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Fireworks By-law and Restrictions In Effect

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2022 09:14 PM

Our Fireworks By-law prohibits and regulates the sale and setting off of consumer fireworks in Highlands East including but not limited to Roman candles, sparklers, fountains,...

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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2022 02:34 PM

This article is updated as new information becomes available.

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Municipal COVID-19 Safety Measures

Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 12:00 AM

Offices open to the public

As of Tuesday, February 22, 2022 our offices will be open to the public and appointments...

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Fire Prevention Week 2021 asks you to learn the sounds of safety

Posted on Sunday, October 03, 2021 08:00 AM

Fire Prevention Week 2021 runs from October 3 through 9 and focuses on the different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. The Highlands East Fire Department wants...

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Fire Prevention Week 2020 serves up fire safety in the kitchen

Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2020 09:06 AM

Fire Prevention Week 2020 runs from October 4 through 10 and focuses on kitchen fire safety. The Highlands East Fire Department is urging everyone to take some simple steps...

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Beware of phone scam where criminals stay on the line after you hang up

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020 07:42 PM

Police are warning citizens of a new type of phone scam that involves suspects using "line-trapping" technology to remain connected to your line after you hang up with them.

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Highlands East Emergency Operations Centre Activated

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 01:45 PM

Effective March 18, 2020 and as part of the close monitoring of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Municipality of Highlands East has activated its Emergency Operations Centre...

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Beat the Silent Killer Prevent CO in Your Home

Posted on Friday, November 01, 2019 10:47 AM

Ontario’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs from November 1-7, and the Highlands East Fire Department reminds you to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) in your home by getting...