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Port Dover Doverwood School to be demolished

The former Doverwood School will soon be demolished. County council  was scheduled to award the $138,700-contract to Salandria Ltd. of Richmond Hill. Salandria’s price was the lowest of eight companies that bid for the work. County council bought the school and 14 acres on Highway 6 from the Grand Erie school board for $770,000 in […]

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Port Dover Canada Day 2016 Parade live stream

The Port Dover Maple Leaf is happy to provide live coverage of the Port Dover Canada Day Parade. Thank you for watching, and have a great holiday weekend!

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Crowds ready for Port Dover’s 149th celebration

Port Dover has a winning recipe when it comes to mixing up a batch of fun to celebrate Canada Day. We have been doing it for 149 years — as long as Canada has been a country — and the crowds keep enjoying the day-long program. First on the day’s program at 9 a.m. is […]

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Norfolk County issues fire ban

BAN ON ALL FIRES Due to the extreme dryness, effective immediately , all open fires and the use of family fireworks are prohibited anywhere in Norfolk County. The only exception to the ban is cooking fires contained in a barbeque and cooking fires in approved campgrounds. Fires conducted during the ban may be subject to […]

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Roulston’s Pharmacy marks 25 years in Port Dover

Last Thursday, Roulston’s Pharmacy celebrated the Port Dover store’s 25th Anniversary. When the store opened for the day, co-owner Blair Snow was at the door to greet the first customers and to publicly thank people for attending. During a short presentation, Blair said “it is pretty cool for us (at Roulston’s) to be celebrating 25 […]

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Blood Clinic on Friday at St. Paul’s Hall

CANADIAN Blood Services is asking eligible Port Dover area citizens to donate blood on Friday (June 17) at the clinic in St. Paul’s Parish Hall on St. George Street. It will operate from 2 until 7 p.m. Local donors can pre-register by calling ahead at 1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236-6283) or walk-ins are […]

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Council told repairs of $929,000 should make Misner Dam good for another 25 years

By David Judd MISNER Dam is in surprisingly good shape. That’s the word from Dr. Ammar Taha, an expert on water resources and dams for Stantec engineering, the consultants that produced a 160-page report about the condition of the historic dam on the Lynn River in Port Dover. The dam needs repairs estimated at $929,000 […]

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Port Dover’s public gardens planted by horticulturalists

Port Dover is blooming this spring, thanks to members of Port Dover and Woodhouse Horticultural Society. Last week two crews of volunteers pitched in to plant two public flower gardens. One group is pictured above planting the familiar garden at the harbourfront intersection on Main and Walker Street, in front of The Arbor restaurant. Members […]

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Floyd Bowman to receive French Legion of Honour medal

Floyd Bowman of Port Dover is to be honoured on June 18 and presented the prestigious ‘French National Order of the Legion of Honour’ medal. It relates to his service with the Canadian army in Europe during World War Two. Floyd had landed on the Normandy beaches in 1944 and then moved on to the […]

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Death Notices June 2016

Published June 29th Emma Hunter HUNTER, Emma Margaret (nee Carnes) – Passed away comfortably, with family by her side, at Norfolk General Hospital after 91 joyful years on Friday, June 24, 2016. Emma was born and lived her entire life in Norfolk County. She was predeceased by her husband, William (Bill) Hunter, her brothers Jack […]

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Norfolk Students should expect to see OPP on “Beach Day”

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County Detachment want to acknowledge that the first Friday of June has been declared by area students as “beach day”. Although not supported by Authorities students leave school with and without parental permission to attend the beaches of Long Point, Turkey Point and Port Dover. The OPP wish to […]

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Minister of Education opens Lakewood Child Care Centre

The Minister said Port Dover’s new facility “has worked out beautifully and will be a model to other communities facing transitional changes to the education system.” By Heather Walters ONTARIO Minister of Education Liz Sandals was in Port Dover on Thursday, May 26 to officially open Lakewood Child Care Centre. Unofficially, the centre opened its […]

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Boat Safety Day, Lighthouse Dedication, and Purina dog walk in Port Dover this weekend

THIS is Safe Boating Week in Canada and Port Dover Power & Sail Squadron is having a free public event for boaters and those interested in boating, to ensure everyone is safe on the water this season. “Boat Safety Day” is Saturday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Port Dover Harbour Marina […]

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New proposal to reduce overhead wires on Main St. Port Dover

By David Judd MARION Gadsby has presented much cheaper options to reduce the number of utility wires above downtown Main Street. Her new options, shown to county council last Tuesday, would cost about $300,000, far less than two previous suggestions rejected by council last year as too expensive. An initial plan to bury more than […]

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“Fitz Happens” is a fine farce for everyone needing some laughs

Review by Jan Dean Port Dover’s Lighthouse Theatre has found a winning combination with five actors, an original score and the brand new musical comedy — Fitz Happens by Canadian playwright Mark Weatherley. Fitz Happens is a farce that tells the story of an English aristocrat by the name of Fitz who is bounced to […]

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“Stuffie” Day at Lakewood raised $752 for Fort Mac

By Heather Walters GRADE 4 and 5 classes at Port Dover Lakewood Elementary School have been following the wildfire crisis in Fort McMurray. Following a discussion in the classrooms, they decided to lend a helping hand by raising funds for the evacuees as well as their abandoned pets. Ms. McCallum (grade 4) and Mrs. Jepson […]

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