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Municipality of Highlands East Newsletter for July 2017

Posted to News & Notices on Jul 21, 2017

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Recycling Information Sessions being held on Saturday, August 19th

Posted to Environmental, News & Notices, Services on Jul 20, 2017

Recycling Information Sessions are being held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the following times and location in Highlands East:

  • Cardiff Community Centre at 10:00AM
  • Robert McCausland Memorial Community Centre, Gooderham at 12 Noon

Information sessions will be held to answer your recycling questions and demonstrate sorting recyclables. Bring some samples!  Presented by Waste Connections of Canada and Highlands East Environment Committee.

Crowe Valley Conservation Authority Watershed Conditions and Water Safety Statement

Posted to News & Notices on Jul 20, 2017

The following Watershed Conditions Statement has been released on the 19th of July, 2017 by the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority to provide an update of current conditions.

Water Conditions Statement – Water Safety

Crowe Valley Conservation Authority staff continue to record and observe significant increases in lake levels and river flows throughout the watershed due to heavy rains in portions of the Crowe Valley watershed early this week.  Recorded flows throughout the watershed and especially in the southern section of the Crowe River are significantly higher than normal for this time of year.  Levels will continue to remain high for the foreseeable future and may be prolonged if additional rainfall is received.  Current weather patterns indicate there is a high probability this may occur.

Fortunately, no flooding is anticipated at this time. However, CVCA reminds the public to exercise extreme caution around all water bodies and to stay away from all water control structures including hydro plants. Parents need to inform their children of the dangers of the fast flowing water. Banks adjacent to rivers and creeks could be slippery and when combined with current high flow conditions, could pose a serious hazard. Well known swimming areas such as Crowe Bridge Conservation Area is closed due to high flows which could sweep even strong swimmers downstream.  Therefore, it is especially crucial children and pets avoid rivers, streams and creeks with high flows.  Water flowing through culverts may also be extremely dangerous and should be avoided.

All residents and visitors to the CVCA watershed should also pay attention to conditions.  Should a beaver dam unexpectedly fail, the water it releases can easily wash out a road in a very short period of time.  Be alert when driving in the area.

CVCA staff will continue to monitor levels and flows daily and this Watershed Conditions Statement will be updated as conditions warrant. If there are any questions or concerns, contact Tim Pidduck, CVCA General Manager or Neil McConkey, Water Resources Supervisor at 613-472-3137. The CVCA includes portions of the municipalities of Trent Hills, Stirling-Rawdon, Marmora and Lake, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, North Kawartha, Wollaston, Limerick, Tudor and Cashel, Faraday and Highlands East.

Notice regarding Tariff of Fees By-Law for Planning Matters

Posted to News & Notices on Jul 10, 2017

The Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East will give consideration to an adoption of a new By-Law for Tariff of Fees regarding Planning Matters.

Being a By-Law to prescribe a Tariff of Fees relating to the processing of Applications made in respect to Planning Matters, the inclusion of fees for Solar Applications as well as proposed change of fees for existing applications will be addressed.

The adoption of a new By-Law would repeal prior By-Law 2010-35

Consideration of adoption of a new By-Law will be given at the Regular Meeting of Council scheduled for Wednesday August 2, 2017 at 9:00AM at the Council Chambers, 1101 Holmes Road in Wilberforce.

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HighlandsEast is now on Instagram!

Posted to News & Notices on Jun 30, 2017
Highlands East logo + Instagram logo on gradient

You can now follow HighlandsEast on Instagram where we'll be posting photos of events and beautiful scenery throughout the Municipality. Tag your photos #myhighlandseast so we can repost the best ones and share them with everyone!

Celebrate Canada Day 150 throughout Highlands East with a Full Day of Events

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Jun 30, 2017

Celebrate Canada Day 150 throughout Highlands East with a full day of celebrations at each town within the Municipality! From the Opening Ceremonies in Cardiff at 8:45AM to the evening Fireworks Grand Finale in Gooderham, each town has something to offer. Go to each location to earn ballots for prizes by completing historical quizzes and get your Passport (pick it up at the beginning of the day in Cardiff) stamped and you can win the 150 Prize at the end of the day!

July 1st Celebrate Canada Day 150

Continue reading to check out the full schedule or download a copy to print at home!

Cardiff 8:45AM - 11:00AM

Cardiff Community Centre, 2747 Monck Road

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Piper
  • Town Crier
  • Welcome from Council
  • Fire Department Breakfast
  • Games & Activities
  • Displays

Highland Grove 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Highland Grove Community Centre, 5373 Loop Road

  • Felting, Spinning Wheel, Weaving Demonstrations (Plus felting activity for kids.)
  • Aboriginal firing of clay pots with Fire Department
  • Making Pinch Pots
  • Lot Cutting
  • Horseshoes
  • Displays & Refreshments

Harcourt 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Harcourt Ball Diamond, Harcourt Road

  • Baseball Competition: Furthest Hit (10 Pitches)

Wilberforce 12:00PM - 4PM

Lloyd Watson Centre, 2249 Loop Road

  • Raise the Flag with Legion & Colour Party
  • Singing of O Canada
  • Lunch (Sandwiches, Cupcakes & Drinks)
  • Wagon Rides in Wilberforce Fairgrounds
  • Display and Activities
  • Live Entertainment
  • Model Train Display
  • Games

Tory Hill 3:00PM - 5:00PM

18666 Highway 118

  • Display & Refreshments

Gooderham 4:00PM - 10:00PM

Gooderham Community Centre, 1043 Community Centre Road

  • Horseshoe Competition (3PM-6PM)
  • Irondale Display, Fossil Display
  • Face Painting
  • Children's Program
  • BBQ, Food & Refreshments
  • Live Entertainment
  • Closing Remarks
  • Grand Finale Fireworks

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Ursa Road and Glamour Lake Road Intersection Closed on July 4th

Posted to News & Notices on Jun 28, 2017

The intersection of Ursa Road and Glamor Lake Road will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th from 7:30AM to 4PM due to road construction.

Highway 118 Reopened

Posted to News & Notices on Jun 27, 2017

Repairs due to a partial washout of Highway 118 west of Cardiff (between North Bay Beach Road and Closs Drive) have been completed.

Wilberforce Clinic Dates for April to June 2017

Posted to News & Notices on Jun 19, 2017

Bancroft Family Health Team Doctor will be available at the Wilberforce Clinic at 2165 Loop Road in Wilberforce on the following dates:

  • Monday, April 10th from 10AM to 4PM

  • Monday, April 24th from 10AM to 4PM

  • Monday, May 8th from 10AM to 4PM

  • Monday, May 29th from 10AM to 4PM

  • Monday, June 26th from 10AM to 4PM

Booked appointments are preferred, please call 613-332-1565 Ext. 220 or 233 to make an appointment or for further information.

The clinic is available to anyone with a valid Health Card. You do not have to be a patient of the Bancroft Family Health Team. Patients must bring their health card to every appointment.

Open House Regarding Future Development of Herlihey Park

Posted to News & Notices on Jun 16, 2017

Through generous donation, Council of the Municipality of Highlands East accepted 7.05 acres of land located on Dark Lake (the former Wilberforce Veneer Property) for parkland designated “Herlihey Park” in perpetuity.

Council wishes to extend an invitation to the residents of the Highlands East and any interested parties to attend a meeting to discuss the future development of Herlihey Park. 

The meeting will take place at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce, 2249 Loop Road on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10:00AM. Public participation and comments are welcome!

For anyone unable to attend, written submissions can be sent to