2018 Municipal Election: Unofficial Results

Posted to Council, Elections, News & Notices on Oct 23, 2018


Dave Burton: 1,557
Cheryl Ellis: 1,211

Ward 1 Councillor

Steven Kauffeldt: 66
Cam McKenzie: 206

Ward 2 Councillor

Suzanne Partridge: 577
Jane Russell: 332

Ward 3 Councillor

Cecil Ryall: Acclaimed

Ward 4 Councillor

James Deterling: 185
Peter Fredricks: 281
Bradley Keller: 53
Ruth Strong: 323

English Public School Trustee

Gary Brohman: Acclaimed

English Separate School Trustee

Peter McEnery: Acclaimed

French Public School Trustee

Sylvie Landry: 4
Anna-Karyna Ruszkowski: 3

French Separate School Trustee

Diane Burns: 1
Michel Charron: 1

Learn and have some fun with the Highlands East Recreational Figure Skating Club

Posted to Activities, News & Notices on Oct 14, 2018

Highlands East Recreational Figure Skating Club has started skating lessons at the Keith Tallman Memorial Arena in Wilberforce on Tuesday nights from 6PM to 8PM. All ages welcome. $130 for the first child and $110 for each additional child in your family.

Contact Kathy Rogers at skrogers1995 [at] gmail [dot] com

Asset Management Plan

Posted to Asset Management Plan, Downloads on Oct 4, 2018

The Municipality of Highlands East has prepared an Asset Management Plan for its core infrastructure services including roads, bridges, water and wastewater. The Plan is intended to provide a comprehensive reference for renewing, operating, maintaining, building, replacing and disposing of the municipality’s core Infrastructure Assets. The plan is based on the guidelines provided in the Province of Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure’s Building Together Guide for Municipal Asset Management Plans. The Plan is based on currently available data and information on the core services of the municipality. The plan is a living document and will require continuous updates and improvements over time with the municipality’s ongoing data collection programs.

Infrastructure investment is an important component of municipal government responsibility. It helps facilitate economic development, promotes quality of life improvement for residents and can even create jobs.

For more information please contact:

Shannon Hunter, CMO, AMCT, Dipl.M.M.
Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer
shunter [at] highlandseast [dot] ca
705-448-2981 Ext. 431

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2018 Eastern Ontario Warden's Caucus Update

Posted to News & Notices on Oct 2, 2018

The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) represents 750,000 people in 103 rural municipalities including the Municipality of Highlands East. The Caucus works together on solutions that will make life better for people in all of these communities and is focused on growing the economy and creating quality jobs for rural Eastern Ontarians. 

To learn more about the current initiatives of the EOWC download the 2018 Fact Sheet below and visit www.eowc.org

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Fire Prevention Week 2018

Posted to Fire Rescue, News & Notices, Services on Oct 1, 2018

This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme focuses on three fundamental actions people can take to be fire-safe:

  1. Look for potential fire hazards around your home. Take action to prevent fire from starting:
    • Always stay in the kitchen while cooking. If you must leave, turn off the stove.
    • Encourage smokers to smoke outside. Always extinguish cigarettes in large, deep ashtrays that cannot be knocked over.
    • Check electrical cords for damage such as fraying or nicks. A damaged cord can expose wires and result in a potential shock or fire hazard.
  2. Listen for the smoke alarms in an emergency. Make sure everyone knows the sound of the smoke alarms and can hear them in an emergency. Early detection of fire provided by smoke alarms gives you the extra seconds you need to get out safely.
  3. Learn two ways out of every room. Practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in your home before a fire starts so you and your family can get out quickly.

Visit firepreventionweek.org and ontario.ca/firemarshal for more.

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2018/2019 Arena Season Bookings Available Now

Posted to News & Notices on Sep 28, 2018

Wether running a league or wishing to rent the ice surface for hockey, skating programs or a special event like a birthday party, the Municipality of Highlands East staff will be happy to book you in!

Photo of Keith Tallman Memorial Arena Interior

Rental Fees

  • Minor League Sports (Includes Figure Skating) $60/hr
  • Non-Prime Time Rate (Monday – Friday 7am - 5pm) $60/hr
  • Prime-time Rate (Monday – Sunday after 5pm) $95/hr
  • Tournament $95.00/hr
    Plus HST on all rental rates.

Birthday Party Rentals

Book an hour of ice time for your Birthday Party at the Minor League rate of $60 per hour and get 30 minutes of party time in the lobby area for free!

For rentals please contact:

  • Property Supervisor Jim Alden at 705-448-2775 or jalden [at] highlandseast [dot] ca;
  • Ken Riley at 705-448-2772;
  • Tracy Millar at 705-448-2981 Ext. 421 or tmillar [at] highlandseast [dot] ca.

Draft Plans for Herlihey Park

Posted to Downloads, News & Notices on Sep 21, 2018

The PDF file available for download below contains the draft plans that were presented to the public on August 10, 2018 for Herlihey Park in Wilberforce.

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Blue Green Algae: How to identify it and what to do about it.

Posted to Downloads, Environmental, News & Notices, Services on Sep 19, 2018

There has been a dramatic increase in blue green algae blooms in Ontario in recent years. As a result many lakefront property owners are very concerned when they see blooms or floating masses which they think could be a bloom. To alleviate unnecessary concerns and to share important information the Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Associations is providing a fact sheet (available for download below) on how to identify blue green algae blooms and what to do if you do spot one

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Highlands East Strategic Plan

Posted to Downloads, Strategic Plan on Sep 6, 2018

Notice of a Public Meeting To Regulate Short Term Accommodation In The Municipality Of Highlands East

Posted to News & Notices on Aug 8, 2018

The Council for The Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East, together with the assistance of a stakeholder committee, has prepared a draft licensing by-law, application, guide and zoning by-law amendment to permit and regulate short-term accommodation in the Municipality. This information is now available for public review and Council will be holding a public meeting under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.P. 13 as amended, with respect to this initiative.

Date and Location of Public Meeting

Date: Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
Public Meeting: 6:00PM
Location: Lloyd Watson Community Centre, 2249 Loop Road Wilberforce, Ontario

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