Update: Impacts to Planning Processes

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:00 AM

The Municipality wishes to provide a brief update on the COVID-19 impacts to legislated planning processes and the municipal recovery timeline and plan.

Impacts to planning processes

In the wake of the global pandemic, Planning Division staff have continued to process planning applications and work remotely from their homes with applicants and the public throughout this unique period. Planning Division staff recognize and are sensitive to the impacts that the limitations of the current situation...

COVID-19 Update 12

Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020 12:00 AM

Municipality of Port Hope COVID-19 Update #12: Reopening of Select Municipal Amenities and Services

For Immediate Release

Friday, May 15, 2020 – Port Hope, ON

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, the Provincial Government announced the launch of stage one of its reopening framework, including the gradual reduction of lockdown restrictions and reopening of select municipal amenities.

Municipal amenities reopening

Per the Government’s announcement, the municipal boat launch will reopen on Saturday, May 16, 2020.


Farmers' Market Opening

Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020 12:00 AM

Residents are advised that the Port Hope Farmers’ Market Executive Committee has announced its opening this Saturday, May 16.

After meeting the requirements of the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit and obtaining approval from the Municipality for use of the Town Hall parking lot, the Market will open, with food-only vendors and under a strict set of guidelines and criteria from the Health Unit.

While at the Market, shoppers are reminded to abide by the following...

Annual Railway Vegetation Management Program

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:00 AM

Residents are advised that CN Rail is conducting vegetation control activities in the Municipality  between May and October 2020. A regularly updated schedule and FAQ will be available at

If not managed properly, trees, brush or other vegetation can severely compromise public safety. Vegetation can impede the view motorists have of incoming trains, increasing the risk of crossing accidents. Additionally, unwanted vegetation can damage the integrity of the railway,...

Roadside Vegetation Control in Rural Area

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:00 AM

Residents are advised that the Municipality of Port Hope has hired Port Britain Chemicals Inc., to control vegetation along guiderails on rural roadsides in the Municipality (rural area only).

The following pesticide will be used:
Finalsan Pro Commercial Concentrate PCP 30012, under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada)
Active ingredient: Ammonium Salt of Fatty Acid. No surfactants used.

The work will commence the week of May 28 to June 19 and again August 10 to 28, weather permitting.

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