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Turnout high at advance polls for municipal elections

Advanced polling locations in Norfolk County have enjoyed a surge of voters in the first three days of the municipal election voting. With 1622 ballots cast the amount of voters taking advantage of early voting opportunities has almost doubled compared to the same polling period in 2010 — increasing by 47.8% — according to Norfolk […]

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Burying the power lines on Main Street is vital

  When the Port Dover Enhancement Association, the Port Dover Board of Trade and Norfolk County, in partnership, obtained funding from OMAFRA to revitalize Port Dover’s downtown, the project proposed to “significantly improve the appearance, safety and economic viability of the downtown” with the implementation of “upgraded street lighting, tree planting, directional signage, street furniture, […]

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Endangered Barn owl may delay Port Ryerse Wind Farm

By David Judd The sighting of a barn owl may seriously delay construction of the Port Ryerse Wind Farm. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has confirmed that at least one of the endangered birds was spotted in the Port Ryerse area this summer. Wind farm developer Boralex last week agreed to delay construction […]

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Entire Main Street reconstruction being planned

Norfolk Council has Port Dover’s Main Street in its sights for complete end-to-end reconstruction. General Manager Eric D’Hondt of Public Works & Environmental Services wants to get a feel for whether residents prefer to have the 2.5 km stretch tackled at one time, or undertaken in two or three phases a year apart. The (estimated) […]

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Correction: Open House next Thursday (Oct. 16) to discuss Doverwood

A meeting to discuss future uses of the Doverwood building is Thursday, October 16 at 7 p.m. at the former school building. An article in this week’s Maple Leaf incorrectly said the meeting was Thurs., October 9. It is, in fact, a week later and The Maple Leaf apologizes for any confusion. The site meeting […]

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Misner Dam update at Bd. of Trade meeting from Mayor Travale

Norfolk County Mayor Dennis Travale was the guest speaker at Port Dover Board of Trade’s monthly morning meeting last Thursday to bring members and the public up-to-date on Misner Dam and Silver Lake. Calling Misner Dam “the elephant in the room” that can be “beat one bite at a time,” Travale gave a recap of […]

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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 15th 2014 Ruth Maria Westelmajer WESTELMAJER, Ruth Maria of Cedarwood Village passed away peacefully on October 9, 2014 in her 93rd year. Cherished mother of Rose (Greg) Yerex of Port Dover and David (Jane) of Calgary. Loving grandmother of Chloe (Adam), Sarah Kate (Todd), Meghan, Nick and Sean. Proud great-grandmother of Clarabelle and […]

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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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