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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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Grand Erie Students to Fully Participate in Young Canada Day at the Norfolk County Fair on October 8

  After hearing concerns raised from students and families in the past 24 hours about the Board’s involvement in Young Canada Day activities at the Norfolk County Fair, Grand Erie has made the decision to allow all field trips connected to Young Canada Day proceed as originally. This includes staff supervision for the on-field activities. […]

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Grand Erie to Close All Schools to Students on Monday Should CUPE Proceed with its Full Withdrawal of Services

    Following a careful evaluation of what the impact a full withdrawal of services by CUPE staff would have on the safety and well-being of all students, Grand Erie District School Board has decided that should an agreement with CUPE not be reached before the imposed deadline of 12:01 a.m. on Monday (October 7), […]

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WEB 2 OCT 2

Beerstock celebrated craft beer and local food

    By Jocelynn Blacker LAST Saturday afternoon, hundreds gathered in Powell Park for the annual Beerstock. Organized by Penny Nunn and Jim Loshaw of The Crepe House, Beerstock is a celebration of local food, spirits, wines and craft beers. Participants sampled the vendors and then voted on who they thought were the best. Above: […]

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WEB 1 OCT 2

Judy Tipping rescues Potcakes from Bahamas

BY DONNA McMILLAN JESSIE, Gigi, Mango, Cedar, Albe and Charley are just some of the Potcake dogs that Port Dover dog lady, Judy Tipping, has rescued from the Bahamas, fostered and found forever homes. Judy, the mother of three and foster mother of two, owned Jack, a pug, when she first saw a picture of […]

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Fatal accident update

  Update on two-vehicle collision Sept 30 west of Port Dover On Monday, September 30, 2019, at approximately 3:19 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment investigated a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 6, just west of Port Dover. Police say that a vehicle being driven by a 16-year-old of Norfolk County […]

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Roulston’s new medical centre opens first week of November

  ROULSTON’S Pharmacy in Port Dover is in the final stages of building a 4500 square foot medical centre to house six doctors, modernizing their Main Street store on the inside and the outside, adding a new parking lot for 50 vehicles and in the process transforming downtown Port Dover. Roulston’s owners Mark Stephens, Steve […]

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