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Marina dock damage repaired

  A heavy wind storm last Hallowe’en night saw lake waters rise onto low lying areas including Walker Street and River Drive. At Port Dover Harbour Marina two sailboats were blown off their cradles with heavy damage. At left: Port Dover Harbour Marina in Winter.                      […]

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“More than just water”

    Winnie Murphy creates documentary featuring her fisherman father   By Donna McMillan PATRICK Murphy fishes on the boat BB Miller and was at one-time manager at the Port Dover Fish Co. His father, Les Murphy, was also a fisherman and manager of the Port Dover Fish Co. Patrick, father of Winnie Murphy, 21, […]

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Not getting enough bread from province, mayor shares a sandwich photo with Minister

  By David Judd IT’S the sandwich that hit the fan. A drawing of a “shit sandwich” was included in Mayor Kristal Chopp’s presentation to an Ontario cabinet minister last month. The drawing, shown to Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark, aimed to draw attention to Norfolk’s need for provincial help on several issues. […]

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Three Port Dover residents quarantined for 14 days on cruise ship in Japan

    THE Diamond Princess Cruise Ship is in quarantine in Yokohama, Japan due to the novel coronavirus which originated in Wuhan, China and is making international headlines. The ship carried 3700 passengers and crew. Kate Bedding and Greg and Rose Yerex, Port Dover residents, are on board the ship. As of Monday, 135 passengers […]

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Firefighters need our support for new memorial

    PORT Dover firefighters have embarked on a campaign to plan, build and maintain a permanent memorial to honour all past local firefighters, and those in the future. It will record the names of those who served as volunteers since the brigade was established 100 years ago – a remarkable community service. The project […]

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Death Notices – February 2020

    Published February 19, 2020 Rick Giles GILES, Rick M. – surrounded by his loving family and friends at his home on Friday, February 7, 2020 in his 65th year. Cherished husband and best friend of Christi Giles of Port Ryerse. Loving father and grandfather of Wes Giles of Port Dover, his children Tegan […]

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Southside Louie’s patio gets new lease from County after bylaw officers closed it down

  By David Judd Southside Louie’s will soon have its outdoor patio again. Owner Louis Debono recently removed the patio from the side of his downtown restaurant in response to an order from Norfolk County. But the patio will soon return after county council approved a new lease agreement with Mr. Debono at a special […]

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Sailors lost game to Hagersville

but scored big with Minor Hockey’s youngest players By Jan Dean THE Port Dover Junior C hockey team played two games last Sunday afternoon (Jan. 12) at the Port Dover Arena. The Sailors lost the 2 p.m. game against the Hagersville Hawks with a score of 2-4. They seemed a bit flat through the first […]

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New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge

  By Jocelynn Blacker It was a frigid and blustery day for the Polar Bears participating in this year’s New Year’s Day dip. A strong wind blew off Lake Erie as huddled spectators watched the swimmers line up and take instruction from Lead Polar Bear Scotty MacDonald. “The water is warm! The water is warm! […]

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Norfolk County appoints interim CAO

    General Manager of Community Services Bill Cridland was named Norfolk County’s interim CAO at a special meeting of Council Jan. 7. Cridland has held a number of senior positions with Norfolk County, and has worked in municipalities – including the City of London and the Township of Delhi – for 25 years. “Bill […]

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Death Notices – January 2020

  Published January 22, 2020 Hiram Erwin ERWIN, Hiram Lawrence “Hi” of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in his 87th year. Predeceased by his wife Florence (2018). Cherished father of Bonnie Luton, loving grandfather of Michelle Jones-Luton (Mike McMorrow) and Kylee Dewhirst; great-grandfather of Ashley Crawley […]

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Death Notices – December 2019

  Published December 24 2019 The Right Reverend Clarence Mitchell MITCHELL, The Right Reverend Clarence Malcolm, formerly of Port Dover, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home, Simcoe on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in his 95th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Joyce (2014). Cherished and loving […]

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