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Death Notices – June 2020

    Published June 3, 2020 Gail Marr MARR, Gail Joan – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gail in her 82nd year at the Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, May 29th, 2020. Gail was born in Port Dover. She was the eldest daughter of the late Lloyd Marr and […]

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164 now positive for COVID-19 at area farm

  (Update Monday evening, June 1, 2020)   As of Monday evening, a total of 164 individuals have now tested positive in the outbreak of COVID-19 at Scotlynn Group farm near Vittoria.  Approximately 210 test results received so far. As well, 46 workers have tested negative.  A total of seven workers have been admitted to […]

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Many Finding Joy in Baking Bread…

  By Donna McMillan SUZANNE Andrews of Port Ryerse has been making bread for the past 52 years. All of her family’s needs for loaves of bread, hot cross buns, bagels, pie crust, cakes and more have come out of her oven since she was first married. For the retired mixed media artist, who now […]

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Waste water plant upgrades will result in cleaner effluent

  THE planned Port Dover and Simcoe waste water treatment plant upgrades will take three years to complete. Port Dover’s plant will slightly expand capacity and lay the foundation for future expansion. Simcoe’s plant will undergo a major rebuild to modernize technology. The upgrades will result in cleaner effluent. Port Dover’s effluent flows into Lake […]

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No summer festivals can get permit in 2020

  COVID-19 concerns mean none of the festivals normally held in the summer months will go ahead this year   NORFOLK County’s community events organizers received a letter late last week from the county saying Special Events Permits “will not be issued up to and including Labour Day events.” “This includes County led events as […]

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Main Street hotel’s new owners plan renovations

  By Donna McMillan   “There is so much life in this building,” say new owners. Phase one of their revitalization plan is an exterior face-lift and focus on the hotel space, its rooms and main level lobby. ESTABLISHED in 1840, the historic hotel at the corner of Chapman and Main in Port Dover has […]

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