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Be Bear Wise

Posted to Activities, Downloads, News & Notices on Jun 26, 2019

The Ministry of Naturual Resources and Forestry's Bear Wise program strives to reduce human-bear conflict and has made available the information sheets available for download below. Please use these resources to protect yourselves and your property while also allowing Ontario's Black Bear's to enjoy their natural habitat.

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Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Needed

Posted to News & Notices on Jun 21, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East is seeking certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructors (WSI). Applications from any and all qualified candidates are requested and will be accepted until June 27th 2019.

Please express your interest by emailing Shannon Hunter, CAO/Treasurer at shunter [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

Notice regarding New Swimming Lesson Dates

Posted to News & Notices on Jun 21, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East regrets to inform the public that due to staffing issues, the swimming lessons at Wilbermere Beach and Gooderham (Pine Lake) Beach have been rescheduled for later dates as follows:

Wilbermere Beach, New Swimming Lesson Dates
Session #1 – July 30th – August 9th (Morning)
Session #2 – August 12th – August 23rd (Morning)

There will be NO rescheduling of the evening dates for swimming lessons taking place at Wilbermere Beach. Those evening lessons have been cancelled.

Gooderham (Pine Lake) Beach, New Swimming Lesson Dates
Session #1 – July 30th – August 9th (Afternoon)
Session #2 – August 12th – August 23rd (Afternoon)

If there are any questions or concerns please contact the Main Office in Wilberforce Monday to Friday between 9AM and 4:30PM or call us at 705-448-2981.

Swimming and Swim Lessons in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on Jun 21, 2019

Cardiff Pool

For swim lessons and recreational swimming contact 705-448-2981 for more information or download the 2019 Swim Program Flyer for more details.

Gooderham & Wilberforce Beach

The Pine Lake and Wilbermere beaches are open to the public.

Swim Lessons

The Municipality of Highlands East is offering Red Cross swimming lessons and Preschool lessons for Parents & Tots as follows (Class sizes are limited so register early!):

The Municipality of Highlands East regrets to inform the public that due to staffing issues, the swimming lessons at Wilbermere Beach and Gooderham (Pine Lake) Beach have been rescheduled for later dates as follows:

Cardiff Pool, Swimming Lessons:
Session #1 July 1 – July 12 (Morning)
Session #2 July 15 – July 26 (Morning)
Session #3 July 29 – August 9 (Morning)

Wilbermere Beach, Wilberforce Swimming Lessons:
Rescheduled: Session #1 July 30 – August 9  (Morning)
Rescheduled: Session #2 August 12 – August 23 (Morning)
Cancelled: Session #3 July 15 – July 26 (Evening) 

Pine Lake Beach, Gooderham Swimming Lessons:
Rescheduled: Session #1 July 30 – August 9 (Afternoon)
Rescheduled: Session #2 August 12 – August 23 (Afternoon)

Please download the 2019 Swim Program Flyer for more details and the applicable Swim Lessons Application below if you wish to enrol for lessons. Click here to learn more about the different levels of Red Cross Swimming Lessons

Specific class times are dependent on registration numbers.  This information will be posted at a later date.

New for 2019: Pay with Plastiq

Highlands East is making registration faster, easier and more convenient by offering online payment through Plastiq.

Using Plastiq, pay your registration fee online using your credit card. Plastiq is a third-party payment service provider. Additional charges will apply. Learn how it works.

 

Online registration paperwork must be forwarded by fax, email, or hand delivered to the Main Office in Wilberforce.  Please include your payment ID details on the registration form.  

Other payment options include cash, debit or cheque (made payable to the Municipality of Highlands East). 

In Person Registration Dates will be offered on:

  • Saturday, June 22nd, 9AM - 11AM (Cardiff Municipal Office) 
  • Friday, June 28th, 9AM - 11AM (Cardiff Municipal Office) 
  • Tuesday, July 2nd, 9AM - 11AM (Cardiff Municipal Office)

Payment & registration can also be made at the Main Office in Wilberforce Monday to Friday between 9AM and 4:30PM. Please note, credit card payments cannot be made at the Municipal Offices.

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10 Ways to Improve Recycling in Highlands East

Posted to Environmental, Services on Jun 21, 2019

As you know, the Blue Box recycling program has been in effect in the Municipality of Highlands East for many years. But did you know that Recycling is mandatory for municipalities and is becoming more expensive every year to administer? In 2018 Highlands East paid $80,000 to haul and process 430 tonnes of recycled materials that is generated by our residents and businesses. Each municipality must develop its own waste management and recycling program and must be in compliance with the Environmental Protection Act.

