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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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Port Dover celebrated birth of Canada on July 1st, 1867

  Port Dover Maple Leaf presents a two-part feature on the celebrations of Canada Day in Port Dover since 1867. Part one in the June 24th issue tells of the events from 1867 to 1940. Part two in the June 30th issue remembers the holiday celebrations from 1950 to the present. See the full issue […]

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‘Quietly Canadian in Port Dover’ program on July 1st, 2020

For full details on all plans, see “Quietly Canadian in Port Dover” Facebook page or email QuietlyCanadian2020@gmail.com Kids’ Colouring Contest Three age categories: 5 & under; 6 to 8 years old; 9 to 12 years old. Templates available in last week’s Maple Leaf, at Stoney’s Home Hardware or online through “Quietly Canadian in Port Dover” […]

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Rebekahs end mobility and medical equipment loan program

  By Donna McMillan FOR close to 100 years, the Rebekah Lodge in Port Dover has helped local residents with everything from wheelchairs and walkers to canes and raised toilet seats following hospitalization, injuries or long- term care admittance. The charitable organization, which was founded in Port Dover in 1914, will be ending this Mobility […]

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15-minute downtown parking spaces coming

  By David Judd COUNTY council plans to do something about Port Dover’s downtown parking problem. For years, people have complained about lack of parking, especially during the busy tourist months from May to September. Council is not adding parking spaces. But it wants existing spaces to turn over more quickly. This summer up to […]

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