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Improvements coming to Port Dover’s wastewater treatment plant

NORFOLK County is planning to make improvements to Port Dover’s Wastewater Treatment Plant located between Highway 6 and New Lakeshore Road. The plan is to replace the outfall piping that lays between the treatment plant and an existing structure at the Lake Erie shoreline. The project is a joint effort of Norfolk’s Environmental Services Department […]

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Misner Dam on schedule to be repaired this year

Work would start after July 1 and finish in Nov. By David Judd AS far as county staff can tell, Misner Dam is on schedule to be repaired this year. Public Works General Manager Lee Robinson is pretty confident Norfolk County will have the work done by the end of 2018. That’s if nothing unforeseen […]

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Death Notices February 2018

Published February 7th David Bridgwater BRIDGWATER, David L. passed away peacefully after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson’s Disease on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Norview Lodge Simcoe. Loving husband of Jean, dear father of Derek (Gail) of Mount Forest, Andrew (Sandra) of Hamilton and Sara (Mark) Slinger of Cambridge. Proud grandfather of Alex, Ian, Elyse, […]

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Fundraiser Feb. 16th helps Berg family after transplant

Jessica Berg of Port Dover successfully received a kidney from her sister, Amanda Berg, following a transplant that took place at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton last week. Jessica suffers from Lupus, an autoimmune disease when the body’s immune system attacks its own organs and tissue. In 2004, Jessica also underwent this surgery when she […]

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Charlie Luke seeking 2nd term as Mayor of Norfolk County

By David Judd CHARLIE Luke is hitting his stride after four years as mayor. Following his election in 2014, Mayor Luke spent his first year learning the ropes of his complicated job. Mayor Luke now feels comfortable as head of Norfolk County council. “I feel like I’m coming into my own,” he says in an […]

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TD Canada Trust Robbery Suspect, February 1, 2018


The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment investigated an incident at Queensway East, Simcoe, Norfolk County, Ontario address. On Thursday, February 1, 2018 at approximately 6:47 p.m., a lone male entered the TD Canada Trust financial institution and handed a teller a note demanding money. A quantity of Canadian currency was turned over to […]

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The One Act Festival proving very popular

Port Dover’s own Lighthouse Festival Theatre has been providing live, professional entertainment to over 40,000 patrons each summer for almost 40 years. Of these 40,000 theatre goers, over 80% travel to Port Dover from outside of the county, taking in all that Port Dover has to offer before and after their theatrical experience. Three years […]

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County seeks to expand Port Dover’s urban area

By David Judd COUNTY council is seeking to expand Port Dover’s urban boundary to allow growth at the north end of town. The move involves 16 acres of farmland owned by Robert and Susie Lawrence, immediately east of Tisdale Road. Councillors last Tuesday voted to redesignate the land as urban residential, helping set the stage […]

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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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