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Holiday Landfill & Municipal Office Closures

Posted to News & Notices on Dec 17, 2018

Highlands East Landfill Sites will be closed on the following dates during the Holidays:

Tuesday, December 25th
Wednesday, December 26th
Tuesday, January 1st

Municipal Offices and Sub Offices will be closed commencing on
Friday, December 21nd, 2018 at 4:30PM and will reopen Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 at 9:00AM.

Offices include:

  • Building Department Sub-office, 1032 Gooderham St., Gooderham 
  • Environmental & By-Law Department Sub-office, 2778 Monck Rd., Cardiff
  • Main Office, 2249 Loop Rd., Wilberforce

Mayor, Council and Staff wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy holiday season. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2019.

Cardiff Townsite & Bicroft Heights Christmas Garbage Pick-Up Notice

Posted to News & Notices on Dec 5, 2018

Please note that garbage and recycling pick-up in Cardiff and Bicroft Heights for the week of December 24, 2018 will be on Thursday, December 27th 2018.

Skating in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on Dec 1, 2018
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Regular Free Public Skating takes place on Sundays from 12:30PM until 2:00PM and Adults & Seniors Free Skating takes place on Tuesdays from 2:00PM to 3:00PM.

Holiday Closures

The arena will be closed from 3:30PM on December 24th through December 26th and will reopen for booking and activities December 27th through December 31st and will close for New Years Day, January 1, 2019.

Holiday Skating

Free Public Skating will be available on:

  • Saturday, December 8th from 6:30PM to 8:30PM
  • Thursday, December 27th from 2:00PM to 4:00PM
  • Friday, December 28th from 6:30PM to 8:00PM
  • Thursday, January 3rd from 2:00PM to 4:00PM

The 2018-2019 Ice Season runs from on October 9th to March 31st.

Many times are available to be booked. Whether running a league or wishing to rent the ice surface for hockey, skating programs, or a special event, we'll be happy to book you in!

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:

  • Property Supervisor Jim Alden at 705-448-2775 or jalden [at] highlandseast [dot] ca,
  • Ken Riley at 705-448-2772,
  • Tracy Millar at 705-448-2981 Ext. 221 or tmillar [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

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

#BuyCloseBy this Holiday Season

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 28, 2018

Don't let bad weather, city traffic, mall crowds and the postal strike stop you from getting your holiday shopping done. When you #BuyCloseBy you not only make your life easier you help the local economy and keep your fellow residents employed and prosperous!

Joint Compliance Audit Committee Member Needed

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 20, 2018

Due to a resignation of a Committee Member, the Corporations of the Township of Algonquin Highlands, the Township of Minden Hills, the Municipality of Dysart et al and the Municipality of Highlands East, are currently seeking applications from professionals who are required to adhere to codes of standards of their profession, and other individuals with in depth knowledge of the campaign financing rules of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 for appointment to the Joint Compliance Audit Committee.

Members of the public interested in serving on this Committee are asked to submit a resume, and covering letter no later than Noon on December 21, 2018.

For full details, required qualifications and Committee procedures please download the files below:

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2018 Haliburton County Christmas Assistance Directory

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 14, 2018

Heat Bank Haliburton has compiled a helpful list of Christmas resources available to residents in Haliburton County ranging from Food Banks to Christmas Meals and Winter Clothes. Click the link below to download the PDF and contact heatbankhc [at] gmail [dot] com with any questions, updates or corrections.

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Need a ride? Let Bancroft Community Transit help!

Posted to News & Notices on Oct 31, 2018

Bancroft Community Transit (BCT) is making weekly trips to, from and around Wilberforce to help community residents and local businesses. Anyone can call to book a seat and they will be making mulitple pickup stops throughout Highlands East as needed.

Beginning November 2, 2018 BCT will be making the following trips:

  • $16 round trip to Bancroft 1st & 3rd Friday each month (with option for local trips if needed)
  • $5 unlimited stop Local Trips 2nd & 4th Friday each month (get a ride to Foodland, the Diner, Pharmacy, Agnews and/or Legion Lunch, etc.)

For more information and to book your seat please call Isabelle at 613-332-8291 or contact Kathy Rogers at 705-448-3652

A Christmas shopping trip to Peterborough is also being considered so if you are interested please call.

Advisory Committee Volunteers Needed

Posted to Committees, Council, News & Notices on Oct 25, 2018

The Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East is currently seeking applications from members of the public for appointments to the following committees:

  • Economic Development and Business Committee (6 Public Members)
  • Environment Committee (6 Public Members)
  • Housing and Grants Committee (6 Public Members)
  • Trails and Outdoor Tourism Committee (8 Public Members)
  • Recreation and Culture Committee (6 Public Members)
  • Short-term Accommodations Committee (6 Public Members)

All Appointments shall be for the term of Council (4 Years). Members of the public interested in serving on one of these Committees are asked to submit an application on the prescribed form to the Office of the CAO no later than Noon on November 21, 2018. Please mark confidential.

Application forms are available for download below.

Shannon Hunter, CAO/Treasurer Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East
P.O. Box 295, Wilberforce, Ontario, K0L 3C0
shunter [at] highlandseast [dot] ca
705-448-2981 Ext. 431

For further information, contact Shannon Hunter by email at shunter [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

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2018 Municipal Election: Official Results

Posted to Council, Elections, News & Notices on Oct 23, 2018

The Clerk of the Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East in the County of Haliburton has declared the following candidates elected as a result of the Municipal Election held October 22, 2018

Reeve: Dave Burton

Ward 1 Councillor: Cam McKenzie

Ward 2 Councillor: Suzanne Partridge

Ward 3 Councillor: Cec Ryall

Ward 4 Councillor: Ruth Strong

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2018 Municipal Election: Unofficial Results

Posted to Council, Elections, News & Notices on Oct 23, 2018


Dave Burton: 1,557
Cheryl Ellis: 1,211

Ward 1 Councillor

Steven Kauffeldt: 66
Cam McKenzie: 206

Ward 2 Councillor

Suzanne Partridge: 577
Jane Russell: 332

Ward 3 Councillor

Cecil Ryall: Acclaimed

Ward 4 Councillor

James Deterling: 185
Peter Fredricks: 281
Bradley Keller: 53
Ruth Strong: 323

English Public School Trustee

Gary Brohman: Acclaimed

English Separate School Trustee

Peter McEnery: Acclaimed

French Public School Trustee

Sylvie Landry: 4
Anna-Karyna Ruszkowski: 3

French Separate School Trustee

Diane Burns: 1
Michel Charron: 1