News and Notices


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The importance of social distancing and self-isolation

Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2020 03:10 PM

With the continued increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases throughout Ontario, Canada and the world, it is imperative that during these times we do all that we can to...

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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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Changes to landfill tipping fee payments

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020 04:17 PM

In order to provide enhanced safety and to increase social distancing efforts for the public, municipal staff and their families during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, effective...

An envelope being put into the drop off slot at the Wilberforce Municipal Office..

Drop off payments during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020 02:35 PM

The Municipal Office is closed to the public during the coronavirus pandemic but you can still drop off your property tax payments by placing your cheque or money order into the...

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Highlands East declares State of Emergency

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2020 02:33 PM

A declaration of emergency:

  • Provides the Head of Council the authority to take actions or make orders, which are not contrary to law, in order to protect the inhabitants in the...

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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...

The basket of water bottles and drop-off cooler located outside the doors of the Wilberforce Municipal Office.

Changes to Water Sample Service during the pandemic

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:32 AM

Due to the main office in Wilberforce being closed to the public at this time, water sample bottles will be placed outside the main office door on Monday and Wednesday morning...

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Closures and Cancellations

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 10:41 AM

The following information is not a complete list. Please use your best judgement when deciding to take part in public gatherings and activities. Please check with event organizers...