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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Posted on Monday, January 24, 2022 03:34 PM

This article is updated as new information becomes available.

Canada's COVID-19 updates...

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Municipal COVID-19 Safety Measures

Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2022 04:20 PM

Offices and facilities closed to the public

As of Tuesday, January 4, 2022 our offices and facilities are closed to...

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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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Highlands East ends State of Emergency

Posted on Wednesday, August 04, 2021 09:00 AM

We have terminated our declared State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. 

The Province of Ontario remains under the...

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Fireworks By-law and Restrictions In Effect

Posted on Friday, May 21, 2021 08:00 AM

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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Archived 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 08:53 AM

This article contains an archived collection of local, provincial and national COVID-19 related information that we published to our website between...

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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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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...