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Fire downtown Port Dover

Firefighters from Port Dover and several other Norfolk fire stations battle a serious and stubborn fire at 217 Main Street on Tuesday afternoon. The building is occupied by Coldwell Banker Coastline Realty and Darbishire Cabinets. There are apartments on the upper floor. The fire appeared to be under the roof. At times shooting flames were […]

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MAJOR FIRE on Tues afternoon in downtown Port Dover

Firefighters are still at the scene of a major fire in downtown Port Dover. The fire broke out shortly after noon on Tuesday (July 16). It is in the building occupied by Coldwell Banker Coastline Realty and Darbishire Cabinets. Firefighters and equipment from Port Dover, Simcoe, Delhi were seen at the fire. OPP, EMS, Ontario […]

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Death Notices – July 2019

    Published July 10, 2019 Joyce Osborne OSBORNE, Joyce Marie — Passed away peacefully on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock. Joyce will be laid to rest with her parents Lorne (1978) and Mina (1994) Marshman, son Brian “Otis” (2008) and her husband of 60 plus years Louis Osborne (2018). At Joyce’s […]

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Crooked Stovepipe Folk Orchestra to perform locally

  By Donna McMillan EVERY other Wednesday night in autumn and spring, a number of area musicians follow the Cockshutt Road for 20 minutes out of town to play with the Crooked Stovepipe Folk Orchestra in the hamlet of Villa Nova. In the former General Store, they join fellow musicians from Port Ryerse, Waterford, Brantford, […]

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Lynn Park streets new watermain construction starting in August

    WATERMAIN replacements that began last year in Lynn Park subdivision will be completed this fall. Elgin Construction received a $1.3 million contract from county council last Tuesday. The St. Thomas company will replace watermains on Willowdale Crescent, Jackson Heights, East Street North, East Street South and O’Rourke Avenue. In addition, East Street will […]

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Memorial Grove honours citizens

    FOR the 19th consecutive year, the Port Dover Lions Club Memorial Grove Committee has purchased trees in memory of citizens that had passed away in the previous 12 months. Co-Chair John Hall welcomed the gathering of about 70 people at 2:00 p.m. last Sunday; assisting in arrangements was Co-Chair Pat Hall. Taking a […]

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Motorcycles off Main St. Friday 13th between Park and Nelson Street

  MOTORCYLES will park on one block of downtown Main Street at September’s Friday the 13th event. Bikes will park at the curb for one block south from Powell Park to Clinton Street. Motorcycles and vendors will share downtown Main Street under the final plan approved by county council last Tuesday. Bikes will park on […]

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Harbourfront activities highlight local industry

  Port Dover harbourfront activities on Friday and Saturday were successful. Chief organizer Mike Scruton of Scruton Marine Services and his sister Mary Jane Marshall reported on Monday they were “absolutely happy” with every aspect of the event. Mike said the most important thing about the program was it brought attention to this lakeside community’s […]

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Canada Day program on Monday in Port Dover

    With Canada Day celebrations on July 1st only days away, Port Dover is preparing for the annual celebration. The day-long program features something of interest for everyone.   Soap Box Derby The program gets underway with the Port Dover Kinsmen Club’s traditional Soap Box Derby beginning at 9 a.m. for racers between the […]

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Volunteers to restore “Almidart” at Museum over next four years

A historic fishing tug will be restored at Port Dover’s waterfront over the next four years. The Almidart, built by George Gamble in 1932, is one of the first Lake Erie fish tugs with an electrically welded hull. It will be restored in phases to display at Port Dover Harbour Museum’s docks. County councillors last […]

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Port Dover prepares for Canada Day

  THE oldest of Port Dover’s many celebrations will take place on Monday, July 1st. The day-long program to mark Canada Day 2019 has many organizations, businesses and individuals planning to celebrate this community’s 152nd Canada Day … something Port Dover has done each year since Confederation in 1867. Soap Box Derby This year’s program […]

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Totes races, tug pulls & more this Saturday at harbourfront

  A harbourfront event that in just a few years has become a Port Dover tradition remembering some former stalwards of the marine industry. The events take place Friday and Saturday this weekend. Scruton Marine Inc. founded the event to honour the late Peggy Scruton but now has expanded to pay tribute to the local […]

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