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Death Notices – June 2020

    Published June 30 2020 Bernice Borr BORR, Bernice – It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Bernice (Bunny) (Mark) Borr on June 20, 2020 at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe, Ontario at the age of 94, with her daughter, Janice at her side. Bunny was predeceased by her […]

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164 now positive for COVID-19 at area farm

  (Update Monday evening, June 1, 2020)   As of Monday evening, a total of 164 individuals have now tested positive in the outbreak of COVID-19 at Scotlynn Group farm near Vittoria.  Approximately 210 test results received so far. As well, 46 workers have tested negative.  A total of seven workers have been admitted to […]

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Many Finding Joy in Baking Bread…

  By Donna McMillan SUZANNE Andrews of Port Ryerse has been making bread for the past 52 years. All of her family’s needs for loaves of bread, hot cross buns, bagels, pie crust, cakes and more have come out of her oven since she was first married. For the retired mixed media artist, who now […]

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Waste water plant upgrades will result in cleaner effluent

  THE planned Port Dover and Simcoe waste water treatment plant upgrades will take three years to complete. Port Dover’s plant will slightly expand capacity and lay the foundation for future expansion. Simcoe’s plant will undergo a major rebuild to modernize technology. The upgrades will result in cleaner effluent. Port Dover’s effluent flows into Lake […]

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No summer festivals can get permit in 2020

  COVID-19 concerns mean none of the festivals normally held in the summer months will go ahead this year   NORFOLK County’s community events organizers received a letter late last week from the county saying Special Events Permits “will not be issued up to and including Labour Day events.” “This includes County led events as […]

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Main Street hotel’s new owners plan renovations

  By Donna McMillan   “There is so much life in this building,” say new owners. Phase one of their revitalization plan is an exterior face-lift and focus on the hotel space, its rooms and main level lobby. ESTABLISHED in 1840, the historic hotel at the corner of Chapman and Main in Port Dover has […]

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Death Notices – May 2020

      Published May 27 2020 Bill Burville BURVILLE: William Edward (Bill) – Passed away at the Brantford General Hospital, on Sunday, May 24, 2020 in his 96th year. Predeceased by his first wife Ida May (Sapsford) Burville. Beloved spouse and partner of 25 years Rita Marie McDonald. Predeceased by his parents Harry and […]

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Can that be recycled? … Ask the app

  A new app helps Norfolk residents sort out answers about recycling. RecycleCoach is a free download from Apple or Google for smartphones or tablets. Tell it your address and the app will provide a customized waste collection schedule, remind you when to set out garbage and blue boxes and notify you about changes in […]

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