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Help a proud military mom send Christmas packages to Armed Forces members overseas

    By Jocelynn Blacker LINDA Butler is a proud military mom. Since 2010, her now 28-year-old son William Butler has served in the Canadian Armed Forces. He has been a member of the SkyHawks Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team and now works in Human Resources. This year William is unable to make it home […]

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Memorial will honour all Port Dover’s firefighters

  A monument honouring Port Dover firefighters will be placed in Powell Park next year. The $25,000 stone monument will list the names of about 80 firefighters who have served Port Dover over the last 100 years. Further names will be added as firefighters retire. The Port Dover Firefighters Association plans to erect the memorial […]

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Grand Erie Students to Fully Participate in Young Canada Day at the Norfolk County Fair on October 8

  After hearing concerns raised from students and families in the past 24 hours about the Board’s involvement in Young Canada Day activities at the Norfolk County Fair, Grand Erie has made the decision to allow all field trips connected to Young Canada Day proceed as originally. This includes staff supervision for the on-field activities. […]

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Grand Erie to Close All Schools to Students on Monday Should CUPE Proceed with its Full Withdrawal of Services

    Following a careful evaluation of what the impact a full withdrawal of services by CUPE staff would have on the safety and well-being of all students, Grand Erie District School Board has decided that should an agreement with CUPE not be reached before the imposed deadline of 12:01 a.m. on Monday (October 7), […]

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Beerstock celebrated craft beer and local food

    By Jocelynn Blacker LAST Saturday afternoon, hundreds gathered in Powell Park for the annual Beerstock. Organized by Penny Nunn and Jim Loshaw of The Crepe House, Beerstock is a celebration of local food, spirits, wines and craft beers. Participants sampled the vendors and then voted on who they thought were the best. Above: […]

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Judy Tipping rescues Potcakes from Bahamas

BY DONNA McMILLAN JESSIE, Gigi, Mango, Cedar, Albe and Charley are just some of the Potcake dogs that Port Dover dog lady, Judy Tipping, has rescued from the Bahamas, fostered and found forever homes. Judy, the mother of three and foster mother of two, owned Jack, a pug, when she first saw a picture of […]

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Fatal accident update

  Update on two-vehicle collision Sept 30 west of Port Dover On Monday, September 30, 2019, at approximately 3:19 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment investigated a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 6, just west of Port Dover. Police say that a vehicle being driven by a 16-year-old of Norfolk County […]

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Death Notices – October 2019

    Published October 9 2019 Bob Blake BLAKE, Robert (Bob) James –of Simcoe, passed away at Hamilton General Hospital on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of 57 years to Sandra (nee Browne). Loving father of Leah (Martin) VanTil, Russell (Lynne), Rob (Brandy) and David (Jackie). Cherished grandfather to Katie, […]

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Roulston’s new medical centre opens first week of November

  ROULSTON’S Pharmacy in Port Dover is in the final stages of building a 4500 square foot medical centre to house six doctors, modernizing their Main Street store on the inside and the outside, adding a new parking lot for 50 vehicles and in the process transforming downtown Port Dover. Roulston’s owners Mark Stephens, Steve […]

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Fred Eaglesmith on stage at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry Saturday, October 19th

  By Elizabeth Schuyler A milestone in the career of local musician turned international performer Fred Eaglesmith will take place on Saturday, October 19 when he will perform live at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Eaglesmith says he is “thrilled to be performing on the same stage that Hank Williams has performed.” Originally from […]

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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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