COVID-19 Update 11

Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2020 12:00 AM

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 – Port Hope, ON

In the wake of the global pandemic, Municipality of Port Hope Council and Senior Management announce the cancellation or postponement of all large-scale events and activities that are scheduled to take place in the Municipality before August 31, 2020.

Municipal event cancellations

The logistics, resourcing and planning involved in hosting large-scale community events has been greatly impacted by the pandemic closures and the mandate to...

Fire Fatalities Report

Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2020 12:00 AM

For Immediate Release

Friday, May 8, 2020 - Port Hope, ON

Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services reports that fire fatalities across Ontario have increased by 65 percent compared to this time last year.

“Unfortunately, 17 Ontarians died in fires during the month of March; a staggering statistic that serves as a reminder to keep fire safety top of mind”, explains Fire Chief C. Ryan Edgar, Director of Fire and Emergency Services. “I am urging all residents to be vigilant in preventing fires in their...

Black Bear Sightings in Urban Area

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:00 AM

Residents are advised that there have been reported black bear sightings in various locations in the urban area of the Municipality.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) cautions that at this time of year, natural food sources for bears can be scarce, so bears are seeking other available food sources (attractants), some of which may be available on or near your property. It is recommended that residents follow these steps to ensure that attractants are not available on or near residential...

Tree Removal on Lakeshore Road

Posted on Friday, April 24, 2020 12:00 AM

Council and staff have received numerous inquiries from residents about trees that have been removed along Ridout Street and Lakeshore Road. Below is a review of the project details.

The tree removal is part of the Lakeshore Road Reconstruction Project, an undertaking that is a critical expansion and one that will have a significant impact on the ability for residents to safely walk on a sidewalk rather than on the side of the road. This has long been a request advocated by many residents over time.


Parkland Closure Bordering Ganaraska River

Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:00 AM

The closure of the green space, trails and parklands that border the Ganaraska River has received a great deal of attention from the community. Council would like to provide the community with some additional background information as to how they arrived at the decision to close these areas.

It is well known that the opening of the Trout fishing season is an incredibly popular event, attracting hundreds of anglers from all over the Province and beyond to Port Hope to enjoy fishing along the River....