Half-Load Restrictions Begin February 17
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2023 04:44 PM
During the spring thaw, most rural roads become too soft to withstand the weight of a fully loaded truck, regardless of the number of axles.
To reduce damage to our roads during this time of year, weight restrictions of five tonnes per axle (half-loads) on all rural roads within the Municipality of Port Hope are imposed. This will take affect beginning Friday, February 17, 2023 until April 30, 2023. Typically, this begins in March but due to the mild winter, this timeline needs to be adjusted...
Filming in Port Hope
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2023 03:00 PM
For the last decade, Port Hope has been a popular filming location for many productions such as Stephen King’s IT, The Hardy Boys, Murdoch Mysteries, and more. Our historic Downtown is a sought-after location for its pristine heritage facades and streetscape that offers a versatile backdrop for many different genres of film.
At this time, we have received interest from production companies for filming later in 2023. However, it is important to note that there has been no formal Film Permit...
Watermain Break - Highland Drive
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2023 09:55 AM
Update at 3:30 p.m.: Work continues on Highland Drive to fix the broken watermain. The work timeline has been extended until 10 p.m. As a result, you may experience low water pressure. Thank you for your patience as crews work to fix the break.
Please be advised of a temporary lane closure on Highland Drive due to a watermain break. Low water pressure may be experienced by those in the area. Please use an alternate route, if possible, as crews are onsite to fix the break. We anticipate work in...
Notice of Public Meeting - Zoning By-law Review
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 03:00 PM
Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Port Hope will hold a Public Meeting on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 7:00 p.m., at Town Hall to consider an update of Zoning By-law 20/2010 which is the Comprehensive Zoning By-law that applies to all lands within the Municipality.
While most of the proposed Amendments apply to the text of the Zoning By-law only, the zoning of a limited number of properties is proposed to change shown on a number of key maps.
Purpose of the...
Mayor's Corner - February 10, 2023
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2023 03:11 PM
Mayor's message Misinformation and its costs to our community
This last week, I have been reflecting a lot on the problem of misinformation and how it erodes trust in our governments, distorts policy priorities, and results in delays on critical issues, including those affecting our health and well-being such as COVID-19 and climate change. Social media is particularly fertile ground for misinformation. Anyone can share anything, often without much impunity. While freedom of expression is a right...