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Explore, Create and Appreciate Art during the Highlands East Plein Air Arts Festival

Posted to Events on Aug 14, 2015
Plein Air Painting

The Highlands East Plein Air Arts Festival runs September 10th through September 14th, 2015. Highlands East is a treasure trove of scenic subject matter perfect for any kind of plein air artist; lakes, rivers, colourful trees, rocky outcrops, ruins, historic sites and much more. Plein air simply means to paint outdoors. A great tradition in Ontario, plein air is enjoying a renaissance as more and more artists and hobbyists want to be inspired by the wild and natural world.

You might see an artist during your stay in the highlands at one of these many locations. And if you are an artist please enjoy our rugged and beautiful area.

For more information on the festival and participating artists please visit highlandseastpleinair.wordpress.com or download the brochure below.

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Geocaching Capital of Canada GeoTour #1 in Canada!

Posted to Activities, News & Notices on Aug 14, 2015
1st Place Ribbon

The Geocaching Capital of Canada GeoTour is ranked Number One in Canada on the official geocaching.com website with 1929 favourite points (and counting!), having shot to the top of the list in just 3-months, overtaking other GeoTours that have been around for many years!

Just see what satisfied Geocachers are saying:

“Hahahaha! Not quite what I was expecting, but then...there is absolutely NO WAY we could predict what we would find at ANY of these caches! Not only did you think "outside the box"...you threw the whole box away and came up with some amazing caches!”

“NUMBER 100! Finished the GeoTour. I don’t know if I should be happy or sad. I’ve had such a great time doing the series I’m disappointed there are no more. I can’t say enough about the tour and the quality, variety or enjoyment value of the caches.”

“Know that these days have been the best since we started the hobby in 2004. This is truly what geocaching should be.”

“How absolutely fantastic is this!!!...Everyone should run, not walk, to this superb caching adventure.”

And now it is even easier to get 'caching with two newly created starter packages that include maps and cache info as well as a pre-loaded GPS coordinates for 10 Wilberforce Caches and another for the full tour. Visit www.geocachingcapitalofcanada.com for details.

Doors Open comes to Highlands East September 12th and 13th

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Aug 14, 2015
Doors Open Ontario

Every year, Doors Open Ontario attracts large crowds across the province as visitors are invited to discover first-hand Ontario's hidden heritage treasures, some of which have never been open to the public. On September 12th and 13th 2015, Doors Open comes to Highlands East with 20 locations open to the public.

Download the brochures below and don't forget that the Highlands East Plein-Air Arts Festival is taking place September 10th through 13th as well!

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Columbarium Niches Available for Purchase at South Wilberforce Cemetery

Posted to Administrative, News & Notices, Property, Services on Aug 11, 2015

The Municipality of Highlands East is now offering niches for sale in the new Columbarium located at the South Wilberforce Cemetery. There are a total of 18 niches available for purchase.  

The Columbarium looks over Wilbermere Lake and is located in the old section of the cemetery.  One niche will hold a maximum of two cremated remains (niche size is 12” x 12”).  The purchase price of $1,367.30 for one Niche includes one engraved niche plaque (final engraving at additional cost).  

A full fee schedule is available for download below. For further information contact the Municipal Office at (705) 448-2981 ex. 222.

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Notice of Public Workshops regarding Zoning By-Law Updates

Posted to By-Law, Downloads, News & Notices, Services, Zoning By-Law on Jul 20, 2015

Council for the Municipality of Highlands East has initiated a work program to update its Zoning By-Law. A Zoning By-Law is a regulatory document that establishes land use categories, land use permissions and regulations for the use of buildings and structures. The current Zoning By-law for the Municipality was last updated in 2008. The update will address amongst other matters, conformity with the recently updated Official Plan, shoreline development and redevelopment and methods of addressing housing affordability.

