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Hundreds of local residents enjoyed annual hunting season

  By Jessica Tulpin THE Ontario government recently made hunting more affordable for residents by introducing a licence fee freeze, announced on January 10th. The move will see that hunting licence fees are not increased this year in addition to the removal of the $2 service charge. As well, two new licence-free fishing days have […]

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Recycle your unwanted eyeglasses!

BY STAN MORRIS LIONS Clubs around the world help people who are visually impaired. Lions International is a world leader in assisting people in developing countries with eye testing and provides used eyeglasses to many thousands of people annually. Lions Past District Governor Jim Lomas of Port Dover has taken a leading role to help […]

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Roulston’s to build Port Dover Health Centre

  Construction of the expansion to current Roulston’s location expected to begin April 9th. THE owners of Roulston’s Pharmacy announced on Monday that Port Dover is going to be home to a new medical centre. Construction is planned to begin on April 9th and be completed by October. Blair Snow, Mark Stephens, and Steve Flexman […]

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Norfolk Council has hit the reset button on the community hub

By David Judd COUNTY council has hit the reset button on the Norplex community hub. The new council led by Mayor Kristal Chopp has breathed new life into exploring a proposal to build a recreational hub with indoor swimming pool, seniors centre, ice rink and other facilities, all in one location, with a price tag […]

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Sailors end regular season with 8 to 1 win

    By Jan Dean IT was a high-scoring donnybrook for the final game of the regular season last Sunday for the Port Dover Sailors. They beat the Hespeler Shamrocks with an 8 to 1 score. Winning wasn’t going to change the standings of either team — the Junior C Sailors sit firmly in sixth […]

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Death Notices – February 2019

  To be published February 27, 2019 John “Reb” Felker FELKER, John Garnet “Reb” of Port Dover, passed away at his residence surrounded by the love of his family and close friends on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in his 80th year. Cherished husband of Jackie Johansen. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Jason and Josie […]

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Frozen water pipe floods Erie Beach Hotel

  By Paul Morris ERIE Beach Hotel owners Pam and Andrew Schneider were woken by a phone call at 12:50 a.m. early last Monday morning. Pam recalled a few days later that a phone call in the middle of the night is never good news and in those seconds her mind raced through the possibilities […]

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Mayor Chopp’s choice – cut spending

  By David Judd CHANGE is coming to Norfolk County’s annual budget. Mayor Kristal Chopp kicked off council’s deliberations last Wednesday with a critique of the county’s financial situation, including ways to rein in spending and make county services more efficient. Previous councils have kept property tax levels low by using up reserve funds, she […]

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Gary Spragg returns this week as Port Dover firefighter

By David Judd GARY Spragg will be back this week as a Port Dover firefighter. He will be a captain with the Norfolk County Fire Department’s Station 2 in Port Dover. Mr. Spragg was district fire chief for 22 years before he was abruptly fired in September. His return as captain “by mutual agreement” with […]

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Sailors prepare for playoffs

  Sailors lose to Glanbrook on Sunday but a whole lot better game than last week By Jan Dean LOSING by a score of 10 to 1 is never ideal, but the Port Dover Junior C Sailors showed a lot more game on Sunday afternoon when they played the first place Glanbrook Rangers for the […]

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Road projects totalling $2.75 million (including Nelson St.) planned in Port Dover

  NELSON Street is on the books to be repaved this year. The $190,000 project follows years of complaints about bumps in the road. The work was tentatively approved by county councillors last Wednesday. Nelson Street will be repaved from Lakeside Lane to 400 metres east of Cumberland Street. Road projects totalling more than $2.75 […]

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Polar Bear Dip 2019 … almost balmy

By Donna McMillan IT wasn’t quite “Let’s Go Surfing” weather on New Year’s Day. The Beach House did have Christmas trees decorating the waterfront in place of their summer palms. This year, there was no ice. The air temperature was 2 C at 1 p.m. with a wind chill factor of –3C. Head Polar Bear […]

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