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Skating in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on Feb 13, 2018
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March Break Skating

There will be Free Public Skating during March Break on Tuesday, March 13th from 3PM to 4PM and Friday, March 16th from 1PM to 3PM.

Regular Free Public Skating takes place on Sundays from 12:30PM until 2:00PM and Free Adult & Seniors Skating takes place on Tuesdays from 2:00PM to 3:00PM. As always, many times are available to be booked.  

The 2017-2018 Ice Season began on October 10th and the last day for the season will be March 31st.

Check our Events Calendar for skating times and to book an ice rental for your Group, League or for Birthday Parties and other Private Events, please contact:

For  more information please visit our Facility Rental & Booking Information page.

Community Support Services' Adult Day Program runs Mondays in Wilberforce

Posted to News & Notices on Feb 8, 2018

Community Support Services is pleased to announce the expansion of it’s Adult Day Program to Highlands East.  Beginning on February 26th this program will run on Mondays from 8:30AM to 4:30PM at the Lloyd Watson Centre and is free of charge for the first month, with transportation services available as well.

Adult Day Programming offers a range of social, physical and recreational activities designed to meet the needs of frail older adults, individuals with memory impairment (Alzheimer’s/Dementia) and/or adults with physical disabilities.

What can I expect?

  • Caregiver respite
  • Support for dependent individuals who struggle with social isolation, mobility issues and/or cognitive difficulties (Alzheimer’s/Dementia)
  • Nutritious food and daily supervised programming in a group setting

For more information please contact Jamie Allen at 705-457-2941 x3305 or jallen@hhhs.ca

Fill up on all-you-can-eat Pancakes and Sausages at the 40th Annual Maple Syrup Festival on Saturday, March 31st

Posted to Events on Feb 7, 2018

The 40th annual Maple Syrup Festival held at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce will be serving up all you can eat pancakes and sausages with locally made pure Maple Syrup on Saturday, March 31st on Easter Weekend from 9AM to 2PM. Enjoy the flea market and craft tables as well as a colouring contest and crafts as well as Free Public Skating from 12PM to 2PM across the road at the arena!

$3 for children 10 and under.
$6 for adults.

Plus, a Baked Beans Contest! Submit your best Baked Beans and let the votes decide! Contact Nataly for details at 705-448-1690.

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2018 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

Posted to Environmental, Services on Jan 30, 2018

The following events are being held for residents of the Municipality of Highlands East:

Tory Hill Landfill Site

Saturday, June 23rd from 10:00AM through 2:00PM
19178 Highway 118 between Wilberforce & Tory Hill.

Gooderham Transfer Station

Saturday, August 11th from 1:00PM through 4:00PM
1042 McColl's Road just east of Gooderham.

Tory Hill Landfill Site

Saturday, October 27th from 10:00AM through 2:00PM
19178 Highway 118 between Wilberforce & Tory Hill.

Faraday Public Works Yard

Residents of Highlands East can also attend the following HHW events being held at the Faraday Public Works Yard at 29860 Hwy. 28 South (across from the intersection of Monck Road and Hwy. 28) from 9:30AM through 2:30PM:

  • May 12th, 2018
  • July 7th, 2018
  • September 15th, 2018

Be sure to bring your landfill disposal card with you to these events.

Contact the Environmental Department at 613-339-2442 for more information or download our helpful flyer: What can I bring to HHW Events?

Enjoy Coffee and Colouring in Haliburton at the Library

Posted to Activities, News & Notices on Jan 25, 2018

Haliburton Highlands Health Services presents Coffee & Colouring for adults at the Haliburton County Public Library, Dysart Branch in the Roberts Room from 10AM to 11AM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Adult Colouring is good for your health by;

  • Creating a meditative state for your brain resulting in relaxation
  • Stress & anxiety levels have the potential to be lowered
  • Negative thoughts are expelled as you take in positivity
  • Focusing on the present helps you achieve mindfulness
  • Unplugging from technology creates a healthier brain

For more information please contact Nancy Brownsberger at 705-457-2941 ext. 2922 or nbrownsberger@hhhs.ca or visit the website at www.hhhs.ca

Essonville Historic Church Rentals

Posted to News & Notices on Jan 25, 2018

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 Roberta Walsh at 705-448-2185 or bostonian.motel@on.aibn.com or visit the Essonville Historic Church website at www.essonvillechurch.org

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Winter Safe Driving Reminder

Posted to News & Notices on Jan 19, 2018

Winter driving can be a challenge, but there are ways to make it easier and safer. The Quinte Region Traffic Coalition (QRTC) would like to remind drivers of important practices to help reduce the risk of collision and injury. “Preparing your vehicle, planning your trip ahead of time and adjusting your driving speed to the road and weather conditions will all help to ensure your safety on the road this winter,” says Constable Dave Ludington of the Quinte West OPP.

