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OPP warns residents to be aware of SmShing attacks on their cell phones.

Posted to News & Notices on Jul 16, 2018

SmShing is a term used to describe phishing SmS/text messages (SmSphishing). Cyber criminals use mobile phone text messages to lure victims into calling back a fraudulent phone number, visiting fraudulent websites or downloading malicious content via mobile phone.

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Fun, Games and over 150 Prizes to be had at the Gigantic Penny Raffle in Wilberforce

Posted to Events on Jul 15, 2018
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Over 150 Prizes to be raffled at the Keith Tallman Memorial Area in Wilberforce on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Browse the tables and purchase tickets from 1PM to 3PM and 5:30PM to 8PM.

Plus, enjoy kids' games and activities, snack bar, face painting, exhibit tables and create your own hat at the Mad Hatter table before showing off your creation during the Hat Parade at 7:30PM.

NEW Early Bird Tables raffle starts at 7PM and have fun with out Canadiana Theme: Dress in your best Red/Green.

Draw begins at 8PM – you must be there to collect your prize!

Plus, enjoy a Spaghetti Dinner at the Lloyd Watson Memorial Centre in Wilberforce from 4:30PM to 7PM for just $10/adult and $5/child.

All proceeds of the Penny Raffle go towards Community Development! Prize donations and volunteers are always welcome! Contact Kathy Rogers at 705-448-1285 or skrogers1995 [at] gmail [dot] com

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Beat the Heat

Posted to Activities, News & Notices on Jul 13, 2018

With the hot weather this summer the Municipality of Highlands East wants to remind residents of the activities and locations throughout the Municipality that can help you stay cool:

  • There are many lakes with public access beaches and boat launches including North Bay Beach, Wilbermere Lake and Pine Lake. A map of Water Access Points can be viewed on our website. 
     
  • The pool in Cardiff is also open to the public for swimming Monday to Friday from 12:30PM to 3PM, 4PM to 6 PM and 7PM to 8 PM.  Saturday swimming is available from 11AM to 1:30PM and 2:30PM to 5PM.
     
  • Haliburton County Public Library branches in Wilberforce, Gooderham, Cardiff and Highland Grove all have air conditioning, free wifi and of course many books to keep you occupied while you stay cool. Visit haliburtonlibrary.ca for operating hours and other information.

Please remember to keep pets and small children indoors and do not leave them unattended inside of vehicles and abide by the county-wide fire ban that is in place.

The Highlands East website, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages, will be updated with any additional news, information and resources as they are made available.

Total Fire Ban In Effect

Posted to Fire Rescue, News & Notices, Services on Jul 9, 2018

Effective immediately Haliburton County (including all of Highlands East) is under a fire ban. Dry conditions, high heat, and the lack of forecasted precipitation has lead to an extreme fire risk. All permits are cancelled and campfires, charcoal BBQs (propane is allowed), fireworks and flying lanterns are strictly prohibited during the fire ban.

Businesses and individuals can use the printable fire ban poster available for download below to notify the public.

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2016 Municipal Energy Usage Report

Posted to Administrative, Downloads, Property, Services on Jul 3, 2018

The Municipality of Highlands East has collated the 2016 electricity, heating oil and propane consumption data for all the required buildings and facilities and listed the energy usage on a building by building, fuel type by fuel type, basis as required by the Green Energy Act. The document is available (in Microsoft Excel format) for download below.

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There's something for everyone at the Wilberforce Agricultural Fair!

Posted to Events on Jul 2, 2018

Gates open at 6PM on Friday, August 10th and at 9AM on Saturday, August 11th. Admission on Friday night is FREE. Adult admission on Saturday is $7 for adults and children under 16 get in for FREE. For a complete schedule and more details visit WilberforceFair.com or visit the Facebook page.

