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March Break magic shows at Lighthouse

  Illusionist Lucas Wilson brings magic to children at McMaster Hospital This March Break, he hopes to do it again with help of proceeds from his show on Monday, March 12th at Lighthouse Theatre. Canada’s only four time Guinness World Record holding illusionist, he started visiting McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton a couple times a […]

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Councillor Columbus looks to re-open community hub project

By David Judd A Delhi councillor wants county council to look again at pursuing a community hub project. Mike Columbus has tabled a motion to reconsider council’s Jan. 30 decision that put the brakes on exploring Simcoe sites to build a swimming pool, arena, seniors centre and other facilities together on one site. The motion […]

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Death Notices March 2018

Published March 7th Graydon Field FIELD, Graydon Gilbert – It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Graydon on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Cedarwood Village Nursing Home. Mr. Graydon Field of Simcoe in his 104th year. Graydon was the son of the late Freeman Field, late Grace Ponting and late […]

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Port Dover Sailors next home game Thursday night 8:30 p.m. start

By Jan Dean IT’S the first time in 26 years the Port Dover Junior C hockey team has made it to the second series in the playoffs and every game draws more than 200 fans. The problem is that they’re now facing the Grimsby Peach Kings — a team that won 37 of their 42 […]

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Board of Trade asks County to buy downtown Port Dover land for parking

By David Judd COUNTY councillors are interested in maybe buying land for a municipal parking lot on Main Street. Norfolk staff are checking out the former Burcham’s property at Main and Chapman streets. They want to know what the property is worth and how many parking spaces it might have. And they want to know […]

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Nanticoke OPG 650-ft stacks to fall — live streamed Wednesday (Feb. 28) morning at 11:00 am

  The two massive 650-ft stacks at Ontario Power Generation’s former Nanticoke generating station are scheduled to fall Wednesday, Feb 28th at 8:30 a.m. The plan is for the east stack to begin its fall first followed by the west stack just moments later. Officials for OPG said on Tuesday that weather conditions were favourable […]

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Misner Dam repair bill already way over budget

By David Judd MISNER Dam repairs are headed way over budget. The latest estimate to stabilize the historic dam by Silver Lake is $1.86 million. That’s $769,000 more than the $1.1 million that county council had set aside for the project. And the final cost may go higher as the project clears the last hoops […]

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15 month ‘Dover Wharf’ construction begins at waterfront March 1

A meeting of the principals for Port Dover’s Wharfside Condo on Harbour Street confirmed on Monday the construction start-up date is March 1. Max Morrison of MC Engineering in Simcoe told The Maple Leaf the construction period will be about 15 months. Jim McFarlane is site supervisor for MC. The general contractor is Reid & […]

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Improvements coming to Port Dover’s wastewater treatment plant

NORFOLK County is planning to make improvements to Port Dover’s Wastewater Treatment Plant located between Highway 6 and New Lakeshore Road. The plan is to replace the outfall piping that lays between the treatment plant and an existing structure at the Lake Erie shoreline. The project is a joint effort of Norfolk’s Environmental Services Department […]

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Misner Dam on schedule to be repaired this year

Work would start after July 1 and finish in Nov. By David Judd AS far as county staff can tell, Misner Dam is on schedule to be repaired this year. Public Works General Manager Lee Robinson is pretty confident Norfolk County will have the work done by the end of 2018. That’s if nothing unforeseen […]

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Death Notices February 2018

Published February 21st Murray Hammond HAMMOND, Murray of Port Dover, passed away at Dover Cliffs LTC on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in his 97th year. Loved father and father-in-law of Lynne Stone and Ross Baker of Vanessa and Laurie and Werner Defilla of Port Dover. Much loved grandfather of Rochelle (Zsolt), Kerri (Koen), Nina, Jasmine, […]

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Fundraiser Feb. 16th helps Berg family after transplant

Jessica Berg of Port Dover successfully received a kidney from her sister, Amanda Berg, following a transplant that took place at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton last week. Jessica suffers from Lupus, an autoimmune disease when the body’s immune system attacks its own organs and tissue. In 2004, Jessica also underwent this surgery when she […]

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