News and Notices


A bust of Queen Victoria stands in front of the Canadian flag.

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...

The sun sets on Glamor Lake. Photo taken by Sarah Webster.

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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Septage Trench now open for normal operation

Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 02:29 PM

Our septage disposal site is once again operating normally and we are now issuing permits as usual.

A septic system installation in progress.

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...

Yellow caution sign that reads landfill safety in front of a collection of garbage.

Restricted Landfill Operations in Effect

Posted on Friday, May 01, 2020 04:20 PM

Additional safety measures are being implemented at landfills throughout Highlands East in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bulk material limits

Effective Wednesday, May 6, 2020...

Hand holding an iPhone with the Highlands East Waste Wizard pulled up on it. Some garbage is in the background.

Use our Waste Wizard to learn how to dispose and recycle properly

Posted on Friday, May 01, 2020 12:02 PM

Our Waste Wizard web app lets you quickly and easily learn how to dispose of your waste the proper way. Just type in what you need to get rid of and it will tell you where,...

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Municipal Property Tax due dates extended

Posted on Friday, April 17, 2020 01:24 PM

Interest and penalties for non-payment of property tax accounts are now being deferred until June 30, 2020. Previously, the penalty and interest was deferred until May 1, 2020....

The outside of the information centre at the curling club in Wilberforce.

Information centre to remain closed during pandemic

Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2020 07:44 PM

In an effort to maintain the health and wellness of our community and to adhere to the directives put in place by the Provincial government, the Information Centre will not be...