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Port Dover girl is collecting for the homeless

By Donna McMillan WILLOW Wyatt-Martin, a grade four student at Lakewood Elementary School, has been working on a special project for the past month. The Port Dover nine-year-old, daughter of Joan Wyatt – Martin and Andy Martin, is collecting a variety of items to fill 30 or more bags to be distributed to the homeless […]

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Port Dover Juvenile Pirates OMHA Champions!

The World’s Finest Shows Juvenile Pirates travelled to Schomberg on Saturday, March 25 with one thing on their mind — “Let’s finish this thing” — and that’s exactly what they did. Port Dover captured the Juvenile OMHA CC-C Championship with a 5-3 victory with their most complete game of the series. This is the first […]

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Norfolk Council looking at ways to stop papers being tossed onto driveways

By David Judd PEOPLE are complaining again about bagged advertising and newspapers being thrown in their driveways. “It’s becoming a real nuisance and there’s no reason for it,” Langton Coun. Roger Geysens told county council last Tuesday. One man recently returned home after three weeks to find a pile of newspapers and ads in his […]

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Port Dover prime riverfront property sold

A large piece of valuable waterfront property owned for many decades by Harry Gamble Shipyard along the Lynn River opposite Port Dover Yacht Club has been sold. The purchaser is a new company called Port Dover Developments Inc. Jamie Nadrofsky of Nadro Marine on River Drive confirmed for The Maple Leaf this week that three […]

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Million dollar repair (or more) needed for water treatment plant

EXPENSIVE work could be on tap at Port Dover’s water treatment plant on Nelson Street West. It involves the plant’s clarifier, a large metal tank that’s a key part of the water treatment process. The tank’s outside wall is showing corrosion. An inspection of the tank’s interior walls and floor has been ordered. To do […]

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Port Dover Juveniles tie game one in Schomberg

ON Sunday, March 5 the Port Dover Pirates travelled to Schomberg for game one of their OMHA Juvenile CC-C final. Port Dover qualified for the finals after sweeping the Burford Coyotes, Beverly Bandits and Lambton Shores Predators. Schomberg got a berth in the finals by defeating the Campbellford Colts, Norwood Hornets and Seaforth Stars, losing […]

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Port Dover Main Street reconstruction runs this year April 10 to September

Port Dover Board of Trade held its Annual General Meeting last Thursday evening at Lighthouse Festival Theatre. About 50 members enjoyed sampling a variety of foods provided by local restaurants during a social time before the meeting got underway. President Adam Veri called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. His first statement was to […]

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Silver Lake has had a huge impact on Port Dover

SILVER Lake has been a hot topic in the papers lately, and so it should be. It’s an iconic piece of Port Dover. I knew it as my playground. When I was young, it was where I would hang out. We would create hockey rinks on it, and spend endless days swimming in it. Heck, […]

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Councillors deny hospital $50,000 for doctor recruitment

By David Judd NORFOLK General Hospital will continue to recruit new doctors despite county councillors’ decision not to help out with $50,000 this year. Between 2007 and 2015, county council gave more than $325,000 toward the hospital’s successful campaigns to attract new doctors to NGH and to local medical offices. But the county stopped donating […]

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Death Notices March 2017

Published March 29th Marilyn Dunn DUNN, Marilyn Ann (nee Dieter) – In loving memory of Marilyn Ann Dunn (nee Dieter) of Port Dover who passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the age of 73. Beloved wife of Jim Dunn (predeceased). Dear father of Jason (Alison) and Tyler (Natalie). She will be greatly missed […]

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Peter Timpf is Port Dover 2017 Citizen of the Year

Peter Timpf is Port Dover’s 2017 Citizen of the Year. He has been actively associated with the local skating club, minor softball, Fridays the 13th and tutoring students at Port Dover Composite School over several decades. A reception and dinner in his honour is being planned for Monday, March 27 at the Erie Beach Hotel. […]

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‘Strong Start’ literacy program at Lakewood

By Heather Walters VOLUNTEERS Jessica MacLean and Angie Long celebrated the graduation recently of several Lakewood students from the Strong Start Literacy Program. Shown above are primary students Paul, Leah and Fisher who enjoyed the pizza party that followed the completion of their Round One reading sessions. Strong Start is a one-on-one, play and game […]

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Census says 6,161 people call Port Dover home

NORFOLK County’s population increased to 64,044 in 2016, up 1.4 per cent compared to the 2011 Census. The population centre of Port Dover witnessed the highest population growth in Norfolk between 2011 and 2016. Statistics Canada says Port Dover has a population of 6,161, up 7.9 per cent in five years. Other figures released show […]

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PORT DOVER SKATERS WINNERS IN PORT HURON COMPETITION

SKATERS from the Port Dover Skating Club competed at the Edith Scheonrock International Figure Skating Competition in Port Huron, Michigan this past weekend winning many medals. Amelie Chanda, Communication Director with the Skating Club, said “our skaters did amazing. Eight junior and senior skaters represented our club and they brought back an amazing 24 medals!” […]

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Port Dover Board of Trade assumes management of Lynn River Music & Arts Festival

LYNN River Music & Arts Festival has a new administrative home. The event, held annually in Simcoe’s Wellington and Clifton Parks on the August Civic Holiday weekend, will now be managed by Port Dover Board of Trade. The Rotary Club of Simcoe, which had managed the event since 2005, voted to discontinue its management of […]

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Death Notices February 2017

Published February 8th Cawleen Malouin MALOUIN, Cawleen (nee Knickle) passed away at Norview Lodge on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in her 54th year. Cherished mother of Heather of Port Dover, dear daughter of Murray Knickle Sr. and stepdaughter of Vicky Davies. Much loved sister of Murray Jr. (Nancy) Knickle all of Hamilton and Glenn (Linda) […]

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Norfolk property taxes up 2.1%

By David Judd Council implements freeze on size of Norfolk County staff at 752 employees THE average Norfolk home-owner will pay $55 more in property taxes this year. The average home assessed at $220,500 will pay $2,646, up $4.62 a month over 2016. County council plans to collect $79.6 million in property taxes in 2017, […]

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Port Dover beach getting mobility mats

By David Judd PEOPLE who use wheelchairs will be able to enjoy Port Dover beach this summer. County council plans to install mobility mats on the beach at the end of Walker Street. The mats, made of strong, lightweight material, will provide a firm, stable path for wheelchairs, scooters, strollers, walkers and anyone who has […]

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