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Holly Coles of The Wellness Post on Main Street, Port Dover and Drenise Cowlard are asking Port Dover residents to donate items to put in gift bags for clients at the H-N Women’s Shelter.

Collecting for Women’s Shelter Gift Bags at The Wellness Post

Drenise Cowlard of Port Dover is the co-ordinator for this year’s collection of items to include in Women’s Shelter gift bags and Holly Coles of The Wellness Post on Main Street, Port Dover is providing the drop-off point for the donations. Forever Fit Exercise Group is also collecting at Silver Lake Market. The tradition of […]

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John Wells says councillors “have no power”

JOHN Wells has again expressed his frustration with county council’s lack of power to help residents with problems that belong to the provincial and federal governments. County council is a “shit shield,” catching the flak for decisions made by senior levels of government, the veteran Port Dover councillor told a committee meeting last Tuesday. Coun. […]

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Rebekahs loan mobility supplies

A committee of five Silver Lake Rebekah Lodge members are performing a wonderful community service that is available to all residents. The aptly called Humanitarian Services Committee consists of Chair Bessie Smith, Secretary-treasurer Win Wilson, members Kathy McArthur, Sylvia Bruley, Bev Stone. They operate the Lodge’s sick room equipment loan service. They estimated this week […]

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Christmasfest in Port Dover is Saturday, November 18th

THE countdown to Santa and Mrs. Claus’ arrival at Port Dover pier is now just over a week away. That happy event has traditionally marked the beginning of the holiday season in Port Dover leading to Christmas. Children and adults assemble on the pier for the North Pole visitors arrival by fish tug and escorted […]

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Death Notices November 2017

  Published Novemeber 8st David Cossar COSSAR, David James – It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to the foundation of our family, our rock, our constant source of laughter, support and love. After a long fight David, in his 58th year, peacefully left this world surrounded by his family. Loving husband of 35 […]

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Susan Thomson “Journey of Joy”

By Donna McMillan PORT Doverite Susan Thomson will be exhibiting her “Journey of Joy” acrylic and mixed media paintings at Art Gallery @Lighthouse Festival Theatre from October 30 to December 15 with an opening reception on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. All are invited to this free event. “I am fascinated by […]

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Should a sign be installed on Highway 6 east warning motorists when the bridge is closed? Share your comments.             Photo by Earl Hartlen

Wells wants warning sign when bridge is closed

By David Judd JOHN Wells wants a sign installed on Highway 6 east of Port Dover to warn motorists when the downtown bascule bridge is closed. A sign would have helped last Monday when the bridge was closed for more than nine hours. At about 10:30 a.m., the arms that block traffic at the bridge […]

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StreetCity Realty opens in Port Dover

STREETCITY Realty Inc. launched its newest branch office at the No Frills Plaza in Port Dover. The StreetCity branch is managed by local realtor Peter Butler, who said, “I was attracted to working with StreetCity because of the company’s fresh approach. Port Dover is prime for such an innovative and client focused organization and I […]

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Some of the members of the Port Dover Community Christmas Luncheon Committee include: (front) Tom Sartor, Ellianna Sartor, (back) Jeremy Schott, Tim McCullough, Ronn Hughes, Laurie Lomas, Cathy Hughes and Penni Lewis.

5th annual Community Christmas Luncheon moving to Community Centre this year

PORT Dover’s Community Christmas Luncheon will be moving to a new venue this year. The Port Dover Community Centre at 801 St. George Street will host the 5th Annual Community Christmas Luncheon. The event is free to all who are interested and will be held on Monday, December 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. […]

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The gravel roads at Port Dover Harbour Marina will be paved starting with this fall’s $82,557 contract to Dufferin Construction.

County will retain ownership of marina; to pave roads in three phases starting this fall

AT last, Port Dover Harbour Marina will be paved. The county-owned marina has endured problems with dust kicked up from gravel roads and parking lots for at least 25 years. Last Tuesday, council approved the first of three phases to install asphalt. Dufferin Construction Company will be paid $82,557 to pave the marina’s northern service […]

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Norfolk County asks Port Dover residents and business to conserve water

Water safe but algae is clogging fine screens that need to be manually cleaned Norfolk County is asking water users in Port Dover to conserve water until at least Monday. Bob Fields, Environmental Services Manager at Norfolk County says “we are experiencing challenges with the Port Dover Water Treatment Plant and its water supply. Recent […]

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Death Notices October 2017

  Published October 25th Brad Hunter HUNTER, Bradley William Charles – Passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in his 55th year. Beloved son of Helena and Raymond Hunter. Loving father of Chantelle Hunter and her mom Donna. Dear brother to Robert and Jeffrey. Nephew to Ann Clarke, Ed (Millie) Hunter, Russell (Deborah) Hunter, Ruth […]

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Earl Hartlen’s photograph of Port Dover’s number one photographed site. Inset is a sample of the heritage designation plaque that will be placed on the iconic lighthouse this spring.

Port Dover’s average house price remains over $400,000

HOUSE prices in Port Dover continued to rise in August of this year compared to a year ago. Figures released recently by the Simcoe and District Real Estate board showed the average sale price in August 2017 for the 14 homes sold in Port Dover was $400,029 — up 20% from the average price of […]

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Wells frustrated: Gives up on his Norfolk staff hiring freeze

By David Judd JOHN Wells has abandoned his long-time quest to freeze the number of Norfolk County staff. For the last eight years, Norfolk has regularly sought to hold the line against adding new county employees. And each year the county has failed. County council on average has approved four new staff positions each year. […]

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Citizens share opinions on proposed ‘Community Hub’

A meeting at Port Dover Community Centre on Monday evening was the first of six being organized as ‘Community Consultations’ across the county to seek residents input and comment on a master plan of recreational facilities known as Norfolk Community Hub. These meetings are being organized by Norfolk County. Following the six sessions, the County’s […]

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All members of Port Dover Lions Club attending the September 19 meeting took part in the $30,000 cheque presentation to NGH Foundation. In the forefront holding the big cheque are (left to right) draw chair Alan Strang (black shirt), President Joe Green, Kelly Fulsom, NGH Foundation member Jennifer White and Lion Past President John Hall.

Port Dover Lions donate $30,000 from Kia car draw to NGH

ALL the profit from Port Dover Lions Club’s Kia car draw that was awarded at the end of June was earmarked for Norfolk General Hospital Foundation’s Build a Better Hospital campaign. A highlight of the service club’s meeting on September 19 was to donate $30,000 to NGH Foundation fundraising chair Jennifer White. The entire membership […]

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“I live in Norfolk County but I am from Port Dover”

Writer questions purpose of changes at fire hall This letter was sent to Norfolk’s County Manager David Cribbs with a copy to The Maple Leaf. DEAR Mr Cribbs; I am a life long resident of Port Dover, and I work as a Community Developer for two local government non profits. I have owned my home […]

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The three family doctors in the Norfolk County Medical Building are (left to right)  Dr. Rejean Duwyn, Dr. Wahid Pabani, Dr. Alison Malo.

Three family practice doctors now in Port Dover medical building

An exchange of doctors at Norfolk County Medical Building, 807 St. George Street in Port Dover maintains the existing level of medical doctors at four. The switch saw Dr. Rejean Duwyn and Dr. Wahid Pabani come to Port Dover medical building to join Dr. Alison Malo in family practices, and Dr. David Ugobi in pediatrics. […]

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