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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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Charlie Luke’s history with Port Dover is long and deep

By Donna McMillan MAYOR-ELECT Charlie Luke will begin his new role at the helm of Norfolk County on December 2, the date of the inaugural meeting of the recently elected Council. And, he is looking forward to spending his first six months visiting with all area businesses, making himself available to the public and working […]

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Death Notices November 2014

Published November 26th 2014 Ron Butchart BUTCHART, Ronald of Port Dover passed away suddenly on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Hamilton General Hospital in his 83rd year. Dear father of Cheryl (Guy) Simon of Langton, Karen (Cam) Laforme of Tillsonburg, Katy, Chris and Chuck (Adrienne) all of Simcoe. Proud grandfather of Tracy, Shaun, Alexis, Ryan […]

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Port Dover ChristmasFest Parade video

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Board of Trade president Adam Veri, Manager Jan Overend, ChristmasFest chair Derek Ritschel, Cara Bridgwater, Christmas Lighting committee Melissa Mummery and a holiday minion preparing for ChristmasFest.

Santa Claus is coming to town Saturday for ChristmasFest

Plans are complete for Saturday’s ChristmasFest and Moonlight Madness with the annual visit of Santa Claus to Port Dover. This event is a project of Port Dover Board of Trade, with Derek Ritschel serving as committee chair and Manager Jan Overend spearheading the arrangements. Cara Bridgwater is assisting with many of the details in the […]

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Port Dover Sailors skate to victories

By Heather Walters The Port Dover Sailors took on the Niagara Riverhawks Sunday afternoon. The Sailors charged out of the gate, scoring early in the first few minutes of the first period, adding an insurance goal at the halfway mark. The period ended with a 2-0 lead. The Riverhawks, after regrouping in the dressing room, […]

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Sailors beat Dunnville 8-7 in overtime; play Simcoe Friday Nov 7th

Port Dover Junior Sailors were at home to the Dunnville Mudcats on Sunday afternoon, with the fans getting an exciting game of hockey that went into overtime … final score Sailors 8, Dunnville 7. In the meantime, Glanbrook outscored Simcoe 9-5. This season the Sailors have four wins, Simcoe Storm has three. The two teams […]

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