July 15th, 2018

Fun, Games and over 150 Prizes to be had at the Gigantic Penny Raffle in Wilberforce

Posted to Events on Jul 15, 2018

Over 150 Prizes to be raffled at the Keith Tallman Memorial Area in Wilberforce on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Browse the tables and purchase tickets from 1PM to 3PM and 5:30PM to 8PM.

Plus, enjoy kids' games and activities, snack bar, face painting, exhibit tables and create your own hat at the Mad Hatter table before showing off your creation during the Hat Parade at 7:30PM.

NEW Early Bird Tables raffle starts at 7PM and have fun with out Canadiana Theme: Dress in your best Red/Green.

Draw begins at 8PM – you must be there to collect your prize!

Plus, enjoy a Spaghetti Dinner at the Lloyd Watson Memorial Centre in Wilberforce from 4:30PM to 7PM for just $10/adult and $5/child.

All proceeds of the Penny Raffle go towards Community Development! Prize donations and volunteers are always welcome! Contact Kathy Rogers at 705-448-1285 or skrogers1995 [at] gmail [dot] com

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July 13th

2018 Municipal Election: Unofficial List of Nominations

Posted to Council, Elections on Jul 13, 2018

The following is an unofficial list of nominations filed for the 2018 Municipal Election as of July 13, 2018.

Mayor – Highlands East

Cheryl Ellis - 4575 Loop Road, Highland Grove, ON, K0L 2A0
705-448-3799 | cheryl [dot] ellis [at] gmail [dot] com

Dave Burton - 1023 Earl’s Road, Wilberforce, ON, K0L 3C0
705-448-9355 | dave [at] daveburton [dot] org

Councillor Ward 1 – Bicroft

Cam McKenzie - 93 Sprucedale, P.O Box 115, Cardiff, ON, K0L 1M0
613-339-2704 | cameron [dot] mckenzie [at] sympatico [dot] ca

Councillor Ward 2 – Cardiff

Suzanne Partridge - 26909, Highway 28, RR#3, Bancroft, ON, K0L 1C0
613-339-2365 | secret [dot] gardener [at] ymail [dot] com

Councillor Ward 3 – Glamorgan

Cec Ryall - 1045 Bullrush Trail, Box 359, Gooderham, ON, K0M 1R0
705-447-3473 | ryallbcs [at] sympatico [dot] ca

Councillor Ward 4 – Monmouth

James Deterling - 1132 South Wilberforce Road, Tory Hill, ON, K0L 2Y0
705-448-2875 | jim [dot] deterling [at] sympatico [dot] ca

School Board Trustee – English Public – Trillium Lakelands District School Board

Gary Brohman - 1155 Grass Lake Road, Box 971, Haliburton, ON, K0M 1S0
705-457-2143 or 705-457-5835 | garybrohman [at] hotmail [dot] com

School Board Trustee – French Public – Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Anna-Karyna Ruszkowski - 23 Ashall Blvd., East York, ON, M4B 3C2
416-690-2246 | anna [dot] karyna [at] revonsengrand [dot] ca

School Board Trustee – French Separate – Conseil des ecoles catholiques du Centre - Est

Diane Burns - 99 Queensborough Road, Tweed, ON, K0K 3J0
613-478-2744 or 613-885-5473 | dianeburns99 [at] gmail [dot] com

Beat the Heat

Posted to Activities, News & Notices on Jul 13, 2018

With the hot weather this summer the Municipality of Highlands East wants to remind residents of the activities and locations throughout the Municipality that can help you stay cool:

  • There are many lakes with public access beaches and boat launches including North Bay Beach, Wilbermere Lake and Pine Lake. A map of Water Access Points can be viewed on our website. 
  • The pool in Cardiff is also open to the public for swimming Monday to Friday from 12:30PM to 3PM, 4PM to 6 PM and 7PM to 8 PM.  Saturday swimming is available from 11AM to 1:30PM and 2:30PM to 5PM.
  • Haliburton County Public Library branches in Wilberforce, Gooderham, Cardiff and Highland Grove all have air conditioning, free wifi and of course many books to keep you occupied while you stay cool. Visit haliburtonlibrary.ca for operating hours and other information.

