Fire Ban Lifted: Burn with Caution

Posted to Fire Rescue, News & Notices, Services on Jul 26, 2018

The total fire ban in Haliburton County (including the Municipality of Highlands East) has been lifted as of July 26th.

Please be advised that ground cover is still very dry, so caution should be exercised with any fires. Please burn responsibly and according to the Burning By-Law as standard burning regulations are still in effect and the following rules need to be adhered to:

  • No day time burning is allowed;
  • All fires must be attended by a competent person at all times;
  • You must have a means of extinguishment readily available;
  • Fires must be completely extinguished before going to bed or leaving the fire.

Highlands East residents can contact Acting Fire Cheif Baughman with any questions or concerns at 705-448-2981 Ext. 428 or cbaughman [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

OPP warns residents to be aware of SmShing attacks on their cell phones.

Posted to News & Notices on Jul 16, 2018

SmShing is a term used to describe phishing SmS/text messages (SmSphishing). Cyber criminals use mobile phone text messages to lure victims into calling back a fraudulent phone number, visiting fraudulent websites or downloading malicious content via mobile phone.

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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.

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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2017 Financial Statements

Posted to Downloads, Financial Reports on Jun 21, 2018

The audited Financial Statements for the year 2017 for the Municipality of Highlands East are now available for download below.

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Be Bear Wise

Posted to Activities, Downloads, News & Notices on Jun 4, 2018

The Ministry of Naturual Resources and Forestry's Bear Wise program strives to reduce human-bear conflict and has made available the information sheets available for download below. Please use these resources to protect yourselves and your property while also allowing Ontario's Black Bear's to enjoy their natural habitat.

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How to Obtain a Building Permit - A Guide to the Homeowner

Posted to Building, Downloads, Services on May 30, 2018

The PDF available for download below outlines everything homeowners need to know about the building permit process.

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Swimming and Swim Lessons in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on May 25, 2018

Cardiff Pool

For swim lessons and recreational swimming contact 613-339-2442 for more information or download the the 2018 Swim Program Flyer and the 2018 Swim Lessons Flyer for more details.

Gooderham & Wilberforce Beach

The Pine Lake and Wilbermere beaches are open to the public.

Swim Lessons

The Municipality of Highlands East is offering Red Cross swimming lessons, Lifesaving Society lessons (Bronze levels) and Preschool lessons for Parents & Tots as follows:

Cardiff Pool, Swimming Lessons:
Session #1 July 2 – July 13 (Morning)
Session #2 July 16 – July 27 (Morning)
Session #3 July 30 – August 10 (Morning)

Wilbermere Beach, Wilberforce Swimming Lessons:
Session #1 July 2 – July 13 (Morning)
Session #2 July 16 – July 27 (Morning)
Session #3 July 16 – July 27 (Evening)

Pine Lake Beach, Gooderham Swimming Lessons:

Session #1 July 2 – July 13 (Afternoon)
Session #2 July 16 
– July 27 (Afternoon)

Please download the 2018 Swim Program Flyer and the 2018 Swim Lessons Flyer for more details and the applicable Swim Lessons Application below if you wish to enrol for lessons. Click here to learn more about the different levels of Red Cross Swimming Lessons or download the Swim Lesson Level Descriptions document below.

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Exercise your green thumb at one of Highlands East's Community Gardens

Posted to Activities on May 17, 2018

There are currently three Community Gardens in Highlands East. If you are interested in taking part please contact the organizers listed below.

Wilberforce Community Garden

Nation Wong: nation [at] nationwong [dot] com | 416-805-3585

Highland Grove Community Garden

Ken Mott: k_mott [at] hotmail [dot] com | 705-935-1956

Gooderham Community Garden

Barbara Kraus: b [dot] kraus [at] rogers [dot] com

Water Sample Service Schedule & Drop-off Information

Posted to Environmental, News & Notices, Services on May 17, 2018

Pick-up & Drop-off Locations

Water sample bottles can be picked up at any Municipal Office in Highlands East.

Filled samples must be dropped off at the Wilberforce Municipal Office for shipment to the testing facility.

Summer Schedule

The bi-weekly summer water sample drop-off schedule will begin the week of April 16th with drop-offs being accepted Mondays and Wednesdays before Noon on each of those days.

Winter Schedule

Drop-offs will revert to our once-weekly winter schedule on October 2nd 2018.

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Agenda for Economic Development and Business Committee Meeting on September 18, 2018
2018.09.18_agenda_economic_development.pdf
Agenda for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on September 13, 2018
2018.09.13_agenda_environment.pdf
Agenda for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on September 12, 2018
2018.09.12_agenda_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Agenda for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on July 12, 2018
2018.07.12_agenda_environment.pdf
Minutes for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on June 14, 2018
2018.06.14_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Trails and Outdoor Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting on June 6, 2018
2018.06.06_minutes_trails.pdf
Agenda for Economic Development and Business Committee Meeting on June 12, 2018
2018.06.12_agenda_economic_development.pdf
Agenda for Housing and Grants Committee Meeting on June 7, 2018
2018.06.07_agenda_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on May 10, 2018
2018.05.10_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on May 9, 2018
2018.05.09_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Housing and Grants Committee Meeting on May 3, 2018
2018.05.03_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
2018.05.03_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Agenda for Economic Development and Business Committee Meeting on May 8, 2018
2018.05.08_agenda_economic_development.pdf
Minutes for Trails and Outdoor Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting on May 2, 2018
2018.05.02_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on April 18, 2018
2018.04.18_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on April 12, 2018
2018.04.12_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Housing and Grants Committee Meeting on April 5, 2018
2018.04.05_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on March 14, 2018
2018.03.14_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development and Business Committee Meeting on March 13, 2018
2018.03.13_minutes_economic_development.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on March 8, 2018
2018.03.08_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Trails and Outdoor Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting on March 7, 2018
2018.03.07_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Housing and Grants Committee Meeting on March 1, 2018
2018.03.01_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on February 15, 2018
2018.02.15_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on February 14, 2018
2018.02.14_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development and Business Committee Meeting on February 13, 2018
2018.02.13_minutes_economic_development.pdf
Minutes for Trails and Outdoor Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting on February 7, 2018
2018.02.07_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Housing and Grants Committee Meeting on February 1, 2018
2018.02.01_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on January 11, 2018
2018.01.11_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development and Business Committee Meeting on January 9, 2018
2018.01.09_minutes_economic_development.pdf
Minutes for Housing and Grants Committee Meeting on January 4, 2018
2018.01.04_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf