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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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Masonic Hall hosts Breakfast Bar third Sunday of every month

  BY SUE GRACI THE Port Dover Masonic Hall knows how to do breakfast! Shawn Snively, to be more specific, knows how to make a mean omelet. With choices including ham, onions, peppers and cheese, to name a few, diners can order an omelet made to their liking and Shawn will deliver. At left: Shawn […]

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Condo construction underway

  TONY Diec, manager of marketing and sales for the Dover Wharf condominium project on Harbour Street at the waterfront, says he is very pleased work on the development is proceeding this winter. At left: A large crane at the Dover Wharf condominium project lifts precast concrete walls into place. Inset at top right shows […]

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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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