WORK TO BE COMPLETED AT TALBOT GARDENS BY THE END OF AUGUST
8/17/2017 6:49:50 AM
While the future of a community HUB is up the air, more options are opening up for Talbot Gardens. General Manager of Community Services Bill Cridland says work is underway looking to restore a large portion of the seating.

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MISCHIEF AT DUNNVILLE SCHOOLS
8/17/2017 6:42:30 AM
Three schools in Dunnville were broken into and damaged over the weekend. The Norfolk OPP say they received a call on Monday morning of mischief at Fairview Avenue School where three windows had been broken by an unknown number of suspects.

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BEERSTOCK IS COMING BACK TO POWELL PARK
8/17/2017 6:33:37 AM
It keeps growing and growing, and there is no sign of it slowing down. Beer stock started off with a few different beers served on the patio at the Crepe House in Port Dover and ballooned into the amazing event it is today.

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DROWNING PREVENTION SIGNS TO BE SET UP IN NORFOLK
8/17/2017 6:25:50 AM
Signs are going to be set up when enter Long Point, Turkey Point, and Port Dover to warn you about drowning. Members of area community policing groups came to council to get permission to erect these 4 feet by 8 feet signs warning of the strong undertow on Lake Erie.

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ART IN THE PARK THIS WEEKEND IN PORT DOVER
8/17/2017 6:18:42 AM
The third weekend in August is always set aside as a special time in Port Dover. The Port Dover Summer Festival, or Art in the Park as it is commonly referred to, has been attracting thousands of visitors on this particular weekend for over 40 years.

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OPP RELEASE NAME OF FARM WORKER WHO DIED IN A TRACTOR ACCIDENT
8/17/2017 6:10:45 AM
The Norfolk OPP has released the name of the man who died in a tragic farming accident. According to police, 43-year-old Ernest Williamson of Jamaica was operating a tractor at a Windham Road 5 property when it slid down the bank near a pond and trapped him.

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UPDATE: HALDIMAND OPP RELEASE NAME OF CRASH VICTIM
8/16/2017 11:57:36 AM
Haldimand County OPP has released the name of the man who died in a three-vehicle crash. On Tuesday, police say an SUV, a car, and a motor home collided on Smithville Road in Canborough.

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REC CENTRES STUDY AXED AT TOWN HALL
8/16/2017 6:03:20 AM
The staff report looking into our aging facilities has been put on the backburner. Tuesday night at Town Hall, Council turned down staffs recommendation to hire a consultant who would go in depth into our recreational facilities and come up with multiple solutions.

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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR LOCAL FOOD RECOGNITION DAY
8/16/2017 5:54:01 AM
Local Food Recognition Day is coming to Fanshawe College in Simcoe. South Central Ontario Region Economic Development Corporation, or SCOR EDC for short, has a day planned out for those individuals in their region who prefer to be in the kitchen.

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MEETING SOUGHT BETWEEN CONFLICTING SIDES OF CALEDONIA PROTEST
8/16/2017 5:46:45 AM
The Six Nations Elected Council wants to sit down with members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council. Right now, barricades are in place on Argyle Street in Caledonia and will not come down until the demands of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council are met.

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HALDIMAND COUNTY OPP INVESTIGATING FATAL 3-VEHICLE CRASH
8/15/2017 7:26:04 PM
A fatal collision in Haldimand County. Police say a motor home and an SUV were traveling east bound on Smithville Road in Canborough and another vehicle was traveling west when all three collided.

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DUMP TRUCK ROLLS OVER IN DITCH: NO INJURIES
8/15/2017 5:24:45 PM
Norfolk County OPP are on the scene of a single vehicle collision involving a dump truck on Thompson Road Tuesday afternoon (August 15). Police say that the truck had a tire issue while travelling eastbound which caused it to leave the road.

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THREE MEN ARRESTED FOLLOWING VIOLENT HOME INVASION IN SIMCOE
8/15/2017 2:01:07 PM
Three men are behind bars following a violent home invasion. Police say on Monday, a 23-year-old man was inside a Queen Street South home in Simcoe when three unknown men entered the residence.

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OPP OPEN DEATH INVESTIGATION FOLLOWING TRACTOR INCIDENT
8/15/2017 11:31:15 AM
Norfolk OPP has opened a death investigation after an incident Tuesday morning (August 15). Around 9:30 a.m. emergency crews responded to a farm on Windham Road 5 in Norfolk County. Police say a 43 year-old male was operating a tractor with an open cab near a pond.

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EC OFFERS TORNADO SAFETY TIP AFTER WEEKS OF ACTIVE WEATHER
8/15/2017 5:35:34 AM
If this past Friday has taught us anything, it's that tornado's are a real possibility in Southwestern Ontario. Two confirmed Tornados touched down in Hawkesville and Leamington.

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EC OFFERS TORNADO SAFETY TIP AFTER WEEKS OF ACTIVE WEATHER
8/15/2017 5:27:55 AM
If this past Friday has taught us anything, it's that tornado's are a real possibility in Southwestern Ontario. Two confirmed Tornados touched down in Hawkesville and Leamington.

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EC OFFERS TORNADO SAFETY TIP AFTER WEEKS OF ACTIVE WEATHER
8/15/2017 5:20:10 AM
If this past Friday has taught us anything, it's that tornado's are a real possibility in Southwestern Ontario. Two confirmed Tornados touched down in Hawkesville and Leamington.

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ARTISTS WANTED FOR MURAL IN DOWNTOWN SIMCOE
8/15/2017 5:12:46 AM
It's a chance to turn a piece of Downtown Simcoe into your canvas. Downtown Simcoe BIA and the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise is looking for someone to transform a plain brick building on the corner of Colborne and Robinson Street into a work of art.

