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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Posted on Monday, July 13, 2020 02:52 PM

This article is updated as new information becomes available.

Canada's COVID-19 updates and resources

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Home renovation funds available, apply by July 24

Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2020 11:36 AM

The Kawartha-Haliburton Renovates program provides a forgivable loan to a maximum of $10,000 for home repairs, including roofs, plumbing, heating, foundations, wells and septic...

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Face masks to become mandatory on July 13, 2020

Posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2020 03:41 PM

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has issued instructions to businesses requiring that people to wear a non-medical mask or face covering before entering...

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Total Fire Ban in Effect

Posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2020 02:00 PM

An county-wide fire ban is in effect, effective immediately, July 7, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. No burning of any kind is allowed.

Report illegal fires

If you see someone burning please...

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Municipal COVID-19 Safety Measures

Posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2020 12:00 PM

A State of Local Emergency has been declared in Highlands East as of 12:30 p.m. on March 19, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.


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Special meeting of council to be held July 21, 2020

Posted on Tuesday, July 07, 2020 02:25 PM

A special meeting of council is being held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 to discuss planning matters.

The meeting will be held remotely and livestreamed on Youtube. Links...

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Changes to public water tap access

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 02:51 PM

The public water taps in Wilberforce and Gooderham are now on 24/7 for use by residents and visitors. We ask that people using the taps follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines, practice...

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Fireworks By-law and Restrictions In Effect

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:14 PM

Our Fireworks By-law 2020-30 was passed on June 9, 2020 to prohibit and regulate the sale and setting off of consumer fireworks in Highlands East including but not limited to Roman...