March 15th, 2018

Summer Student Positions Available: Sewage Disposal System Maintenance Inspectors

Posted to News & Notices on Mar 15, 2018

The Municipality of Highlands East is currently accepting applications for the position of Sewage Disposal System Maintenance Inspector.

This is a seasonal position that will run from May 7th, 2018 to August 31st, 2018 (40 hrs/week).

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Fill up on all-you-can-eat Pancakes and Sausages at the 40th Annual Maple Syrup Festival on Saturday, March 31st

Posted to Events on Mar 15, 2018

The 40th annual Maple Syrup Festival held at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce will be serving up all you can eat pancakes and sausages with locally made pure Maple Syrup on Saturday, March 31st on Easter Weekend from 9AM to 2PM. Enjoy the flea market and craft tables as well as a colouring contest and crafts as well as Free Public Skating from 12PM to 2PM across the road at the arena!

$3 for children 10 and under.
$6 for adults.

Plus, a Baked Beans Contest! Submit your best Baked Beans and let the votes decide! Contact Nataly for details at 705-448-1690.

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March 14th

Notice for Special Meeting of Council regarding Cardiff Townsite Road Maintenance

Posted to News & Notices on Mar 14, 2018

A special meeting of Council regarding Cardiff Townsite Road Maintenance is being held on Wednesday, March 28th at 7PM at the Cardiff Community Centre, 2747 Monck Road, Cardiff.

Municipal Dog Control, By-law and Pound Information

Posted to By-Law, Services on Mar 14, 2018

Dog tags and kennel licenses are required in Highlands East and dogs are not permitted to run at large without a leash.

Dog tags can be obtained at all three municipal offices during regular business hours. If a dog is spayed or neutered the fee is $5/tag and if not spayed or neutered the cost is $10/tag.

Contact the Municipal Office for more information and download the Municipal Dog By-law below.

P.A.W.S.: Protecting Animal Welfare Shelter
Municipal Dog Pound meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday in January, April, July and October. Meetings take place at 10:00am in the Faraday Municipal Office located at 29860A Highway 28.

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Notice Regarding Water Sample Drop-off Service Schedule

Posted to News & Notices on Mar 14, 2018

Easter Holiday Interruption

Due to the testing lab being closed over the Easter weekend, the regular drinking water sample drop off scheduled for Wednesday, March 28th will not be taking place. Drop-offs will be accepted as normal on Wednesday, April 4th.

Summer Schedule

The bi-weekly summer water sample drop-off schedule will begin the week of April 16th with drop-offs being accepted Mondays and Wednesdays before Noon on each of those days.

Winter Schedule

Drop-offs will revert to our once-weekly winter schedule on October 2nd 2018.

March 13th

Candidate Information Session on Thursday, April 26th in Haliburton

Posted to Council, Elections, News & Notices on Mar 13, 2018

Think you've got what it takes to be a great Councillor or Mayor?  If so, then this information session is for you! Come and learn about:

  • the roles of a Mayor and Council
  • the election process 
  • the steps you need to take to run for office. 

The Municipalities of Dysart et al, and Highlands East and the Township’s of Algonquin Highlands and Minden Hills will be hosting a joint information session for citizens interested in running as a candidate for municipal office. 

The Candidate Information Session will take place on Thursday, April 26th 2018 from 6PM to 8PM at the Haliburton Royal Canadian Legion Branch 129 located at 719 Mountain Street, Haliburton ON.

Representatives from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs will be facilitating the session and will cover a range of topics including nomination process, election process, what to expect if elected, and roles and responsibilities.

Nominations to run for Council commences on May 1, 2018, with Nomination Day on July 27, 2018.  The Municipal Election will be held on October 22, 2018.

Advance registration for the session is encouraged by emailing Deanna Smith at or calling 705-286-1260 ext. 212 by April 16th 2018. 

Highlands East Mayor Dave Burton appointed 3rd Vice-President of the Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors

Posted to News & Notices on Mar 13, 2018

During the inaugural Board of Directors meeting held Wednesday, February 28, 2018, Dave Burton, Mayor, Municipality of Highlands East was elected 3rd Vice-President, of the Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors.

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March 12th

Make sure you are on the list of voters for the upcoming municipal election with

Posted to Council, Elections, News & Notices on Mar 12, 2018
Have your say. Log on to voter lookup dot CA

Are you on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal election?

If you are an Ontario resident over the age of 18 you can visit to confirm or update your information in a few easy steps. You can also change your school support for electoral purposes and add names to your property address.

Updating this information will help to ensure that municipal Voters’ Lists are accurate and up-to-date in preparation for municipal and school board elections occurring this October.

Find out ahead of time if you are eligible to vote. Visit or call 1-866-296- 6722.

March 8th

Agenda for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on March 14, 2018

Posted to Agenda, Committees, Council on Mar 8, 2018

March 7th

2018 Budget

Posted to Budgets, Downloads on Mar 7, 2018

Mayor Burton and Council approved the 2018 Annual Budget at the regular meeting of Council held on Wednesday, March 7. 2018.

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