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MULTIPLE CROPS WRECKED DUE TO ATV HIJINKS
8/15/2017 5:06:11 AM
Several crops ruined in the Charlotteville area. Police say in the early morning hours on Sunday, unknowns on ATVS attended a number of different addresses and damaged several crops.

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JAZZ IS COMING TO PORT DOVER THIS WEEKEND
8/15/2017 4:59:31 AM
Residents will have the opportunity to take in some high-end jazz this weekend. Running from Friday, August 18th - Sunday, August 20th, the South Coast Jazz Festival returns featuring world-class music in a number of different locations across Norfolk County.

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VANDAL POURS SUGAR INTO GAS TANK
8/15/2017 4:51:47 AM
A costly act of mischief in Port Dover. On Friday morning, police say someone poured sugar into the gas tank of a vehicle parked at a Westdale Avenue home. If you any information on this act, you are being asked to call the authorities.

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MICROBREWERY COMING TO JARVIS
8/14/2017 8:43:05 AM
A new microbrewery is coming to Jarvis. Monte Sonnenberg with the Simcoe Reformer reports that Concession Road Brewery is set to open sometime this fall at the former Jarvis fire hall.

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OPP PROVIDE TIPS TO AVOID COTTAGE B&E'S
8/14/2017 5:30:40 AM
The countdown to school is on which means families who have a cottage will be traveling back and forth as often as possible. Unfortunately, with that journey, it leaves a window open for thieves to jump in. That was Constable Ed Sanchuk.

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ONTARIO PARKS CONCERNED ABOUT NUMBER OF BOATING INCIDENTS
8/14/2017 5:23:04 AM
Some close calls this summer has those with Ontario Parks pleading with boaters to exercise caution.

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THE PROVINCE SPENDING OVER $1-MILLION IN HALDIMAND-NORFOLK TO IMPROVE CHILDCARE
8/14/2017 5:16:17 AM
You give a little and get a little at Council this week. After their summer vacation, our elected officials are back at Town Hall on Tuesday.

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2ND ANNUAL FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER THIS THURSDAY
8/14/2017 5:09:40 AM
It's the perfect way to say "thank you" to our farmers. The 2nd Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner takes place at the Simcoe Farmers Market on Thursday.

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OPP BRIEFS INCLUDE 32 TREES DAMAGED IN THE LYNN VALLEY TRAIL
8/11/2017 12:13:27 PM
It appears a Port Dover thief has yet to turn over a new leaf. In the early morning hours on Wednesday, police say someone broke into the St. Paul's Anglican Church and stole a potted plant. On their way out they also left a memento by damaging the blood donor sign.

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OPP CHARGE HUNDREDS WHO FAILED TO RESPECT 'MOVE OVER' LAW
8/11/2017 7:46:55 AM
Hundreds of drivers received a fine over the long weekend for breaking one specifical law. The OPP laid about 400 charges across Ontario against drivers who failed to move over for stopped emergency vehicles.

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NEW WAIT TIMES DATA NOW AVAILABLE FOR SURGERIES AND PROCEDURES
8/11/2017 7:40:55 AM
Health Minister Eric Hoskins says a new online tool will allow people to see wait times for certain surgeries and compare them at hospitals across Ontario.

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PORT DOVER'S MAIN STREET RECONSTRUCTION TO WRAP UP BY LABOUR DAY WEEKEND
8/11/2017 7:34:00 AM
Good news for the town of Port Dover when it comes to their Main Street reconstruction. That was Project Supervisor Jeff Demeulemeester.

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IT'S BEEN A TOUGH SUMMER FOR OUR TURTLES, EXPERTS SAY
8/11/2017 7:25:22 AM
A state of emergency has been declared for our turtles after its main trauma center in Peterborough announced that more turtles are coming in injured or dead. Executive and Medical Director Sue Carstairs says there were almost 750 turtles admitted to the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre.

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SUPERHEROES AND DISNEY PRINCESSES WILL BE IN SIMCOE ON SUNDAY
8/11/2017 7:16:40 AM
Superheroes and princess' are returning to Simcoe. Batman, Spiderman, and Wonder Woman are making a pit stop at the Kinsmen Splash Pad this Sunday. Princess Anna, Rapunzel, and Ariel are stopping by as well.

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MPP TIRED OF SEEING CALEDONIA BECOMING THE VICTIM IN BURTCH LAND DISPUTE
8/10/2017 5:19:30 PM
Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett wants to see Argyle Street open and protesters off the road. Members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council are blocking Argyle Street South to protest the Burtch Lands, and they are stating that they will not move until their demands are met.

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BURTCH LAND PROTEST BLOCKS CALEDONIA ROAD
8/10/2017 11:23:42 AM
Protest in Caledonia. Members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council are currently blocking Argyle Street South to protest the Burtch Lands. They are handing out a press release that says their barricades will not come down until their demands are met.

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A LOCAL VOLUNTEER OF OVER 40-YEARS NEEDS YOUR HELP
8/10/2017 8:11:24 AM
It's a fundraiser and celebration combined into one. This Saturday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. there will be an open house for Joey Bomberry put on by our local firefighters. That was Mike Tatarka, President of the Simcoe Firefighters Association.

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MNR HAS BEGUN AIR DROPPING RABIES VACCINATIONS IN NORFOLK
8/10/2017 7:50:23 AM
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry was flying high over Norfolk County. That was Beverly Stevenson, a Science Transfer Specialist with the MNR.

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RIDE NORFOLK FRONT AND CENTER IN GRAND BEND
8/10/2017 7:42:46 AM
"Every rural community has a transportation issue." That was the message from Public Transportation Coordinator for Norfolk County, Brad Smith who did a presentation at the Grand Bend Legion on Wednesday.

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