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Hit the links at the Wilberforce Curling Club Golf Tournament

Posted to Events on Jul 23, 2014
Autumn Golf Course

The second annual Wilberforce Curling Club Fund Raising Golf Tournament is taking place at the South Algonquin Resort & Cottages Golf Course at 4727 Elephant Lake Road on Thursday, September 20th 2014.

This is a Best Ball tournament so those who only golf a little or not at all, this is the tournament for you! more

September 9, 2014 Council Meeting Rescheduled to September 16, 2014

Posted to News & Notices on Jul 10, 2014

The council meeting originally scheduled for September 9, 2014 has been cancelled and the September meeting will be held instead on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 9:00AM in the Council Chambers in Wilberforce.

Unleash your inner rock hound at Highlands East's mineral collection sites!

Posted to Activities on Jul 9, 2014

The Municipality of Highlands East is proud to be the first Municipality in Ontario to take steps to secure public mineral collecting sites to allow our residents and visitors an opportunity to get outside and appreciate nature in a new and exciting way.

Hobby Mineral Collecting is a fun outdoor recreational pursuit that people of all ages can enjoy, and it makes for a great family outing. Adults and kids alike will delight in the chance to dig for buried treasure, get hands-on with the unique geology that defines the Highlands region, and bring home some colourful gems of your very own! more

2014 Highlands East Studio Tour

Posted to Events on Jul 2, 2014
Painting by Highland Winds Studio

The 12th Annual Highlands East Studio Tour is taking place over two weekends in August; the 9th and 10th and the 16th and 17th. Participating studios throughout Highlands East will be open on to the public on these dates from 10AM through 5PM.

For more information please visit or download the brochure below.

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Posted to Elections on Jun 30, 2014

Septic System Inspection Information & Application Forms

Posted to Applications, Building, Downloads, Services on Jun 30, 2014

Prior to June 30th, 2014, the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge Health Unit was contracted by the municipality to enforce Part 8 (On-Site Sewage Systems) of the Ontario Building Code. Starting July 1st, 2014 the Municipality of Highlands East will now be administering Part 8 in-house. Municipal building inspector staff have received current training and certification in preparation for this transfer.

New Municipal forms relating to On-Site Sewage Systems have been developed and can be downloaded below. 

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2014 Municipal Election: Unofficial List of Nominations Filed

Posted to Elections on Jun 25, 2014

The following candidates have filed nominations as of June 25, 2014.

Reeve: Dave Burton - Wilberforce, ON

Ward 1 Candidate:  Steven Kauffeldt - Cardiff, ON

Ward 2 Candidate: Suzanne Partridge - Bancroft, ON

Ward 3 Candidate:  Cecil Ryall - Gooderham, ON

Ward 4 Candidate:  Joan Barton - Tory Hill, ON |

English Public School Board Trustee Candidate: Gary Brohman - Haliburton, ON

French Public School Board Trustee Candidate: Mike Ross - Ajax, ON

2014 Algonquin Gateway Business Association Discovery Guide

Posted to Activities, Downloads on Jun 19, 2014

The AGBA Discovery Guide lists many local businesses and activities in and around Highlands East and is an excellent resource for those living in or planning to visit Highlands East.

Download the PDF file below or stop into a local business and pick up a paper-copy!

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Energy Conservation & Management Plan

Posted to Downloads, Energy Conservation Plan on Jun 19, 2014

The Highlands East Energy Conservation & Demand Management Plan has been developed as part of the Green Energy Act 2009, O.Reg. 397/11 that came in to force on January 1st, 2012. The regulation applies to all public agencies in Ontario, including municipalities and municipal service boards responsible for the treatment or pumping of water or sewage.

The Ontario Provincial Government requires public agencies to better understand and manage their energy consumption. Therefore, the purposes of the regulation is for public agencies to report annually on energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for buildings and facilities in which the agency conducts its operations from, that are heated or cooled or are related to the treatment or pumping of water or sewage. 

In addition to the energy usage reporting, public agencies are required to develop a five (5) year energy conservation plan, published online and commencing July 1st, 2014.

For more information please contact:

Sharon Stoughton-Craig

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New Wilberforce Library Hours and Opening Date

Posted to News & Notices on Jun 13, 2014

The opening of the new Library in Wilberforce will be delayed from Tuesday, June 17th (as previously announced) to Wednesday, June 18th when it will be open from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.

The Grand Opening date remains the same: June 21st from 2:00PM to 4:00PM

With the new library comes new, extended hours of operation! The new hours for the Wilberforce Branch of the Haliburton County Public Library located at 1101 Holmes Road are as follows:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12:30PM - 4:30PM
Wednesday: 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Thursday: 12:30PM - 4:30PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Sunday: Closed

Meeting Minutes & Agenda

Minutes for Council Meeting on July 8, 2014
Agenda & Reports for Council Meeting on July 8, 2014
Minutes for Council Meeting on June 17, 2014
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on June 12, 2014
Minutes for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on June 11, 2014
Agenda for Council Meeting on June 17, 2014
Minutes for Trails Committee Meeting on June 4, 2014
Minutes for Economic Development and Business Committee Meeting on June 3, 2014
Minutes for Council Meeting on May 27, 2014
Minutes for Council Meeting on May 13, 2014
Agenda for Council Meeting on May 27, 2014
Minutes for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on May 14, 2014
Minutes for Trails Committee Meeting on May 7, 2014
Agenda for Council Meeting on May 13, 2014
Minutes for April 2014 Committee Meetings
Minutes for Council Meeting on April 8, 2014
Agenda for Council Meeting on April 8, 2014
Minutes for Council Meeting on March 25, 2014
Minutes for March 2014 Committee Meetings
Agenda for Council Meeting on March 25, 2014
Minutes for Council Meeting on March 11, 2014
Agenda for Council Meeting on March 11, 2014
Minutes for February 2014 Committee Meetings