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Dragon boats to roar back onto Lake Scugog

SCUGOG — Dragon boats will return to Lake Scugog this weekend in support of a pair of local community organizations.     The 15th Port Perry Dragon Boat Festival will see teams from across Durham and beyond vie for the best time in races across Lake Scugog, stretching across Port Perry Bay off the shores of Palmer Park, […]

Norwich experiencing a ‘boom’

Oxford County council has approved multiple residential developments in recent weeks in the township, which could add about 100 housing units. The latest was a subdivision development south of Main St. E. to add 38 single detached houses. Norwich may not rival Toronto in size, but there’s little doubt the tiny south Oxford County town […]

Needed housing approved in Norwich

With the inventory of new homes dwindling across the region, Oxford County council didn’t have any qualms about endorsing the second stage of a Norwich subdivision that will bring 27 new houses to the village. “It’s more housing and we need housing all over Oxford County and Southwestern Ontario,”  said Oxford Warden Larry Martin. “There’s […]

Expansion plans in works for Great Blue Heron Casino

SCUGOG—A new hotel, live entertainment and additional room for more slot machines and table games are all in the cards for the Great Blue Heron Casino. The redevelopment and expansion plans were officially unveiled on Monday at an event hosted by the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (MSIFN), who first opened the gaming hall […]