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New pumper for Port Dover

The new year got off to a great beginning with the January 2 delivery of a new pumper fire truck at Norfolk County Fire Station #2, Port Dover. Firefighter Bill Howden told The Maple Leaf on Saturday “it has all the newest pumps and features”. It was built by the Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp. in […]

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Mayor Luke wants to dredge Silver Lake

Norfolk Mayor Charlie Luke told The Maple Leaf on Monday night that he wants to get going on dredging Silver Lake. As a first step, the mayor and Port Dover Coun. John Wells, along with representatives of the Friends of Silver Lake, will meet with Cliff Evanitski, general manager of the Long Point Region Conservation […]

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OPP investigating another tailgate theft in Port Dover

(NORFOLK COUNTY, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County Detachment is investigating a theft from a Prospect Street, Port Dover, Norfolk County, Ontario address. Between Monday, December 22, 2014 and Monday, January 12, 2015, unknowns attended the address and proceeded to remove the tailgate from a parked pick-up truck that was located in […]

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Death Notices January 2015

Published January 27th Luis Akot AKOT, Luis Normando of Port Dover passed away peacefully on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Norfolk General Hospital in his 85th year. Loving husband of Elena, dear father of Elwyn (Leslie) of Courtice and Maria Beeson of Sparks MD. Proud grandfather of Matthew, Lindsay and Willem. Luis loved to travel […]

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St. Cecilia students hold annual Christmas Concert

By Donna McMillan St. Cecilia students were busy practicing at a dress rehearsal last Wednesday in preparation for their annual Christmas Concert which was held Thursday at St. Cecilia Church. Teacher Carmen Davis was coordinator and students Gordon Wallace and Madi Whyte acted as Master of Ceremonies for the segments provided by all grade levels. […]

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“DECEMBER IN OUR TOWN” By Port Dover Lakewood Elementary

By Donna McMillan “December in our Town” was the theme for Lakewood Elementary School’s First Evening Concert held Monday night of this week after being cancelled because of poor weather last Thursday. Grades one to eight students also entertained a large crowd at their dress rehearsal last Wednesday. Music, song and skits portrayed the birth […]

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Port Dover Family homeless after fire

A mother and her three children are homeless after fire destroyed their rented home at 23 Old Hamilton Road early Saturday at about 3 a.m. Michelle Douglas and her children, Jakob, age 8; Dezeray, 5 and Savannah, 3 were out-of-town visiting family when the blaze occurred. The fire is said to have started in a […]

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Water rates set to rise again in new year

Norfolk residents pay some of the highest rates for municipal water and sewer service in Ontario. The rates will increase in 2015. The question facing county council is how much. Last week county staff recommended rates go up by 3.9 per cent next year. The average household would pay $120.44 a month, up $4.48 a […]

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Twelve park benches, six bicycle racks and four garbage containers were installed at Riverfront Park last Friday. Two workers of Cedar Lane nursery in Port Dover, Tom Jansen and Chris Robinet, are pictured installing lag bolts in the concrete walkway for the benches facing the Lynn River in the harbour. Norfolk County official Lee Rabbitts was there with Ed Laevens of neighbouring Bridge Yachts and a stalwart supporter of the project.

Update on Port Dover waterfront issues

The fifth annual general meeting of Port Dover Waterfront Preservation Assn. outlined the many successes in the harbour area in the past year … and still ongoing. Chair Rick Misner assured the members present, “the association is in good health.” It is in a sound financial position with “enough money to play in the game.” […]

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Death Notices December 2014

Published December 17th 2014 Ryan Lewis LEWIS, Ryan. A kind and adventurous soul, Ryan has joined his dad, Larry and sister, Mary after a courageous and short fight with cancer on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the age of 34 years. Beloved and cherished fiancé of Jennifer Doherty. Devoted daddy of Maya. Loving son of […]

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Commercial fishermen review year

For Port Dover’s commercial fishermen this past year has been called a “pretty decent year for fishing.” Owner George Gibbons of Pleasant Port Fish Company on Passmore Ave. in the commercial east basin reported that “we are finished fishing for this year”. Actually, he commented they had reached their quota for pickerel and perch by […]

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Health Centre Board saying shovel in the ground by spring

The current Port Dover Community Health Centre Board of Directors has modified its focus from the past toward its goal of a health care centre in Port Dover. Chair Bruce Armstrong explained to The Maple Leaf this week that the current plan addresses three general areas important for their plan to become a reality: a […]

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