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Light the Night in Cardiff on Saturday, December 1st

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Nov 17, 2018

Join in on the Holiday cheer on Saturday, December 1st at the Dragon Fly in Cardiff at 6:30PM for hot chocolate, hot apple cider, a bon fire and a visit from Santa! Tree will be lit at 7:00PM. Everyone is welcome.

Request for Winter Maintenance Quotation: Universal Road

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 14, 2018

The Municipality of Highlands East is accepting quotations for winter maintenance (snow plowing & sanding) on Universal Road (approximately 3km in length). This contract would be in place for the month of December, 2018 and the 2019 year (January 1st to April 15th, 2019 and October 15th to December 31st, 2019) with the option for a one year extension.

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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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Surplus 2009 Stirling Plow Truck For Sale

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 13, 2018

The Municipality of Highlands East has recently declared a 2009 Stirling Tandem equipped with dump box/sander & reversible plow and wing as surplus. This surplus vehicle has been advertised for sale on Kijiji. If you are interested in this surplus vehicle, please click here to view the ad.

Santa comes to Wilberforce on Sunday, December 9th

Posted to Events on Nov 13, 2018

Santa Claus comes to Wilberforce on Sunday, December 9th 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. Call Joan Barton at 448-3074 to participate. To contribute to the Santa Fund please contact Roberta Walsh at 705-448-2185.

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Evening Christmas Carol Service at the Essonville Historic Church

Posted to Events on Nov 13, 2018
Candlelight Service at Christmas

The Essonville Historic Church Christmas Service will take place this year on Sunday, December 16th, starting at 7:00PM at the Essonville Historic Church, 1284 Essonville Line.  Come out and celebrate the holidays with in this lantern-illuminated historic setting with special music including instrumental, solo, duet, together with congregational carol singing.

Tender for Phase One of Building Department Office Renovation

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 5, 2018

The Municipality of Highlands East is accepting Tenders for Phase One of the Building Department Office Renovation with work to commence on Monday, December 17, 2018 and to be completed no later than Friday, March 29, 2019.

Tenders will close Monday, November 26, 2018 at 1:00PM and are to be submitted on the prescribed Tender Form included in the download below and sealed in an envelope clearly marked as such shall be received by Shannon Hunter, CAO/Treasurer at the following address:

The Municipality of Highlands East, Municipal Office
2249 Loop Road, P.O. Box 295, Wilberforce, ON, K0L 3C0
Attention: Shannon Hunter, CAO/Treasurer

Tender Forms will be opened Monday, November 26, 2018 after closing at 1:05PM at the Municipal Office.

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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.

Notice regarding remaining 2018 Council Meetings

Posted to Council, Meetings, News & Notices on Oct 29, 2018

The current council's remaining Regular Meetings will be held in November on the 7th and 21st at the Library at 9AM.

The new council's Inaugural Meeting will be held on December 6th at the Lloyd Watson Centre at 11AM with a Regular Meeting of Council to follow at the same location at 1 PM.

Outdoor Rink Volunteers Needed

Posted to News & Notices on Oct 26, 2018

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 no later than November 15th.