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Essonville Historic Church Rentals

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 18, 2015

Essonville Historic Church, located at 1363 Essonville Line, is available for rentals. The rental fee is $120 (with the exception of funerals where no charge will apply). A rental form is available for download below.

For further information or to book a rental, please contact Elois Somerville at 705-448-2760 or visit the Essonville Historic Church website at

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Bancroft Family Health Team patients can save the drive to Bancroft with Wilberforce Health Clinics

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 18, 2015

Patients of the Bancroft Familiy Health Team can now book appointments to see a nurse practitioner in Wilberforce. The following doctors' patients can book appointments for these Wednesday clinics, with upcoming clinic dates of December 2nd and 16th 2015:

  • Dr. Carolyn Brown
  • Dr. Henry Christiansen
  • Dr. Greg Cooper
  • Dr. Alex Ferreira
  • Dr. Melissa Fransky
  • Dr. Steve Griffin
  • Dr. Laura Lawson

Call 613-332-1565 Ext.220 or 233 for more information and to book an appointment.

Get the word out, add your community event to our calendar!

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Nov 16, 2015

Have an event taking place in Highlands East? Tell us about it so we can add it to our Events Calendar and help make it a success! Click here to use our Event Submission Form and tell us about your event.

Santa's Workshop comes to Wilberforce with a Craft Sale & Lunch on December 5th

Posted to Events on Nov 15, 2015

The Wilberforce Heritage Guild invites you to their Santa's Workshop Craft Sale & Lunch from 9:00AM to 2:00PM at the Lloyd Watson Memorial Centre in Wilberforce on Saturday, December 5th. Lunch provided by the St. Margaret's Anglican Church Ladies.

Light the Night in Cardiff on November 28th

Posted to Events on Nov 13, 2015

Gather at the dragon fly in Cardiff on November 28th at 7:00PM for hot chocolate or hot apple cider and a visit from Santa as we come together as a community to light our Christmas tree.

Photo of Lighted Christmas Tree

This is a free, community event brought to you by generous local sponsors. For more information call 613-339-2333.

Skating in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on Nov 13, 2015
Photo of figure skating.

Free public skating will take place at the Keith Tallman Memorial Arena every Sunday from 12:30-2:00PM for the rest of the season, beginning Sunday, October 18th 2015. Everyone is welcome!

Free Public Skating for the Holidays

  • December 23, 2015 - Free Public Skating from 1:00PM to 3:00PM
  • December 30, 2015 - Free Public Skating from 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Ice Rental Availability

  • Ice time is available on Fridays between 7:00AM and 11:00PM
  • Beginning December 12, 2015 ice time will also be available on Saturdays between 7:00AM and 11:00PM
  • Ice time is available on on December 31, 2015 (New Year's Eve) from 7:00AM to 3:30PM

Book your preferred time soon!

Holiday Closures & Last Day of Skating

Please note that the last available day for skating will be March 31, 2016 and that the arena will be closed on the following dates:

  • December 25, 2015
  • December 26, 2015
  • January 1, 2016
  • February 15, 2016
  • March 25, 2016
  • March 28, 2016

Food Handlers Course in Wilberforce on December 4th

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 12, 2015

A Food Handlers Course is being offerred by the Health Unit on Friday, December 4th at the Lloyd Watson Memorial Centre from 9:00AM to 4:00PM. Participants are required to bring their own lunch.

This is a certificate course that is valid for 5 years, however, anyone who wants to come and listen for free are more than welcome. (No book, exam or certificate).

Volunteer non-profit groups are no charge, employees/businesses are a $40 per person.

If anyone has any questions regarding the course, they are welcome to call the Haliburton Health Unit at (705) 457-1391 and speak with either Tom Reddering or Cammie MacDuff.

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Retirement Open House for Sharon Stoughton-Craig

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 3, 2015
Sharon's Flowers

Please join us for a Retirement Open House in honour of Sharon Stoughton-Craig's 41 Year Municipal Career on Friday, November 27th from 2PM to 8PM at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce, 2249 Loop Road.

Forget the black tie it's no formal affair,
Just come as you are for that casual flair,
We'll drink and laugh as we all reminisce,
It's a gathering for Sharon who will certainly be missed.

Please RSVP to Brittany Ellis by November 20th at or 705-448-2981 x230

Tender for 2016 Household Garbage and Recycling Contract

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 3, 2015

Sealed RFP’s, clearly marked Household Garbage and Recycling Contract #2015-002 will be received up until 2:00PM on November 26th, 2015 at the address listed below to the attention of the undersigned.

Specifications regarding the above work will be available at the Municipal Office(s) located at 2278 Monck Road in Cardiff, 2249 Loop Road in Wilberforce and 1032 Gooderham Street in Gooderham, or via download below.

All health & safety regulations must be followed during the term of this contract.

The contract is to commence on January 1st, 2016 and run through to the end of December 31st, 2016, with the possibility of a one year extension.

The lowest bid or any bid is not necessarily accepted.

Glen Covert, Environmental Supervisor
PO Box 160, Cardiff, Ontario, K0L 1M0
Phone: 1-613-339-2442
Fax: 1-613-339-1028 

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New CAO/Treasurer Announcement

Posted to News & Notices on Oct 7, 2015

On behalf of Reeve, Dave Burton and the Council for the Municipality of Highlands East, we are thrilled to announce that Shannon Hunter will be joining the Municipality of Highlands East as our new CAO/Treasurer. 

Shannon is a Certified Municipal Officer with an Executive Diploma in Municipal Management. In her most recent role, Shannon was the CAO with the Township of North Kawartha. Shannon is a Gooderham native and brings 24 years of municipal experience with her. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and being in the outdoors. 

Shannon will begin her role with Highlands East on November 9th, 2015.

Please join us in welcoming Shannon to our organization.

Meeting Minutes & Agenda

Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on November 23, 2015
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on November 12, 2015
Minutes for Council Meeting on November 9, 2015
Minutes for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on November 11, 2015
Minutes for Housing & Grants Committee Meeting on November 5, 2015
Agenda & Reports for Council Meeting on November 9, 2015
Minutes for Trails Committee on November 4, 2015
Minutes & Reports for Council Meeting on October 19, 2016
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on October 15, 2015
Minutes for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on October 14, 2015