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Posted Monday, September 21, 2020

Clothes Dryer Safety TipsThe leading cause of dryer fires in homes is the lack of dryer maintenance.  All it takes is a single spark landing in a pile of dry trapped lint for a home fire to start.  Clothes dryer fires can happen to anyone. But there is something you can do that will drastically reduce your risk of ever having a dryer fire happen to you.  Take the necessary precautions to prevent clothes dryer fires.

Posted Monday, September 21, 2020

ESA Light Switch IncidentsAs businesses and individuals work to keep high touch areas clean and disinfected in preventing the spread of COVID-19, the Electrical Safety Authority has become aware that there have been reported light switch failures, caused by spraying cleaning or sanitizing liquid directly onto the switches. 

Posted Monday, June 22, 2020

Council has temporarily suspended the provisions of By-law 102/2008 to prohibit the sale and discharge of fireworks within the boundaries of the Municipality of Port Hope for the Canada Day Holiday. Typically, By-law 102/2008 regulates the dates for which the sale and discharge of consumer fireworks can occur. The By-law indicates that sales may only occur on the ten days preceding Victoria Day and Canada Day, and that the discharge of consumer fireworks may only occur on the Victoria Day and ...

Posted Monday, May 11, 2020

No Fireworks on Victoria Day in Port HopeCouncil temporarily suspended the provisions of By-law 102/2008 to prohibit the sale and discharge of fireworks within the boundaries of the Municipality of Port Hope. At this time, this suspension remains in place only for the Victoria Day 2020 holiday. Typically, By-law 102/2008 regulates the dates for which the sale and discharge of consumer fireworks can occur. The By-law indicates that sales may only occur on the ten days preceding Victoria Day and Canada Day, and that the discharge of con...

Posted Monday, May 11, 2020

Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services is advising residents to contact them regarding any restrictions governing open air burning, before starting any fires or burning brush. “With spring outdoor cleanup starting, we know some residents may choose to burn their yard and brush debris on their property,” explained Fire Chief C. Ryan Edgar, Director of Fire and Emergency Services. Cleaning up debris and limiting the level of flammable vegetation surrounding your home is a good practice,...

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