Please remember to keep pets and small children indoors and do not leave them unattended inside of vehicles and abide by the county-wide fire ban that is in place.

The Highlands East website, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages, will be updated with any additional news, information and resources as they are made available.

July 12th

Early Notification for Extreme Temperatures issued for Haliburton County

Posted to News & Notices on Jul 12, 2018

Environment Canada is forecasting hot, humid weather beginning on Saturday, July 14th and continuing until July 17th when a forecasted cold front moves into the area.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit encourages people to take steps to protect themselves during extremely hot, humid weather. Heat-related illnesses such as dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke can be very dangerous, especially for infants, older adults, and people with chronic diseases. Symptoms of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, muscle cramps, headache, fainting, paleness, weakness, tiredness, dizziness, and nausea. If residents experience heat-related illness or symptoms, they should seek medical attention.

To help alert people to the arrival of extremely warm conditions, the Health Unit will issue the following if conditions warrant:

  • A Heat Warning is issued when the day-time temperature is forecast to be 31°C or higher, with a minimum day-time low of 20°C or higher, for two consecutive days. A heat warning can also be issued when the humidex is forecast to be 40°C or higher for two consecutive days.
  • An Extended Heat Warning is issued when the same conditions apply above, but the heat event is expected to last for three or more days in a row.

During a heat warning, or anytime when temperatures become uncomfortably warm, the Health Unit advises people to:

  • Avoid going out in the sun or heat when possible.
  • Stay cool, and if possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall, library, community centre, or friend's house. To see if there is a cooling centre in your community, contact your local municipality.
  • When outdoors, stay in the shade as much as possible. If you plan to go outside during a very hot day, do so early in the morning or evening when it is cooler.
  • Avoid outdoor sports and physical activity.
  • Wear loose-fitting, light clothing and a wide brimmed hat.
  • Drink lots of water, even if you don't feel very thirsty. Avoid alcohol, coffee/tea and pop.
  • Check in regularly with vulnerable family, friends, neighbours and others who could be affected by the heat. These include children, older adults and persons with chronic illnesses. Make sure they are OK and are well-hydrated.
  • Eat light, cool foods, and avoid heavy meals that involve using the oven or other hot appliances.
  • Keep shades, drapes and blinds closed on the sunny side of your home, but keep windows open slightly. If you do not have air conditioning, use fans.
  • Keep lights off or turned low.
  • Take a cool bath or shower periodically, or cool down with cool, wet towels.
  • Never leave a child or pet in a closed, parked vehicle.

July 9th

Total Fire Ban In Effect

Posted to Fire Rescue, News & Notices, Services on Jul 9, 2018

Effective immediately Haliburton County (including all of Highlands East) is under a fire ban. Dry conditions, high heat, and the lack of forecasted precipitation has lead to an extreme fire risk. All permits are cancelled and campfires, charcoal BBQs (propane is allowed), fireworks and flying lanterns are strictly prohibited during the fire ban.

Businesses and individuals can use the printable fire ban poster available for download below to notify the public.

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July 5th

Agenda for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on July 11, 2018

Posted to Agenda, Committees, Council on Jul 5, 2018

July 3rd

2016 Municipal Energy Usage Report

Posted to Administrative, Downloads, Property, Services on Jul 3, 2018

The Municipality of Highlands East has collated the 2016 electricity, heating oil and propane consumption data for all the required buildings and facilities and listed the energy usage on a building by building, fuel type by fuel type, basis as required by the Green Energy Act. The document is available (in Microsoft Excel format) for download below.

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July 2nd

There's something for everyone at the Wilberforce Agricultural Fair!

