NEW PROPOSED COUNTY BY-LAW AIMED AT MAKING LIFE DIFFICULT FOR SMOKERS
4/26/2017 7:30:33 AM
Smoking may soon be banned in certain outdoor areas across the county. Norfolk's Board of Health passed a draft Smoke-Free Outdoor Spaces By-Law on Tuesday night which prohibits or limits tobacco smoking on Norfolk's parks and recreation properties, buildings, and structures.

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JOHN FORD OFFICIALLY RETIRES AT NORFOLK'S TREASURER
4/26/2017 7:21:42 AM
Another big player in Norfolk County steps out of the limelight for the last time. Tuesday night, Norfolk's Treasurer John Ford officially retired with councilors acknowledging his years of hard work.

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LCBO WORKERS ARE PREPARED TO STRIKE
4/26/2017 7:13:26 AM
93 percent of LCBO workers say they are prepared to strike if they don't get a new contract. That's a result of a vote that's been carried out over the last couple of days.

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NORFOLK HAS TALENT IS BACK, AND THEY'VE TEAMED UP WITH THE FAIR
4/26/2017 7:04:28 AM
After taking a one-year hiatus, Norfolk Has Talent is back, and they're bigger than ever. After taking time off to rest and gather new board members, Norfolk Has Talent is ready to see what the community has to offer.

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MS WALK IN SIMCOE LOOKS TO RAISE $45,000
4/26/2017 6:55:34 AM
Thousands of people across the province, including hundreds right here in Simcoe, are lacing up their running shoes for the annual MS Walk next month. This is the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada?s largest fundraiser.

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SEVERAL LAPTOP COMPUTERS STOLEN FROM A CALEDONIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
4/25/2017 8:00:17 AM
An investigation is now underway at an elementary school in Caledonia after thieves broke in and vandalized classrooms and made out with several laptop computers. Officers with the Haldimand OPP got the call early Monday morning.

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FANSHAWE COLLEGE IS BRINGING A TASTING BOOTH TO WATERFORD'S FARMERS MARKET
4/25/2017 7:53:30 AM
Waterford Farmers? Market will have a tasting booth this summer courtesy of Fanshawe College. The booth is going to be run by a student and faculty member from the Agri-Business Management program in Fanshawe College's Simcoe / Norfolk regional campus.

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PORT DOVER DIVIDED ON THE INSTALLATION OF OUTDOOR PATIOS
4/25/2017 7:46:03 AM
Recent reports have Port Dover residents up in arms that sidewalk patios may be coming to the Lakeside town. The reason for the anger? Parking.

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DOCTOR, MTO, WORKING TO STOP THE SPREAD OF PHRAGMITES
4/25/2017 7:38:18 AM
The invasive weed phragmites is well-known for choking off beaches and shoreline frontage, but it uses Ontario's highway network to travel from place-to-place.

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LONG POINT'S HOMETOWN BREW GETS HIGH PRAISE AT EAT & DRINK NORFOLK
4/25/2017 7:29:45 AM
The numbers are in! Officials at the Fair say Eat and Drink Norfolk was another smashing success with crowds over 4,000 taking in the event. Fair GM George Araujo adds their pre-sale "skip the line" tickets were a big hit as well letting myFM on a little secret.

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GAS LEAK AT TOWN HALL
4/24/2017 1:21:33 PM
A scary moment at Town Hall this morning.

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OPP REMINDING MOTORIST TO LEAVE THE PET AT HOME WHEN GOING SHOPPING
4/24/2017 11:32:59 AM
It has begun. The Norfolk OPP is reminding motorists not to leave your animals unattended in a hot vehicle. On Sunday, police were contacted after a concerned citizen spotted a dog inside of a car in the Canadian Tire parking lot in Simcoe.

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144 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FACE SUSPENSION TODAY
4/24/2017 7:51:50 AM
Unless a lot of students update their vaccination reports or got treatments over the weekend, close to 150 17-year-olds will be turned away from school today.

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MORE DEATHS OCCURRING ON OPP-PATROLLED ROADS, WATERWAYS AND TRAILS
4/24/2017 7:44:57 AM
OPP has released the 2016 annual report of fatalities on our roadways, waterways and trails. Sergeant Kerry Schmidt says police noticed some issues with the 'The Big Four', which are: aggressive, distracted and impaired driving and not wearing a seatbelt.

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FOUR OMB HEARINGS REMAIN ON A CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE IN LONG POINT
4/24/2017 7:30:18 AM
Norfolk County continues fighting off appeals at Ontario Municipal Board regarding their decisions in 2016 on Hastings Drive in Long Point.

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ROTARY CLUB OF NORFOLK SUNRISE CELEBRATE MILESTONE BY PLANTING TREES IN SIMCOE
4/24/2017 7:23:47 AM
Service above self is the motto one organization has maintained for more than a century. Volunteers with the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise spent Friday planting 100 trees along the Sunrise Trail in Simcoe to mark the Rotary Foundation's 100th-anniversary celebrations.

