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Sailors hockey underway

  By Jan Dean HAGERSVILLE Hawks caught the Port Dover Sailors unprepared on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 15) at the Port Dover Arena and it cost the Sailors their first game of the season – an 8-4 loss. Despite the score, Sailors Head Coach Mike Tobin wasn’t terribly upset with his team’s effort. “Out of seven […]

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75,000 attend Friday the 13th

    FRIDAY the 13th was Port Dover’s 66th motorcycle rally. There were some changes to the organization of this event and some returning favourites. Paul Nurmi of Hamilton, the ever-present “Thong Man”, made his recovery debut sporting several outfits throughout the day. Last year he was injured in a collision on his motorcycle and […]

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Friday 13th Port Dover Webcam

CLICK HERE TO LINK TO WEBCAM It’s Friday the 13th in Port Dover! The Maple Leaf’s webcam of Main Street is live streaming at www.PortDoverMapleLeaf.com   For this event, two blocks of Main Street are set aside for vendors… so the stream this year doesn’t show bikes on the street but still shows the action on […]

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  The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment is working with our community partners to recognize there will be a large influx of visitors to the area on Friday, September 13, 2019. There will be a highly visible Police presence to ensure the safety of those in attendance and assist with traffic related issues. […]

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Friday 13th – Airspace closed in Port Dover

  The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment would like to remind everyone that will be attending Friday the 13th that the downtown core airspace will be closed. Pursuant to section 5.1 of the Aeronautics Act, air space is restricted during police operations, except for police, medevac and rescue aircraft. During the events of Friday […]

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  The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County Detachment Crime Unit continues to investigate a fail to remain, fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on Cockshutt Rd. (former Woodhouse Township) in Norfolk County. On Saturday, May 14, 2011 at approximately 5:17 a.m., 20-year-old Chad EVERETS, of Port Hope, Ontario, was struck by an unknown vehicle […]

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Changes for this Friday the 13th

  The first of two Friday the 13th biker days in Port Dover this year is just over a week away (the second one is in December) and local groups are putting plans into place following the new guidelines from Norfolk County. Merchandise vendors, which used to be located in Powell Park and Elmer Lewis […]

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Pickerel fishing better this year, good perch catches ‘hard to to come by’

  Long-time Port Dover commercial fishermen report to The Maple Leaf that catches of pickerel have been better this year than last year. George Gibbons of Pleasant Port Fish Company confirms “a lot better than last year.” So good in fact that he completed his 2019 pickerel quota with a heavy catch on Friday. At […]

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Death Notices – September 2019

  Published September 18, 2019 Ernest Adams ADAMS, William Ernest –passed away peacefully with family by his side at St Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton on Sunday, September 8, 2019 in his 70th year. Dear husband of Doris, loving father of daughter Lindsay of Brantford, sons Sean (Marcus) of Etobicoke and Corey (Taylor) of Brantford. Survived […]

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Community hub project plans coming

  By David Judd Norfolk’s community hub project will soon unveil plans to build a $50-million facility. The county has narrowed down a list of sites and is negotiating with property owners. And finishing touches are being made to drawings. Norfolk will apply this fall for funding from a federal-provincial infrastructure program, Port Dover Coun. […]

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Nanticoke Generating Station gone

  It took less than a minute last Thursday morning for Ontario Power Generation to demolish the powerhouse of the former Nanticoke Generating Station which was at one time the largest coal-fired electricity generating plant in the world. The demolition was originally planned for last Monday but was rescheduled because of poor weather. Explosives were […]

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Community raises $4289 for six tenants of downtown fire

  By Elizabeth Schuyler THE Port Dover community showed its generosity towards the six tenants who lost all their possessions in the July 16 fire at 217 Main Street. A fundraiser at the Norfolk Tavern on Friday, August 2 raised $3189.85 from the penny table, silent auction, television raffle, door prizes and buffet. Norfolk Tavern […]

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