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Masonic Hall hosts Breakfast Bar third Sunday of every month

  BY SUE GRACI THE Port Dover Masonic Hall knows how to do breakfast! Shawn Snively, to be more specific, knows how to make a mean omelet. With choices including ham, onions, peppers and cheese, to name a few, diners can order an omelet made to their liking and Shawn will deliver. At left: Shawn […]

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Condo construction underway

  TONY Diec, manager of marketing and sales for the Dover Wharf condominium project on Harbour Street at the waterfront, says he is very pleased work on the development is proceeding this winter. At left: A large crane at the Dover Wharf condominium project lifts precast concrete walls into place. Inset at top right shows […]

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Death Notices – March 2020

Published March 4 2020 Marion Gardner GARDNER, Marion (Bartlett). March 9, 1932 – February 28, 2020. Passed away at home surrounded by the love of her family. Wife of the late Norm (1997). Mother of Norman of Sydney BC, Nancy Stelpstra (and David) of Simcoe, Heather Cloet (and Bryon) of Simcoe, the late Susan (1958), […]

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Marina dock damage repaired

  A heavy wind storm last Hallowe’en night saw lake waters rise onto low lying areas including Walker Street and River Drive. At Port Dover Harbour Marina two sailboats were blown off their cradles with heavy damage. At left: Port Dover Harbour Marina in Winter.                      […]

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“More than just water”

    Winnie Murphy creates documentary featuring her fisherman father   By Donna McMillan PATRICK Murphy fishes on the boat BB Miller and was at one-time manager at the Port Dover Fish Co. His father, Les Murphy, was also a fisherman and manager of the Port Dover Fish Co. Patrick, father of Winnie Murphy, 21, […]

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Not getting enough bread from province, mayor shares a sandwich photo with Minister

  By David Judd IT’S the sandwich that hit the fan. A drawing of a “shit sandwich” was included in Mayor Kristal Chopp’s presentation to an Ontario cabinet minister last month. The drawing, shown to Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark, aimed to draw attention to Norfolk’s need for provincial help on several issues. […]

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Three Port Dover residents quarantined for 14 days on cruise ship in Japan

    THE Diamond Princess Cruise Ship is in quarantine in Yokohama, Japan due to the novel coronavirus which originated in Wuhan, China and is making international headlines. The ship carried 3700 passengers and crew. Kate Bedding and Greg and Rose Yerex, Port Dover residents, are on board the ship. As of Monday, 135 passengers […]

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Firefighters need our support for new memorial

    PORT Dover firefighters have embarked on a campaign to plan, build and maintain a permanent memorial to honour all past local firefighters, and those in the future. It will record the names of those who served as volunteers since the brigade was established 100 years ago – a remarkable community service. The project […]

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Death Notices – February 2020

    Published February 19, 2020 Rick Giles GILES, Rick M. – surrounded by his loving family and friends at his home on Friday, February 7, 2020 in his 65th year. Cherished husband and best friend of Christi Giles of Port Ryerse. Loving father and grandfather of Wes Giles of Port Dover, his children Tegan […]

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Southside Louie’s patio gets new lease from County after bylaw officers closed it down

  By David Judd Southside Louie’s will soon have its outdoor patio again. Owner Louis Debono recently removed the patio from the side of his downtown restaurant in response to an order from Norfolk County. But the patio will soon return after county council approved a new lease agreement with Mr. Debono at a special […]

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Sailors lost game to Hagersville

but scored big with Minor Hockey’s youngest players By Jan Dean THE Port Dover Junior C hockey team played two games last Sunday afternoon (Jan. 12) at the Port Dover Arena. The Sailors lost the 2 p.m. game against the Hagersville Hawks with a score of 2-4. They seemed a bit flat through the first […]

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New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge

  By Jocelynn Blacker It was a frigid and blustery day for the Polar Bears participating in this year’s New Year’s Day dip. A strong wind blew off Lake Erie as huddled spectators watched the swimmers line up and take instruction from Lead Polar Bear Scotty MacDonald. “The water is warm! The water is warm! […]

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