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Death Notices – October 2018

Published October 3, 2018 Jenny Alexander ALEXANDER, Janet (Jenny), passed away peacefully at Port Dover, Ontario, Canada on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Jenny, beloved wife of the late George Alexander, much loved mother of Donald and Duncan and will be so sadly missed by her five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A private family service will […]

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Great fun at Norfolk County Fair

GREAT entertainment is ready again this year at the 178th annual Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show. Friday night, October 5th, the fair grandstand features the Canadian Country Smash Up featuring Emerson Drive, Aaron Pritchett and George Canyon. On Saturday, October 6th at 8:00 p.m., the skyrocketing Canadian country band The Hunter Brothers will perform […]

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‘Meet the Candidates Night’ is October 3rd

MEET The Candidates night for Ward 6 of Norfolk County will be held next Wednesday, (Oct. 3) at Lighthouse Festival Theatre in Port Dover. The seven candidates vying for the single Ward 6 seat on council along with the three candidates seeking to be Norfolk County mayor for the next four-year term have all confirmed […]

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Beerstock in Powell Park supports local micro breweries

By Heather Walters Penny Nunn and Jim Loshaw, owners of the Crepe House, are getting ready for this year’s end-of-summer Beerstock celebrating the micro brewery industry in Norfolk. Sample craft beer, local wines and vendor food while enjoying live music in Powell Park on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are […]

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Ontario’s Privacy Commission looking into leak of confidential email detailing Fire Chief firing

By David Judd ONTARIO’S Information and Privacy Commission is looking into the accidental leak of a confidential Norfolk County e-mail that detailed the firing of Port Dover Fire Chief Gary Spragg. County CAO David Cribbs wrote the e-mail, which was intended for the eyes of senior administrators only. But Mr. Cribbs accidentally mailed it to […]

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Councillors can’t discuss Fire Chief’s dismissal

By David Judd PROVINCIAL law prevents Mayor Charlie Luke and Coun. John Wells from talking about the firing of former Port Dover Fire Chief Gary Spragg. The two veteran politicians were totally frustrated last week as they came under pressure to explain — and perhaps do something about — the chief’s sudden firing at a […]

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Death Notices – September 2018

    Published September 5, 2018 Bob Smythe SMYTHE, Robert Walker of Simcoe, passed away at Dover Cliffs LTC, Port Dover on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in his 73rd year. Born in Simcoe on July 2, 1946, son of the late Frederick Joseph and Berniece Hilliard Smythe. Survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Mary and […]

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Light Up Boat Parade at pier Sunday

FOR boaters, it’s time to dig out the Christmas lights in preparation for the 9th annual Light-Up Boat Parade in Port Dover harbour. Described by participants as “impromptu” and “under-organized,” this end-to-summer ritual will be held this Sunday (September 2) at 8 p.m. (ish). This is a fun and largely unorganized, come-if-you-can local tradition. Light […]

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Let there be ice!

After 38 years on the job, Brad Wilson of Port Dover knows all about good arena ice-making. By Jan Dean BEFORE figure skaters and hockey players lace up, staff at the Port Dover Arena have to lay down the ice. That started last Friday under the direction of Brad Wilson, who is set to retire […]

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Young Company brings ‘The Little Mermaid’ to stage

  By Heather Walters DIRECTOR Marcus Lundgren and Stage Manager Nikki Campbell-Schram have been working with the 19 members of this year’s Young Company in preparation for their live on-stage production of “The Little Mermaid.” Ariel and her heroic friends will entertain the audience as she searches for a life above the sea. The popular […]

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Bollards to protect beach-goers

WOODEN bollards will prevent vehicles from entering Port Dover beach from Walker Street. Norfolk County plans to install the bollards this week at a cost of $12,000 to $15,000, Mayor Charlie Luke told The Maple Leaf. They will replace temporary barriers that were erected after a van drove onto the busy beach on Aug. 4. […]

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Summer Festival & sidewalk sales this weekend

ONE of the most anticipated summertime events in Port Dover is Summer Festival. Often called Art in the Park, it is held the third weekend in August. The 2018 organizing committee is ready for the 46th annual event in Powell Park this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19. It will be complimented by […]

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