Join us for an authentic country fair. Friday night events include children’s dog show, Lions Club food booth and pony pull. Saturday morning we kick off with a tractor parade at 10AM into the Fair grounds. Come with an appetite as the Lions Club will have their breakfast food booth open. The days events include horse drawn wagon rides, sheep shearing, pedal tractor pull, Gord Kidd and Friends on stage, pony rides, horse draw, petting zoo, frog show, nail driving competition, penny raffle, bouncy castles, and much more.

Admission Friday night is FREE compliments of our sponsors Wilberforce Guardian Pharmacy and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 624. 

StoryWalk your way to outdoor fun this summer in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on Jun 26, 2018

A StoryWalk™ combines the pleasure of reading a children’s book aloud with all the joys and benefits of walking together outdoors. 

Join staff from the EarlyON Child and Family Centre this July and August for three different walks in Wilberforce, Gooderham and Cardiff. (If it rains, join in for some indoor activities instead!)

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

  • Wednesday, July 4th from 10:30AM to Noon at the Cardiff Community Centre
  • Wednesday, July 11th from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Gooderham Community Centre
  • Thursday, July 12th from 10:00AM - 11:30AM at the Wilberforce Library

Rachel's Day In The Garden

  • Wednesday, July 18th from 10:30AM to Noon at the Cardiff Community Centre
  • Wednesday, July 25th from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Gooderham Community Centre
  • Thursday, July 26th from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Wilberforce Library

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

  • Wednesday, August 15th from 10:30AM to Noon at the Cardiff Community Centre
  • Wednesday, August 22nd from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Gooderham Community Centre
  • Thursday, August 23rd from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Wilberforce Library

2017 Financial Statements

Posted to Downloads, Financial Reports on Jun 21, 2018

The audited Financial Statements for the year 2017 for the Municipality of Highlands East are now available for download below.

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Keep the kids busy at Summer Adventure Day Camp this July

Posted to Activities on Jun 16, 2018

Camps run July 9-13 in Wilberforce, July 16-20 in Gooderham and July 23-27 in Cardiff and feature lots of crafts, sports, swimming, cooking and more. Just $30 for the week.

Contact Erin Curry at Point in Time at 705-457-5345 ext 313 for more information.

Be Bear Wise

Posted to Activities, Downloads, News & Notices on Jun 4, 2018

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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Agenda for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on July 12, 2018
2018.07.12_agenda_environment.pdf
Agenda for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on July 11, 2018
2018.07.11_agenda_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Agenda for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on June 13, 2018
2018.06.13_agenda_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Agenda for Economic Development and Business Committee Meeting on June 12, 2018
2018.06.12_agenda_economic_development.pdf
Agenda for Housing and Grants Committee Meeting on June 7, 2018
2018.06.07_agenda_housing_and_grants.pdf
Agenda for Trails and Outdoor Tourism Committee Meeting on June 6, 2018
2018.06.06_agenda_trails.pdf
Agenda for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on May 10, 2018
2018.05.10_agenda_environment.pdf
Agenda for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on May 9, 2018
2018.05.09_agenda_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Agenda for Economic Development and Business Committee Meeting on May 8, 2018
2018.05.08_agenda_economic_development.pdf
Agenda for Housing and Grants Committee Meeting on May 3, 2018
2018.05.03_agenda_housing_and_grants.pdf
Agenda for Trails and Outdoor Tourism Committee Meeting on May 2, 2018
2018.05.02_agenda_trails.pdf
Agenda for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on April 12, 2018
2018.04.12_agenda_environment.pdf
Agenda for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on April 18, 2018
2018.04.18_agenda_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on October 11, 2017
2017.10.11_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Trails and Outdoor Tourism Advisory 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 and Culture Committee Meeting on September 13, 2017
2017.09.13_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Trails and Outdoor Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting on September 6, 2017
2017.09.06_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on August 9, 2017
2017.08.09_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development and 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 and Outdoor Tourism Advisory 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 and 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 and Business Committee Meeting on June 13, 2017
2017.06.13_minutes_economic_development.pdf
Minutes for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on July 14, 2017
2017.06.14_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf