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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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“Month of May Food Drive” seeks community support

  Organizers of this year’s “Month of May Food Drive” for the Port Dover & Area Lifeline Food Bank explain how you can help. Cash donations are being accepted at Mike’s No Frills and Port Dover Scotiabank.   THIS year’s 2020 ‘Month of May Food Drive’ will be just a little different than what we […]

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Lighthouse Theatre cancels 2020 main season

  Lighthouse Festival Theatre will not go ahead with its five main season shows this summer. In making the announcement public on Thursday morning, the Port Dover theatre said it “is faced with the reality that the live theatre environment, for the foreseeable future, cannot exist as it once did prior to COVID-19.” Sponsors, partners […]

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Port Dover Lions Club not organizing Canada Day festivities in 2020

  Port Dover Lions Club announced Wednesday morning (Apr 22) that the local Lions will not be organizing Canada Day festivities this year. For many years, the Lions members have organized the annual Calithumpian Parade, the Boat Parade, concert in Silver Lake Park and fireworks. In a press release, the Lions said “as a result […]

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