May 21st, 2019

Swimming and Swim Lessons in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on May 21, 2019

Cardiff Pool

For swim lessons and recreational swimming contact 705-448-2981 for more information or download the 2019 Swim Program Flyer for more details.

Gooderham & Wilberforce Beach

The Pine Lake and Wilbermere beaches are open to the public.

Swim Lessons

The Municipality of Highlands East is offering Red Cross swimming lessons and Preschool lessons for Parents & Tots as follows (Class sizes are limited so register early!):

Cardiff Pool, Swimming Lessons:
Session #1 July 1 – July 12 (Morning)
Session #2 July 15 – July 26 (Morning)
Session #3 July 29 – August 9 (Morning)

Wilbermere Beach, Wilberforce Swimming Lessons:
Session #1 July 1 – July 12 (Morning)
Session #2 July 15 – July 26 (Morning)
Session #3 July 15 – July 26 (Evening) Register early, a minimum of 12 is required to run!

Pine Lake Beach, Gooderham Swimming Lessons:
Session #1 July 1 – July 12 (Afternoon)
Session #2 July 15 
– July 26 (Afternoon)

Please download the 2019 Swim Program Flyer for more details and the applicable Swim Lessons Application below if you wish to enrol for lessons. Click here to learn more about the different levels of Red Cross Swimming Lessons

Specific class times are dependent on registration numbers.  This information will be posted at a later date.

New for 2019: Pay with Plastiq

Highlands East is making registration faster, easier and more convenient by offering online payment through Plastiq.

Using Plastiq, pay your registration fee online using your credit card. Plastiq is a third-party payment service provider. Additional charges will apply. Learn how it works.

 

Online registration paperwork must be forwarded by fax, email, or hand delivered to the Main Office in Wilberforce.  Please include your payment ID details on the registration form.  

Other payment options include cash, debit or cheque (made payable to the Municipality of Highlands East). 

In Person Registration Dates will be offered on:

  • Saturday, June 22nd, 9AM - 11AM (Cardiff Municipal Office) 
  • Friday, June 29th, 9AM - 11AM (Cardiff Municipal Office) 
  • Tuesday, July 2nd, 9AM - 11AM (Cardiff Municipal Office)

Payment & registration can also be made at the Main Office in Wilberforce Monday to Friday between 9AM and 4:30PM. Please note, credit card payments cannot be made at the Municipal Offices.

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May 16th

Private Road Grant Program and Application Form

Posted to Applications, Downloads, Roads, Services on May 16, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East has established a grant program for the improvement of private roads. The By-Law, Policy and Application form is available for download below.

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May 13th

RFP for Keith Tallman Memorial Arena Concession Booth Operations

Posted to News & Notices on May 13, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East seeks proposals for the operation of the Concession Booth at the Keith Tallman Memorial Arena for the 2019/2020 season. 

Proposals will be called, received, evaluated and processed in accordance with the Municipality’s Purchasing and Procurement Procedures. Proposal Submission will close on Friday, June 7th, 2019 at 1:00PM. Proposals are to be submitted on the prescribed Proposal Form and sealed in an envelope clearly marked as such and shall be received by Jim Alden, Property Supervisor at the following address:

The Municipality of Highlands East, Municipal Office
2249 Loop Road, P.O. Box 295
Wilberforce, ON, K0L 3C0
Attention: Jim Alden, Property Supervisor

Proposal documents will be opened Friday, June 7th, 2019 after closing at 1:05PM at the Municipal Office. If you have any questions regarding this proposal please contact Jim Alden, Property Supervisor at 705-455-7515 or at jalden [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

Site visits will be by appointment only. Please contact Jim Alden, Property Supervisor to book a date and time.

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May 8th

Emergency Preparedness Week 2019: Are You Ready?

Posted to Fire Rescue, News & Notices, Services on May 8, 2019
Emergencies can happen anytime. Are you ready?

2019 Emergency Preparedness Week's theme is “Are You Ready?” and focuses on the importance of individuals and families being prepared for emergencies before they happen. Download the Emergency Preparedness Pocket Guide which features updated information on how you and your family can prepare for an emergency and follow the links below for additional specialized preparedness guides:

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May 7th

Flood Watches, Warnings and Updates

Posted to News & Notices on May 7, 2019

MNRF Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) - Bancroft District is advising area residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety is in effect for all of Bancroft District.

Residents of Bancroft District should keep a close watch on conditions, regularly check for updated messages and exercise caution near fast-moving rivers and streams. Please alert any children under your care to these dangers and supervise their activities. Residents who have a historic susceptibility to flooding should take appropriate precautions to protect their property, such as ensuring sump pumps are functioning and securing items that may float away as water levels rise.

