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August 20th

Minutes for Council Meeting on August 14, 2012

Posted to Council, Minutes on Aug 20, 2012

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August 12th

Invasive Species: What’s that alien doing in your garden?

Posted to Environmental, Services on Aug 12, 2012

By: Katherine Hills 

Dog Strangling Vine

Environment Canada defines an alien species as a species that has “become established in areas outside of their natural range”. These species can come from across the world, or from another region in Canada. Very often, alien species do not pose a significant risk to the health and biodiversity of our ecosystems and may actually be beneficial (for example, honeybees were introduced to North America in the 1600s via English settlers but are key pollinators of our crops and wild flowers). However, when the introduction or spread of an alien species threatens the environment, economy, or society, including human health, that species is considered invasive.

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August 6th

Agenda for Council Meeting on August 14, 2012

Posted to Agenda, Council on Aug 6, 2012

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August 3rd

Flying Lanterns: Beautiful But Dangerous

Posted to Fire Rescue, Services on Aug 3, 2012
Flying Lantern

The Ontario Fire Marshal and Highlands East Fire Chief Bill Wingrove would like to discourage residents and businesses from buying, using and/or selling Flying Lanterns.

These products resemble a small paper hot-air balloon, fuelled by an open flame. When released, the hot air produced by the fuel source can lift the lantern to extreme heights and allows it to drift for long distances until the fuel is depleted. These lanterns are often released in large numbers to generate an impressive visual effect.

Due to their uncontrolled and unpredictable flight path, these products could land on trees, building rooftops, or other combustible properties while still ignited and cause fires.

2011 Financial Statements and Municipal Performance Measurements Program Results

Posted to Downloads, Financial Reports on Aug 3, 2012

The audited Financial Statements for the year 2011 for the Municipality of Highlands East and the 2011 Municipal Performance Measurements Program results are now available.

Any tax payer or resident of the Municipality of Highlands East may receive a copy, at no cost, by contacting the Municipal Office.

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