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Governments, consultants, councillors meet to discuss Misner Dam

On the morning of Tuesday, November 20th, representatives of various government levels and their consultants came together at the Norfolk County Administration Building in Simcoe to discuss Misner Dam. At the meeting were three representatives from the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) Mitch Wilson, Sherry Pineo, David Johnston; consultants Ryan Elliott of G. Douglas Vallee […]

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Waterfront Preservation Assn. discuss lighthouse & Silver Lake

Port Dover lighthouse and Misner Dam were two reports of interest at Port Dover Waterfront Preservation Association’s Annual General Meeting on Nov. 28. Sheila Whiteley tabled her report concerning the association’s interest in maintaining the iconic Port Dover lighthouse for many years to come. She refreshed the memories of how this had been ongoing since […]

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Local Health Unit clearing the air about smoke-free workplace

Despite a six-year-old ban on smoking in Ontario workplaces, some local employees are still being exposed to second-hand smoke at work. As a result, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is reminding local business owners about their legal responsibility to ensure their workplaces are smoke-free. “We are certainly proud of the efforts in our business community to […]

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Transition committee merging P.D.C.S. with S.C.S.

Grand Erie District School Board is making plans to close Port Dover Composite School by the end of January and move Doverwood Public School students to the St. George Street building next fall. The school board has formed two ‘transition committees’ to smooth the far-reaching changes in Port Dover schools. One team is discussing the […]

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Water and sewer rates set to rise $92 for year

By DAVID JUDD You will pay $92 more for water and sewer service for your home next year. Residential water rates will rise by 7.2 per cent in 2013. The average monthly bill will be $115.44, up $7.71 from 2012. This year Norfolk’s water rates were almost the highest in Ontario, second only to Haldimand’s. […]

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