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Free Falls Prevention Course for Seniors

Posted to Activities, News & Notices on Jan 17, 2019

Haliburton Highlands Health Services is running two 12 week Falls Prevention Courses, free for Older Adults and/or Adults with Disabilities on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting April 9th.

Sessions will take place from 1PM to 2PM at the Keith Tallman Memorial Arena and will provide education on falls-related topics and theory, develop basic skills for training for fall prevention, strength assessments to measure progress and gentle excerises for strength and balance.

The first 12-week session runs from April 9th to June 27th

The second 12-week session runs from July 9th to September 26th

Registration is required. Please contact Kestrel Woodley at 705-457-1392 x2938

Part-Time By-law Administrative Assistant Position Available

Posted to News & Notices on Jan 16, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East is seeking a Part-Time By-law Administrative Assistant.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer, the successful applicant will primarily work with the By-law Enforcement Officer. This position is responsible for administrative assistance with review, creation, investigation, and enforcement of the provisions of all By-laws of the Municipality as well as other applicable law.

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Canada Revenue Agency Scams: Recognize, Reject and Report It!

Posted to News & Notices on Jan 15, 2019

The RCMP has released an info sheet regarding CRA scams that can come over email, text or phone calls. The Municipality of Highlands East urges all of its residents to be informed about this common scam. Download the PDF below to learn how to protect yourself and others.

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Notice Regarding Changes to 2019 Council Meetings

Posted to Council, News & Notices on Jan 8, 2019

Council today (January 8, 2019) approved Council Meeting dates to change to the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month and location to be at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce.

The first regular Council Meeting of 2019 will take place on January 16th at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce.

Click here to download the 2019 Council Meeting Schedule

Need a ride? Let Bancroft Community Transit help!

Posted to News & Notices on Oct 31, 2018

Bancroft Community Transit (BCT) is making weekly trips to, from and around Wilberforce to help community residents and local businesses. Anyone can call to book a seat and they will be making mulitple pickup stops throughout Highlands East as needed.

Beginning November 2, 2018 BCT will be making the following trips:

  • $16 round trip to Bancroft 1st & 3rd Friday each month (with option for local trips if needed)
  • $5 unlimited stop Local Trips 2nd & 4th Friday each month (get a ride to Foodland, the Diner, Pharmacy, Agnews and/or Legion Lunch, etc.)

For more information and to book your seat please call Isabelle at 613-332-8291 or contact Kathy Rogers at 705-448-3652

A Christmas shopping trip to Peterborough is also being considered so if you are interested please call.

Notice regarding remaining 2018 Council Meetings

Posted to Council, Meetings, News & Notices on Oct 29, 2018

The current council's remaining Regular Meetings will be held in November on the 7th and 21st at the Library at 9AM.

The new council's Inaugural Meeting will be held on December 6th at the Lloyd Watson Centre at 11AM with a Regular Meeting of Council to follow at the same location at 1 PM.

Notice of Public Committee of Adjustment Meeting for Minor Variance on November 9, 2018

Posted to News & Notices on Oct 29, 2018

The Committee of Adjustment of the Municipality of Highlands East will hold a Public Hearing on November 9, 2018 at 10:00AM in the Municipal Complex at 2249 Loop Road, Wilberforce, Ontario. The purpose of the public hearing will be to consider a proposed Minor Variance (Application No. MV-05-2018) to the Municipality of Highlands East Zoning By-law pursuant to Section 45 of the Planning Act.

For more details please download the full notice attached below.

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Join us for a Community Screening of Still Standing's Wilberforce Episode on October 30th

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Oct 29, 2018
Still Standing Poster

Save The Date!

Join the Community for a special town screening of the Wilberforce Still Standing Episode on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 at 7:00PM at the Lloyd Watson Centre, 2249 Loop Road, Wilberforce.

View a sneak peek here: http://www.cbc.ca/stillstanding/episodes/season-4/season-4-sneak-peek-wilberforce-ont

Outdoor Rink Volunteers Needed

Posted to News & Notices on Oct 26, 2018

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 no later than November 15th.

Advisory Committee Volunteers Needed

Posted to Committees, Council, News & Notices on Oct 25, 2018

The Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East is currently seeking applications from members of the public for appointments to the following committees:

  • Economic Development and Business Committee (6 Public Members)
  • Environment Committee (6 Public Members)
  • Housing and Grants Committee (6 Public Members)
  • Trails and Outdoor Tourism Committee (8 Public Members)
  • Recreation and Culture Committee (6 Public Members)
  • Short-term Accommodations Committee (6 Public Members)

All Appointments shall be for the term of Council (4 Years). Members of the public interested in serving on one of these Committees are asked to submit an application on the prescribed form to the Office of the CAO no later than Noon on November 21, 2018. Please mark confidential.

Application forms are available for download below.

Shannon Hunter, CAO/Treasurer Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East
P.O. Box 295, Wilberforce, Ontario, K0L 3C0
shunter [at] highlandseast [dot] ca
705-448-2981 Ext. 431

For further information, contact Shannon Hunter by email at shunter [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

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