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Port Dover prepares for Canada Day 150

THIS year’s Canada Day celebration in Port Dover, with the Canada 150 anniversary are only days away. July 1st organizers and those intending to participate in activities are finalizing plans. Port Dover Lions Club is the lead group and all 65 members have been assigned tasks for this year’s celebration. Soap Box Derby The day-long […]

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Tug pulls and tug races at pier this Saturday

JOIN the fun of the tug pulls and tug races this Saturday (June 24) at Port Dover waterfront. The Fish Tote Race in the harbour begins at 11 a.m. Organizers say “brave or crazy, we thank them all” with everyone encouraged to cheer them on. A Barge-B-Cue will be docked at the East Pier with […]

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OPP looking for vehicle after child approached

SEEKING ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING MALE AND VEHICLE   The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County Detachment is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying an unknown male and vehicle after police investigated an incident at a Thompson Drive, Port Dover, Norfolk County, Ontario address.   On Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at approximately 3:30 p.m., […]

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Canada Day celebration plans in Port Dover

PORT Dover has celebrated July 1st since 1867 and plans for the 150th celebration are almost complete. The highlight for many is the Calithumpian Parade which starts at 2:00 p.m. and attracts thousands of spectators. The route will be different this year because of Main St. construction. Port Dover Lions Club is in charge of […]

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Death Notices June 2017

Published June 14th John Cooke COOKE, John, (P.Eng.) passed away at Norview Lodge, on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in his 87th year. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Irene and his long-time companion Fern Thompson. John will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by the Thompson family, the Hayward family, his family in Wales and […]

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OPP busy around Port Dover with mischief and theft

YOUTHS CONFRONTED AFTER SETTING FIRES The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County Detachment investigated an incident after being called to a George Street, Port Dover, Norfolk County, Ontario address. On Monday, June 5, 2017 at approximately 12:06 p.m., police received a report of a mischief involving two (2) males. Through the course of investigation, it […]

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Port Dover EMS Station holding open house

This Saturday, June 3, Norfolk EMS is holding a public Open House at Port Dover Station (rear of Norfolk Fire Station #2) on St. Patrick Street from 10 to 2 p.m. There will be paramedic displays, a CPR training session, blood pressure testing and more. Those in attendance can enjoy free ice cream and other […]

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County rejects any help to businesses suffering losses from Port Dover Main St. construction

PROBLEMS with Port Dover’s downtown reconstruction project were brought to the attention of Norfolk Council at its May  23 meeting … by both Councillors John Wells and Noel Haydt. Councillor Wells began his comments by congratulating the staff for the overall undertaking, describing it “as a good investment” agreeing it will be a major benefit […]

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‘Boat Safety Day’ Saturday at Port Dover Harbour Marina

By Donna McMillan THIS is Safe Boating Awareness Week in Canada. “Safety First, Service Always” is the motto the Canadian Coast Guard lives by. The Port Dover Search and Rescue Station is ready for the 2017 boating year. It’s season stretches from April 1 to December 10 with two crews of four on bi-weekly rotations, […]

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Jarvis celebrates Canada 150 with events this weekend

JARVIS Board of Trade and Jarvis Lions Club have joined forces to organize a ‘Welcome Home Festival’ as part of the Celebrating Canada 150 national program. The exciting two-day event will be this weekend on Sunday and Monday, May 21 and 22 in Jarvis Lions Community Centre and Park. For many years Jarvis held a […]

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County takes control of medical centre in Port Dover

By David Judd COUNTY council has taken control of the medical centre building on St. George Street. The county will operate the facility to provide offices for doctors waiting to move to a new, private medical centre to be built in the Dover Coast development off Highway 6 on the east side of town. Following […]

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Port Dover’s annual Blessing of Nets service Saturday at Riverfront Park

THIS Saturday afternoon, May 13, at 2 p.m., Port Dover’s annual Blessing of the Nets takes place. This service continues an annual tradition seeking divine intervention for the fishermen’s safety on the water. The service this year will follow last year’s plan of holding it in the pavilion at Riverfront Park beside Port Dover Harbour […]

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Port Dover`s Misner Dam repair project continues to move forward

The Misner Dam repair project is on pace to hire a contractor in late September. The process is moving along quite smoothly, Lee Robinson, general manager of public works and environmental services, told county councillors last Tuesday. The big question — which can’t be answered yet — is how much the repairs will cost. Port […]

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Death Notices May 2017

Published May 31st Jack Redman REDMAN, John Herbert “Jack” — Passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital, while surrounded by his family on Friday, May 19, 2017 in his 90th year. He was predeceased by his first wife Billie and his second wife Rosa. Loving father of Julie Redman (Len Shipman) and Cynthia Redman (Kim […]

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Hospital Tag Days on Friday and Saturday raise funds for ventilator

THE Volunteer Association to Norfolk General Hospital and the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home is holding its Tag Days on May 5 and 6. The Volunteer Association is looking for support to raise $60,000 to purchase a new state-of-the-art ventilator. When a patient can no longer breathe on their own or need a little help breathing, […]

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Port Dover Downtown bumpout patios not going ahead this summer

NORFOLK County’s Planning Department is abandoning its plan to install wooden bumpouts around sidewalk patios in downtown Port Dover this summer. The pilot project was announced at the Board of Trade’s meeting last month as one way to help revitalize Norfolk’s downtowns. The idea was widely discussed and many people made their views known. Norfolk’s […]

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Perch Derby prizes total $23,500; Cast-Off Party Friday

ANGLERS are counting down the days until the 20th annual Port Dover Perch Derby begins this Saturday, April 29 running daily until May 13. That gives fishers two weeks to catch one of the 40 tagged perch. Event chair Katrina Ferguson says she is looking forward to her fourth year heading up this popular community […]

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Port Dover Lioness serve up “A Taste of Italy” Tonight.

Tonight’s the night to dine Italian… and support the Port Dover Lioness Club at the same time. The local Lioness present “A TASTE OF ITALY” tonight (Friday, April 21) from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Port Dover Community Centre, St. George Street and everyone is invited. Great food. Italian entrees include lasagne and spaghetti […]

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