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Fishing tugs start 2019 season

PORT Dover’s fleet of commercial fishing tugs has begun its 2019 operations. Despite some ice still along the shoreline, at least five tugs were smelt fishing on Monday including BB Miller, Donna F, Omsteader, Brian D, R&G. The Lake Erie Committee is not expected to determine the 2019 quotas until April 15, as set by […]

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Execulink installing underground fibre lines across Port Dover; opens new retail store

  By Jessica Tulpin EXECULINK Telecom held the grand opening of its new store at 697 Highway #6 in Port Dover last Wednesday. The new store is open six days a week to provide service to Execulink customers and discuss the new fibre services the company is installing throughout Port Dover. “We are delighted to […]

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Death Notices – March 2019

    Published March 13, 2019 Sharon McKenzie MacKENZIE, Sharon Elizabeth of Simcoe – Passed away at the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home on Monday, March 4, 2019 in her 79th year. Daughter of the late Russell and Mildred Churchill. Much beloved wife of the late John Bruce MacKenzie. Loving mother of Sandra MacKenzie (Jeff McQueen), […]

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Misner Dam ‘task force’ to “create a road map”

    By David Judd A task force will chart the future of Silver Lake and Misner Dam. Six community members and two county councillors will “engage with stakeholders” to revitalize the lake and repair the dam. County councillors last night were expected to confirm the group’s creation, which was tentatively approved at a county […]

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Winter storm causes flooding and damage

  A severe winter storm whipped through the Port Dover area all day Sunday leaving a trail of flooding, fallen trees and limbs, damaged traffic lights and commercial signs and water rescues. Winds at Long Point registered 100 km/hour from the south-west and higher in gusts. Left: Hours of rainfall and high winds from the […]

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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

  Published February 27, 2019 Carol DeKoning DE KONING, Carolynn Richelle “Carol” — Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Huntington’s Disease on February 23, 2019 at the St. Josephs Healthcare, Hamilton. The Lord has called Carol home at the age of 36. Beloved daughter of Murry and Rita De Koning and the late Jeannie […]

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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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