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County looking for land in downtown Port Dover to create parking lot

By David Judd JOHN Wells hopes Port Dover’s downtown will have a new public parking lot by next summer. County staff are investigating available property for Norfolk County to purchase. The downtown needs another parking lot. Portable public washrooms also might be located there, Coun. Wells told a county meeting last Tuesday. Coun. Wells said […]

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More Doctors coming to Port Dover; to build new medical centre

NORFOLK County Mayor Charlie Luke reported to The Maple Leaf several items of good news concerning doctors and the medical centre … both the current St. George Street medical facility and a new centre to be built this year. Norfolk County staff now operate and administer the county-owned medical centre on St. George Street. Three […]

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Death Notices July 2017

Published July 26th Ruth Ann Webb WEBB, Ruth Ann passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Stedman Community Hospice in her 70th year. Dear loving wife of Ronald Webb for 44 years. Loving mother of Nancy Peppard, and her loving family of Megan Peppard (granddaughter) and Craig Peppard (son-in-law) of Toronto. Dear sister of […]

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Canada 150 Parade Route Port Dover

Saturday’s Canada 150 Parade in Port Dover starts at 2 p.m. This year’s parade has a changed route to bypass road construction. Here is a map of the Canada Day 2017 Parade Route. Enjoy the day in Port Dover!

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Michael Mathews is attempting to run four marathons in as many days, in an effort to bring awareness of Terry Fox to a new generation. If all goes as planned, Mathews will finish his four day event by running his 150th kilometre into town and joining the Canada Day Parade in Port Dover.

Mathews on 150k run for Canada’s 150th birthday

Raising funds and awareness for Terry Fox Foundation By Heather Walters DAY One of Michael Mathews marathon mission began today (June 28) at Elgin Avenue Public School in Simcoe, at 9:00 a.m. It is the Port Dover resident’s hope to complete his four day, 150k run on July 1 by joining the Canada Day Parade […]

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Port Dover prepares for Canada Day 150

THIS year’s Canada Day celebration in Port Dover, with the Canada 150 anniversary are only days away. July 1st organizers and those intending to participate in activities are finalizing plans. Port Dover Lions Club is the lead group and all 65 members have been assigned tasks for this year’s celebration. Soap Box Derby The day-long […]

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Tug pulls and tug races at pier this Saturday

JOIN the fun of the tug pulls and tug races this Saturday (June 24) at Port Dover waterfront. The Fish Tote Race in the harbour begins at 11 a.m. Organizers say “brave or crazy, we thank them all” with everyone encouraged to cheer them on. A Barge-B-Cue will be docked at the East Pier with […]

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OPP looking for vehicle after child approached

SEEKING ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING MALE AND VEHICLE   The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County Detachment is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying an unknown male and vehicle after police investigated an incident at a Thompson Drive, Port Dover, Norfolk County, Ontario address.   On Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at approximately 3:30 p.m., […]

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Canada Day celebration plans in Port Dover

PORT Dover has celebrated July 1st since 1867 and plans for the 150th celebration are almost complete. The highlight for many is the Calithumpian Parade which starts at 2:00 p.m. and attracts thousands of spectators. The route will be different this year because of Main St. construction. Port Dover Lions Club is in charge of […]

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Death Notices June 2017

Published June 28th Mae Bourne BOURNE, Mae Adele (nee Ide) – Passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 in her 90th year. Dear daughter of the late Jesse (nee Fell) and Thomas Ide. Predeceased by her husband Paul (1998). Mae will be greatly missed by her son David, daughter-in-law Susan, granddaughter Deanna and husband Sean […]

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OPP busy around Port Dover with mischief and theft

YOUTHS CONFRONTED AFTER SETTING FIRES The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County Detachment investigated an incident after being called to a George Street, Port Dover, Norfolk County, Ontario address. On Monday, June 5, 2017 at approximately 12:06 p.m., police received a report of a mischief involving two (2) males. Through the course of investigation, it […]

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Port Dover EMS Station holding open house

This Saturday, June 3, Norfolk EMS is holding a public Open House at Port Dover Station (rear of Norfolk Fire Station #2) on St. Patrick Street from 10 to 2 p.m. There will be paramedic displays, a CPR training session, blood pressure testing and more. Those in attendance can enjoy free ice cream and other […]

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County rejects any help to businesses suffering losses from Port Dover Main St. construction

PROBLEMS with Port Dover’s downtown reconstruction project were brought to the attention of Norfolk Council at its May  23 meeting … by both Councillors John Wells and Noel Haydt. Councillor Wells began his comments by congratulating the staff for the overall undertaking, describing it “as a good investment” agreeing it will be a major benefit […]

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‘Boat Safety Day’ Saturday at Port Dover Harbour Marina

By Donna McMillan THIS is Safe Boating Awareness Week in Canada. “Safety First, Service Always” is the motto the Canadian Coast Guard lives by. The Port Dover Search and Rescue Station is ready for the 2017 boating year. It’s season stretches from April 1 to December 10 with two crews of four on bi-weekly rotations, […]

