Fire Rescue and Safety


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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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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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

This article is updated as new information becomes available.

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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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A reminder to keep doing your part to stop the spread

Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2020 06:15 PM

As of April 8, 2020 we continue to see the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rise in Ontario and across Canada.  Everyone needs to be aware of the seriousness of this situation...

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Help others by wearing a non-medical mask

Posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2020 04:39 PM

Wearing a non-medical mask (such as a homemade cloth mask) when out in public has not been proven to protect the wearer, but it will help prevent you from contaminating others...

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Daytime burn restrictions in effect

Posted on Friday, April 03, 2020 04:17 PM

There is no daytime burning during between April 1 and October 31 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. This includes but is not limited to burn barrels, incinerators, brush...

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County COVID-19 Assessment Centre opens March 31, 2020

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2020 12:31 PM

Local health service providers (Haliburton Highlands Family Health Team, Haliburton County, and Haliburton Highlands Health Services) have collaborated in the creation of a local...

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Haliburton County's doctors ask seasonal residents to remain at primary residence

Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2020 09:28 AM

Our local physicians at the Haliburton Highlands Family Health Team have written a letter to seasonal residents of Haliburton County requesting that they consider remaining at...