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House fire on First Ave. Port Dover Tuesday afternoon

  A residence on First Avenue, Port Dover is engulfed in flames late Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 17, 2020). Smoke is billowing from the house with winds sending it across much of downtown Port Dover. A neighbour reported seeing flames coming from the lower level of the house in the early moments of the fire. Later […]

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Remembrance Day 2020 in Port Dover

  Live stream of Remembrance Day Service from Port Dover Cenotaph starting at 10:45 a.m. at www.facebook.com/portdovermapleleaf     11 a.m. Service at Powell Park Cenotaph Scaled Back This Year. Social Distance & Wear a Mask.   By Donna McMillan THE pandemic will not stop us from Remembering on November 11th, but it can change […]

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High School is very different this ‘quadmester’

Published October 28, 2020 By Rasa Karges SCS Student Reporter HELLO, Maple Leaf readers, it’s Rasa from Simcoe Composite School back again, this time to share some insights as to what COVID-19 schooling looks like at Simcoe Composite School this year. After a six-month-long March Break, students were finally able to get back into our […]

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Port Dover Senior Centre opening

Published October 28, 2020 By Jan Dean ADAM Veri says the Port Dover Senior Centre was so close to officially opening in the spring. The plan was to launch a membership drive and hold the first AGM this past April. Covid delayed that. On Nov. 1st groups are allowed to use halls in Norfolk County […]

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Library seeks ideas from public to reduce operating budget

  NORFOLK County Public Library Board of Directors is asking the public to weigh in on its efforts to reduce the 2021 operating budget. Norfolk County Council asked the Library Board to look for a 10% reduction in spending. The 10% reduction will cost the library $289,000, to be spread out over its six branches. […]

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‘Quietly Canadian in Port Dover’ Youth Writing Contest winners

  THE “Quietly Canadian in Port Dover” Youth Writing Contest was on the theme “Why I Love Canada Day in Port Dover.” An anonymous local sponsor donated prizes. Winners in the age 8 to 12 years group were: 1st Solon S, 2nd Maeve S, 3rd Jack P. Here is the winning submission in the ages […]

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Norfolk offers limited recreation programs for summer 2020

  By David Judd NORFOLK County will cautiously offer some recreation programs this summer. In a normal year, the county operates swimming pools, splash pads, arenas, museums, sports fields, seniors centres and community halls to keep kids and adults active. But 2020 is far from a normal year. Norfolk County is struggling to rein in […]

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New Port Dover Seniors Group Community Garden

By Donna McMillan   THERE will soon be tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, herbs and more growing in the new Port Dover Seniors Group Community Garden. Located at the former Doverwood School property next to Kinsmen Park, there are 12 four-foot by eight-foot raised garden beds now set up, Project Coordinator Adam Veri told the Maple Leaf […]

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