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NORFOLK AND ALUS TAKE ON ALGAE
4/24/2017 6:55:57 AM
ALUS Canada and Norfolk County are looking to team up. The Goal? Study local rivers to see what we can do to lower our phosphorus emissions into Lake Erie. The was Norfolk's Manager of Environmental Services Bob Fields talking about the initiative.

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WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER BRINGING STOLEN CAR TO OPP DETACHMENT
4/21/2017 4:34:54 PM
If you are planning on driving around a stolen vehicle, maybe don't make a pit stop to the Norfolk OPP Detachment in Simcoe. Members of the Street Crime Unit were standing in front of the Queensway building when the vehicle attracted the officer's attention.

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ADULT MAGAZINES LEFT AT A HOUGHTON HOME
4/21/2017 4:24:42 PM
The Norfolk OPP are trying to track down those responsible for leaving behind adult magazines at a home in Houghton. On Thursday, police say they received a call from an upset homeowner on 1st Concession Road.

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POLICE LOOKING TO SPEAK TO ALLEGED FOOD BASICS SHOPLIFTER
4/21/2017 4:17:02 PM
The Norfolk OPP are trying to track down an alleged shoplifter. The incident took place on Monday when officers were called in to investigate after a quantity of merchandise was removed from Food Basics in Simcoe.

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NORFOLK WOMAN LOSES NEARLY $1,000 TO ROMANCE SCAM
4/21/2017 8:00:50 AM
Love can make you put on the blinders but, for some, it can also get you pull out that chequebook. Norfolk OPP is reminding the public to be careful of "romance scams" popping up on popular dating sites.

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NORFOLK AND OXFORD COUNTIES MAY GO TO WAR OVER ZONING OF THE NORFOLK MALL
4/21/2017 7:53:19 AM
Is a Norfolk County property suffering only to benefit Tillsonburg? That was the debate Tuesday night at Town Hall as our elected officials looked at the draft policy for Norfolk's 5-year Official Plan.

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IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT, FUEL, STOLEN FROM RURAL PROPERTY
4/21/2017 7:43:57 AM
Farmers may want to keep a close eye on their equipment. The Norfolk OPP is investigating after Irrigation equipment, and fuel totaling more than $4,000 were stolen from a property on Highway 24 East in Charlotteville.

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THE PARENT BAZAAR INVADES THE AUD ON SATURDAY
4/21/2017 7:34:41 AM
For some people in Norfolk County, this Saturday is just another day, but for parents with young children -- it's a big one. The Parent Bazaar comes to the AUD in Simcoe where parents, businesses, and community groups set up shop.

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WHAT A YEAR FOR CRIME STOPPERS OF HALDIMAND, NORFOLK, AND TILLSONBURG
4/21/2017 7:27:24 AM
Crime Stoppers of Haldimand, Norfolk, and Tillsonburg held their Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday handing out awards to groups and individuals for their efforts in improving the community.

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PLACING NETS OVER RECYCLING BINS SHOT DOWN AT TOWN HALL
4/20/2017 8:04:18 AM
It may have been a good idea in theory, but in the end, the price tag was just too much for council to consider. Councillor Peter Black's motion of placing nets over recycling bins was shot down at Town Hall.

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OPP RESPOND TO BREAK AND ENTER, THEN ARE ASKED TO LEAVE
4/20/2017 7:56:22 AM
A person living in Simcoe probably should have thought twice before calling the cops about this break and enter. On Monday afternoon, officers responded to a break-in on Cedar Street.

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OPP ISSUE 98 FINES IN TWO DAYS
4/20/2017 7:50:37 AM
Drivers speeding on Norfolk County roadways continues to be a great concern with officers at the Norfolk OPP. Our police force wrapped up a two-day blitz where they issued 81 speeding tickets.

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DESPITE IFFY WEATHER CONDITIONS, LOCAL MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCER COMES OUT ON TOP
4/20/2017 7:43:54 AM
The fluctuating temperatures and unpredictable weather conditions made this Maple Syrup season interesting, but in the end, things turned out okay for a local producer.

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JOB EXPO BEING HELD IN DELHI TODAY
4/20/2017 7:35:01 AM
The Delhi Legion is hosting a Job Expo today. More that 25 positions around Norfolk have opened up in fields ranging from carpentry to retail and much more. These are also seasonal, part-time, and full-time positions. The job expo runs today between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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HEALTH UNIT TO HOST A COMMUNITY ALCOHOL FORUM IN JARVIS
4/20/2017 7:26:16 AM
Norfolk County may have an alcohol problem -- our consumption is higher than the provincial average. In response to this issue, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is hosting a Community Alcohol Forum in Jarvis on Tuesday, April 25th.

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POLICE RAID OHSWEKEN BUSINESS ACCUSED OF SELLING MARIJUANA ILLEGALLY
4/19/2017 11:52:50 AM
A police raid on an Ohsweken business. On Tuesday, Six Nations Police executed a search warrant on Medixinal on Highway 54. Police say the sole purpose of the business was to illegally sell and distribute marijuana and cannabis products.

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