Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture Appointment

Posted on Monday, May 17, 2021 02:44 PM

The Municipality of Port Hope is pleased to announce that Julia Snoek has been appointed the Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture, following the retirement of former director, Jim McCormack.

“Following a fulsome recruitment process including many external applicants and in-depth interviews, Julia’s experience and proven track record placed her at the top,” notes David Smith, Chief Administrative Officer at the Municipality of Port Hope. “Julia is well connected with the community...

Virtual Civic Awards Celebration

Posted on Friday, May 14, 2021 08:56 AM

The ‘stars of Port Hope’ were celebrated last evening through the annual Civic Awards ceremony, which honoured recipients in seven categories in a pre-recorded broadcast that aired on YourTV and on the Civic Awards page.  

“There hasn’t been a more important time in recent history to celebrate and honour the good work being done by our citizens,” notes Bob Sanderson, Mayor of the Municipality of Port Hope. “If this past year has taught us anything, it’s that we rely on our...

Land Access Restriction Lifted

Posted on Friday, May 07, 2021 08:27 AM

Residents are advised that the land use restrictions bordering the Ganaraska River will be lifted on Friday, May 7, 2021. Access to municipally owned green spaces, trails, and paths along the River will be open to the public for pass-through use only, as will the municipal boat launch and access to the fish ladder.

Recreation fields and amenities, including the outdoor fitness equipment at Cavan Street Park and the Skate Park remain closed, per the Provincial Government Order.

Please note that conservation...

Outdoor Rink and Sports Pad Survey

Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2021 09:01 AM

Residents are advised that the Municipality of Port Hope is seeking public input regarding a potential new outdoor covered rink and sports pad. This project is being initiated as one of the priorities for the 2021 Leisure Services Master Plan and as a result of the low-level remediation work to be performed at the Caroline Street Rink.

Staff are reviewing options for refrigerated and non-refrigerated project considerations, along with multi-purpose sport options. The information gathered from...

Council Meeting Highlights - May 4

Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2021 04:24 PM

Below is a summary of key items discussed at the Municipality of Port Hope Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings held on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. The agendas and staff reports are available on the Council Portal. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting was held electronically via video conference. 

Rural Road Resurfacing 

Council awarded Miller Paving Limited a contract to perform rural road resurfacing in the amount of $392,915.71, including net HST, to be funded by the approved...