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Water & sewer rates rising 1% in 2018

By David Judd You will pay 75 cents a month more for household water and sewer service in 2018. The average home will pay $79.76 a month next year, up one per cent from $79.01 a month in 2017. Municipal water and sewer operations will cost Norfolk County $17.8 million in 2018, up $340,000 or […]

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Council considers selling 2.6 acres at $144,000 for housing development

LAND beside the Lynn Valley Trail near Silver Lake could become the site of a housing development. Developer Gary Shortt has approached county council with a proposal to build on 7.5 acres on the west side of the trail, south of Prospect Street. The site currently resembles a long lawn occupied by a camping trailer. […]

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Port Dover’s water treatment plant on Nelson Street West.

Public access to beach maintained at water treatment plant

THINGS soon will be back to normal at Port Dover’s water treatment plant, including public access to Lake Erie. Upgrades on the Nelson Street plant’s clarifier building are almost complete, Bob Fields, Norfolk’s manager of environmental services, said in a recent memo to county council. Temporary fencing in place since this summer will be taken […]

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Councillors want price tag for a consultant’s study on best locations for fire halls and ambulance stations

COUNTY councillors would like to know the best locations for Norfolk’s fire halls and ambulance stations. But councillors first want to know how much a consultant’s study would cost. The immediate issue is council’s $1.5 million plan to replace St. Williams’ 67-year-old fire hall in 2019. The new building might also become home for the […]

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Death Notices December 2017

Published December 6th Dennis MacNeill 1942 – 2017 MacNEILL, Dennis George Thomas of Simcoe passed away peacefully at Cedarwood Village, Simcoe, on November 22, 2017 in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Nora. Precious son of Hazel MacNeill (Barrie) and the late Rev. Henry MacNeill. Dennis will lovingly be remembered by his children, Kevin (Nathalie) […]

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OPP release photos of suspect in Armed robbery in Port Dover

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County detachment is currently investigating an armed robbery at a Main Street, Port Dover, Norfolk County, Ontario address. On Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at approximately 12:20 p.m., police received a call from employees at the Roulston’s Pharmacy reporting a robbery. Through the course of investigation, it was determined that […]

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The former Port Dover Public School on Main Street was opposite Alma Street.

Port Dover Public School

Remembering the now gone Port Dover Public School … A personal, historical perspective with a confession about a school day when the principal used ‘the strap’ Our family arrived in Port Dover around 1960. My dad had been hired by Don Ivey at the Summer Garden and we needed a place to call home. My […]

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Norfolk’s proposed budget sees 7.5% property tax bump

By David Judd COUNTY councillors got their first look last week at Norfolk’s proposed 2018 budget. The news wasn’t great. Doing everything Norfolk would like to do next year would push up property taxes by 7.5 per cent. The average homeowner would pay an estimated $2,885 in municipal and school taxes, up $172 from 2017 […]

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The students in Mrs. Earle’s grade 6 class at Lakewood School have been working on their Santa Sale craft and proudly show their creations.

Santa Sale at Lakewood this Saturday from 9 a.m.

SANTA Claus returns to Port Dover for Lakewood Elementary School’s traditional Santa Sale this Saturday. Committee chair Melissa Mummery reports everything is ready for the event Saturday morning, except the freshly baked cookies and goodies for the popular bake sale tables … that will arrive on Saturday morning. The doors of the school open at […]

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Roulston’s wins “Outstanding Business Achievement” award

By Donna McMillan THEY use robotics to improve the accuracy and dispensing of pills. They deliver prescriptions and client services throughout Norfolk County and beyond. They provide specialty compounding. They have five home health care experts. They spend considerable time providing education in the community. They are involved in many fundraising endeavours. For these and […]

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Norfolk General launches $65,000 Christmas Appeal for equipment

NORFOLK General Hospital Foundation has launched its 2017 Christmas Appeal to the community. In a letter authored by Dr. Nancy Gabel, Chief of Medical Staff, and mailed out to residents this week, the hospital is asking for a holiday gift to help fund the purchase of a substantial list of new equipment. The equipment needs […]

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Holly Coles of The Wellness Post on Main Street, Port Dover and Drenise Cowlard are asking Port Dover residents to donate items to put in gift bags for clients at the H-N Women’s Shelter.

Collecting for Women’s Shelter Gift Bags at The Wellness Post

Drenise Cowlard of Port Dover is the co-ordinator for this year’s collection of items to include in Women’s Shelter gift bags and Holly Coles of The Wellness Post on Main Street, Port Dover is providing the drop-off point for the donations. Forever Fit Exercise Group is also collecting at Silver Lake Market. The tradition of […]

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John Wells says councillors “have no power”

JOHN Wells has again expressed his frustration with county council’s lack of power to help residents with problems that belong to the provincial and federal governments. County council is a “shit shield,” catching the flak for decisions made by senior levels of government, the veteran Port Dover councillor told a committee meeting last Tuesday. Coun. […]

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Rebekahs loan mobility supplies

A committee of five Silver Lake Rebekah Lodge members are performing a wonderful community service that is available to all residents. The aptly called Humanitarian Services Committee consists of Chair Bessie Smith, Secretary-treasurer Win Wilson, members Kathy McArthur, Sylvia Bruley, Bev Stone. They operate the Lodge’s sick room equipment loan service. They estimated this week […]

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Christmasfest in Port Dover is Saturday, November 18th

THE countdown to Santa and Mrs. Claus’ arrival at Port Dover pier is now just over a week away. That happy event has traditionally marked the beginning of the holiday season in Port Dover leading to Christmas. Children and adults assemble on the pier for the North Pole visitors arrival by fish tug and escorted […]

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Death Notices November 2017

Published November 29 James Godfrey GODFREY, James Morrison Knox – Passed away after a short illness at the Woodstock Hospital, on Friday, November 24th, 2017 in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Jean (nee Brooks) Godfrey. Loving father of Richard James (Sharon), Paul Douglas (Lisa), Kevin George (Robin), and Mark Andrew (Brenda). Cherished grandfather of […]

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Susan Thomson “Journey of Joy”

By Donna McMillan PORT Doverite Susan Thomson will be exhibiting her “Journey of Joy” acrylic and mixed media paintings at Art Gallery @Lighthouse Festival Theatre from October 30 to December 15 with an opening reception on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. All are invited to this free event. “I am fascinated by […]

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Should a sign be installed on Highway 6 east warning motorists when the bridge is closed? Share your comments.             Photo by Earl Hartlen

Wells wants warning sign when bridge is closed

By David Judd JOHN Wells wants a sign installed on Highway 6 east of Port Dover to warn motorists when the downtown bascule bridge is closed. A sign would have helped last Monday when the bridge was closed for more than nine hours. At about 10:30 a.m., the arms that block traffic at the bridge […]

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