construct Dover Wharf condominum was ceremoniously presented to owner/developer Nicole Diec on site Monday morning. In attendance were representatives of Norfolk County and MC Engineering company in charge of the project. They assembled in front of the large former Misner fish processing plant on Harbour Street to announce “demolition will take […]

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Tiny Trotters bring smiles and memories to residents of Dover Cliffs

By Shelley Wenige WHEN a special event is held for the men and women living in Dover Cliffs Long Term facility, it is always an exciting time. Add to the mix two miniature horses and emotions reach an even higher level. On a sunny fall day, residents of the Port Dover home welcomed ‘Thor’ and […]

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