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Misner Dam, at lower left, holds back the lowered water level of Silver Lake. Top right shows that silt has filled in much of the former lake area.            Photo by Earl Hartlen & pilot Brent Smith

Port Dover Misner Dam repairs expected next summer

MISNER Dam is on track to be repaired sometime after July 1, 2018. The project will likely go out for tender early next year, Lee Robinson, general manager of public works and environmental services, told county councillors last Tuesday. Government permits specify the work must be done during a window of time after July 1 […]

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Beth Redden (Co-Founder 100 Women), Betty Ann Carty (100 Women Member), Scott Chambers (South Coast Special Needs Kids), Michelle Grummett (Co-Founder 100 Women) and Sue Goble (Co-Founder 100 Women) at cheque presentation.

South Coast Special Needs Kids receive $16,900 for sports from 100 Women Who Care Norfolk

Submitted by Kathy Caskenette SOUTH Coast Special Needs Kids will spend the $16,900 they received from 100 Women Who Care Norfolk on a new golf cart and new sledges for hockey. This will bring their current fleet of golf carts to a total of two. The cart resides at Springview Farms Golf Course. South Coast […]

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Local organizations were on hand Thursday morning to accept cheques from Port Dover Board of Trade for their volunteer support of the Lynn River Music Festival. From left, Lynn River Music & Arts Festival co-ordinator Susan Robertson presents $500 cheque to Lighthouse Festival Theatre’s Kathy Bonney; Board of Trade President Adam Veri; Norfolk Rotaract Secretary Nikki Campbell-Schram accepts a $2500 cheque from Board of Trade manager Jan Overend. Port Dover Minor Hockey Association also received a $500 cheque.

Lynn River Music Festival profits shared with local organizations

Port Dover Board of Trade announced at its monthly meeting last Thursday that organizing the Lynn River Music Festival in Simcoe’s downtown parks on Civic Holiday weekend profited $6,300. Board president Adam Veri then presented cheques totalling $3,500 to three local organizations that provided volunteer support throughout the weekend. Norfolk Rotaract, the youth wing of […]

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Equipment at the Dover Wharf condominium site on Harbour Street will repair sheet piling along the river frontage before construction begins. PHOTO BY EARL HARTLEN

Dover Wharf condo will start this year

Nicole Diec, owner of the Dover Wharf condominium project on Harbour Street, told The Maple Leaf on Monday that construction is “right on schedule” with the building to be completed by the end of 2018. She said that construction costs are up from earlier estimates but “I do not worry about that” adding she would […]

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Death Notices September 2017

Published September 27th Marie Pos POS, Marie (nee Strople) – It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Marie at the age of 91 at the Ajax Pickering Hospital on September 17, 2017, which was her 68th wedding anniversary. She now joins her beloved husband Peter (1993). Beloved mother to David […]

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OPP seek info in beach incident

Ontario Provincial Police Norfolk County Detachment report they are investigating an incident at the Walker Street beach in Port Dover. The OPP says that on Thursday, August 24 at 9:28 a.m., they received a call from a concerned parent reporting a suspicious incident that took place on the beach the previous afternoon. Police are reporting […]

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South Coast Jazz festival brings top musicians

  The fourth annual South Coast Jazz festival is set to go this weekend. It opens on Friday, August 18 and runs until Sunday. Organizer Juliann Kuchocki reports this year’s event will perform in three local locations; Port Dover Community Centre, the outdoor Sunwing Patio Stage beside Port Dover Arena and a Harbour Street Party. […]

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Port Dover Summer Festival this weekend

Summer Festival has “extras” this weekend THIS year’s Port Dover Summer Festival Art-in-the-Park weekend in Powell Park is ready for Saturday and Sunday. There will be over 100 juried artists, artisans, antique dealers, preloved books, music, food, puppet shows and face painting for the kids. It will also have a number of entertaining “extras” on […]

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Blueberries: ripe for picking now

By Donna McMillan IN 1975, Chuck and Sheryl-Lynn Powell bought a 31 acre farm on Gilbert Road. It was a historic farm, part of a 400 acre land grant to Sir Isaac Gilbert that stretched from the Radical Road to the lake. The original log cabin was burned in the War of 1812 and Sir […]

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Port Dover Peewee House Team undefeated heading into year end tournament this weekend

Submitted by Carrie Thompson EARLIER this year, it didn’t appear that Port Dover Minor Baseball would have enough kids to represent the town in the Peewee (13U) age group. Only a handful of kids had registered for the division at the beginning of March so it was up to Coach Bob Thompson to try and […]

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OPP reports mischief in Port Dover Monday

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment investigated an incident after being called to a Greenock Street West, Port Dover, Norfolk County, Ontario address. On Monday, August 7, 2017 at approximately 8:06 a.m., OPP were contacted by concerned member of the public reporting a mischief. Through the course of investigation, it has been determined […]

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‘Baskerville’ is a great comedic mystery with superb acting

By Donna McMillan LIGHTHOUSE Festival Theatre’s stage has been magically transformed into the eerily, foggy moors of Devonshire and some equally mysterious corners of London for award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig’s “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.” We have superb acting in this comedic version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic tale “The Hounds of the Baskervilles.” The […]

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Dover Wharf opens sales and design trailer

THE opening of the new condominium building on Harbour Street is a year and a half away. Real estate broker Leslie Lee of Chase Realty Inc. says the ‘Dover Wharf’ project at the Port Dover harbourfront “is planned for completion as early as December 2018.” According to the Simcoe-based realtor the black trailer now on […]

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Death Notices August 2017

Published August 23rd William Anticknap ANTICKNAP, William Fred 1944 – 2017: Passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family in the comfort of his home on Saturday, August 19, 2017 in his 73rd year. Further funeral details to be announced at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Dennis Toll Funeral Home. www.dennistoll.ca Shari […]

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Ombudsman says council was wrong to meet behind closed doors with Port Dover Community Health Centre

By David Judd ONTARIO’S Ombudsman has given county council another slap on the wrist for improperly meeting behind closed doors. Paul Dube says council was wrong to meet privately on March 14 with two members of the volunteer Port Dover Community Health Centre Board. The discussion should have taken place in open session, Mr. Dube […]

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North Shore Swim Challenge Sunday at Turkey Point beach

LOCAL marathon swimmers, Josh Reid and Annaleise Carr have plans in place to host the third annual North Shore Swim Challenge to raise funds for Camp Trillium. On Sunday, July 16 the Turkey Point Provincial Park beach and Lake Erie will see over 100 swimmers challenge themselves to swim lengths of one km., 3.8 km., […]

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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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