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OPP amps up social media presence for #SID2015

SAFETY IS #Up2Us – TAKE CONTROL OPP amps up social media presence for #SID2015 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is stepping up its social media presence to engage more young people and their families to ensure their safety in the online world. February 10th is International Safer Internet Day, which was created in 1999 to […]

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Nicole Diec (second from left) thanks everyone who is helping develop the Dover Wharf condo project. With her from left are Max Morrison of MC Engineering of Simcoe, architect Kathy Vogel of Hamilton, Jim McFarlane of MC Engineering and Pat Prodanovic of Riggs Engineering of London.

‘Dover Wharf’ project gets Norfolk’s go-ahead

By David Judd Nicole Diec is a big step closer to realizing her dream. More than 30 years ago, she was a young Vietnamese immigrant to Canada with a job processing fish at the Henry H. Misner plant at the foot of Main Street. Ms. Diec dreamed that one day she would transform the plant […]

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Death Notices February 2015

Published February 25th 2015 Muriel Moore MOORE, Muriel Catherine. Muriel, of Port Dover, died on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home, Simcoe, four days shy of her 91st birthday. She is survived by her loving daughter, Cheryl Louise Parker of Vancouver, B.C.; nieces Carmen Stone (Kevin Rainey) of Port Dover, Diane Stone […]

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Community asked to nominate ‘Citizen of the Year’ candidates

President Adam Veri of Port Dover Board of Trade says now is the time to nominate a person or couple, to be Port Dover Citizen of the Year 2015. This procedure has become a tradition since 1986 when the Board of Trade named Harold and Marjorie Schneider as top citizens that year. This lakeside community […]

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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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