December 14th

Notice Regarding January 17, 2018 Regular Meeting of Council

Posted to News & Notices on Dec 14, 2017

During the regular meeting of council being held at 9AM on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 1101 Holmes Road, Wilberforce (Library) a bylaw will be passed regarding Facility Rental Rate Changes and Arena Rental Rates.

December 13th

Outdoor Rink Volunteers Needed

Posted to News & Notices on Dec 13, 2017

The Municipality of Highlands East needs your help!  We are looking for volunteers who are willing and able bodied to help maintain the outdoor rinks in Gooderham and Cardiff.  Without the help of volunteers the rinks will not be able to operate this winter. 

For information and to volunteer please contact the Municipal Office in WIlberforce at 705-448-2981.

Evening Christmas Carol Service at the Essonville Historic Church

Posted to Events on Dec 13, 2017
Candlelight Service at Christmas

The Essonville Historic Church Christmas Service will take place this year on Sunday, December 17th, starting at 7:00PM at the Essonville Historic Church, 1284 Essonville Line.  Come early to get a seat for a time of carol singing with two featured soloists! A warm welcome awaits you.

December 12th

Position Available: Building Inspector/Deputy Chief Building Official

Posted to News & Notices on Dec 12, 2017

The Municipality of Highlands East Building Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Building Inspector/Deputy Chief Building Official.

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December 8th

Holiday Landfill & Municipal Office Closures

Posted to News & Notices on Dec 8, 2017

Highlands East Landfill Sites will be closed on the following dates during the Holidays:

Monday, December 25th
Tuesday, December 26th
Monday, January 1st

Municipal Offices and Sub Offices will be closed commencing on
Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 4:30PM and will reopen Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 at 9:00AM.

Offices include:

  • Building Department Sub-office, 1032 Gooderham St., Gooderham 
  • Environmental & By-Law Department Sub-office, 2778 Monck Rd., Cardiff (closed 3:30PM on December 22nd)
  • Main Office, 2249 Loop Rd., Wilberforce  (closed 4:30PM on December 22nd)

Mayor, Council and Staff wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy holiday season. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2018.

December 7th

Skating in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on Dec 7, 2017
Photo of figure skating.

Regular Free Public Skating takes place on Sundays from 12:30PM until 2:00PM and Free Adult & Seniors Skating takes place on Tuesdays from 2:00PM to 3:00PM. As always, many times are available to be booked.  

Free Holiday Skating Dates & Times

  • Friday, December 22nd between 7PM and 9PM
  • Wednesday, December 27th between 1PM and 3PM
  • Wednesday, January 3rd between 1PM and 3PM

The 2017-2018 Ice Season began on October 10th and the last day for the season will be March 31st.

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:

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

November 22nd

Wilberforce Clinic Dates for November 2017 to March 2018

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 22, 2017

Bancroft Family Health Team Doctor will be available at the Wilberforce Clinic at 2165 Loop Road in Wilberforce on the following dates:

  • Saturday, November 25th from 10AM to 4PM

  • Saturday, December 9th from 10AM to 4PM (Cancelled)

  • Saturday, December 16th from 10AM to 4PM (Cancelled)

  • Saturday, January 13th from 10AM to 4PM (Cancelled)

  • Saturday, January 27th from 10AM to 4PM

  • Saturday, February 10th from 10AM to 4PM

  • Saturday, February 24th from 10AM to 4PM

  • Saturday, March 10th from 10AM to 4PM

  • Saturday, March 24th from 10AM to 4PM

Booked appointments are preferred, please call 613-332-1565 Ext. 220 or 233 to make an appointment or for further information.

The clinic is available to anyone with a valid Health Card. You do not have to be a patient of the Bancroft Family Health Team. Patients must bring their health card to every appointment.

November 20th

2018 Municipal Election Notice and Information

Posted to Council, Elections, News & Notices on Nov 20, 2017

Municipal Elections are held every four (4) years on the fourth Monday in October. The next election will take place on October 22, 2018.

The term of all offices to which the Municipal Elections Act applies is four years, beginning on December 1 in the year of a regular election.

The Council for the Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East consists of five members; Mayor, Councillor for Ward 1 (former Bicroft Township) and Councillor for Ward 2 (former Cardiff Township), Councillor for Ward 3 (former Glamorgan Township) and Councillor for Ward 4 (former Monmouth Township).