Interested members of the public are welcome to attend one of three informal open houses with the Municipality’s land use planner to learn more about this important community project. The Open Houses will be held on:

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Lloyd Watson Community Centre
2249 Loop Road, Wilberforce 

Friday, August 21st, 2015 from 10:00AM to 12:00 Noon
Robert McCausland Memorial Community Centre
1043 Community Centre Road, Gooderham 

Friday, August 21st, 2015 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Cardiff Community Centre
2747 Monck Road, Cardiff

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Off Road Vehicle By-Law 2015-39

Posted to By-Law, News & Notices, Services on Jul 14, 2015
ATV Trail

On July 13, 2015 Highlands East Council passed By-Law 2015-39 permitting ATVs, two-ups and side by sides on the shoulder of all Municipal Roads.

The by-law is available for download below as well as an FAQ and Smart Ride-Safe Ride brochure.

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2015 Budget

Posted to Budgets, Downloads on Jun 30, 2015

Notice Regarding October Council Meeting

Posted to Council, Meetings, News & Notices on May 12, 2015

The council meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 has been cancelled and rescheduled for Monday, October 19th, 2015 at 9:00AM in the Council Chambers at 1101 Holmes Road in Wilberforce.

Understanding Accessibility

Posted to Administrative, Services on Apr 27, 2015

What is accessibility? It simply means giving people of all abilities opportunities to participate fully in everyday life. 

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) is a Provincial Act with the purpose of developing, implementing and enforcing accessibility standards in order to achieve accessibility for persons with disabilities with respect to goods, services, facilities, accommodation, employment, buildings, structures and premises by the year 2025.

Its goal is to make Ontario accessible for people with disabilities by 2025.

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OPP Text with 911 allows easy access to emergency services for those with hearing and speech impairments.

Posted to Fire Rescue, News & Notices, Services on Apr 21, 2015
T911 User Dials Phone

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is improving its capacity for emergency response and enhancing the safety for an important segment of the communities it serves by being equipped to receive emergency calls for service via Text with 911 (T9-1-1) from people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired (DHHSI) and for which the OPP is the Primary Public Safety Answering Point (P-PSAP).  

The T9-1-1 service is not intended for use by the general public and prospective users must register their cell phones with their wireless carrier in advance.

An Information Card is available on the OPP website at opp.ca/ecms/index.php?id=620 and more information is also available through the Canadian Wireless Telecommunication Association at cwta.ca and textwith911.ca

Meeting Minutes & Agenda

Minutes for Council Meeting on August 10, 2015
2015.08.10_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on July 21, 2015
2015.07.21_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on July 13, 2015
2015.07.13_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on June 22, 2015
2015.06.22_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on June 8, 2015
2015.06.09_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on June 11, 2015
2015.06.11_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on June 10, 2015
2015.06.10_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Trails Committee Meeting on June 9, 2015
2015.06.09_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Housing & Grants Committee Meeting on June 4, 2015
2015.06.04_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development & Business Committee Meeting on June 2, 2015
2015.06.02_minutes_economic_development_and_business.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on May 25, 2015
2015.05.25_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on May 11, 2015
2015.05.11_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on April 27, 2015
2015.04.27_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on April 15, 2015
2015.04.15_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on April 13, 2015
2015.04.13_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on April 9, 2015
2015.04.09_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on April 8, 2015
2015.04.08_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development & Business Committee Meeting on April 7, 2015
2015.04.07_economic_development_and_business.pdf
Minutes for Housing & Grants Committee Meeting on April 2, 2015
2015.04.02_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Trails Committee Meeting on April 1, 2015
2015.04.01_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on March 23, 2015
2015.03.23_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on March 12, 2014
2015.03.12_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on March 11, 2015
2015.03.11_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on March 9, 2015
2015.03.09_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Housing & Grants Committee Meeting on March 5, 2015
2015.03.05_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Trails Committee Meeting on March 4, 2015
2015.03.04_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on February 27, 2015
2015.02.27_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on February 12, 2015
2015.02.12_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on February 9, 2015
2015.02.09_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Housing & Grants Committee Meeting on February 5, 2015
2015.02.05_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf