LONG POINT REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY ISSUES FLOOD OUTLOOK
8/22/2017 4:52:06 PM
The Long Point Region Conservation Authority has issued a Flood Outlook for the Lake Erie shoreline area of the watershed. There are strong lake winds expected for this afternoon and evening.

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NORFOLK COUNTY OPP SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP TO IDENTIFY FEMALE
8/22/2017 11:47:45 AM
Do you recognize this woman? On Thursday (August 3), the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment was contacted by an employee of the Royal Bank of Canada on Norfolk Street South in Simcoe. The employee was reporting a fraud.

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NORFOLK COUNTY OPP ASKING FOR HELP TO IDENTIFY MALE
8/22/2017 11:27:27 AM
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a man. The Norfolk County Detachment was called to a reported theft at a Canadian Tire on Monday (August 21) afternoon shortly before 2:30pm.

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OPP CONCERNED WITH AMOUNT OF PEOPLE PASSING OUT IN PUBLIC PLACES AROUND NORFOLK
8/22/2017 7:01:30 AM
The OPP wants to make sure that you have a plan for a safe way home when you're out drinking. Concerned citizens have called the police this summer multiple times after people have passed out in public places.

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NORFOLK 150 CELEBRATION OF CULTURE KICKS OFF IN SEPTEMBER
8/22/2017 6:43:04 AM
If you are looking to celebrate just about anything, then the weekend of September 22nd is the time to do it. The Norfolk 150 Celebration of Culture will feature music, food, visual arts and physical activity.

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OVER $13,000 GOING TOWARDS SIMCOE SPECIAL OLYMPICS
8/22/2017 6:26:43 AM
Over $13,000 going to help the Simcoe Special Olympics, courtesy of 100 Norfolk Men Who Give a Damn. There are over 150 athletes in the area who compete at regional or international levels.

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SECOND CHANCE FOR REC CENTRE STUDY?
8/22/2017 6:19:02 AM
Council begins at 2 p.m. with a jam packed agenda but perhaps the most anticipated issue is the rehashing of last weeks controversial decision.

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OPP BRIEFS INCLUDE MISCHIEF AT CEMETERY
8/22/2017 6:08:37 AM
A motorcycle crash has claimed the life of an Ingersoll man. On Friday night, Woodstock Police Service reports that 46-year-old Kenneth Schlimme was driving his motorcycle when it collided with a van, causing Schlimme to be ejected off his motorcycle and was later pronounced deceased.

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WATERFORD MAN SUFFERS SUSPECTED FENTANYL OD
8/21/2017 11:38:24 AM
A Waterford man is lucky to be alive after suffering from a suspected Fentanyl overdose. On Sunday, Brantford Police Service says emergency personnel worked to regain vital signs for the 37-year-old. Once vital signs returned, he was transported to the hospital for observation.

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BUSINESS COALITION PROVIDES DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION UPDATE
8/21/2017 7:15:30 AM
It's not about quick solutions; it's about lasting results. That's the model that the South Coast Business Coalition has taken when it comes to revitalizing Norfolk's Downtown cores.

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KEEP YOUR EYES AND EQUIPMENT SAFE FOR TODAY'S SOLAR ECLIPSE
8/21/2017 6:30:31 AM
All of North America will get at least a partial eclipse of the sun today. Victoria, B-C will offer Canada's best eclipse view with 90 per cent of the sun blocked out starting at 9:08 a.m. local time. This afternoon, Norfolk will likely to see about 70 per cent coverage.

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GAS LEAK IN LANGTON
8/21/2017 6:23:51 AM
A scary situation for a few homeowners in Langton. Residents were told they needed to evacuate their homes on Friday due to a gas leak. The Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit reported significant levels of hydrogen sulfide related to a gas well.

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OMB HEARING OVER SIMCOE CREMATORIUM
8/21/2017 6:17:58 AM
Norfolk County once again being taken to the Ontario Municipal Board, this time for an issue most thought was long dead. Months ago the idea of a Crematorium was discussed at Town Hall only to be shot down due to concerns of the proposed building being too close to residential housing.

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POLICE FIND THE BODY OF MISSING DOUGLAS HILL
8/21/2017 6:12:08 AM
The remains of Douglas Hill have been discovered. After nearly two months into a homicide investigation, police says they have found the remains of the missing 48-year-old who was last seen in Six Nations.

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TWO PEOPLE ARE CHARGED, AFTER DEATH OF SIX NATIONS CHILD BACK IN MARCH
8/18/2017 2:01:15 PM
A man and woman have been arrested and charged with manslaughter, among other charges, in connection with an ongoing investigation into the sudden death of a three year-old child.

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HUB GROUP SHOCKED WITH RECENT COUNCIL DECISION
8/18/2017 6:20:53 AM
Norfolk County will not be hiring a consultant to go in-depth looking at our recreational facilities. That's the reaction from the group of citizens proposing a Community HUB in Norfolk.

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DEVELOPMENT MAY BE HINDERED IN PARTS OF SIMCOE DUE TO LOW LEVELS IN WATER WELLS
8/18/2017 6:12:40 AM
Norfolk County is planning ahead to avoid potential water shortage in Simcoe. Tuesday night at Council, our elected officials laid the ground work to sustain some existing water wells as they try to find additional water sources in the county.

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PLAN AHEAD FOR A BUSY WEEKEND IN PORT DOVER
8/18/2017 6:05:25 AM
When heading out to Port Dover this weekend, you may need to pack a little patience. It's a typical Saturday at the beach with crowds hitting the Lakeside town, but there are also two significant events: South Coast Jazz and Summerfest.

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NEW DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT FOR NGHF
8/18/2017 5:58:43 AM
The Norfolk General Hospital Foundation is welcoming a new Director of Development. Hospital CEO Kelly Isfan recently announced the appointment of Jennifer White to the position bringing along 23 years of experience in fundraising and volunteering management.

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JAZZ HEADLINER PROMISES WEEKEND FULL OF TOP-NOTCH MUSIC
8/18/2017 5:51:03 AM
Top-notch jazz has arrived in Norfolk. Running from Friday to Sunday, the rural beach-side South Coast Jazz Festival returns featuring world-class music, wine, food vendors, films & a silent auction.

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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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