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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 11th Terry Smith SMITH, Terence John “Terry” — of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital, Monday, October 2, 2017 in his 82nd year. Cherished husband of Julie. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Susan and John Chanyi, Garry (deceased) and Stacey Smith and Andy and Jackie Smith. Proud grandfather of Eric […]

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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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Misner Dam, at lower left, holds back the lowered water level of Silver Lake. Top right shows that silt has filled in much of the former lake area.            Photo by Earl Hartlen & pilot Brent Smith

Port Dover Misner Dam repairs expected next summer

MISNER Dam is on track to be repaired sometime after July 1, 2018. The project will likely go out for tender early next year, Lee Robinson, general manager of public works and environmental services, told county councillors last Tuesday. Government permits specify the work must be done during a window of time after July 1 […]

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Beth Redden (Co-Founder 100 Women), Betty Ann Carty (100 Women Member), Scott Chambers (South Coast Special Needs Kids), Michelle Grummett (Co-Founder 100 Women) and Sue Goble (Co-Founder 100 Women) at cheque presentation.

South Coast Special Needs Kids receive $16,900 for sports from 100 Women Who Care Norfolk

Submitted by Kathy Caskenette SOUTH Coast Special Needs Kids will spend the $16,900 they received from 100 Women Who Care Norfolk on a new golf cart and new sledges for hockey. This will bring their current fleet of golf carts to a total of two. The cart resides at Springview Farms Golf Course. South Coast […]

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Local organizations were on hand Thursday morning to accept cheques from Port Dover Board of Trade for their volunteer support of the Lynn River Music Festival. From left, Lynn River Music & Arts Festival co-ordinator Susan Robertson presents $500 cheque to Lighthouse Festival Theatre’s Kathy Bonney; Board of Trade President Adam Veri; Norfolk Rotaract Secretary Nikki Campbell-Schram accepts a $2500 cheque from Board of Trade manager Jan Overend. Port Dover Minor Hockey Association also received a $500 cheque.

Lynn River Music Festival profits shared with local organizations

Port Dover Board of Trade announced at its monthly meeting last Thursday that organizing the Lynn River Music Festival in Simcoe’s downtown parks on Civic Holiday weekend profited $6,300. Board president Adam Veri then presented cheques totalling $3,500 to three local organizations that provided volunteer support throughout the weekend. Norfolk Rotaract, the youth wing of […]

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Equipment at the Dover Wharf condominium site on Harbour Street will repair sheet piling along the river frontage before construction begins. PHOTO BY EARL HARTLEN

Dover Wharf condo will start this year

Nicole Diec, owner of the Dover Wharf condominium project on Harbour Street, told The Maple Leaf on Monday that construction is “right on schedule” with the building to be completed by the end of 2018. She said that construction costs are up from earlier estimates but “I do not worry about that” adding she would […]

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Death Notices September 2017

Published September 27th Marie Pos POS, Marie (nee Strople) – It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Marie at the age of 91 at the Ajax Pickering Hospital on September 17, 2017, which was her 68th wedding anniversary. She now joins her beloved husband Peter (1993). Beloved mother to David […]

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OPP seek info in beach incident

Ontario Provincial Police Norfolk County Detachment report they are investigating an incident at the Walker Street beach in Port Dover. The OPP says that on Thursday, August 24 at 9:28 a.m., they received a call from a concerned parent reporting a suspicious incident that took place on the beach the previous afternoon. Police are reporting […]

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South Coast Jazz festival brings top musicians

  The fourth annual South Coast Jazz festival is set to go this weekend. It opens on Friday, August 18 and runs until Sunday. Organizer Juliann Kuchocki reports this year’s event will perform in three local locations; Port Dover Community Centre, the outdoor Sunwing Patio Stage beside Port Dover Arena and a Harbour Street Party. […]

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Port Dover Summer Festival this weekend

Summer Festival has “extras” this weekend THIS year’s Port Dover Summer Festival Art-in-the-Park weekend in Powell Park is ready for Saturday and Sunday. There will be over 100 juried artists, artisans, antique dealers, preloved books, music, food, puppet shows and face painting for the kids. It will also have a number of entertaining “extras” on […]

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Blueberries: ripe for picking now

By Donna McMillan IN 1975, Chuck and Sheryl-Lynn Powell bought a 31 acre farm on Gilbert Road. It was a historic farm, part of a 400 acre land grant to Sir Isaac Gilbert that stretched from the Radical Road to the lake. The original log cabin was burned in the War of 1812 and Sir […]

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Port Dover Peewee House Team undefeated heading into year end tournament this weekend

Submitted by Carrie Thompson EARLIER this year, it didn’t appear that Port Dover Minor Baseball would have enough kids to represent the town in the Peewee (13U) age group. Only a handful of kids had registered for the division at the beginning of March so it was up to Coach Bob Thompson to try and […]

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