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Municipal Signage Project Request for Proposal

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 14, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East welcomes proposals for our Municipal Signage Project. We are seeking proposals from qualified consultants to undertake the creation and construction of various signage within the municipality. Please take the time to carefully read and become familiar with the proposal requirements. All proposals submitted for consideration must be received by November 28, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Submission details are included in the documentation available for download below.

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Help Fill the Cruiser on Saturday, December 7th

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 14, 2019

Donate some food to help the OPP Fill the Cruiser on Saturday, December 7th between 11AM and 3PM in the Wilberforce Foodland parking lot.

All donations will benefit our local food banks in Wilberforce and Cardiff.

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Outdoor Rink Volunteers Needed

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 14, 2019

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. 

Please contact Property Supervisor, Jim Alden at 705-455-7515.

Special Meeting of Council to be held on November 19

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 11, 2019

A Special Meeting of Council is being held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce for the purpose of discussing Short Term Accommodations and reviewing responses from the questionnaire.

Light the Night in Cardiff on Saturday, December 7th

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Nov 7, 2019

Join in on the Holiday cheer on Saturday, December 7th at the Dragon Fly in Cardiff at 6:30PM for refreshments, tree lighting and a visit from Santa! Everyone is welcome.

Santa comes to Wilberforce on Sunday, December 8th

Posted to Events on Nov 1, 2019

Santa Claus comes to Wilberforce on Sunday, December 8th with a Parade at 12:30PM and everyone is invited to head into the Lloyd Watson Centre afterwards for lots of fun! Children 10 and under register at the door to receive a gift, photo with Santa and more! Sponsored by the Ward 4 Volunteer Fire Dept. and your local Santa Fund Committee.

Santa Rides into town in Wilberforce

Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade. rstrong [at] highlandseast [dot] ca (Email Ruth Strong) to participate. To contribute to the Santa Fund please contact Roberta Walsh at 705-448-2185 or Kathy Rogers at 705-448-1285.

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Skating in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on Oct 9, 2019
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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 Skating

Special dates and times for free public skating during the holidays are as follows:

  • Friday, December 27, 2019 from 3:00PM to 4:30PM
  • Friday, January 3, 2020 from 3:00PM to 4:30PM

The 2019-2020 Ice Season runs from on September 29th 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,
  • Arena Direct Line at 705-448-2772,
  • Tracy Millar at 705-448-2981 Ext. 421 or tmillar [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

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

Short Term Rental Survey Results

Posted to News & Notices on Oct 9, 2019

Results from the public engagement questionnaire regarding Short Term Rentals is available for download below.

A meeting will be scheduled in the near future to review results and to determine next steps.

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Ontario Guide to Adding a Second Unit in an Existing House

Posted to Building, News & Notices, Services on Sep 25, 2019

Adding a second unit is a great way to provide independent living for a family member or make a little extra money to help pay off the mortgage. But there are things you need to consider as you decide whether to build a second unit.

Is your home detached, semi-detached or a rowhouse that is more than five years old? Are you considering renovating it to add a second unit? If the answers are yes, then this guide available at ontario.ca/housinginnovation can help you.

Composters and Digesters Available for Sale

Posted to Environmental, News & Notices, Services on Aug 19, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East has composters and the digesters available for sale. Limited quantities will be stored at the Visitor Information Centre in Wilberforce where we accept cash or cheque. Payment by debit can be made at the Wilberforce Municipal Office during regular business hours. It may be advisable to call ahead to ensure there are units in stock.

Prices

Composters: $39 + HST $5.07 = $44.07 (31.5” wide x 25” deep x 34” high)
Digesters: $80 + HST $10.40 = $90.40 (31.5” diameter x 38.5” high)

Documentation

Composter Information Package (PDF)
Digester Information Package (PDF)
Digester Installation Insutructions (PDF)

Photos

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