Fire Deaths in Ontario

Posted on Friday, February 05, 2021 08:39 AM

Fire deaths in Ontario are on the rise. There have already been 21 fire deaths in Ontario this year. This is more than double the number from January 2020. Thankfully, we have not experienced a fire death or fire injury in Port Hope this year, although we do have a family in our community that has lost their home to a fire.

Port Hope Fire Chief Daniel Smith would like to remind residents to do a New Year fire safety review.

“Fires can happen anywhere at anytime and can spread so quickly...

Council Meeting Highlights - February 2

Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2021 02:44 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, February 2, 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.

Appointment of Deputy Fire Chief

Council appointed Jeff Ogden as Deputy Fire Chief and the alternate Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC), for the Municipality of Port Hope.


Caroline Street Rink Reservations Update

Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2021 10:33 AM

Since the opening of the Caroline Street Rink last weekend, staff have reviewed the new reservation process and have made some changes to increase efficiency and make the process easier for our participants.

Before you begin…

Please be mindful that this is an oversubscribed recreation opportunity. To ensure fairness and provide many people with an opportunity to participate, each person can reserve a maximum of three time slots per week.

Reservations by phone – Thursdays from 9:00 a.m....

Caroline Street Rink Opening

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2021 02:14 PM

The Caroline Street rink will open on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Due to the current COVID-19 related protocols in place, the following guidelines apply:

  • All skaters must make a reservation for their skate time through our online reservation system (no drop-ins permitted).
  • Participants are restricted to Northumberland County residents only.
  • All skating timeslots are 45 minutes each.
  • There is a maximum of 10 skaters permitted on the ice at all times.
  • All skaters must wear a mask.
  • Municipal staff...

Virtual Fitness Programming

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:44 AM

A mini 4-week virtual fitness session is starting on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Choose from the following classes, all from the comfort of your own home:

  • Yin Yoga
  • Somatic Yoga
  • Functional Fitness Level 1 and 2

Online registration begins Monday, February 1, and the fees are $20.00 for the session (HST included). (Note that due to the Family Day holiday, the class on Mondays is a 3-week session and will be pro-rated at the time of registration.)

You will be required to have a laptop, tablet,...