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Preparing now for 8th ‘Relay for Life’

“We have 17 teams signed up for this year’s Relay for Life in Norfolk, that is seven more than last year at this time,” an enthusiastic Event Chair Drenise Cowlard of Port Dover reported to The Maple Leaf this week. The 8th annual Relay for Life in Norfolk will take place on the track at […]

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Garbage limit reduced to 4 bags in fall

By DAVID JUDD Starting this fall, Norfolk will accept fewer bags of garbage in its weekly trash collection. The move aims to save money and to encourage more recycling. Households will be allowed up to four bags of garbage each week. The current limit is six bags. Each bag can hold up to 40 pounds […]

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Illusionist Lucas Wilson to appear on Dragons’ Den

After conquering two Guinness World Records for escaping from a straitjacket, Port Dover Illusionist Lucas Wilson has his toughest battle ahead of him. This Sunday, March 24 on CBC television, Lucas will appear on the popular reality TV show, Dragons’ Den. Last year, Lucas filmed an episode of Dragons’ Den asking the wealthy dragons for […]

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Enjoying winter in the best of ways

Henry enjoyed winter playing on the snow and ice at Farley’s Pond each Sunday.   Today, Wednesday, March 20, in the first day of Spring. That means yesterday was the last day of winter that began on December 21, 81 days ago. The consensus of people I talk to agree it has been a long, […]

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Ambulance will go to all fires calls in Norfolk

By DAVID JUDD Ambulances will continue to go to fires in homes and other buildings in Norfolk County. Mayor Dennis Travale recently asked why an ambulance was dispatched to a fire in an old tobacco kiln, which only housed a potato harvester. Councillors got their answer last Tuesday, March 5, in a five-page report from […]

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Leith Stetson remembered for kindness and service

The passing of Leith Stetson on March 6 has left an empty spot in the community fabric of Port Dover. Since coming to Port Dover in 1969, Leith Stetson quickly made his presence known throughout the community as the genial new owner of the downtown jewellery store. From the beginning of his family’s residency here […]

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Death Notices March 2013

Published March 27th 2013 Audrey Brown BROWN, Audrey Ilene (nee Powell). Peacefully passed away at Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, Audrey Brown of Freelton and Port Dover, at the age of 83 years. Beloved mother of Cheryl (Ian) McDougall and Randy (Kathy) Brown. Dear grandma of Anne McDougall, Daniel Brown, Jennifer Brown […]

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OPP Report Wed. March 6th – UPDATED

A collision just west of Port Dover last Wednesday morning took the life of 37-year-old Tara Veri. Mrs. Veri was a wife and mother who lived in Simcoe. She worked for the Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk and leaves behind her husband and an eight-year-old daughter Alexis. The funeral service for Mrs. Veri […]

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Help pick name for new Port Dover elementary school

Board starts naming process Before students from Doverwood Public School move into the school on St. George Street in Port Dover and join the grade 7 and 8 students, the Port Dover Composite School site needs a name appropriate for an elementary school. Here’s your chance to provide input into the selection process for the […]

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Misner Dam can’t hold back ‘super flood’

By DAVID JUDD The future of the Misner Dam looks to be headed back to the drawing board. It promises to be an expensive and time-consuming exercise. Norfolk County’s three-year quest for permission to repair the aging dam on the Lynn River in Port Dover will come to the end of the line this month, […]

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Misner Dam’s repair costs soar

Port Dover’s now infamous Misner Dam was the topic of discussion at Norfolk Council meeting last night (Feb. 26). The debate occurred after The Maple Leaf’s press deadline. The following is taken from extensive reports tabled at the meeting. Reports from Norfolk County General Manager Eric D’Hondt of Public Works & Environmental Services and from […]

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Barb MacDonald is 2013 Port Dover Citizen of the Year

Barb MacDonald has been named Port Dover’s 2013 Citizen of the Year by the Port Dover Board of Trade. In an interview on Saturday, Barb exclaimed, “when they phoned on Friday to tell me I am Citizen of the Year, I said you have got to be kidding”. She then told The Maple Leaf, “I […]

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New Public Library at PDCS tech wing

Discussions are underway for a new Norfolk County Public Library (NCPL) branch location in Port Dover at the present location of Port Dover Composite School on St. George Street. Library Board Chair Tom Morrison and the NCPL Board announced that with the adoption of a resolution by Grand Erie District School Board regarding the future […]

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Councillor Wells wants Norfolk to oppose more wind turbines

By DAVID JUDD John Wells wants Norfolk County to reinforce its stand against the spread of industrial wind turbines. The county twice has asked the province to impose a moratorium on approving wind turbines while health studies take place. Now the Port Dover councillor will ask county council to tell the province that Norfolk will […]

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Bridge repairs “on schedule” for end of April

The Maple Leaf has been informed that “mechanical repairs and bearing replacements for the Lynn River lift bridge are now underway,” stated Liane Fisher of the Ministry of Transportation office in London. She said that work is “expected to be complete by the end of February”. Concrete repairs to the underside of the bridge will […]

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Death Notices February 2013

Published February 27th 2013 Elisabeth Sebold SEBOLD, Elisabeth of Port Dover passed away unexpectedly Thursday February 21, 2013 at Norfolk General Hospital in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband Hans (1999). She is survived and will be sadly missed by her loving children Christine (Douglas) Gamble and Teresa (Gary) McKenzie all of Port Dover. […]

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No changes in Harbour Marina management

By DAVID JUDD Port Dover Harbour Marina will return to county council’s agenda this spring. A long-awaited report on ways to manage the marina is expected in April. A year ago, Port Dover volunteers offered to manage the marina on behalf of the county. In response, a staff report should be ready in two months, […]

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County sells Woodhouse garage

By DAVID JUDD Norfolk County is selling the former Woodhouse garage on Cockshutt Road north of Port Dover. Great Lakes Offshore Services Inc. has agreed to buy the garage for $250,100. County council was expected to approve the sale last night, Feb. 12. The garage has been closed since last summer. Staff work out of […]

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