November 14th

Help Fill the Cruiser on Saturday, December 7th

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 14, 2019

Donate some food to help the OPP Fill the Cruiser on Saturday, December 7th between 11AM and 3PM in the Wilberforce Foodland parking lot.

All donations will benefit our local food banks in Wilberforce and Cardiff.

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Outdoor Rink Volunteers Needed

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 14, 2019

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. 

Please contact Property Supervisor, Jim Alden at 705-455-7515.

November 11th

Special Meeting of Council to be held on November 19

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 11, 2019

A Special Meeting of Council is being held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce for the purpose of discussing Short Term Accommodations and reviewing responses from the questionnaire.

November 7th

Clean and Clear Yard By-Law

Posted to By-Law, Downloads, Services on Nov 7, 2019

Light the Night in Cardiff on Saturday, December 7th

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Nov 7, 2019

Join in on the Holiday cheer on Saturday, December 7th at the Dragon Fly in Cardiff at 6:30PM for refreshments, tree lighting and a visit from Santa! Everyone is welcome.

November 1st

Santa comes to Wilberforce on Sunday, December 8th

Posted to Events on Nov 1, 2019

Santa Claus comes to Wilberforce on Sunday, December 8th with a Parade at 12:30PM and everyone is invited to head into the Lloyd Watson Centre afterwards for lots of fun! Children 10 and under register at the door to receive a gift, photo with Santa and more! Sponsored by the Ward 4 Volunteer Fire Dept. and your local Santa Fund Committee.

Santa Rides into town in Wilberforce

Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade. rstrong [at] highlandseast [dot] ca (Email Ruth Strong) to participate. To contribute to the Santa Fund please contact Roberta Walsh at 705-448-2185 or Kathy Rogers at 705-448-1285.

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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, November 1-7

Posted to Fire Rescue, News & Notices, Services on Nov 1, 2019

Beat the Silent Killer: Prevent CO in Your Home

Ontario’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs from November 1-7, and the Highlands East Fire Department reminds you to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) in your home by getting all fuel-burning appliances inspected annually.

“In Ontario, more than 65% of injuries and deaths from CO occur in the home,” said Highlands East Acting Fire Chief Chris Baughman. “We want to make sure everyone is safe from CO. Get all fuel-burning appliances inspected by a registered contractor.” Visit COSafety.ca to find a registered contractor near you.

The Highlands East Fire Department also reminds you to install CO alarms in your home if you have a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage. Fuel-burning appliances can include furnaces, hot water heaters, gas or wood fireplaces, portable fuel-burning heaters and generators, barbeques, stoves and vehicles.

“You must have a working CO alarm adjacent to each sleeping area of the home if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage,” said Acting Chief Baughman. “For added protection, install a carbon monoxide alarm on every storey of the home according to manufacturer’s instructions.”

What is CO?

  • CO is known as the silent killer because it is an invisible, tasteless and odourless gas that can be deadly.
  • CO is produced when fuels such as propane, gasoline, natural gas, heating oil or wood do not burn completely in fuel-burning appliances and devices such as furnaces, gas or wood fireplaces, hot water heaters, stoves, barbeques, portable fuel-burning heaters and generators and vehicles.

Prevent CO in your home:

  • Ensure fuel-burning appliances, chimneys and vents are cleaned and inspected annually. Visit COSafety.ca to find a registered contractor near you.
  • Check that all outside appliance vents are not blocked.
  • Gas and charcoal barbeques should only be used outside, away from all doors, windows, vents, and other building openings. Never use barbeques inside garages, even if the garage doors are open.
  • Portable fuel-burning generators should only be used outdoors in well-ventilated areas away from windows, doors, vents and other building openings.
  • Ensure all portable fuel-burning heaters are vented properly, according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Never use the stove or oven to heat your home.
  • Open the flu before using a fireplace for adequate ventilation.
  • Never run a vehicle or other fueled engine or motor inside a garage, even if the garage doors are open. Always remove a vehicle from the garage immediately after starting it.

Know the symptoms of CO:

  • Exposure to CO can cause flu-like symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, as well as confusion, drowsiness, loss of consciousness and death.
  • If your CO alarm sounds, and you or other occupants suffer from symptoms of CO poisoning, get everyone out of the home immediately. Then call 9-1-1 or your local emergency services number from outside the building.
  • If your CO alarm sounds, and no one is suffering from symptoms of CO poisoning, check to see if the battery needs replacing, or the alarm has reached its "end-of-life" before calling 911.

Know the sound of your CO alarm:

  • Your CO alarm sounds different than your smoke alarm. Test both alarms monthly and make sure everyone in your home knows the difference between the two alarm sounds.
  • Don’t be confused by the sound of your CO alarm’s low-battery warning. Follow your CO alarm manufacturer’s instructions so you know the difference between the low-battery warning, the “end-of-life” warning, and the alarm alerting you to the presence of CO in your home.

For more CO safety tips, visit the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management’s website and COsafety.ca.

October 21st

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

Posted to Environmental, Services on Oct 21, 2019

The following events are being held for residents of the Municipality of Highlands East:

Tory Hill Landfill Site

Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00AM through 2:00PM
19178 Highway 118 between Wilberforce & Tory Hill.

Gooderham Transfer Station

Saturday, August 10th from 1:00PM through 4:00PM
1042 McColl's Road just east of Gooderham.

Tory Hill Landfill Site

Saturday, October 26th from 10:00AM through 2:00PM
19178 Highway 118 between Wilberforce & Tory Hill.

Faraday Public Works Yard

Residents of Highlands East can also attend the following HHW events being held at the Faraday Public Works Yard at 29860 Hwy. 28 South (across from the intersection of Monck Road and Hwy. 28) from 9:30AM through 2:30PM:

  • May 11th, 2019
  • July 6th, 2019
  • September 14th, 2019

Be sure to bring your landfill disposal card with you to these events.

Contact the Environmental Department at 613-339-2442 for more information or download our helpful flyer: What can I bring to HHW Events?

October 9th

Skating in Highlands East

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

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.

Holiday Skating

Special dates and times for free public skating during the holidays are as follows:

  • Friday, December 27, 2019 from 3:00PM to 4:30PM
  • Friday, January 3, 2020 from 3:00PM to 4:30PM

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,
  • Arena Direct Line 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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