Voting Method

The Municipality of Highlands East has used a mail-in-ballot since the 2000 Municipal and School Board Election. Council determines the method of voting and may consider other voting methods for future elections.

Council has adopted By-laws Number 2017-12 for alternative voting method – Voting By Mail, for the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election. Ranked ballots will not be implemented in 2018.

Municipal Elections Act

Bill 181 was introduced to make changes to the Municipal Elections Act. Some changes do not come into effect until April 1, 2018, in time for the next municipal election. The changes reflect recommendations from the public, municipal councils and municipal staff. Some of the changes are as follows:

Filing of Nominations: May 1st, 2018 (formerly the first business day in January)

Nomination Day: July 27th, 2018 (formerly the 2nd Friday in September)

Nomination and Eligibility: Anyone wishing to run for office on Council in the 2018 Election must submit must file a Nomination Paper with the Clerk of the Municipality commencing May 1st, 2018 and the deadline to submit nomination papers is on on Nomination Day by 2:00PM, Friday, July 27th, 2018. A filing fee in cash, certified cheque or money order is required with the submission of your Nomination Paper. Nomination papers are to be accompanied by 25 endorsement signatures from eligible electors.

The requirement to submit 25 signatures does not apply to candidates running for school board trustee positions.

If you are interested in running as a candidate in the Municipal Election, it is recommended you review the Ministry of Municipal Affairs’ 2016-2018 Candidates Guide which is scheduled to be completed and posted on the Ministry’s website by April 1, 2018.

Municipality of Highlands East Elections are held for the following Offices:

  • Mayor
  • Councillor Ward 1 (former Bicroft Township - one elected by Ward 1 electors)
  • Councillor Ward 2 (former Cardiff Township - one elected by Ward 2 electors)
  • Councillor Ward 3 (former Glamorgan Township - one elected by Ward 3 electors)
  • Councillor Ward 4 (former MonmouthTownship - one elected by Ward 4 electors)
  • Board of Education: English Language Public School
  • Board of Education: French Language Public School
  • Board of Education: English Language Separate School
  • Board of Education: French Language Separate School Trustee for English Language Public

A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality if on Voting Day, he or she,

  • resides in the local municipality, or is the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
  • is a Canadian Citizen
  • is at least 18 years old; and
  • is not prohibited from voting under Section 17 Subsection 3 or otherwise by law.

Related Links
The Municipal Elections Act
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
The Association of Municipalities Ontario
The Association of Municipal Managers Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO)

November 17th

November 16, 2017 Sale of Land by Public Tender Results

Posted to News & Notices, Services, Taxes on Nov 17, 2017

The lands described below, including successful tender amounts, were sold by public tender on November 16, 2017.

Description of Lands

Roll No. 46 01 601 000 01600 0000; PIN 39235-0116(LT); Part Lot 15 Concession 2 Monmouth as in MO2012; Highlands East. File No. 16-03
Minimum Tender Amount: $5,296.61
Successful Tender Amount: $5,550.00 (2nd Highest Tender Amount: $5,311.00)

Roll No. 46 01 601 000 31800 0000; PINS 39234-0276(LT) & 39234-0283(LT); Part Lot 9 Concession 9 Monmouth as in H272751 south of shore road allowance along south shore of McCue Creek and north of shore road allowance along north shore of McCue Creek; Highlands East. File No. 16-05
Minimum Tender Amount: $5,343.04
Successful Tender Amount: $7,230.00 (2nd Highest Tender Amount: $6,325.00)

Roll No. 46 01 901 000 05400 0000; PIN 39270-0217(LT); Part Lot 1 Concession 1 Glamorgan as in H257254; T/W H61579; T/W H257254; Highlands East. File No.16-08
Minimum Tender Amount: $4,962.68
Successful Tender Amount: $11,255.00 (2nd Highest Tender Amount: $11,103.00)

Roll No. 46 01 901 000 13300 0000; PIN 39270-0314(LT); Part Lot 4 Concession 1 Glamorgan as in H147203; Highlands East. File No.16-09
Minimum Tender Amount: $9,049.09
Successful Tender Amount: $161,111.11 (2nd Highest Tender Amount: $117,222.00)

November 8th

Agenda for Economic Development & Business Committee Meeting on November 14, 2017

Posted to Agenda, Committees, Council on Nov 8, 2017