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Municipal Signage Project Request for Proposal

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 14, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East welcomes proposals for our Municipal Signage Project. We are seeking proposals from qualified consultants to undertake the creation and construction of various signage within the municipality. Please take the time to carefully read and become familiar with the proposal requirements. All proposals submitted for consideration must be received by November 28, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Submission details are included in the documentation available for download below.

Note: The attached documentation was revised on November 14, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Ontario Guide to Adding a Second Unit in an Existing House

Posted to Building, News & Notices, Services on Sep 25, 2019

Adding a second unit is a great way to provide independent living for a family member or make a little extra money to help pay off the mortgage. But there are things you need to consider as you decide whether to build a second unit.

Is your home detached, semi-detached or a rowhouse that is more than five years old? Are you considering renovating it to add a second unit? If the answers are yes, then this guide available at ontario.ca/housinginnovation can help you.

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

Posted to Activities, News & Notices on Sep 19, 2019

Highlands East Recreational Figure Skating Club will be starting skating lessons at the Keith Tallman Memorial Arena in Wilberforce on Tuesday nights from 6PM to 8PM with the first class taking place on October 1st. 

All ages welcome. $130 for the first child and $110 for each additional child in your family.

Contact highlandseastskatingclub [at] gmail [dot] com for details and download/view their newsletter and sign-up form below.

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Lakefront Property Owner's Guide to Blue-Green Algae

Posted to Environmental, News & Notices, Services on Aug 19, 2019
Blue-Green Algae Bloom

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 this fact sheet on how to identify blue green algae blooms and what to do if you do suspect one.

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