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Duffs lecture to highlight Black History Month

January 31, 2011

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The Port Burwell Historical Society will celebrate Black History in March when author Steven Duffs lectures about Canadian abolitionists, the Underground Railroad and reads from his fictional book about slaves in the lakeside village.Duff will tell the true story of how Belleville’s Dr. Alexander Ross brought fugitive slaves from the United States to Canada in […]

Elgin supports push to extend funding deadline for Ojibway submarine move

January 30, 2011

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Elgin county is supporting both Bayham and the Elgin Military Museum in asking the federal government to extend the deadline for using Community Adjustment Funds to bring the Ojibwa submarine from Halifax to Port Burwell. via Elgin supports push to extend funding deadline for Ojibway submarine move – St. Thomas Times-Journal – Ontario, CA.

Ferry plan sinks

January 29, 2011

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Councillors said they couldn’t see how Norfolk would benefit from the ferry and expressed fear the municipality would simply be left with the after-effects of heavy truck traffic and little else. Jarvis businessman Kent Kristensen was looking for council to agree to be named a “willing host” for his idea of building a port in […]

Council doesn’t ‘know what else he needs from us’

January 28, 2011

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After noting a letter from the Otter Valley Chamber of Commerce supporting the idea of a ferry, Coun. Ed Ketchebaw said he doesn’t know what Capt. Russell Blais, the Quebecbased owner of Lake Erie Ferries Inc. is waiting for. ” We continue to support the idea in principle,” Ketchebaw said. ” I just don’t know […]

Local veggies – all year

January 27, 2011

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Imagine eating a fresh organic salad made up of locally grown lettuce, carrots and spinach. In January. Didn’t think it was possible? Think again. In an innovative but simple back-to-basics move, a small Amish farm near Aylmer is doing just that, growing all that delicious produce in small, unheated hoop houses. via Local veggies – […]

Building in Bayham more expensive

January 27, 2011

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Building in Bayham just got 5% more expensive after council heard permit fees are not covering the municipality’s operating costs. On Thursday chief building official Bill Nifton told council that Bayham’s permit fee rate of 46 cents per square foot of residential construction is far less than neighbour Malahide’s 74 cents and Aylmer’s $1. via […]

West Lorne bird count a busy one

January 27, 2011

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Best find recently, is the spotted towhee from the west, found east of Port Burwell, reported by Ron Allensen at his Monarch Landing Sanctuary. via West Lorne bird count a busy one | Travel | London Free Press.