December 15th

2017 Ontario Public Service Student Summer Jobs Posted January 3, 2017

Posted to Services on Dec 15, 2016
Collage of Summer Students

Gain valuable skills, earn money and habe fun this summer by applying for summer student jobs with the Ontario Public Service. Jobs are offerred across Ontario in a variety of fields like: business, sciences, environment, engineering, technology, research, customer service and parks.

All jobs will be posted on January 3, 2017 with varying application deadlines.

To apply, visit and select 'Student' for the Career Level and then submit your application form with a cover letter and resume tailored to each job type.

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Minutes for Council Meeting on December 12, 2016

Posted to Council, Minutes on Dec 15, 2016

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December 7th

Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on December 12, 2016

Posted to Agenda, Council on Dec 7, 2016

December 5th

Cardiff & Dyno Estates Drinking Water Systems Operational Plan

Posted to Environmental, Services on Dec 5, 2016

The Operational Plan can be viewed at our main office located at 2249 Loop Road Wilberforce, ON or at our Environmental Office located at 2778 Monck Road, Cardiff, ON.

Cardiff & Dyno Estate Drinking Water Systems Financial Report 2016

Posted to Downloads, Environmental, Financial Reports, Services on Dec 5, 2016

November 30th

Minutes for Council Meeting on November 28, 2016

Posted to Council, Minutes on Nov 30, 2016

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November 29th

Central Food Network launches Christmas Hope Campaign to help give over 100 people a Christmas

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 29, 2016
Central Food Network

On December 1st, the Central Food Network will be launching its first Christmas Hope Campaign. The goal is to raise over $5000 to help provide a Christmas and additional support to over 100 area residents who are struggling this time of year.

The online campaign provides different ways for people to give back to our community by offering a number of program options to donate to, including providing a senior a Christmas, providing a family a Christmas as well as Sharing the Warmth to give the gift of heat for people that struggle with high heating and hydro costs. Always welcome are general donations to the organization that will be used where it is needed most. 100% of the funds donated to the campaign go directly to assisting those that need it. Donations can also be made through the Central Food Network office.
Central Food Network offers a variety of programs including food banks, a distribution food hub, the Haliburton County Community Garden Network and Heat Bank Haliburton County. It also partners with various service clubs, government agencies and local businesses/volunteers to assist those in need with the help they need most. While Central Food Network is based out of Highlands East, we still support people through our various programs across the County.

More information is available on the Central Food Network web site at or by contacting Tina Jackson at (705) 306-0565

November 24th

Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on November 28, 2016

Posted to Agenda, Council on Nov 24, 2016

November 18th

Minutes for Council Meeting on November 14, 2016

Posted to Council, Minutes on Nov 18, 2016

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Notice of Public Meeting regarding Official Plan Amendment to Implement Source Protection Plan for Crowe Valley Watershed

Posted to Downloads, News & Notices, Official Plan on Nov 18, 2016

The Council for The Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East will be holding a public meeting under Section 17 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.P. 13 as amended, to inform the public of the Municipality’s intent to implement provisions of the approved Trent Source Protection Plan, which covers the Crowe Valley Conservation source protection area.

A public meeting is being held in accordance with the requirements of the Planning Act to provide members of the community with an opportunity to learn more about the proposed amendment and to provide comments to Council. 

Date & Location of Public Meeting

11AM on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 1101 Holmes Road; The new County Library in Wilberforce, Ontario

The purpose of this meeting is to ensure that sufficient information is made available to enable the public to generally understand the Source Protection Plan and the draft Amendment. Any person who attends the meeting shall be afforded an opportunity to provide comments to Council. If you cannot attend this meeting, written submissions will be accepted by Council provided they are dated and signed. 

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Council for the Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East with respect to the proposed amendment you must submit a written request (with forwarding addresses) to the Clerk of the Municipality of Highlands East.


The proposed Official Plan Amendment implements the Trent Source Protection Plan (which covers the Crowe Valley Conservation protection area) by establishing new land use policies in the Highlands East Official Plan to ensure that all municipal drinking water sources within the Municipality are recognized in accordance with the Source Protection Plan.

The proposed amendment will apply to two wellhead protection areas, which are located in Cardiff Village and Dyno Estates. The amendment will establish land use restrictions and development policies in accordance with the Trent Source Protection Plan. The lands subject to the amendment are identified on key maps available for download below.


The draft Official Plan Amendment (OPA 2) will not be adopted by Council at this public meeting. Subsequent to receiving and considering any comments from members of the public, Council for the Municipality of Highlands East will adopt the Official Plan Amendment, and it will be forwarded to the County of Haliburton as the County is the approval authority for Official Plans.


The Trent Source Protection Plan was approved by the Ministry on October 23, 2014. The Source Protection Plan (SPP) was prepared by the Trent Conservation Coalition and comprised the source protection areas of Crowe Valley, Kawartha-Haliburton, Lower Trent and Otonabee-Peterborough.

Source Protection Plans are authorized by the Clean Water Act, and their purpose is to protect existing and future drinking water sources and to eliminate threats to drinking water.

One of the implementation requirements of the approved Source Protection Plan is for municipalities to update their Official Plans and Zoning By-laws to identify and protect vulnerable areas such as municipal wellheads. The purpose of the draft Official Plan Amendment (OPA 2), which is available for download and review below, is to fulfil this implmentation requirement.

If you have questions with respect to the Source Protection Plan or the draft OPA, please feel free to contact:

Vicki Woolfrey
Source Water Protection Specialist and Risk Management Official 
Crowe Valley Conservation Authority


Chris Jones, MCIP, RPP
Municipal Planning Services Ltd. 
Municipal Planner

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