October 18th, 2019

Have a haunted Halloween in HIghlands East

Posted to Events on Oct 18, 2019

This Halloween there is lots to see and do throughout the Municpality:

  • Halloween Dance at the Wilberforce Legion starting at 8PM
  • Hellowe'en Monster Bash in Gooderham starting at 6PM: Dress up and fill the kids' trunk full of treats!
  • Haunted House at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce from 6PM to 9PM: Get treats and get scared!

Download event posters below for more details.

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October 9th

Skating in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on Oct 9, 2019
Photo of figure skating.

October 27th Skating Cancelled

Due to a hockey tournament, free public skating on Sunday, October 27th is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience and will post information on extra skating days as they become available.

Regular Free Public Skating takes place on Sundays from 12:30PM until 2:00PM and Adults & Seniors Free Skating takes place on Tuesdays from 2:00PM to 3:00PM.

The 2019-2020 Ice Season runs from on September 29th to March 31st.

Many times are available to be booked. Whether running a league or wishing to rent the ice surface for hockey, skating programs, or a special event, we'll be happy to book you in!

Check our Events Calendar for skating times and to book an ice rental for your Group, League or for Birthday Parties and other Private Events, please contact:

  • Property Supervisor Jim Alden at 705-448-2775 or jalden [at] highlandseast [dot] ca,
  • Matt Hogan or Stan Wood at 705-448-2772,
  • Tracy Millar at 705-448-2981 Ext. 421 or tmillar [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

For  more information please visit our Facility Rental & Booking Information page.

Short Term Rental Survey Results

Posted to News & Notices on Oct 9, 2019

Results from the public engagement questionnaire regarding Short Term Rentals is available for download below.

A meeting will be scheduled in the near future to review results and to determine next steps.

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October 2nd

October Social Recreation Program for Seniors Activities

Posted to Activities on Oct 2, 2019

This free drop in program for seniors takes place at the Wilberforce Legion on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 10AM to 2PM. October's activities include:

  • Colouring, Board Games, Light Fitness and Tech Time & Makers Space on the 10th of October 
  • Board Games, Crafts, Alzheimer's Society Guest Speaker as well as Cooking Cinnamon & Raisin Muffins on the 24th of October

Download the poster below for more details.

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September 25th

Ontario Guide to Adding a Second Unit in an Existing House

Posted to Building, News & Notices, Services on Sep 25, 2019

Adding a second unit is a great way to provide independent living for a family member or make a little extra money to help pay off the mortgage. But there are things you need to consider as you decide whether to build a second unit.

Is your home detached, semi-detached or a rowhouse that is more than five years old? Are you considering renovating it to add a second unit? If the answers are yes, then this guide available at ontario.ca/housinginnovation can help you.

September 19th

Learn and have some fun with the Highlands East Recreational Figure Skating Club

Posted to Activities, News & Notices on Sep 19, 2019

Highlands East Recreational Figure Skating Club will be starting skating lessons at the Keith Tallman Memorial Arena in Wilberforce on Tuesday nights from 6PM to 8PM with the first class taking place on October 1st. 

All ages welcome. $130 for the first child and $110 for each additional child in your family.

Contact highlandseastskatingclub [at] gmail [dot] com for details and download/view their newsletter and sign-up form below.

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September 1st

Doors Open comes to Highlands East on September 14th and 15th

Posted to Events on Sep 1, 2019

Come and celebrate the heritage of Cardiff, Highland Grove, Wilberforce, Tory Hill and Gooderham at Doors Open Highlands East taking place September 14th and 15th 2019. Take a tour inside some buildings otherwise closed to the public, find out how high tech ice is made at Hyland Ice in Wilberforce and discover the history of our communities.

For a complete list of sites open to the public please visit: doorsopenontario.on.ca/en/highlands-east

August 19th

Lakefront Property Owner's Guide to Blue-Green Algae

Posted to Environmental, News & Notices, Services on Aug 19, 2019
Blue-Green Algae Bloom

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 floating masses which they think could be a bloom. To alleviate unnecessary concerns and to share important information The Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Associations is providing this fact sheet on how to identify blue green algae blooms and what to do if you do suspect one.

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Composters and Digesters Available for Sale

Posted to Environmental, News & Notices, Services on Aug 19, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East has composters and the digesters available for sale. Limited quantities will be stored at the Visitor Information Centre in Wilberforce where we accept cash or cheque. Payment by debit can be made at the Wilberforce Municipal Office during regular business hours. It may be advisable to call ahead to ensure there are units in stock.

Prices

Composters: $39 + HST $5.07 = $44.07 (31.5” wide x 25” deep x 34” high)
Digesters: $80 + HST $10.40 = $90.40 (31.5” diameter x 38.5” high)

Documentation

Composter Information Package (PDF)
Digester Information Package (PDF)
Digester Installation Insutructions (PDF)

Photos

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August 14th

Explore the Highlands East Art Tour this weekend

Posted to Events on Aug 14, 2019
Painting by Chuck Lewis

Discover the Artists of Highlands East with a quality studio tour of fine arts and crafts amidst the breathtaking scenery. Come out this weekend (August 17 and 18) from 10AM to 5PM and see fine artists and artisans on site at 7 locations throughout Highlands East - 9 located at site "E" located at 1524 Ursa Road, Highlands East. More artists, less travel! 

See oil, watercolour, acrylic paintings, ink drawings, mixed media including needle arts, unique artistic pieces, wood, wire and metal hand painted accents, barnboard creations, metal embossing, original encaustic, stained glass, flora and fauna paintings in ink on wood, printing, silk screen, etchings, portraits, dream catchers, medicine shields, hand drums and much more.

In order to make your visit more enjoyable, visit the official website at www.highlandseastartour.com and plan your tour.