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Sailors end regular season with 8 to 1 win

    By Jan Dean IT was a high-scoring donnybrook for the final game of the regular season last Sunday for the Port Dover Sailors. They beat the Hespeler Shamrocks with an 8 to 1 score. Winning wasn’t going to change the standings of either team — the Junior C Sailors sit firmly in sixth […]

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Death Notices – February 2019

  Published February 27, 2019 Carol DeKoning DE KONING, Carolynn Richelle “Carol” — Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Huntington’s Disease on February 23, 2019 at the St. Josephs Healthcare, Hamilton. The Lord has called Carol home at the age of 36. Beloved daughter of Murry and Rita De Koning and the late Jeannie […]

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Frozen water pipe floods Erie Beach Hotel

  By Paul Morris ERIE Beach Hotel owners Pam and Andrew Schneider were woken by a phone call at 12:50 a.m. early last Monday morning. Pam recalled a few days later that a phone call in the middle of the night is never good news and in those seconds her mind raced through the possibilities […]

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Mayor Chopp’s choice – cut spending

  By David Judd CHANGE is coming to Norfolk County’s annual budget. Mayor Kristal Chopp kicked off council’s deliberations last Wednesday with a critique of the county’s financial situation, including ways to rein in spending and make county services more efficient. Previous councils have kept property tax levels low by using up reserve funds, she […]

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Gary Spragg returns this week as Port Dover firefighter

By David Judd GARY Spragg will be back this week as a Port Dover firefighter. He will be a captain with the Norfolk County Fire Department’s Station 2 in Port Dover. Mr. Spragg was district fire chief for 22 years before he was abruptly fired in September. His return as captain “by mutual agreement” with […]

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Sailors prepare for playoffs

  Sailors lose to Glanbrook on Sunday but a whole lot better game than last week By Jan Dean LOSING by a score of 10 to 1 is never ideal, but the Port Dover Junior C Sailors showed a lot more game on Sunday afternoon when they played the first place Glanbrook Rangers for the […]

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Road projects totalling $2.75 million (including Nelson St.) planned in Port Dover

  NELSON Street is on the books to be repaved this year. The $190,000 project follows years of complaints about bumps in the road. The work was tentatively approved by county councillors last Wednesday. Nelson Street will be repaved from Lakeside Lane to 400 metres east of Cumberland Street. Road projects totalling more than $2.75 […]

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Polar Bear Dip 2019 … almost balmy

By Donna McMillan IT wasn’t quite “Let’s Go Surfing” weather on New Year’s Day. The Beach House did have Christmas trees decorating the waterfront in place of their summer palms. This year, there was no ice. The air temperature was 2 C at 1 p.m. with a wind chill factor of –3C. Head Polar Bear […]

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Shoes collected for Haiti

By Donna McMillan DIANE Elms is a runner with North Shore Runners. Runners and walkers tend to change their shoes frequently, resulting in good shoes that are in need of new forever homes. Thanks to the runners from North Shore Athletics as well as members of the community, Diane is able to collect shoes for […]

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Death Notices – January 2019

    Published January 30, 2019 Jean Rattai RATTAI, Jean Elizabeth — Passed peacefully on Monday, January 21, 2019 in her 92nd year at Lakeridge Health, Bowmanville. Beloved wife of the late Wilfred. Much loved mom to Keith (Alison), Pam (Gerry), Murray (Beth) and Douglas. Cherished grandmother to Courtney, Dakota, Matthew and Madison, and great-grandma […]

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Port Dover woman missing

UPDATE Missing woman located. Norfolk OPP thanks public and media for assistance.   Norfolk County OPP report that a missing Port Dover woman has been located “safe and sound.” In a news release, the local police thanked the public and media for assistance in locating Lindsay Brown. Norfolk County OPP had been advised of the […]

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Interest in establishing a Seniors’ Centre runs high

By Heather Walters ABOUT 75 seniors took time Thursday afternoon to attend a session at Lighthouse Theatre’s upstairs lounge to hear what Adam Veri was proposing for a local seniors’ centre. Mr. Veri, project director for Barber and Veri Marketing and Development, called the meeting to see if there was interest in the community to […]

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