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Port Dover’s Joey Muha & band Liteyears tonight on CTV’s The Launch

THE second show in the new CTV series ‘The Launch’ will feature the band ‘Liteyears’ with Port Dover’s Joey Muha on the drums. It will be seen on CTV channel tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 17) at 9 p.m. The series had its Canadian premiere on January 10. The Launch is a six-part Canadian TV music television […]

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Councillor predicts Norfolk “cannabis capital of Canada”; to be a leader on marijuana controls

By David Judd SOME marijuana growers are causing big problems for their neighbours. Strong odours and bright lights from round-the-clock greenhouse operations have drawn many complaints. Some people can’t sleep in their own homes because of the smell, Mayor Charlie Luke says. The odour is so bad in seven or eight places in Norfolk that […]

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OPP investigate theft of silver and gold bars in Port Dover

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment investigated an incident at a Port Dover, Norfolk County, Ontario address. On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at approximately 3:59 p.m., police received a report of a theft. Through the course of investigation, it was determined that between Tuesday, December 12, 2017 and Tuesday, January 9, 2018, unknowns […]

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For 14 years Jeff Gamble has made huge rink on Black Creek

By Donna McMillan OTTAWA has its $5.6-million outdoor rink on Parliament Hill. Arrowhead Provincial Park has its torch lit ice trail through the woods. Thanks to Port Doverite and Sunninghill Drive resident Jeff Gamble, his neighborhood has an outdoor ice rink and skating path on Black Creek. Jeff told the Maple Leaf last week he […]

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Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging wait times on target

NORFOLK General Hospital says it “is pleased to share some very good news for patients requiring Diagnostic Imaging services. Most important is that patients in most need with emergency conditions known as Priority 1 are seen immediately.” The data shows that patients with less urgent priority are also being scanned within provincial CT wait time […]

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Death Notices January 2018

Published January 10th Joyce Rose ROSE, Joyce Yvonne (Cowe), (Holliday). Although strong in the light side, Nan passed away December 30, 2017 at the age of 86. Predeceased by her children Allen and Brenda. She is survived by her children Neil, Wendy and Scott and loving grand and great-grandchildren. Thank you to Dover Cliffs LTC […]

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Polar Bear Dippers at Port Dover beach in previous year. Photo by Earl Hartlen

Polar Bear Dip returns January 1st to Port Dover beach

Head Polar Bear Scotty MacDonald tells The Maple Leaf he will mark off an area at the Port Dover beach on Monday, January 1st, 2018 ahead of the 1 p.m. Polar Bear Dip. He is also arranging for donations from onlookers to go to Port Dover Minor Baseball. Beginning the New Year with a brisk […]

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Christmas services in local churches

AREA churches have special Christmas services. In most churches the Sunday morning service will be held at usual times with additional services later on Christmas Eve. Everyone is welcome to attend the church of their choice. Grace United Church, Chapman St., Port Dover will present three Christmas services conducted by Rev. Jeff Smith: Sunday, Dec. […]

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Water & sewer rates rising 1% in 2018

By David Judd You will pay 75 cents a month more for household water and sewer service in 2018. The average home will pay $79.76 a month next year, up one per cent from $79.01 a month in 2017. Municipal water and sewer operations will cost Norfolk County $17.8 million in 2018, up $340,000 or […]

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Council considers selling 2.6 acres at $144,000 for housing development

LAND beside the Lynn Valley Trail near Silver Lake could become the site of a housing development. Developer Gary Shortt has approached county council with a proposal to build on 7.5 acres on the west side of the trail, south of Prospect Street. The site currently resembles a long lawn occupied by a camping trailer. […]

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Public access to beach maintained at water treatment plant

THINGS soon will be back to normal at Port Dover’s water treatment plant, including public access to Lake Erie. Upgrades on the Nelson Street plant’s clarifier building are almost complete, Bob Fields, Norfolk’s manager of environmental services, said in a recent memo to county council. Temporary fencing in place since this summer will be taken […]

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Councillors want price tag for a consultant’s study on best locations for fire halls and ambulance stations

COUNTY councillors would like to know the best locations for Norfolk’s fire halls and ambulance stations. But councillors first want to know how much a consultant’s study would cost. The immediate issue is council’s $1.5 million plan to replace St. Williams’ 67-year-old fire hall in 2019. The new building might also become home for the […]

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Death Notices December 2017

Published December 6th Dennis MacNeill 1942 – 2017 MacNEILL, Dennis George Thomas of Simcoe passed away peacefully at Cedarwood Village, Simcoe, on November 22, 2017 in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Nora. Precious son of Hazel MacNeill (Barrie) and the late Rev. Henry MacNeill. Dennis will lovingly be remembered by his children, Kevin (Nathalie) […]

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OPP release photos of suspect in Armed robbery in Port Dover

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County detachment is currently investigating an armed robbery at a Main Street, Port Dover, Norfolk County, Ontario address. On Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at approximately 12:20 p.m., police received a call from employees at the Roulston’s Pharmacy reporting a robbery. Through the course of investigation, it was determined that […]

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Port Dover Public School

Remembering the now gone Port Dover Public School … A personal, historical perspective with a confession about a school day when the principal used ‘the strap’ Our family arrived in Port Dover around 1960. My dad had been hired by Don Ivey at the Summer Garden and we needed a place to call home. My […]

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Norfolk’s proposed budget sees 7.5% property tax bump

By David Judd COUNTY councillors got their first look last week at Norfolk’s proposed 2018 budget. The news wasn’t great. Doing everything Norfolk would like to do next year would push up property taxes by 7.5 per cent. The average homeowner would pay an estimated $2,885 in municipal and school taxes, up $172 from 2017 […]

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Santa Sale at Lakewood this Saturday from 9 a.m.

SANTA Claus returns to Port Dover for Lakewood Elementary School’s traditional Santa Sale this Saturday. Committee chair Melissa Mummery reports everything is ready for the event Saturday morning, except the freshly baked cookies and goodies for the popular bake sale tables … that will arrive on Saturday morning. The doors of the school open at […]

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Roulston’s wins “Outstanding Business Achievement” award

By Donna McMillan THEY use robotics to improve the accuracy and dispensing of pills. They deliver prescriptions and client services throughout Norfolk County and beyond. They provide specialty compounding. They have five home health care experts. They spend considerable time providing education in the community. They are involved in many fundraising endeavours. For these and […]

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