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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,...

Posted Monday, May 11, 2020

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 homes, especially at a time when so m...

Posted Monday, March 23, 2020

Fire Safety Tips during COVID-19  During these difficult times, when public officials are asking us to stay at home, the potential for a home fire is greater than before. Most fires in Ontario occur in our homes, the place where most people feel the safest. Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind everyone of some fire safety measures that we all can take to reduce the risks in our homes and keep ourselves and our families safe from fire. Remember to test your smoke alarms an...

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