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Summer Student Positions Available: Sewage Disposal System Maintenance Inspectors

Posted to News & Notices on Mar 15, 2018

The Municipality of Highlands East is currently accepting applications for the position of Sewage Disposal System Maintenance Inspector.

This is a seasonal position that will run from May 7th, 2018 to August 31st, 2018 (40 hrs/week).

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Notice for Special Meeting of Council regarding Cardiff Townsite Road Maintenance

Posted to News & Notices on Mar 14, 2018

A special meeting of Council regarding Cardiff Townsite Road Maintenance is being held on Wednesday, March 28th at 7PM at the Cardiff Community Centre, 2747 Monck Road, Cardiff.

Notice Regarding Water Sample Drop-off Service Schedule

Posted to News & Notices on Mar 14, 2018

Easter Holiday Interruption

Due to the testing lab being closed over the Easter weekend, the regular drinking water sample drop off scheduled for Wednesday, March 28th will not be taking place. Drop-offs will be accepted as normal on Wednesday, April 4th.

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.

Candidate Information Session on Thursday, April 26th in Haliburton

Posted to Council, Elections, News & Notices on Mar 13, 2018

Think you've got what it takes to be a great Councillor or Mayor?  If so, then this information session is for you! Come and learn about:

  • the roles of a Mayor and Council
  • the election process 
  • the steps you need to take to run for office. 

The Municipalities of Dysart et al, and Highlands East and the Township’s of Algonquin Highlands and Minden Hills will be hosting a joint information session for citizens interested in running as a candidate for municipal office. 

The Candidate Information Session will take place on Thursday, April 26th 2018 from 6PM to 8PM at the Haliburton Royal Canadian Legion Branch 129 located at 719 Mountain Street, Haliburton ON.

Representatives from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs will be facilitating the session and will cover a range of topics including nomination process, election process, what to expect if elected, and roles and responsibilities.

Nominations to run for Council commences on May 1, 2018, with Nomination Day on July 27, 2018.  The Municipal Election will be held on October 22, 2018.

Advance registration for the session is encouraged by emailing Deanna Smith at or calling 705-286-1260 ext. 212 by April 16th 2018. 

Highlands East Mayor Dave Burton appointed 3rd Vice-President of the Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors

Posted to News & Notices on Mar 13, 2018

During the inaugural Board of Directors meeting held Wednesday, February 28, 2018, Dave Burton, Mayor, Municipality of Highlands East was elected 3rd Vice-President, of the Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors.

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Make sure you are on the list of voters for the upcoming municipal election with

Posted to Council, Elections, News & Notices on Mar 12, 2018
Have your say. Log on to voter lookup dot CA

Are you on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal election?

If you are an Ontario resident over the age of 18 you can visit to confirm or update your information in a few easy steps. You can also change your school support for electoral purposes and add names to your property address.

Updating this information will help to ensure that municipal Voters’ Lists are accurate and up-to-date in preparation for municipal and school board elections occurring this October.

Find out ahead of time if you are eligible to vote. Visit or call 1-866-296- 6722.

Free Falls Prevention Course for Seniors

Posted to News & Notices on Mar 7, 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

Tender for the Supply of Aggregate

Posted to News & Notices on Mar 5, 2018

The Municipality of Highlands East is requesting tenders for the supply of 12,000 tonnes of quarried granular 'M' aggregate. This tender will close Monday, March 26, 2018 at 1:00PM. For more details please download the PDF below.

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Spring Load Restrictions in Effect

Posted to News & Notices, Roads, Services on Mar 1, 2018

Spring load restrictions are currently in effect on all Highlands East roads as of March 1, 2018. These restrictions will remain in effect until May 15, 2018 or until further notice.

Accessing Services Info Session on Tuesday, March 6th at Mapleview

Posted to News & Notices on Feb 27, 2018

Haliburton Highlands Health Services is holding a two hour information session on programs and services designed to maintain your independence living at home and being able to live your best life!

Sheri McKeen (CE LHIN Home & Community Care), Tina Amodeo (Supportive Housing & Assistive Living) and Nancy Brownsberger (Community Support Services) will be speaking and answering questions on Tuesday, March 6th from 1PM to 3PM in the Community Room at Mapleview Apartments in Wilberforce. (Please park in overflow parking.)