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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 19th Clayton Austin AUSTIN, Clayton Donald – Clayton passed away suddenly at his place of residence at Chartwell Tranquility Place, Brantford, on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the age of 85. He was a committed board member and volunteer at the Lighthouse Festival Theatre, Port Dover. Clayton was a stroke survivor and an […]

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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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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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Canada Day celebration plans in Port Dover

PORT Dover has celebrated July 1st since 1867 and plans for the 150th celebration are almost complete. The highlight for many is the Calithumpian Parade which starts at 2:00 p.m. and attracts thousands of spectators. The route will be different this year because of Main St. construction. Port Dover Lions Club is in charge of […]

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Death Notices June 2017

Published June 28th Mae Bourne BOURNE, Mae Adele (nee Ide) – Passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 in her 90th year. Dear daughter of the late Jesse (nee Fell) and Thomas Ide. Predeceased by her husband Paul (1998). Mae will be greatly missed by her son David, daughter-in-law Susan, granddaughter Deanna and husband Sean […]

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OPP busy around Port Dover with mischief and theft

YOUTHS CONFRONTED AFTER SETTING FIRES The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County Detachment investigated an incident after being called to a George Street, Port Dover, Norfolk County, Ontario address. On Monday, June 5, 2017 at approximately 12:06 p.m., police received a report of a mischief involving two (2) males. Through the course of investigation, it […]

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Port Dover EMS Station holding open house

This Saturday, June 3, Norfolk EMS is holding a public Open House at Port Dover Station (rear of Norfolk Fire Station #2) on St. Patrick Street from 10 to 2 p.m. There will be paramedic displays, a CPR training session, blood pressure testing and more. Those in attendance can enjoy free ice cream and other […]

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County rejects any help to businesses suffering losses from Port Dover Main St. construction

PROBLEMS with Port Dover’s downtown reconstruction project were brought to the attention of Norfolk Council at its May  23 meeting … by both Councillors John Wells and Noel Haydt. Councillor Wells began his comments by congratulating the staff for the overall undertaking, describing it “as a good investment” agreeing it will be a major benefit […]

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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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