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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.

Spring Load Restrictions End Monday, May 14th

Posted to News & Notices, Roads, Services on May 11, 2018

Spring load restrictions on all Highlands East roads will end as of May 14, 2018.

Tender for the Supply of a Screened Stockpile of Winter Sand

Posted to News & Notices on May 9, 2018

The Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East tender #T07-2018 is for the supply of a screened stockpile of winter sand. Tender documentation with full specifications and criteria may be picked up at the Highlands East Municipal Office, 
2249 Loop Road in Wilberforce.

Sealed tenders, clearly marked Tender # T07-2018 will be received up until 
1:00PM on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the following address:

Shannon Hunter, CAO/Treasurer

Municipality of Highlands East

2249 Loop Road, 
Wilberforce, ON, K0L 3C0

Tenders will be opened on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 1:05PM


For all inquiries please contact Earl Covert, Roads Superintendent at 705-448-2934

Spring Flood Warning

Posted to News & Notices on May 9, 2018

The Crowe Valley Conservation Authority has cancelled the Flood Watch issued on the 6th of May 2018 effective immediately, 9th of May 2018 and issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety notice.

As of 4:00PM on May 4th the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry - Bancroft District has issued a Flood Warning for York River, a Flood Watch for Little Mississippi River and Madawaska River and a Flood Outlook for the remainder of the district.

Please view/download these documents below:

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Emergency Preparedness Week 2018: Be Emergency Ready - Stay Connected

Posted to Fire Rescue, News & Notices, Services on May 3, 2018

Emergency Preparedness is everyone’s responsibility but not everyone has the means or capacity to deal with emergencies. We encourage you to check on your neighbours to make sure they’re okay – knock on their door if you have to – and reach out to family and friends who may need you help during an emergency.

Make a Plan

Create your emergency family plan and practice it. In an emergency, your family may not be together, or you may be asked to evacuate your home. Thinking about what you would do in different situations and preparing a plan with every member of your family is the first step to being prepared.

Build a Kit

Get together with your family and put together an emergency kit with enough supplies to last 72 hours (three days).

Be Informed

Wireless Emergency Alerts are here. But only for LTE-enabled (4G) cell phones and mobile devices in Canada. The geo-targeted alerts will warn Canadians about dangers and imminent threats to life and property so they can take appropriate action.

Click here to check your phone’s compatibility and see if it can receive wireless emergency alerts.

A province-wide test of the system will take place on Monday, May 7th at 1:55PM and again on September 19th. The OFMEM website includes FAQs and other information.

If you’ve got an older model phone you can still get emergency alerts from Ontario’s Emergency Public Warning System. The system allows subscribers to receive tornado warnings and emergency alerts.

Still want more?

Get information about current provincial emergencies.

Activities & Training

Emergency Preparedness Survivor – This activity encourages youth to prepare themselves and their families prior to an emergency. Students learn practical survival skills to help them take care of themselves and their families after a disaster strikes.

CAN-WARN Training – Interested in learning about severe weather and helping your community? Then consider attending a free CAN-WARN Weather Spotter Training session sponsored by Environment Canada.

Sessions take place throughout Ontario, training normally lasts about 2.5 hours and there is no cost to attend.

Training covers the basics of thunderstorm formation, what differentiates a severe from a non-severe thunderstorm, the types of damage severe thunderstorms can produce, what to watch for in the sky, what to report to the Storm Prediction Centre and a series of safety tips.

CAN-WARN Training in Highlands East

A CAN-WARN Training Session is taking place at the Bark Lake Leadership & Conference Centre on May 12th at 9:30AM.

Visit the Bark Lake Event Page for more information or contact geoff [dot] coulson [at] canada [dot] ca

Highlands East Fire Department Tenders

Posted to News & Notices on May 2, 2018

Source Protection Policies (OPA 2) In Effect

Posted to Downloads, News & Notices, Official Plan on May 2, 2018

On March 29th the County of Haliburton approved OPA 2, an official plan amendment to integrate source protection policies and land use schedules into the Highland East Official Plan. The County approval as well as OPA 2 can be reviewed and downloaded below.

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Special Meeting of Council to be held on May 24, 2018

Posted to News & Notices on Apr 24, 2018

A Special Meeting of Council is being held at the Robert McCausland Memorial Community Centre in Gooderham on May 24th 2018 at 7PM to review and discuss current and future projects pertaining to municipal facilities and roads within Glamorgan.

Free Falls Prevention Course for Seniors

Posted to News & Notices on Apr 19, 2018

Haliburton Highlands Health Services is running a 12 week Falls Prevention Course, free for seniors age 55+ on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting May 1st through July 16th. Sessions will take place from 1PM to 2PM at the Keith Tallman Memorial Arena.

Registration is required. Please contact Nancy Brownsberger at 705-457-2941 x2922

Social Recreation Drop-In Program for Seniors at the Legion in Wilberforce

Posted to Activities, News & Notices on Apr 4, 2018

HHHS Community Support Services are holding a Social Recreation Drop-In Program for seniors at the Wilberforce Legion on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month from 10AM to 2PM.

Drop-in to this free gathering where you can do coffee and colouring, tech-time, board and card games, pool, cribbage and more. Plus, you can make projects like robotics, programming your tech devices, hand sewing projects, card making, button making and more! Or, just enjoy a great time chatting with friends over a cup of coffee.