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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Posted on Wednesday, June 03, 2020 01:58 PM

This article is updated as new information becomes available.

Canada's COVID-19 updates and resources

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Virtual council meeting to be livestreamed on June 9, 2020

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:32 PM

Because the Municipal Office and all facilities are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this regular meeting of council will be taking place virtually with councillors and...

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Highlands East to resume issuing open air burning permits

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 02:21 PM

Effective May 20, 2020 the Highlands East Fire Department will begin accepting applications for open air burning. A permit is required for any fire that is larger than 24 inches...

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Building department to resume issuing building permits

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:52 PM

As of Tuesday, May 19, 2020 the provincial restrictions for the construction industry have been lifted and the Building Department will be issuing building and septic permits in...

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Restricted Fire Zone lifted, daytime burning forbidden

Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2020 07:30 AM

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has announced that as of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2020 that the Restricted Fire Zone affecting the Municipality of Highlands...

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Residents asked to continue to follow safety measures this Victoria Day weekend

Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020 06:38 PM

In a media release on May 13, 2020, Mayor Burton issued the following statement regarding the upcoming Victoria Day long weekend.

“With the long weekend upon us, many...

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Easing restrictions on landfill sites, Glamor Lake Park and its boat launches

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 05:05 PM

In light of the government gradually beginning to open up the economy and ease restrictions, Highlands East will also be easing restrictions on landfill sites as well as the Glamor...

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Building department to resume issuing septic system permits

Posted on Friday, May 08, 2020 02:06 PM

Following provincial statements regarding the construction industry and efforts to begin re-opening certain business sectors, Highlands East and the other municipalities of Haliburton...