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Waste Management Survey for Businesses and Organizations

Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 12:48 PM

Ontario is transitioning to new Blue Box regulations starting in 2023. The four lower-tier municipalities in the County of Haliburton, including Highlands East, will transition...

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Lakefront Property Owner's Guide to Blue-Green Algae

Posted on Monday, August 15, 2022 08:51 PM

There has been a dramatic increase in blue green algae blooms in Ontario in recent years. As a result many lakefront property owners are very concerned when they see blooms or...

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Water Sample Service Schedule and Drop-off Information

Posted on Monday, June 13, 2022 12:22 PM

Water sample bottles can be picked up at any Municipal Office in Highlands East.

Filled samples must be dropped off at the Wilberforce Municipal Office for...

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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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Health Unit recommends businesses encourage staff and patrons to wear a mask amid COVID-19 surge

Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 11:33 AM

Dr. Natalie Bocking, Medical Officer of Health for the Haliburton, Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit has issued a letter of recommendation to businesses and organizations...

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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.

Canada's COVID-19 updates...

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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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Guide to Municipal Office Use During COVID-19

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

Appointments recommended

Our offices are open to the public and appointments are not required. We do recommend making an appointment if possible to ensure efficient service and...