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Calling Port Dover 2015 Edition

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Norfolk Power sold to Hydro One

Hydro One will pay $66-million plus assume debt of $27-million to make deal worth $93-million By DAVID JUDD Norfolk County is selling its municipal electricity system to Hydro One for $93 million. The sale will take effect in about four months, subject to approval of the Ontario Energy Board. Customers will notice little change, except […]

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Barb MacDonald honoured as Citizen of the Year

Port Dover’s 2013 Citizen of the Year, Barb MacDonald, was feted for her tireless community service since making this lakeside community her hometown in 1946. The Cove Room of the Erie Beach Hotel was filled for the congratulatory dinner and reception on Monday evening in her honour. Following dinner, Master of Ceremonies Walt Long called […]

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OPP Street Crime Unit nabs graffiti suspects

Ontario Provincial Police in Norfolk County arrested three males in connection with numerous acts of mischief in Port Dover. Citizens were outraged by the graffiti on private and public buildings and structures. On March 20, in the early morning hours, unknown suspects spray painted various businesses along Main Street. The unknown suspects spray painted “Taste”, […]

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Mayor and councillors collect $303,479 pay and expenses

By DAVID JUDD Norfolk politicians pretty much held the line on their pay and expenses in 2012. The county’s mayor and eight councillors collected $303,479, up just $697 from $302,782 in 2011. Mayor Dennis Travale received $59,600 in salary, plus $6,506 in expenses in 2012. The mayor also earned $7,025 as a director of Norfolk […]

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Commercial fish quotas reduced for 2013

Port Dover and all Lake Erie commercial fisheries have begun another year. They have also learned what their allowable total catches can be for yellow perch and yellow pickerel (referred to in U.S. as walleye). Pickerel total allowable catch in 2013 is 3.356 million (allotted by number of fish). This is a slight decrease from […]

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Port Dover’s Lucas Wilson now in talks with Dragon

Arlene Dickenson offered $25,000 Port Dover’s now-famous two-time Guiness World Champion for escaping from a straitjacket is preparing for another Guiness World Record. Lucas Wilson appeared on the popular CBC Dragon’s Den televised program on March 24 seeking sponsorship for $20,000 for his next world record attempt. Lucas hopes to beat the standing Guiness record […]

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Preparing now for 8th ‘Relay for Life’

“We have 17 teams signed up for this year’s Relay for Life in Norfolk, that is seven more than last year at this time,” an enthusiastic Event Chair Drenise Cowlard of Port Dover reported to The Maple Leaf this week. The 8th annual Relay for Life in Norfolk will take place on the track at […]

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Garbage limit reduced to 4 bags in fall

By DAVID JUDD Starting this fall, Norfolk will accept fewer bags of garbage in its weekly trash collection. The move aims to save money and to encourage more recycling. Households will be allowed up to four bags of garbage each week. The current limit is six bags. Each bag can hold up to 40 pounds […]

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Illusionist Lucas Wilson to appear on Dragons’ Den

After conquering two Guinness World Records for escaping from a straitjacket, Port Dover Illusionist Lucas Wilson has his toughest battle ahead of him. This Sunday, March 24 on CBC television, Lucas will appear on the popular reality TV show, Dragons’ Den. Last year, Lucas filmed an episode of Dragons’ Den asking the wealthy dragons for […]

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Enjoying winter in the best of ways

Henry enjoyed winter playing on the snow and ice at Farley’s Pond each Sunday.   Today, Wednesday, March 20, in the first day of Spring. That means yesterday was the last day of winter that began on December 21, 81 days ago. The consensus of people I talk to agree it has been a long, […]

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Norfolk County Ambulance

Ambulance will go to all fires calls in Norfolk

By DAVID JUDD Ambulances will continue to go to fires in homes and other buildings in Norfolk County. Mayor Dennis Travale recently asked why an ambulance was dispatched to a fire in an old tobacco kiln, which only housed a potato harvester. Councillors got their answer last Tuesday, March 5, in a five-page report from […]

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