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OPP reminding drivers to be alert as traffic increased on Friday the 13th

Norfolk County OPP would like to remind the public that Friday the 13th, a largely attended event in Port Dover, is quickly approaching. As always, the OPP’s priority is community safety. The OPP will have a high visibility police presence in and around Port Dover with a heavy focus on traffic flow and direction. The OPP recognize […]

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Misner Dam

Misner Dam’s future is up in the air

  “I believe this council doesn’t support repairing Misner Dam,” Mayor Charlie Luke said. By David Judd MISNER Dam’s future is up in the air. County council has refused to award a contract to repair the historic dam on the Lynn River in Port Dover. Last Tuesday’s 5 to 4 vote against proceeding with a […]

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Death Notices – July 2018

  Published July 4, 2018 Val Hart HART, Valentina Jane. It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of my beloved wife, Valentina (Val) Jane Hart, after a stubborn battle over the past five months. Val died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at home, overlooking her garden full of birds and chipmunks. […]

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Missing Male2, July 2, 2018

UPDATE – OPP SEEKING ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING MISSING MALE -Canine Services, Emergency Response Team and Aviation Services Continue Search

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing male from a Council Street, LaSalette, Norfolk County address. On Monday, July 2, 2018, at approximately 11:20 a.m., police received a report of a missing person. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that 27-year-old […]

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Map Friday the 13th July 2018

Organizers preparing for Friday the 13th

Port Dover is once again the destination for bikers and bike admirers on Friday, July 13th. For years, bikers have made their way to Port Dover every Friday the 13th in all seasons. When the event happens during the summer months, the number of visitors swell. Tens of thousands of people — and possibly more […]

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Amy Martin

Amy Martin running for councillor of Ward 6 Norfolk County

ON Monday, June 18th, Amy Martin officially announced her candidacy for councillor in Norfolk County Ward 6. Ms. Martin, who was “born, raised and current resident in Port Dover,” is a first-time candidate for political office and says she “brings non-profit, fundraising, small business ownership and community advocacy experience to the table.” In announcing her […]

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Doug Long

Doug Long runs for Council seat

DOUG Long of Chapman Street West, Port Dover has announced that he is running for election as Norfolk Councillor in Ward 6 to represent Port Dover. “It is with great pleasure that I look forward to represent Ward 6 as your next Councillor. Every day I have been approached by my many supporters and it […]

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Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller announces bid as Ward 6 councillor

JEFF Miller, 55, was the first person to officially announce that he will be running for a seat at Norfolk County Council as the Ward 6 councillor. The municipal election takes place in October. The campaign period got underway on May 1st. The present Ward 6 councillor, John Wells, has held the seat since the […]

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Gas pump hit

A crew was working at the Esso gas station at 511 Main Street on Wednesday. It was reported that a vehicle struck a section of the fuel pumps on Tuesday evening. Port Dover Fire Department, as well as police, responded to the call.  There are no reports of injuries.

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Organizers plan exciting 2018 Canada Day program

MANY Port Dover residents, dare we suggest all, are looking forward to their hometown Canada Day celebrations on Sunday, July 1. This annual day-long program involves many volunteers from local service and community organizations. For a number of decades Port Dover Lions Club has taken the leading role, financing most of the program costs including […]

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John Wells not retiring from council; plans to seek re-election

IN a bid for Norfolk County Council that was not expected, present Ward 6 Councillor John Wells confirmed he will seek re-election in the October 22 municipal election. Mr. Wells said he planned to file his nomination papers this week. Four years ago at election time, Mr. Wells stated firmly that if elected it would […]

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Death Notices – June 2018

Published June 6, 2018 Michael Mitchell MITCHELL, Michael of Port Dover passed away at Juravinski Cancer Hospital surrounded by the love of his family, on Monday, June 4, 2018 in his 47th year. Cherished husband of Nadia Waiton. Loving step-father of Charlie Hollander. Dearly loved son of Darcy and Wendy Mitchell. Dear brother of Brad […]

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