Posted to Events on Jul 2, 2018

Gates open at 6PM on Friday, August 10th and at 9AM on Saturday, August 11th. Admission on Friday night is FREE. Adult admission on Saturday is $7 for adults and children under 16 get in for FREE. For a complete schedule and more details visit WilberforceFair.com or visit the Facebook page.

Join us for an authentic country fair. Friday night events include children’s dog show, Lions Club food booth and pony pull. Saturday morning we kick off with a tractor parade at 10AM into the Fair grounds. Come with an appetite as the Lions Club will have their breakfast food booth open. The days events include horse drawn wagon rides, sheep shearing, pedal tractor pull, Gord Kidd and Friends on stage, pony rides, horse draw, petting zoo, frog show, nail driving competition, penny raffle, bouncy castles, and much more.

Admission Friday night is FREE compliments of our sponsors Wilberforce Guardian Pharmacy and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 624. 

June 28th

Building Permit Requirements & Application Form

Posted to Applications, Building, Downloads, Services on Jun 28, 2018

Before you start any construction on your property contact the Building Department and obtain any necessary permits!

Building Permit Application, Application Requirements and Guides are available for download below:

The following items shall accompany an application for a building permit.

Site Plan

  • Site Plan showing location of building and septic system on lot, and also showing distances to the property lines, Front Yard Setback, Side Yard (both sides) and Rear Yard.
  • Location to other buildings on the lot.
  • Location to Hydro Lines or any other hazards on the lot.
  • Entrance to the Lot.
  • When difference in Municipal records, Ownership of property is required.

Building Plans

  • Two sets of Scaled drawings
  • Foundation Plan: example showing footing sizes, pier footings, locations, laminated beam sizes and floor joist size and spacing etc.
  • Floor Plan: example showing room sizes, locations, exterior, interior wall thickness, door sizes, window sizes, chimneys and ventilation system etc.
  • Cross Section: example showing foundation depth, foundation type (block or solid concrete etc.), foundation damproofing, foundation drainage, foundation slab, footing sizes, sill gasket, anchor bolts (spacing), joist size, subfloor size stud sizes and spacing, insulation, vapour barrier, interior, exterior finishes, roof type, sheeting, shingles and venting etc.
  • Copy of TRUSS DRAWINGS from manufacturer.

Other Requirements

  • Municipality of Highlands East copy of the Site Inspection Report for a Sewage System, when required.
  • Entrance Permit from the Municipality of Highlands East Roads Department, County of Haliburton or the Ministry of Transportation when required.
  • Any Permit required by any other authority.
  • Payment of Fees

Please note that any application which is not signed by the owner, and is signed by another authorized person, it shall be accompanied by a letter of authorization signed by the owner.

Any difference found in the Front, Side, or Rear setbacks by the Chief Building Official may result in an Application for a Building Permit being refused or revoked, until the Plot Plan is corrected.

June 26th

StoryWalk your way to outdoor fun this summer in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on Jun 26, 2018

A StoryWalk™ combines the pleasure of reading a children’s book aloud with all the joys and benefits of walking together outdoors. 

Join staff from the EarlyON Child and Family Centre this July and August for three different walks in Wilberforce, Gooderham and Cardiff. (If it rains, join in for some indoor activities instead!)

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

  • Wednesday, July 4th from 10:30AM to Noon at the Cardiff Community Centre
  • Wednesday, July 11th from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Gooderham Community Centre
  • Thursday, July 12th from 10:00AM - 11:30AM at the Wilberforce Library

Rachel's Day In The Garden

  • Wednesday, July 18th from 10:30AM to Noon at the Cardiff Community Centre
  • Wednesday, July 25th from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Gooderham Community Centre
  • Thursday, July 26th from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Wilberforce Library

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

  • Wednesday, August 15th from 10:30AM to Noon at the Cardiff Community Centre
  • Wednesday, August 22nd from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Gooderham Community Centre
  • Thursday, August 23rd from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Wilberforce Library