There have been many recent media articles and broadcasts regarding recycling markets becoming less and less profitable which may cause some materials to no longer be accepted as part of our recycling program in the very near future. We all need to be mindful of these developments and attempt to change our purchasing habits to reduce our overall impact on our environment.

The residents of Highlands East are committed to the recycling program, but there are many things that can be done to ensure our program is successful.

Recycling Tips

  1. Take some time to review what is recyclable in Highlands East. It might not be the same in other municipalities. There is a downloadable recycling guide on the municipal website that will help you understand what is, and isn’t, recyclable. 
  2. Make sure you only place acceptable items in your recycling. Otherwise the entire contents can become contaminated and will be rejected by the recycling processor. Posting the Recycling Guide where you store your recyclable materials may help remind you about what should go into each container.
  3. Rinse bottles, jars and other containers. If they are not clean they may contaminate other material that is deposited into blue box for recycling.
  4. Try to buy items with minimal packaging.
  5. Try to use reusable containers/bags when shopping.
  6. Try to choose retailers that reduce packaging.
  7. Use refillable containers for drinks. Plastic bottles and paper cups are a large portion of recycling materials and are getting more difficult to process and sell in the recycling market today.
  8. Share magazines and newspapers with friends.
  9. Consider taking a plastic bag when you go for a walk to pick up garbage and recyclables.
  10. Choose to compost to lessen the impact on the landfill. The added bonus is the composted material goes back in your garden.

The Municipality has invested in the establishment of a new Waste Info App to be added to the website in the near future and this resource should be able to address any questions/concerns you may have regarding recycle and waste programs at our landfills.

Fraud Alert: Watch out for local Fire Department Phone Scams

Posted to Fire Rescue, News & Notices, Services on Jun 7, 2019

Be advised, the Municipality of Highlands East Fire Departments, other Fire Departments of Haliburton County and the Firefighters Associations DO NOT solicit funds over the phone. We have received reports of such calls happening throughout the County. Always be vigilant, and never give out personal information or money over the phone.

Celebrate Canada Day in Highlands East

Posted to Events on Jun 1, 2019

Celebrate Canada Day by exploring the communities of Highlands East. Enjoy music, food, games, historical displays and so much more. Get your passport stamped at each location to receive a ballot for $100 in gift certificates to be drawn before the fireworks in Gooderham.

At 9:00AM start the day with breakfast at the Cardiff Legion ($5) and check out a display of local history at the Cardiff Country Store. Open house at the Fire Hall

10:00AM at the Highland Grove Community Centre, children can join a scavenger hunt, paint a stone and make a bird feeder. Displays of pine needle baskets, painted paddles, and taxidermy animals and music lessons. Refreshments served. The fire department will be present with equipment.

At 12:00PM join in singing O Canada with the raising of the flag ceremony at the Wilberforce Red Cross Outpost. There will be live entertainment followed by free sandwiches and cake, open house at the Fire Hall and horse drawn wagon rides.

Go to the curling club at 1:00PM for a variety of big games and Rocks & Rings.

Come to Tory Hill at 3:00PM for first hand history with storytelling by colourful local residents.

At 4:00PM finish the day in Gooderham with live entertainment, cake and refreshments, BBQ, face painting, fossil display, children’s program, Irondale display, open house at the Fire Hall and grand finale fireworks!

Get your Questions Answered at the Highlands East Visitor Information Centre mid-May through Thanksgiving

Posted to Activities, Administrative, Events, News & Notices, Services on May 22, 2019

The Highland East Vistor Information Centre is located at 2786 Essonville Line in Wilberforce (at the Curling Club) and is open daily, mid-May through Thanksgiving from 10:00AM through 4:00PM (closed Tuesdays) and offers mineral permission to collect forms and directions, geocaching information and GPS rentals, trails, events and other general area information.

Contact the Info Centre at 705-448-2981 Ext. 432 or email jvanier [at] highlandseast [dot] ca.

 

During the off-season please call Joanne Vanier, Community Economic Development & Committee Coordinator at 705-448-2981 Ext. 433 or Tracy Millar, Receptionist at 705-448-2981 Ext. 421 or by email at info [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

Private Road Grant Program and Application Form

Posted to Applications, Downloads, Roads, Services on May 16, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East has established a grant program for the improvement of private roads. The By-Law, Policy and Application form is available for download below.

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Emergency Preparedness Week 2019: Are You Ready?

Posted to Fire Rescue, News & Notices, Services on May 8, 2019
Emergencies can happen anytime. Are you ready?

2019 Emergency Preparedness Week's theme is “Are You Ready?” and focuses on the importance of individuals and families being prepared for emergencies before they happen. Download the Emergency Preparedness Pocket Guide which features updated information on how you and your family can prepare for an emergency and follow the links below for additional specialized preparedness guides:

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