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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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OPP reports mischief in Port Dover Monday

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment investigated an incident after being called to a Greenock Street West, Port Dover, Norfolk County, Ontario address. On Monday, August 7, 2017 at approximately 8:06 a.m., OPP were contacted by concerned member of the public reporting a mischief. Through the course of investigation, it has been determined […]

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‘Baskerville’ is a great comedic mystery with superb acting

By Donna McMillan LIGHTHOUSE Festival Theatre’s stage has been magically transformed into the eerily, foggy moors of Devonshire and some equally mysterious corners of London for award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig’s “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.” We have superb acting in this comedic version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic tale “The Hounds of the Baskervilles.” The […]

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Dover Wharf opens sales and design trailer

THE opening of the new condominium building on Harbour Street is a year and a half away. Real estate broker Leslie Lee of Chase Realty Inc. says the ‘Dover Wharf’ project at the Port Dover harbourfront “is planned for completion as early as December 2018.” According to the Simcoe-based realtor the black trailer now on […]

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Death Notices August 2017

  Published August 16th Mary Lou Follington FOLLINGTON, Mary Lou of Nordegg, Alberta passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 12, 2017 in her 57th year. Mary Lou was a former long-time resident of Port Dover. She was employed at the former Misner’s and Ivey’s for many years before making Nordegg, Alberta her home. She will […]

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Ombudsman says council was wrong to meet behind closed doors with Port Dover Community Health Centre

By David Judd ONTARIO’S Ombudsman has given county council another slap on the wrist for improperly meeting behind closed doors. Paul Dube says council was wrong to meet privately on March 14 with two members of the volunteer Port Dover Community Health Centre Board. The discussion should have taken place in open session, Mr. Dube […]

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North Shore Swim Challenge Sunday at Turkey Point beach

LOCAL marathon swimmers, Josh Reid and Annaleise Carr have plans in place to host the third annual North Shore Swim Challenge to raise funds for Camp Trillium. On Sunday, July 16 the Turkey Point Provincial Park beach and Lake Erie will see over 100 swimmers challenge themselves to swim lengths of one km., 3.8 km., […]

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County looking for land in downtown Port Dover to create parking lot

By David Judd JOHN Wells hopes Port Dover’s downtown will have a new public parking lot by next summer. County staff are investigating available property for Norfolk County to purchase. The downtown needs another parking lot. Portable public washrooms also might be located there, Coun. Wells told a county meeting last Tuesday. Coun. Wells said […]

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More Doctors coming to Port Dover; to build new medical centre

NORFOLK County Mayor Charlie Luke reported to The Maple Leaf several items of good news concerning doctors and the medical centre … both the current St. George Street medical facility and a new centre to be built this year. Norfolk County staff now operate and administer the county-owned medical centre on St. George Street. Three […]

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Death Notices July 2017

Published July 26th Ruth Ann Webb WEBB, Ruth Ann passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Stedman Community Hospice in her 70th year. Dear loving wife of Ronald Webb for 44 years. Loving mother of Nancy Peppard, and her loving family of Megan Peppard (granddaughter) and Craig Peppard (son-in-law) of Toronto. Dear sister of […]

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Canada 150 Parade Route Port Dover

Saturday’s Canada 150 Parade in Port Dover starts at 2 p.m. This year’s parade has a changed route to bypass road construction. Here is a map of the Canada Day 2017 Parade Route. Enjoy the day in Port Dover!

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Michael Mathews is attempting to run four marathons in as many days, in an effort to bring awareness of Terry Fox to a new generation. If all goes as planned, Mathews will finish his four day event by running his 150th kilometre into town and joining the Canada Day Parade in Port Dover.

Mathews on 150k run for Canada’s 150th birthday

Raising funds and awareness for Terry Fox Foundation By Heather Walters DAY One of Michael Mathews marathon mission began today (June 28) at Elgin Avenue Public School in Simcoe, at 9:00 a.m. It is the Port Dover resident’s hope to complete his four day, 150k run on July 1 by joining the Canada Day Parade […]

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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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