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Web 2 Nov 13

Christmas Fest is this Saturday

  All plans are ready for the annual Christmas Fest and Moonlight Madness day in Port Dover this Saturday. Santa’s arrival at the pier by fish tug and escorted by Canada Coast Guard at 1:00 p.m. is a highlight of the day and begins the parade through town. Christmas Fest is held the third weekend […]

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Web 1 Nov 13

Roulston’s new medical centre is open

  THE new medical centre in downtown Port Dover at Roulston’s Pharmacy on Main Street opened for its first patients last Thursday. The medical centre is currently open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Dr. Alison Malo, Dr. Rejean Duwyn and Dr. Wahid Pabani moved their practices from the medical building owned by […]

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Web 1 Nov 6

Christmas project sends 82 shoeboxes to Canadian service men and women

  BY JOCELYNN BLACKER WHEN she started her project a few weeks ago, Linda Butler estimated that her Christmas shoeboxes for servicemen and women would number around 10 boxes. Thanks to donations from businesses and caring individuals, the number of shoeboxes blossomed and 82 completed boxes are heading to their destinations via Canada Post and […]

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Web 2 Nov 6

Veterans remembered at Port Dover Cemetery

  By Susan Graci WITH Remembrance Day approaching and the public ceremonies, it is also important to remember those quiet spots in local cemeteries where grave markers name those individuals who served. Veterans Affairs Canada ensures that grave markers, all across Canada, represent those lives with dignity and honour. J&M Memorials, on Highway 6, just […]

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Web 2 Oct 30

Sailors end October with 6-2 win over Shamrocks and 2-8 loss to RiverHawks

  By Jan Dean SATURDAY night (Oct. 26) was so cold and wet outside that it made Port Dover Arena feel cozy in comparison. Although winning that Saturday night game against the Hespeler Shamrocks by a decisive 6-2 score gave fans a warm feeling too. The Sailors came on the ice fired up and ready […]

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Web 1 Oct 30

Kinsmen draw bike winner; announce research underway to build Splash Pad

ON October 14, Port Dover Kinsmen Club held its Indian Scout Bobber bike raffle at the Port Dover Kinsmen Park pavilion. Councillor Amy Martin drew the winning tickets. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Port Dover and surrounding area in many ways. The Port Dover Kinsmen Club has been a long-time donor to local charities, […]

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Web 1 Oct 23

Lucas Wilson’s “Skeletons on Leslie” back October 26, 27, 31

PORT Dover illusionist and multiple Guinness World Record holder Lucas Wilson is known for his tricks, but this Halloween, he’ll be known for his tricks and treats. This coming weekend, Mr Wilson will be hosting a free, family-friendly Hallowe’en event, right here in Port Dover. On October 26, 27 and 31 at 22 Leslie Ave […]

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Web 2 Oct 23

ALL Norfolk Community Centre has location; now seeks funding

NORFOLK County council has decided what it wants in a new $52.7-million community hub — a seniors centre, a regulation-size indoor swimming pool, two NHL-size arenas, a community kitchen and an innovation centre. And last week council secured a 24-acre site at the corner of Ireland Road and Decou Road in Simcoe. The next step […]

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web 4 oct 16

No sidewalks when Donjon gets $920,000 work next year

DONJON Boulevard will not get a sidewalk. County councillors agreed last Thursday to remove a sidewalk from plans to reconstruct the boulevard next year. Removing the sidewalk will cut $65,000 from the project, which had been budgeted to cost $920,000. The county had planned to install a sidewalk on the east side of Donjon Boulevard […]

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web 2 oct 16

Changing interests and demographics affecting local hockey

    By Jocelynn Blacker THIS winter, the Port Dover Pirates minor hockey league teams will be mostly competing at the local league level. There is only one Southern Counties Minor Hockey League team, that being the Peewee Rep team. In the past, Port Dover Pirates had up to nine teams for the Southern Counties […]

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Web 1 - Oct 9 2019

Help a proud military mom send Christmas packages to Armed Forces members overseas

    By Jocelynn Blacker LINDA Butler is a proud military mom. Since 2010, her now 28-year-old son William Butler has served in the Canadian Armed Forces. He has been a member of the SkyHawks Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team and now works in Human Resources. This year William is unable to make it home […]

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Web 4 - Oct 9 2019

Memorial will honour all Port Dover’s firefighters

  A monument honouring Port Dover firefighters will be placed in Powell Park next year. The $25,000 stone monument will list the names of about 80 firefighters who have served Port Dover over the last 100 years. Further names will be added as firefighters retire. The Port Dover Firefighters Association plans to erect the memorial […]

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