Summer sweeps into Norfolk Arts Centre

July 16 – As summer takes hold of southwestern Ontario, the sun, the sand and the birds have taken over the Norfolk Arts Centre as well.

Two new exhibits with a distinct summer theme will soon open at the historic facility.

Love swimming, fishing, birding or just hanging out on the beach?  Then, Shoreline Norfolk is the exhibit for you.  Members of Norfolk’s Artist Workshop have risen to the challenge of producing their own interpretations of the county’s popular Lake Erie shoreline.

Norfolk County moves ahead with gas well remediation plan

Simcoe, ON, July 11, 2019 – Norfolk County is taking action on an ongoing public health issue by implementing a plan that will mitigate leaking hydrogen sulphide from an abandoned gas well on Forestry Farm Road.


Researchers from the University of Waterloo have found evidence that the well likely started leaking as a result of the plugging of another area well by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in 2015.

Campers bake for a cause

July 10 – What’s better than eating cupcakes and other delicious goodies? Doing so to help the community.

Children currently taking part in the Norfolk County Day Camp at Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum are hard at work this week preparing for a Bake Sale Fundraiser that will take place July 12 in partnership with Kerry’s Eatery.

Proceeds from the sale will go towards the Waterford Skateboard Park.

Back in April, Norfolk County Council pledged $200,000 to help fund the park, which will be constructed beside the museum at 159 Nichol St.

Weather causing collection delay in Long Point

July 9 – Due to high water levels and heavy rain in recent days, Norfolk County collection trucks are currently unable to access some streets in the Long Point area.

Homeowners in the affected areas can hang on to their garbage and recycling until next week, or bring materials to the South Walsingham Transfer Station located at 1180 3rd Concession Rd. Port Rowan.

The transfer station is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m.

Student businesses receive a boost


July 3 – A great idea is worth pursuing, even if it comes from an abnormal place.

For Port Dover’s Hannah Fuchs, her journey to receiving a Student Start-Up Program grant began at the side of the road.

“I started picking flowers out of the garden, wildflowers on lawns and putting them in vases,” explained the 13-year-old. “But then they would dry up, so I pressed them in a book and thought ‘what am I going to do with this?’.”

That led the recent Lakewood Elementary graduate to make those flowers into bookmarks using a roll of vinyl that was available in her home.

Have your say on by-law changes

June 25 – Norfolk County is looking for public feedback with regards to business licensing by-law updates.

County staff will host a handful of Business Licensing Review Open Houses in the coming weeks. The first takes place June 26 at the Port Dover Community Centre from 5-8p.m.

In an effort to engage stakeholders and foster discussion and collaboration, Stephanie Godby – Norfolk’s Deputy County Clerk – will lead discussions around the Harmonized Business Licensing By-Law 2016-92, which came into effect Jan.

Go to the Fair with Ride Norfolk

Ride Norfolk and the Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show (NCF) recently came together with the goal to alleviate parking stress and reduce greenhouse gas emissions during fair week with safe and reliable public transit.

Youngsters fired up at day camp

The Norfolk County Parks and Recreation Junior Firefighter Camp attracted 35 youngsters eager to learn the ins and outs of the Norfolk County Fire Service.

Arts Centre debuts Gift Shop on Saturday

June 6 – Do you need a unique gift for a special occasion? Visit the grand opening of the Norfolk Arts Centre (NAC) Gift Shop June 8 from 1-4p.m.

There you’ll find a selection of one-of-a-kind creations by over 20 local artists and artisans. Up for grabs will be distinctive pieces courtesy Norfolk area potters, glass artists, jewelers, photographers, woodworkers and much more.

In creating the shop, NAC staff aim to support local creators by promoting their works and providing them with a venue to sell their designs to the public.