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Temporary Position Available: Environmental Operations Labourer

Posted to News & Notices on May 24, 2017

The Municipality of Highlands East is currently seeking a temporary Environmental Operations Labourer.

This temporary position is to cover a temporary employee relocation. The successful candidate will report to the Environmental Operations Supervisor. This position will be responsible to direct and provide oversight in the disposal of waste in proper areas of the Mumford Landfill and provide backup support in the other landfill sites as required.

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Flood Watches, Warnings and Updates

Posted to News & Notices on May 23, 2017

MNRF Flood Status

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry - Bancroft District is advising area residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety is in effect for the Gull River Watershed.

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Tender to Supply a Screened Stockpile of Winter Sand

Posted to News & Notices on May 17, 2017

Tender Documentation with full specifications for Tender # TO5-2017, Tender to Supply a Screened Stockpile of Winter Sand and criteria may be picked up at the Highlands East Municipal Office at 2249 Loop Road in Wilberforce.

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Keith Tallman Memorial Arena Concession Booth Proposal

Posted to News & Notices on May 17, 2017

Proposal Documentation for Proposal # PRO6-2017 for Keith Tallman Memorial Arena Concession Booth with full specifications and criteria may be picked up at the Highlands East Municipal Office at 2249 Loop Road in Wilberforce.

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Reopened: Contau Lake Road at Irondale Road

Posted to News & Notices on May 10, 2017

Contau Lake Road at Irondale Road has been reopened.

Heat Bank Haliburton County to help low income households apply for Ontario Electricity Support Program Credits

Posted to News & Notices on May 8, 2017

As of May 1st, OESP credits will increase by 50% and more households will be eligible for these credits which help make hydro more manageable for lower income households.

Heat Bank Haliburton County, an authorized intake agency for OESP, wants to make sure every household who could be eligible is registered as soon as possible as credits are not retroactive.

Households that are already registered for OESP will automatically receive the increased credit. Those households that have not registered can contact Heat Bank Haliburton County at 705-306-0565 or by email More information as well as online applications are also available on the Ontario Electricity Support website: Heat Bank Haliburton County is planning OESP information pop ups in various places around the County to help raise awareness and assist with application. Visit their website for more details: 

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May 7th through 13th is Emergency Preparedness Week

Posted to Fire Rescue, News & Notices, Services on May 6, 2017

Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event that takes place each year during the first full week of May and this year, the theme is Plan. Prepare. Be Aware. It is meant to help Canadians take action to protect themselves and their families during emergencies. This year's theme highlights the importance of having these measures in place but specifically emphasizes the need to keep up to date on current conditions, like the weather, that might impact you. With the Flood Warnings and Watches that are currently affecting Highlands East, this is more important than ever.

Visit Emergency Management Ontario's Be Prepared website to follow the steps and get more information on how to be prepared for an emergency and download the Pocket Guide below.

Banner for Emergency Preparedness Week that says Plan. Prepare. Be Aware.

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Essonville Historic Church Rentals

Posted to News & Notices on May 1, 2017

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 Julie Thornton at 613-318-4114 or visit the Essonville Historic Church website at

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Spring Cemetery Clean Up

Posted to News & Notices on Apr 24, 2017
Cemetery Cleanup Day

Clean up will start in early May at the following cemetery sites:

  • McGillivray Cemetery
  • Deer Lake Cemetery
  • South Wilberforce Cemetery
  • Gooderham Cemetery
  • Essonville Cemetery & Heritage Church
  • Gooderham Pioneer Cemetery

Please recognize that clean up is subject to weather as well a burial services that may need to be performed. For additional information and enquiries, please contact the Municipal Office at 705-448-2981.

CBC's Still Standing Comes to Wilberforce

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Apr 19, 2017

CBC's Still Standing is a Comedy/Reality Series that focuses on small towns and their struggles to stay alive. The show will be visiting Wilberforce over Mother's Day Weekend (May 11th through 15th) to interview locals, learn about our past and discover how we are, "Still Standing".

Host Jonny Harris will be doing a live taping of the wrap-up Stand Up Comedy Show at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce on Monday, May 15th at 6:30PM. Admission is free and the doors open at 6:00PM. Ages 14+, this is a live taping with no intermissions.

Let's pack the hall and show Jonny why Wilberforce is Still Standing!