Some considerations to take when heading out on winter roads include:

  • Ensure your vehicle is winter ready with a maintenance check-up. Consider installing four winter tires, top up your washer fluid and keep your gas tank at least half full.
  • Plan your route and leave yourself plenty of time for travel.
  • Use Ontario 511 to check road conditions.
  • Take time to clear ice and snow from your windows, lights, mirrors and roof.
  • Put away your cell phone and other distractions.

Remember to slow down and allow extra space between you and other vehicles. “Many winter collisions happen because drivers are going too fast for the road conditions,” says Ludington. “It takes longer to stop in winter conditions, so it’s important to increase your following distance to avoid situations where you may have to brake suddenly.” Drivers are also reminded to stay well behind a working snow plow, and to never pass these vehicles.

And sometimes the best thing you can do to stay safe is to stay home. “If the weather conditions look hazardous, think about rescheduling your trip,” says Ludington.

To learn more about safe winter driving, visit www.ontario.ca/winterdriving.  

Short Term Accommodation Task Group Meeting Cancelled

Posted to News & Notices on Jan 18, 2018

Tonight's Short Term Accommodation Task Group meeting is cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenince. Once it has been rescheduled the information will be posted.

Outdoor Rink Volunteers Needed

Posted to News & Notices on Dec 13, 2017

The Municipality of Highlands East needs your help!  We are looking for volunteers who are willing and able bodied to help maintain the outdoor rinks in Gooderham and Cardiff.  Without the help of volunteers the rinks will not be able to operate this winter. 

For information and to volunteer please contact the Municipal Office in WIlberforce at 705-448-2981.

Wilberforce Clinic Dates for November 2017 to March 2018

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 22, 2017

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

  • Saturday, November 25th from 10AM to 4PM

  • Saturday, December 9th from 10AM to 4PM (Cancelled)

  • Saturday, December 16th from 10AM to 4PM (Cancelled)

  • Saturday, January 13th from 10AM to 4PM (Cancelled)

  • Saturday, January 27th from 10AM to 4PM

  • Saturday, February 10th from 10AM to 4PM

  • Saturday, February 24th from 10AM to 4PM

  • Saturday, March 10th from 10AM to 4PM

  • Saturday, March 24th 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.

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Agenda for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on February 14, 2018
2018.02.14_agenda_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Agenda for Trails Committee Meeting on February 7, 2018
2018.02.07_agenda_trails.pdf
Minutes for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on October 11, 2017
2017.10.11_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Trails Committee Meeting on October 4, 2017
2017.10.04_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Short Term Accommodation Task Group Meeting on September 28, 2017
2017.09.28_minutes_short_term_accomodation.pdf
Minutes for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on September 13, 2017
2017.09.13_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Trails Committee Meeting on September 6, 2017
2017.09.06_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on August 9, 2017
2017.08.09_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development & Business Committee Meeting on August 8, 2017
2017.08.08_minutes_economic_development.pdf
Minutes for Housing and Grants Committee Meeting on August 3, 2017
2017 08 03_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Trails Committee Meeting on August 2, 2017
2017.08.02_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on July 13, 2017
2017.07.13_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development & Business Committee Meeting on July 11, 2017
2017.07.11_minutes_economic_development.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on July 5, 2017
2017.07.05_minutes.pdf
Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on July 5, 2017
2017.07.05_agenda.pdf
2017.07.05_documents.zip
Minutes for Council Meeting on June 13, 2017
2017.06.13_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development & Business Committee Meeting on June 13, 2017
2017.06.13_minutes_economic_development.pdf
Minutes for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on July 14, 2017
2017.06.14_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on June 8, 2017
2017.06.08_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on June 7, 2017
2017.06.07_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Trails Committee Meeting on June 7, 2017
2017.06.07_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Trails Committee Meeting on May 3, 2017
2017.05.03_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Housing & Grants Committee Meeting on June 1, 2017
2017.06.01_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on June 7, 2017
2017.06.07_agenda.pdf
2017.06.07_documents.zip
Minutes for Council Meeting on May 17, 2017
2017.05.17_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on May 10, 2017
2017.05.10_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on May 17, 2017
2017.05.17_agenda.pdf
2017.05.17_documents.zip