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JARVIS Board of Trade and Jarvis Lions Club have joined forces to organize a ‘Welcome Home Festival’ as part of the Celebrating Canada 150 national program. 
The exciting two-day event will be this weekend on Sunday and Monday, May 21 and 22 in Jarvis Lions Community Centre and Park. 
For many years Jarvis held a Victoria Day weekend holiday celebration and this year is like the good ole days again  The committee co-chairs are Jennifer Kelly and Bill Cumming. 
There will be a lot to do and see in Jarvis on both days.
Sunday has the bigger program, running from 8:00 with breakfast with non-stop things to do until the fireworks at 10 p.m. 
Monday’s activities begin at 9 with free yoga and conclude at 4 p.m. with music by Jake on the Children’s Stage, and of course, much in between.
Marketing Committee Chair Lisa Nigh has been involved in numerous past community events dating back to the popular Cornfest celebrations, telling The Maple Leaf on Monday “I hate to see events go by the wayside,” noting that Jarvis Board of Trade “has the best group of people working of any group I know.”  
There will be a Barn Dance Saturday night to kick-off the Sunday and Monday programs. 
Some of the highlights to delight the Sunday crowd include Main Street Art Gallery, historical displays, Jarvis Minor Ball season opener ball games on both days, classic car show, ecumenical service, horse-drawn Covered Wagon Rides (both days), a Jaws of Life demonstration and then many people will want to head over to the tasty delights of the Food Truck Alley.
Lots of music on the Main Stage and Haldimand County Stage both days.  
As well, there will be other venues for food … breakfast 8 to 10 a.m., Friday to Monday; lunch 12 to 2 p.m. Friday to Monday. Jarvis Lions Barbecue Chicken Dinner on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. 
Organizers have arranged for kids entertainment and activities including a Climbing Wall, face painting, magic show and more.
Lisa Nigh is hopeful people coming to Jarvis for the weekend celebration will bring an item of food for the Jarvis Caring Cupboard food bank and place it in boxes at both entrances to the park.
People will not want to miss the Haldimand County Vintage Farm Equipment & Collectibles Tour. It is held both days from 9 to 5 p.m. with over 30 collectors exhibiting at six locations.
An information centre with historical displays and information about the Jarvis, Townsend and Walpole areas will be set up in the community hall with workspace allotted for those wishing to do research on their local roots.

There will be a Sunday Night Welcome Home Light Parade beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Main Street and fireworks!
Visitors to Jarvis on Monday only can enjoy the Happy Birthday Canada 150 Party at noon! A highlight will be Jarvis area children singing ‘Happy Birthday Canada” which will be exciting to hear. 
Also there will be Birthday Cupcakes on a first-come, first-served basis served by Christine’s Bakery. And there is more … Canada 150 balloons. plus Goodie Bags provided by Jarvis Family Dental (limit 500, one per family). Also historical displays with 30 collectors.
A 50/50 Draw will be held at noon on Monday, and a lucky person could win $1,500.00.
For more information and specific times of all the events visit: facebook.com/jarvis150welcomehomefestival

Jarvis celebrates Canada 150 with events this weekend

JARVIS Board of Trade and Jarvis Lions Club have joined forces to organize a ‘Welcome Home Festival’ as part of the Celebrating Canada 150 national program. The exciting two-day event will be this weekend on Sunday and Monday, May 21 and 22 in Jarvis Lions Community Centre and Park. For many years Jarvis held a […]

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The existing medical building on St. George Street rents offices to a family doctor and a pediatrician.

County takes control of medical centre in Port Dover

By David Judd COUNTY council has taken control of the medical centre building on St. George Street. The county will operate the facility to provide offices for doctors waiting to move to a new, private medical centre to be built in the Dover Coast development off Highway 6 on the east side of town. Following […]

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Earl Hartlen took this photograph and writes “there’s an old expression, ‘There are two types of fisherman -- those who fish for sport and those who fish for fish.’ The latter are making a living at it and it’s a hard, sometimes very dangerous, occupation. Wishing every single fisherman a safe return to port with the catch they so respectively deserve.”

Port Dover’s annual Blessing of Nets service Saturday at Riverfront Park

THIS Saturday afternoon, May 13, at 2 p.m., Port Dover’s annual Blessing of the Nets takes place. This service continues an annual tradition seeking divine intervention for the fishermen’s safety on the water. The service this year will follow last year’s plan of holding it in the pavilion at Riverfront Park beside Port Dover Harbour […]

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Port Dover`s Misner Dam repair project continues to move forward

The Misner Dam repair project is on pace to hire a contractor in late September. The process is moving along quite smoothly, Lee Robinson, general manager of public works and environmental services, told county councillors last Tuesday. The big question — which can’t be answered yet — is how much the repairs will cost. Port […]

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