Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer


Misner Dam in Port Dover. (File photo)

Ministry letter suspends Misner dam deliberations

Norfolk Mayor Charlie Luke has requested a meeting with Haldimand- Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett now that the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has created last-minute complications for the Misner dam repair project in Port Dover.

Dan and Shelley McKenzie of Waterford have a major cleanup on their hands after an EF-2 tornado last week toppled nearly 20 mature spruce trees. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

Tornado worse than thought

The longer Environment Canada studies last week’s storm that passed through Norfolk and Haldimand, the worse it gets.

A man and a woman on a motorcycle were injured Friday when they collided with a pizza delivery vehicle in the westbound lane of the Queensway East in Simcoe in front of Tim Hortons. The crash occurred over the noon hour. Paramedics took the pair to hospital on stretchers. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

UPDATE: Serious injuries in crash

A man and a woman on a motorcycle were injured Friday when they collided with a pizza delivery vehicle in the westbound lane of the Queensway East in Simcoe in front of Tim Hortons.

Mitch Meredith, a severe weather meteorologist with Environment Canada in Toronto, was in Haldimand County Thursday inspecting damage from Wednesday’s violent thunderstorm. This was the aftermath at a home at 1600 Highway 3 south of Townsend. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

Storm rattles Selkirk area

A team of Environment Canada investigators was in Haldimand Thursday analyzing damage from the severe storm that blew through southern Ontario Wednesday afternoon.

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Trump rhetoric riles councilllor

Norfolk County is keeping its powder dry in response to provocative remarks about Canada from U.S. President Donald Trump.

Dozens of volunteers fanned out across Norfolk and Haldimand in May to get a handle on the number of homeless people in the two counties. Presenting survey results at a debriefing in Jarvis Wednesday were Tricia Givens, left, housing services program manager in Haldimand and Norfolk, and Louise Lovell, the counties’ housing resource co-ordinator. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

Survey identified 151 homeless cases

Poor health, disability, substance abuse, drug addiction and mental health problems are risk factors for homelessness.

Norfolk expands ATV network

Riders of all-terrain vehicles will have to take the lead if they want general access to Norfolk roads.

There is speculation that Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett could be in line for an appointment to the cabinet . Among those with Barrett at campaign headquarters in Simcoe on election night was longtime executive assistant Bobbi Ann Brady. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

Cabinet buzz for MPP Barrett

Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is enjoying some post-election buzz as a potential appointee to Doug Ford's inaugural cabinet.

Simcoe Coun. Doug Brunton said this week it would be nice if Norfolk County had a mechanism to prevent residential displays such as this one in downtown Simcoe. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

Councillor criticizes ‘messy’ windows

A member of Norfolk council suggested this week that the county should have something like a property standards bylaw for crummy-looking buildings in downtown cores.

Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford, right, and Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett had a good feeling about Thursday’s provincial election as they took part in an election eve rally in Caledonia Wednesday. Turns out those good vibes were correct as the PCs were elected Thursday with an ample majority. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

Ontario turns Tory blue

Local MPP Toby Barrett made it seven victories in a row as he handily won re- election Thursday in Haldimand-Norfolk.