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Update: Unscheduled repairs continue at Port Dover Water Treatment Plant

  Norfolk County is asking residents in Port Dover to continue their reduced water usage while staff deal with an unscheduled repair of a water filtration unit at the Port Dover Water Treatment Plant. The damaged unit was taken offline in mid-July, and staff expect repairs to be complete around August 19. In order to ensure adequate […]

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Fundraising for Todd Eaton Track at Lakewood

  Todd Eaton Memorial Track located at Lakewood Elementary School in Port Dover has been well used by the school and the wider community since it was installed in 1996. The track now needs resurfacing to extend its life and remain a valuable community asset. Fundraising and pledges are already at the 60% mark of […]

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Alex Jacobs, rising track star, now a provincial champion

  Provincial Champion at Ontario Tetrathon U14 By Donna McMillan Thirteen-year-old Alex Jacobs, a Lakewood Elementary School student and a member of the Brantford Track & Field Club, came home from the Ontario Tetrathon U14 at York University July 14 a provincial champion. A rising Port Dover track star, Alex earned 1903 points at the […]

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Tom Lavin and Powder Blues Band play at South Coast Jazz Festival on Sat., Aug. 17th in Port Dover

  Presented by the South Coast Cultural Society, this year’s South Coast Jazz and Blues festival on August 17 at Port Dover Community Centre and extending to August 18 at Brant Hill Inn promises to be another premier festival. In its sixth year, tickets are selling quickly and can be purchased at southcoastjazz.com. Organizers say […]

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Dogs Nest Day fundraising for new sign

  By Donna McMillan It was a dog gone hot day Saturday in the hamlet of Dogs Nest where hundreds came together to celebrate Dogs Nest Day, help fundraise for a new Dogs Nest historic sign and unveil a refurbished former Ministry of Transportation sign. A group of dedicated volunteers are doggedly determined to get […]

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$500,000 fire in downtown building

Last Tuesday afternoon’s fire in the building at 217 Main Street caused devastating property damage. First arriving crews confirmed that smoke was visible from a second storey window as well as the eaves and soffit above the second floor. Investigators from Norfolk County Fire Department say “the fire was caused by carelessly discarded smoker’s materials.” […]

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Fire downtown Port Dover

Firefighters from Port Dover and several other Norfolk fire stations battle a serious and stubborn fire at 217 Main Street on Tuesday afternoon. The building is occupied by Coldwell Banker Coastline Realty and Darbishire Cabinets. There are apartments on the upper floor. The fire appeared to be under the roof. At times shooting flames were […]

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MAJOR FIRE on Tues afternoon in downtown Port Dover

Firefighters are still at the scene of a major fire in downtown Port Dover. The fire broke out shortly after noon on Tuesday (July 16). It is in the building occupied by Coldwell Banker Coastline Realty and Darbishire Cabinets. Firefighters and equipment from Port Dover, Simcoe, Delhi were seen at the fire. OPP, EMS, Ontario […]

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Crooked Stovepipe Folk Orchestra to perform locally

  By Donna McMillan EVERY other Wednesday night in autumn and spring, a number of area musicians follow the Cockshutt Road for 20 minutes out of town to play with the Crooked Stovepipe Folk Orchestra in the hamlet of Villa Nova. In the former General Store, they join fellow musicians from Port Ryerse, Waterford, Brantford, […]

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Lynn Park streets new watermain construction starting in August

    WATERMAIN replacements that began last year in Lynn Park subdivision will be completed this fall. Elgin Construction received a $1.3 million contract from county council last Tuesday. The St. Thomas company will replace watermains on Willowdale Crescent, Jackson Heights, East Street North, East Street South and O’Rourke Avenue. In addition, East Street will […]

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Memorial Grove honours citizens

    FOR the 19th consecutive year, the Port Dover Lions Club Memorial Grove Committee has purchased trees in memory of citizens that had passed away in the previous 12 months. Co-Chair John Hall welcomed the gathering of about 70 people at 2:00 p.m. last Sunday; assisting in arrangements was Co-Chair Pat Hall. Taking a […]

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Motorcycles off Main St. Friday 13th between Park and Nelson Street

  MOTORCYLES will park on one block of downtown Main Street at September’s Friday the 13th event. Bikes will park at the curb for one block south from Powell Park to Clinton Street. Motorcycles and vendors will share downtown Main Street under the final plan approved by county council last Tuesday. Bikes will park on […]

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