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Scam breaks woman’s heart, bank account

It broke her heart and her bank account, too. Norfolk County OPP say a woman was conned in the so-called Romance Scam. Police say she met a man on social media who asked her for money to deal with some

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Gas leak costs blow to Norfolk’s budget

Costs to cap leaking natural gas wells have eaten a hole in Norfolk County’s budget. With nothing budgeted, the County says the 155-thousand dollar price tag will be added property tax bills. Six households were evacuated after two gas wells

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Norfolk students take over council chamber

Norfolk County Mayor Charlie Luke and his council colleagues may have been looking over their shoulders – in a good way. The Simcoe council chambers were taken over by Norfolk secondary students as part of Local Government Week activities last

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Norfolk’s Start-up wins national award

Norfolk County is celebrating a prestigious national award. Its Student Start Up Program captured top honours as the Best Promotion Event at the 2017 Marketing Awards held by the Economic Development Association of Canada. The County provided $200 dollars each

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Norfolk crash victim identified

Norfolk County O-P-P have identified the victim of a crash last Saturday. 30-year-old Matthew O’Donnell of Norfolk was driving north when his pickup truck veered into a ditch, collided with a tree and caught fire. The collision happened on Charlotteville

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Norfolk County councillors-in-waiting?

Norfolk’s municipal leaders may want to watch over their shoulders for some councillors-in-waiting. Students from Delhi District Secondary, Valley Heights near Langton and Waterford District High Schools will be attending a Local Government Event on October 17th. Students will be

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New gas leak in Norfolk County

Another gas leak has been detected in Norfolk County. The hydrogen sulphide was discovered on Forestry Farm Road, in a former gas well on a woodlot owned by the County. The County says trace amount of H2S were observed at

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Norfolk leads region in median household income

Norfolk County did this better than most communities in southwestern Ontario.   Median household income was more than $67,300 in 2015, up 6.5 per cent since 2005.   Statistics Canada says the County also experienced the highest rate of growth

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Film festival on its way to Norfolk

Norfolk is picking up, where “TIFF” left off. Four feature and 20 short films will the highlight reels of the Routes to Roots Festival next month in Simcoe at the Strand Theatre. The County says the October 20th and 21st

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