Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer


The Norfolk Arts Centre in Simcoe. (Monte Sonnenberg/Simcoe Reformer)

Arts centre repairs won't be cheap

There was a fair amount of grumbling this week at Norfolk council over the high cost of repairs to heritage buildings.

Motorcycle mania in Dover

PORT DOVER - Friday the 13th motorcycle rallies are more fun in October because Halloween ratchets up the superstition factor.

Retired Gunner Stuart Brown, 95, of Port Dover, and Retired Private Bridget Brown, 90, at right, were guests-of-honour at Saturday’s Warriors Day Parade at the Norfolk County Fair. At left is fellow Second World War veteran Art Hayward of Simcoe. With them is Bob Castles of Simcoe, who read an account of the Browns’ war-time exploits to the assembled throng. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

MP asks: Where are the young people?

Haldimand-Norfolk MP Diane Finley noticed something amiss when she came to the podium at this weekend’s Warriors Day Parade at the Norfolk County Fair.

Haldimand-Norfolk MP Diane Finley, centre, played host to a business round-table at the Erie Beach Hotel in Port Dover Monday. The forum concerned proposed changes to the federal tax code and their potential impact on small business. Among those sitting in were engineer Keith Seguin and his wife Lara of Haldimand County. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

Finley says Liberal plan is a money-grab

Local MP Diane Finley received so many calls and emails this summer over proposed changes to the federal tax code that she decided to call a business round-table in Port Dover this week.

Jack Bradfield, of Simcoe, has lost his appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board after Norfolk council shot down his plans to establish a crematorium. (File photo)

Alternative location eyed on Boswell Street

Members of Norfolk council complained this spring that they didn’t have enough information to make a good decision on a crematorium proposal in Simcoe.