Susan Gamble, Brantford Expositor

Susan Gamble has worked at The Expositor since 1991, covering everything from consumer scams to education. She now focuses on general beat reporting, investigative stories and a weekly column that's a collection of quirky and amusing stories from the area. Previously a videographer for CKCO-TV in Kitchener, Gamble was one of the country's first female television news photographers. She has been nominated for, or won, more than 16 Ontario Newspaper Awards. She's been nominated for a Canadian Association of Journalists award for investigative reporting and a National Newspaper Award for local coverage.

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Man jailed for sex crime

SIMCOE -- A Norfolk man who originally faced at least two dozen charges for sexual crimes against minors, from 2002 to 2015, was sentenced to jail on Friday on a single charge in Simcoe's Superior Court.

Simcoe man pleads guilty to assault

A Simcoe man who assaulted two people last November was sentenced recently to almost 10 months in jail, along with time already served.

Simcoe courthouse. (FILE PHOTO)

Jail term for drug dealer

A Brampton man, one of six people charged in a huge Simcoe drug bust last May, was sentenced to more than a year in jail on top of the year he has already served.

Joe Green of Six Nations offers a traditional blessing on the weekend during the Fishermen's Memorial Service and Blessing of the Nets in Port Dover. (Brian Thompson/The Expositor)

Netting benefits of blessing

PORT DOVER -- The Lake Erie fishing business can use all the heavenly help it can get, says James Misner.

Norfolk public health nurse Jamie Hagan watched as Rick Wisson estimated how much liquor is in a standard drink as part of the annual Mind Body Soul Wellness Fair at The Aud on Saturday. SUSAN GAMBLE - Postmedia News

Health, wellness take centre stage

With a variety of glassware in front of them – beer steins, wine goblets and balloon cognac glasses – two public health nurses were trying to make a serious point on Saturday.

18 months house arrest for assault

A Norfolk man was given a long period of house arrest to work through counselling as he was ordered in Simcoe’s Ontario Court to deal with his addictions and mental health issues.

Simcoe courthouse. (FILE PHOTO)

Purse snatcher pleads guilty

A Norfolk County man who snatched a purse from a senior and then injured her defender was sentenced to a year in jail on top of the 90 days he has already served.

Jail stay for drug trafficker

A 41-year-old South Walsingham man who was arrested in possession of a variety of non-prescription drugs in October 2017 was able to plead his 13 original charges down to four in Simcoe's Ontario Court recently.

Eleven-year-old Emily Agnew of Waterford looks at a water fountain at the Ryerse Garden Gallery display on Saturday at the Springarama home, recreation and garden show at the Aud in Simcoe. Brian Thompson/Postmedia Network

Almost 2,000 people take in this year's Springarama

Drawn by sunshine, promises of rejuvenated homes and the chance to win traditional prizes, almost 2,000 people filed through the annual Springarama event in Simcoe over the weekend.

Sixteen-year-old Stacie Ritchie of Brantford hoists her trophy, given to her by Norfolk OPP Insp. Lisa Anderson, following a sledge hockey game on the weekend between South Coast Special Needs Kids team and the police in Waterford. (Brian Thompson/The Expositor)

Sledge hockey scores

WATERFORD -- Larry Renton said he had no choice but to attend a sledge hockey game between Norfolk OPP and the South Coast Special Needs Kids.

Ecole Ste. Marie students Allegra and Geneva Thompson-Campbell of Port Dover will compete at the 32nd annual Norfolk Musical Arts Festival, which starts Feb. 26 at various locations in Simcoe. The festival calendar is available at www.nmaf.ca. NMAF/Facebook Photo

Community in tune with festival

Hundreds of competitors using voices and a variety of instruments will be vying for trophies, scholarships and just a bit of local glory over the coming week in the annual Norfolk Musical Arts Festival.

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Man jailed for violent home invasion

A naked, violent man who committed a terrifying home invasion while in the midst of a psychotic break from reality was sentenced in Ontario Court last month.

Simcoe courthouse. (FILE PHOTO)

Man admits to break and enter

A Norfolk man who stole jewelry and electronics from a Waterford home was sentenced last month to 136 days in jail for that and several other crimes.

Simcoe courthouse. (FILE PHOTO)

Jail term for drug trafficker

A Norfolk man who was part of a group of five who were arrested with about $70,000 worth of drugs in their vehicle has been sentenced to 180 days of jail and faces further charges.

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Man pleads guilty to indecent act charges

A naked man who was photographed in Port Dover performing a lewd act in his vehicle won’t go to jail unless he breaks his court-ordered probation time.