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New COVID-19 Restrictions Close All Open Spaces (publicly or privately owned)

  NO VISITOR RENTALS UNDER 8 DAYS NO USE OF ANY OPEN SPACE USUALLY ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC On Friday (April 3), Haldimand-Norfolk’s Medical Officer of Health issued two additional orders to deterring non-essential visits to Haldimand and Norfolk counties. These are in addition to the other steps taken towards social distancing efforts. The first […]

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Public Health Enforcement Hotline 519-428-8019

  Local Health Unit launches COVID-19 enforcement hotline   Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit has launched a special hotline to help enforce public health orders meant to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Residents can report violations of public health orders by calling 519-428-8019. “Despite repeated requests from elected officials – and orders issued by the Medical […]

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Death Notices – April 2020

  Published April 1, 2020 Michael John Smith SMITH Michael John, of Port Dover, tragically lost his life to Lake Erie on Monday, March 23, 2020 in his 51st year. He was a proud Commercial Fisherman, Mason, and lifelong resident of Port Dover. Loving husband and soul mate to his wife Sherry. Devoted father to […]

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Haldimand, Norfolk counties declare state of emergency

  On Tuesday, March 24, both Haldimand County Mayor Ken Hewitt & Norfolk County Mayor Kristal Chopp declared a state of emergency for their respective communities. Declaring a state of emergency allows municipalities to swiftly take action on activities that are violating public health officials’ orders. Declaring a state of emergency also allows municipalities to […]

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GROUPS OVER 10 IN A PUBLIC SPACE BANNED

  Sunday afternoon, (March 22, 2020) Haldimand Norfolk Medical Officer of Health Dr. Shanker Nesathurai ordered: — All residents are not to congregate in groups larger than 10 in any public space — No person is to use playground equipment. Failure to comply with the order comes with a $5,000 per day fine. Here is […]

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Norfolk County appeals to public for healthcare supplies during COVID-19 pandemic

  Norfolk County is appealing to the community for supplies needed to keep front-line healthcare workers, such as paramedics and Health Unit staff, safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Necessary supplies include: N95 and surgical masks Non-latex medical examination gloves/Nitrile gloves Safety goggles/glasses Face shields Hand sanitizer Travel-sized soap/shampoo If you have any of […]

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Bikers made the trip for Friday the 13th

  It might still be March but there were hundreds of motorcycles on the streets of Port Dover last Friday for the first of two “cold weather” Friday the 13ths in 2020 – the next event is in November. At left: Hundreds of bikes made the trip to Port Dover for Friday the 13th last […]

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Coronavirus changes community life

    The declaration of the coronavirus as a worldwide health pandemic is having an impact on everyone and the way local residents interact with each other. There are no reported cases of Covid-19 in either Haldimand or Norfolk counties as of Monday. The Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit said “the risk to Haldimand and Norfolk […]

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COVID-19 UPDATE from Norfolk Mayor Kristal Chopp (March 18)

    From Norfolk Mayor Kristal Chopp, Wednesday, March 18th, 2020.   — NO CASES REPORTED TO DATE BUT “I ANTICIPATE THAT THE FIRST CASE WILL UNDOUBTEDLY ARRIVE” — EMERGENCY PLANNING GROUPS ACTIVATED IN BOTH NORFOLK & HALDIMAND COUNTIES — PLANS BEING MADE TO EXPAND CAPACITY AT COUNTY HEALTHCARE CENTRES AT OFFSITE LOCATIONS — ADVOCATING FOR […]

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Friday the 13th Live Feed

Happy Friday the 13th Port Dover!! Our live feed is up and running at www.PortDoverMapleLeaf.com Safe riding!

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Friday the 13th plans

    THE first of two “off season” Fridays the 13th in 2020 takes place this Friday. There are no road closures planned and the Resident Pass is not required to enter the community. The number of people on the street is expected to be larger than usual but the size of the crowd will […]

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Susan & Sheila Chambers 2020 Citizens of the Year

  Two sisters who opened their Port Dover daycare business in 1985 and have dedicated decades to the Girl Guiding movement in this community have been selected as Port Dover Citizens of the Year 2020. Shelia Chambers and Susan Chambers – who, they say, people often simply call “the Chambers’ girls” – have become synonymous […]

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