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Province issues stay-at-home order

  The Ontario government has declared a provincial emergency and issued a stay-at-home order restricting all non-essential travel outside the home, across Ontario. Only trips such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work are permitted. Outdoor gathering limits have also been capped at five […]

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Support local Alzheimer Society one move at a time all through January

  As with so many other fundraising events, the Alzheimer Society is not able to host its annual IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s & Chili Lunch as an in-person event in Simcoe next month. Instead, the event is moving online. “We thought about delaying the event until spring, but we decided that our community […]

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Meika Matthews’ Dover Rocks Box sales raised $111,273 for local businesses in 2020 including over $2000 for Port Dover Harbour Museum.

Dover Rocks Boxes raised $111,273 for local businesses

By Donna McMillan Little did Meika Matthews know at the beginning of 2020 that she would become a local Covid Crusder, helping Port Dover businesses, the Port Dover Legion Poppy Campaign and, most recently, the Port Dover Harbour Museum through her Dover Rocks Box. As of last week, $111,273 was earned, with monies going directly […]

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Sleigh rides in the snow

  With people not travelling anywhere this winter and looking for things to do outside and out of their houses, there is nothing more picturesque and fun than a horse-drawn sleigh ride over the hills and dales through the snow. Following the first snowfall in December, Evergreen Hill Farm says it was busy with horse […]

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Small group at Polar Bear Dip

By Celina Morris People were asked not to participate in the New Year’s Day Polar Bear Dip due to this year’s Covid-19 restrictions, but a few still showed up at the beach on New Year’s Day to ring in 2021 with a cold dip in the lake. A small group of supporters – consisting of […]

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Death Notices – January 2021

  Published January 6, 2021 Sharlene Ann Douglas DOUGLAS, Sharlene Ann (SHAR) of Langton, Passed away peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 in her 65th year. Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Allan (Myrna McClasky), Bruce (Patricia Evans) and Crystal (Pat) Gignac, beloved aunt to Loretta – Faith and Evan, Hannah, […]

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Death Notices – December 2020

  Published December 2, 2020 Lila Harris HARRIS, Lila Diana of Port Dover passed away suddenly at her home on Sunday, November 29, 2020 in her 77th year. Predeceased by her husband Robert Reid. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Brenda and Brian Forsyth and Robin and Myles Linger all of Simcoe. Loving grandmother of Jordan […]

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Santa coming to Port Dover Saturday! (Nov. 28)

  IT wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to town from Santa Claus. And, after checking with officials from Norfolk County, Santa was given the all-clear for a horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets of Port Dover this Saturday (Nov. 28) afternoon. It won’t be anything like Santa’s other visits to town. In past years, […]

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