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Full-Time General Equipment Operator Position Available

Posted to News & Notices on Sep 11, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East Roads Department is seeking a full-time, general equipment operator (40 hours per week). 

Reporting to the Roads Superintendent, the successful candidate will be responsible for operating trucks and other heavy equipment in the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges in the Municipality’s road system as well as providing a variety of construction, snow/ice removal, maintenance and repair services to municipal roads and equipment.

To apply you must possess: 

  • 3 to 4 years experience in the operation of heavy equipment used by the Municipality
  • Grade 12 education, or equivalent; course work in welding an asset
  • AZ Driver’s Licence

Applications clearly marked “Application – General Equipment Operator” may be submitted on or before 12:00PM on Friday, September 27th, 2019 via mail, in person, fax or email. Interested applicants may submit their resume, including references, in confidence to:

Shannon Hunter, CAO/Treasurer
Municipality of Highlands East
P.O. Box 295, 2249 Loop Road
Wilberforce, ON, K0L 3C0
Fax: 705-448-2532
E-mail: shunter [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

A copy of the detailed job description is available upon request.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Municipality of Highlands East is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants requiring accommodation are asked to contact the CAO/Treasurer.

Applicant information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment with the Municipality of Highlands East. Questions about this collection should be directed to Shannon Hunter, C.A.O.

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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Learn all about Geocaching on September 18th

Posted to Activities, Events, News & Notices on Aug 19, 2019

Whether you’re a seasoned cacher, a newbie to the game, or a curious resident trying to figure out what all the signs are about, join us for refreshments as we exchange adventure stories and meet new friends. Discover how we became the Geocaching Capital of Canada and all we have to offer.

Date and Time

Everyone is welcome to attend the session at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce on September 18, 2019 from 4:30PM to 6:00PM.

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Composters and Digesters Available for Sale

Posted to Environmental, News & Notices, Services on Aug 19, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East has composters and the digesters available for sale. Limited quantities will be stored at the Visitor Information Centre in Wilberforce where we accept cash or cheque. Payment by debit can be made at the Wilberforce Municipal Office during regular business hours. It may be advisable to call ahead to ensure there are units in stock.

Prices

Composters: $39 + HST $5.07 = $44.07 (31.5” wide x 25” deep x 34” high)
Digesters: $80 + HST $10.40 = $90.40 (31.5” diameter x 38.5” high)

Documentation

Composter Information Package (PDF)
Digester Information Package (PDF)
Digester Installation Insutructions (PDF)

Photos

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Be Bear Wise

Posted to Activities, Downloads, News & Notices on Jun 26, 2019

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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Notice regarding New Swimming Lesson Dates

Posted to News & Notices on Jun 21, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East regrets to inform the public that due to staffing issues, the swimming lessons at Wilbermere Beach and Gooderham (Pine Lake) Beach have been rescheduled for later dates as follows:

Wilbermere Beach, New Swimming Lesson Dates
Session #1 – July 30th – August 9th (Morning)
Session #2 – August 12th – August 23rd (Morning)

There will be NO rescheduling of the evening dates for swimming lessons taking place at Wilbermere Beach. Those evening lessons have been cancelled.

Gooderham (Pine Lake) Beach, New Swimming Lesson Dates
Session #1 – July 30th – August 9th (Afternoon)
Session #2 – August 12th – August 23rd (Afternoon)

If there are any questions or concerns please contact the Main Office in Wilberforce Monday to Friday between 9AM and 4:30PM or call us at 705-448-2981.

Fraud Alert: Watch out for local Fire Department Phone Scams

Posted to Fire Rescue, News & Notices, Services on Jun 7, 2019

Be advised, the Municipality of Highlands East Fire Departments, other Fire Departments of Haliburton County and the Firefighters Associations DO NOT solicit funds over the phone. We have received reports of such calls happening throughout the County. Always be vigilant, and never give out personal information or money over the phone.

Get your Questions Answered at the Highlands East Visitor Information Centre mid-May through Thanksgiving

Posted to Activities, Administrative, Events, News & Notices, Services on May 22, 2019

The Highland East Vistor Information Centre is located at 2786 Essonville Line in Wilberforce (at the Curling Club) and is open daily, mid-May through Thanksgiving from 10:00AM through 4:00PM (closed Tuesdays) and offers mineral permission to collect forms and directions, geocaching information and GPS rentals, trails, events and other general area information.

Contact the Info Centre at 705-448-2981 Ext. 432 or email jvanier [at] highlandseast [dot] ca.

 

During the off-season please call Joanne Vanier, Community Economic Development & Committee Coordinator at 705-448-2981 Ext. 433 or Tracy Millar, Receptionist at 705-448-2981 Ext. 421 or by email at info [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

Emergency Preparedness Week 2019: Are You Ready?

Posted to Fire Rescue, News & Notices, Services on May 8, 2019
Emergencies can happen anytime. Are you ready?

2019 Emergency Preparedness Week's theme is “Are You Ready?” and focuses on the importance of individuals and families being prepared for emergencies before they happen. Download the Emergency Preparedness Pocket Guide which features updated information on how you and your family can prepare for an emergency and follow the links below for additional specialized preparedness guides:

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Flood Watches, Warnings and Updates

Posted to News & Notices on May 7, 2019

MNRF Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) - Bancroft District is advising area residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety is in effect for all of Bancroft District.

Residents of Bancroft District should keep a close watch on conditions, regularly check for updated messages and exercise caution near fast-moving rivers and streams. Please alert any children under your care to these dangers and supervise their activities. Residents who have a historic susceptibility to flooding should take appropriate precautions to protect their property, such as ensuring sump pumps are functioning and securing items that may float away as water levels rise.

MNRF advises extreme caution when using forest access roads for outdoor activities. Many are seasonally inundated with water, prone to washouts, and may be impassable due to current water levels. The public should avoid crossing any submerged roads as there may be a risk to traveler safety. Barricades are erected at roads where known washouts or dangerous driving conditions have been observed.

MNRF is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions. Further updates will be issued as appropriate. For details please download the Watershed Conditions Statement below.

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