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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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Port Dover businessman sees problems with sidewalk patios & offers some solutions

I’M not “anti-development” and I hope this is not considered as a rant, though I know some feel that way. I care about Port Dover enough that when I see things I do not think are good for this town, our family’s town, our friend’s town, I can’t help but to voice my opinion. My […]

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Port Dover Main Street reconstruction from April 18th to September 30th

A steady stream of citizens took advantage of the opportunity last Thursday to learn first-hand about Phase 3 of Main Street reconstruction. Those in attendance were able to speak with Norfolk County staff directly involved in the project. The two leading advisors were Jeff Demeulemeester, manager of Norfolk County Public Works & Environmental Services and […]

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Port Dover Main Street sidewalk patios planned for this summer

Two or three sidewalk patios could be coming to downtown Port Dover this summer. In an extension of the pilot project started on Norfolk Street in downtown Simcoe last summer, County officials told Port Dover Board of Trade members last Thursday that it is looking to expand the concept to Port Dover. The bumpouts create […]

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Death Notices April 2017

Published April 5th David Edwards Edwards, Howard David “Bud” – Passed away peacefully at Hardy Terrace Nursing Home on Tuesday, March 28 2017 in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Margaret “Maggie” and the late Eve (1991). Loving father of David Edwards (Donna), Nancy Edwards and the late Wayne Edwards. Caring grandfather of grandsons Jeff […]

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Port Dover girl is collecting for the homeless

By Donna McMillan WILLOW Wyatt-Martin, a grade four student at Lakewood Elementary School, has been working on a special project for the past month. The Port Dover nine-year-old, daughter of Joan Wyatt – Martin and Andy Martin, is collecting a variety of items to fill 30 or more bags to be distributed to the homeless […]

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Port Dover Juvenile Pirates OMHA Champions!

The World’s Finest Shows Juvenile Pirates travelled to Schomberg on Saturday, March 25 with one thing on their mind — “Let’s finish this thing” — and that’s exactly what they did. Port Dover captured the Juvenile OMHA CC-C Championship with a 5-3 victory with their most complete game of the series. This is the first […]

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Norfolk Council looking at ways to stop papers being tossed onto driveways

By David Judd PEOPLE are complaining again about bagged advertising and newspapers being thrown in their driveways. “It’s becoming a real nuisance and there’s no reason for it,” Langton Coun. Roger Geysens told county council last Tuesday. One man recently returned home after three weeks to find a pile of newspapers and ads in his […]

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Port Dover prime riverfront property sold

A large piece of valuable waterfront property owned for many decades by Harry Gamble Shipyard along the Lynn River opposite Port Dover Yacht Club has been sold. The purchaser is a new company called Port Dover Developments Inc. Jamie Nadrofsky of Nadro Marine on River Drive confirmed for The Maple Leaf this week that three […]

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Million dollar repair (or more) needed for water treatment plant

EXPENSIVE work could be on tap at Port Dover’s water treatment plant on Nelson Street West. It involves the plant’s clarifier, a large metal tank that’s a key part of the water treatment process. The tank’s outside wall is showing corrosion. An inspection of the tank’s interior walls and floor has been ordered. To do […]

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Port Dover Juveniles tie game one in Schomberg

ON Sunday, March 5 the Port Dover Pirates travelled to Schomberg for game one of their OMHA Juvenile CC-C final. Port Dover qualified for the finals after sweeping the Burford Coyotes, Beverly Bandits and Lambton Shores Predators. Schomberg got a berth in the finals by defeating the Campbellford Colts, Norwood Hornets and Seaforth Stars, losing […]

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Port Dover Main Street

Port Dover Main Street reconstruction runs this year April 10 to September

Port Dover Board of Trade held its Annual General Meeting last Thursday evening at Lighthouse Festival Theatre. About 50 members enjoyed sampling a variety of foods provided by local restaurants during a social time before the meeting got underway. President Adam Veri called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. His first statement was to […]

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Silver Lake has had a huge impact on Port Dover

SILVER Lake has been a hot topic in the papers lately, and so it should be. It’s an iconic piece of Port Dover. I knew it as my playground. When I was young, it was where I would hang out. We would create hockey rinks on it, and spend endless days swimming in it. Heck, […]

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Councillors deny hospital $50,000 for doctor recruitment

By David Judd NORFOLK General Hospital will continue to recruit new doctors despite county councillors’ decision not to help out with $50,000 this year. Between 2007 and 2015, county council gave more than $325,000 toward the hospital’s successful campaigns to attract new doctors to NGH and to local medical offices. But the county stopped donating […]

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Death Notices March 2017

Published March 29th Marilyn Dunn DUNN, Marilyn Ann (nee Dieter) – In loving memory of Marilyn Ann Dunn (nee Dieter) of Port Dover who passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the age of 73. Beloved wife of Jim Dunn (predeceased). Dear father of Jason (Alison) and Tyler (Natalie). She will be greatly missed […]

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Peter Timpf is Port Dover 2017 Citizen of the Year

Peter Timpf is Port Dover’s 2017 Citizen of the Year. He has been actively associated with the local skating club, minor softball, Fridays the 13th and tutoring students at Port Dover Composite School over several decades. A reception and dinner in his honour is being planned for Monday, March 27 at the Erie Beach Hotel. […]

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‘Strong Start’ literacy program at Lakewood

By Heather Walters VOLUNTEERS Jessica MacLean and Angie Long celebrated the graduation recently of several Lakewood students from the Strong Start Literacy Program. Shown above are primary students Paul, Leah and Fisher who enjoyed the pizza party that followed the completion of their Round One reading sessions. Strong Start is a one-on-one, play and game […]

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