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Death Notices – February 2020

    Published February 19, 2020 Rick Giles GILES, Rick M. – surrounded by his loving family and friends at his home on Friday, February 7, 2020 in his 65th year. Cherished husband and best friend of Christi Giles of Port Ryerse. Loving father and grandfather of Wes Giles of Port Dover, his children Tegan […]

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What’s Happening?

  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY of Port Dover and Woodhouse monthly meeting at Grace United Church on Chapman Street on Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Ann Meuris. Topic: Enter a Design In the Flower Show. Lunch, door prizes, free admission. New members always welcome. Info: 519-583-9228. FISH (or Spaghetti) will be served […]

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Three Port Dover residents quarantined for 14 days on cruise ship in Japan

    THE Diamond Princess Cruise Ship is in quarantine in Yokohama, Japan due to the novel coronavirus which originated in Wuhan, China and is making international headlines. The ship carried 3700 passengers and crew. Kate Bedding and Greg and Rose Yerex, Port Dover residents, are on board the ship. As of Monday, 135 passengers […]

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Firefighters need our support for new memorial

    PORT Dover firefighters have embarked on a campaign to plan, build and maintain a permanent memorial to honour all past local firefighters, and those in the future. It will record the names of those who served as volunteers since the brigade was established 100 years ago – a remarkable community service. The project […]

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All Grand Erie Elementary Schools Closed to Students on January 21

This morning, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that escalated job action in the form of a one-day, full withdrawal of services at select school boards across Ontario will take place on Tuesday, January 21. ETFO members from Grand Erie are included in this full withdrawal of services. As a result, all Grand […]

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Southside Louie’s patio gets new lease from County after bylaw officers closed it down

  By David Judd Southside Louie’s will soon have its outdoor patio again. Owner Louis Debono recently removed the patio from the side of his downtown restaurant in response to an order from Norfolk County. But the patio will soon return after county council approved a new lease agreement with Mr. Debono at a special […]

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Sailors lost game to Hagersville

but scored big with Minor Hockey’s youngest players By Jan Dean THE Port Dover Junior C hockey team played two games last Sunday afternoon (Jan. 12) at the Port Dover Arena. The Sailors lost the 2 p.m. game against the Hagersville Hawks with a score of 2-4. They seemed a bit flat through the first […]

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Kristina Klingbeil named Norfolk OPP Staff Sargeant

  Norfolk County OPP has a new Staff Sergeant in charge of support for the local detachment. Staff Sergeant Kristina Klingbeil began her policing career in 2003 with Toronto Police Service. She was a Coach Officer to new recruits, a Scenes of Crime Officer and a member of the Crisis Intervention Team where she partnered […]

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New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge

  By Jocelynn Blacker It was a frigid and blustery day for the Polar Bears participating in this year’s New Year’s Day dip. A strong wind blew off Lake Erie as huddled spectators watched the swimmers line up and take instruction from Lead Polar Bear Scotty MacDonald. “The water is warm! The water is warm! […]

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Norfolk County appoints interim CAO

    General Manager of Community Services Bill Cridland was named Norfolk County’s interim CAO at a special meeting of Council Jan. 7. Cridland has held a number of senior positions with Norfolk County, and has worked in municipalities – including the City of London and the Township of Delhi – for 25 years. “Bill […]

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Death Notices – January 2020

  Published January 22, 2020 Hiram Erwin ERWIN, Hiram Lawrence “Hi” of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in his 87th year. Predeceased by his wife Florence (2018). Cherished father of Bonnie Luton, loving grandfather of Michelle Jones-Luton (Mike McMorrow) and Kylee Dewhirst; great-grandfather of Ashley Crawley […]

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Council seeks a balance of fun and safety at Friday the 13th

    By David Judd Put motorcycles front and centre again at Friday the 13th. That was the message from a public meeting last week on ways to improve Port Dover’s long-running event. Friday the 13th fans who attended the public meeting didn’t like innovations that Norfolk tried this September to increase public safety and […]

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Friday the 13th in December was busy day in Port Dover

  Good weather brought more bikers than expected for a December event Port Dover’s 67th consecutive Friday the 13th turned out to be a larger event than anyone had expected for a mid-December day. Relatively mild weather made last Friday a pleasant day to be out-and-about on the streets of Port Dover. Above: Bringing the […]

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