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‘Boat Safety Day’ Saturday at Port Dover Harbour Marina

By Donna McMillan THIS is Safe Boating Awareness Week in Canada. “Safety First, Service Always” is the motto the Canadian Coast Guard lives by. The Port Dover Search and Rescue Station is ready for the 2017 boating year. It’s season stretches from April 1 to December 10 with two crews of four on bi-weekly rotations, […]

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Jarvis celebrates Canada 150 with events this weekend

JARVIS Board of Trade and Jarvis Lions Club have joined forces to organize a ‘Welcome Home Festival’ as part of the Celebrating Canada 150 national program. The exciting two-day event will be this weekend on Sunday and Monday, May 21 and 22 in Jarvis Lions Community Centre and Park. For many years Jarvis held a […]

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County takes control of medical centre in Port Dover

By David Judd COUNTY council has taken control of the medical centre building on St. George Street. The county will operate the facility to provide offices for doctors waiting to move to a new, private medical centre to be built in the Dover Coast development off Highway 6 on the east side of town. Following […]

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Port Dover’s annual Blessing of Nets service Saturday at Riverfront Park

THIS Saturday afternoon, May 13, at 2 p.m., Port Dover’s annual Blessing of the Nets takes place. This service continues an annual tradition seeking divine intervention for the fishermen’s safety on the water. The service this year will follow last year’s plan of holding it in the pavilion at Riverfront Park beside Port Dover Harbour […]

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Port Dover`s Misner Dam repair project continues to move forward

The Misner Dam repair project is on pace to hire a contractor in late September. The process is moving along quite smoothly, Lee Robinson, general manager of public works and environmental services, told county councillors last Tuesday. The big question — which can’t be answered yet — is how much the repairs will cost. Port […]

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Death Notices May 2017

Published May 24th Tom Campbell CAMPBELL, Thomas Joseph (Tom) – Passed away peacefully with family at his side on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Brantford General Hospital. Mr. Tom Campbell of Simcoe at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Denise (nee Deforche) for 51 years. Loving father to David of Simcoe and Susan McCartney […]

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Hospital Tag Days on Friday and Saturday raise funds for ventilator

THE Volunteer Association to Norfolk General Hospital and the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home is holding its Tag Days on May 5 and 6. The Volunteer Association is looking for support to raise $60,000 to purchase a new state-of-the-art ventilator. When a patient can no longer breathe on their own or need a little help breathing, […]

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Port Dover Downtown bumpout patios not going ahead this summer

NORFOLK County’s Planning Department is abandoning its plan to install wooden bumpouts around sidewalk patios in downtown Port Dover this summer. The pilot project was announced at the Board of Trade’s meeting last month as one way to help revitalize Norfolk’s downtowns. The idea was widely discussed and many people made their views known. Norfolk’s […]

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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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