MNRF advises extreme caution when using forest access roads for outdoor activities. Many are seasonally inundated with water, prone to washouts, and may be impassable due to current water levels. The public should avoid crossing any submerged roads as there may be a risk to traveler safety. Barricades are erected at roads where known washouts or dangerous driving conditions have been observed.

MNRF is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions. Further updates will be issued as appropriate. For details please download the Watershed Conditions Statement below.

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May 1st

Celebrate Canada Day in Highlands East

Posted to Events on May 1, 2019

Celebrate Canada Day by exploring the communities of Highlands East. Enjoy music, food, games, historical displays and so much more. Get your passport stamped at each location to receive a ballot for $100 in gift certificates to be drawn before the fireworks in Gooderham.

At 9:00AM start the day with breakfast at the Cardiff Legion ($5) and check out a display of local history at the Cardiff Country Store. Open house at the Fire Hall

10:00AM at the Highland Grove Community Centre, children can join a scavenger hunt, paint a stone and make a bird feeder. Displays of pine needle baskets, painted paddles, and taxidermy animals and music lessons. Refreshments served. The fire department will be present with equipment.

At 12:00PM join in singing O Canada with the raising of the flag ceremony at the Wilberforce Red Cross Outpost. There will be live entertainment followed by free sandwiches and cake, open house at the Fire Hall and horse drawn wagon rides.

Go to the curling club at 1:00PM for a variety of big games and Rocks & Rings.

Come to Tory Hill at 3:00PM for first hand history with storytelling by colourful local residents.

At 4:00PM finish the day in Gooderham with live entertainment, cake and refreshments, BBQ, face painting, fossil display, children’s program, Irondale display, open house at the Fire Hall and grand finale fireworks!

April 29th

Procedural By-Law

Posted to By-Law, Council, Downloads on Apr 29, 2019

Being a by-law to govern the calling, place and proceedings for meetings for the council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East and releated committees.

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April 17th

About Council Meetings

Posted to Council on Apr 17, 2019

Regular Council meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month and if necessary the 4th Tuesday of the month. Council meetings commence at 9:00AM and are held in the Council Chambers located at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce, Ontario.

Delegations to Council
A written request to appear as a delegation to Council must be received by the Clerk not less than five (5) working days prior to the commencement to the meeting the Request for Delegation Form available for download below.

For more information about Delegations to Council, please read the FAQ.

Copies of the supporting documents from the council meeting may be requested by contacting Robyn Rogers, Clerk at 705-448-2981 Ext. 422 or rrogers@highlandseast.ca

 

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April 16th

Asset Management Plan

Posted to Asset Management Plan, Downloads on Apr 16, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East has prepared an Asset Management Plan for its core infrastructure services including roads, bridges, water and wastewater. The Plan is intended to provide a comprehensive reference for renewing, operating, maintaining, building, replacing and disposing of the municipality’s core Infrastructure Assets. The plan is based on the guidelines provided in the Province of Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure’s Building Together Guide for Municipal Asset Management Plans. The Plan is based on currently available data and information on the core services of the municipality. The plan is a living document and will require continuous updates and improvements over time with the municipality’s ongoing data collection programs.

Infrastructure investment is an important component of municipal government responsibility. It helps facilitate economic development, promotes quality of life improvement for residents and can even create jobs.

For more information please contact:

Shannon Hunter, CMO, AMCT, Dipl.M.M.
Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer
shunter [at] highlandseast [dot] ca
705-448-2981 Ext. 431

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April 12th

Celebrate Earth Day and Clean Up Highlands East

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Apr 12, 2019

Saturday, April 27th is Earth Day and from 10:00AM to 2:00PM the Gooderham Community Action Group will be hosting an Earth Day Celebration and Town Clean Up in Gooderham. Collect garbage from 10 to Noon, then come to the Robert McCausland Community Centre where hot chocolate and hot dogs will be served. Bring your children where they can check out fur traps and fur displays, save the turtles information, fossil displays, recycling and compost information and other items related to Earth Day.

Residents throughout Highlands East are encouraged to collect garbage in their communities. Garbage bags and gloves can be picked up at the Wilberforce, Cardiff and Gooderham municipal offices. Garbage can be dropped off before 1:30PM on Saturday at the following locations:

  • Behind the Wilberforce Fire Hall
  • Beside the Cardiff Fire Hall
  • Behind the Highland Grove Community Centre
  • Under the pavilion at the Robert McCausland Community Centre in Gooderham

After 1:30PM, please take garbage to one of the municipal landfill sites.