News & Notices

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:

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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2018 Municipal Election: Official Results

Posted to Council, Elections, News & Notices on Oct 23, 2018

The Clerk of the Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East in the County of Haliburton has declared the following candidates elected as a result of the Municipal Election held October 22, 2018

Reeve: Dave Burton

Ward 1 Councillor: Cam McKenzie

Ward 2 Councillor: Suzanne Partridge

Ward 3 Councillor: Cec Ryall

Ward 4 Councillor: Ruth Strong

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2018 Municipal Election: Unofficial Results

Posted to Council, Elections, News & Notices on Oct 23, 2018


Dave Burton: 1,557
Cheryl Ellis: 1,211

Ward 1 Councillor

Steven Kauffeldt: 66
Cam McKenzie: 206

Ward 2 Councillor

Suzanne Partridge: 577
Jane Russell: 332

Ward 3 Councillor

Cecil Ryall: Acclaimed

Ward 4 Councillor

James Deterling: 185
Peter Fredricks: 281
Bradley Keller: 53
Ruth Strong: 323

English Public School Trustee

Gary Brohman: Acclaimed

English Separate School Trustee

Peter McEnery: Acclaimed

French Public School Trustee

Sylvie Landry: 4
Anna-Karyna Ruszkowski: 3

French Separate School Trustee

Diane Burns: 1
Michel Charron: 1

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

Posted to Activities, News & Notices on Oct 14, 2018

Highlands East Recreational Figure Skating Club has started skating lessons at the Keith Tallman Memorial Arena in Wilberforce on Tuesday nights from 6PM to 8PM. All ages welcome. $130 for the first child and $110 for each additional child in your family.

Contact Kathy Rogers at skrogers1995 [at] gmail [dot] com

Waste Reduction Week

Posted to News & Notices on Oct 12, 2018
Waste Reduction Week 2016

Waste Reduction Week in Canada is an environmental campaign that builds awareness around issues of sustainable and responsible consumption and encourages choice for more environmentally responsible products/services, promotes actions that divert more waste from disposal and conserve natural resources. 

October 15 – 21, 2018 is Waste Reduction Week

As a municipality, we are committed to reducing our waste, conserving resources, and educating the community about sustainable living.

We recognize the generation of solid waste and the needless waste of resources as global environmental problems and endevour to take the lead in our community toward environmental sustainability.

The Municipality of Highlands East strives to increase recycling and has published a helpful Recycling Info Sheet downloadable below.

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2018 Eastern Ontario Warden's Caucus Update

Posted to News & Notices on Oct 2, 2018

The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) represents 750,000 people in 103 rural municipalities including the Municipality of Highlands East. The Caucus works together on solutions that will make life better for people in all of these communities and is focused on growing the economy and creating quality jobs for rural Eastern Ontarians. 

To learn more about the current initiatives of the EOWC download the 2018 Fact Sheet below and visit

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Fire Prevention Week 2018

Posted to Fire Rescue, News & Notices, Services on Oct 1, 2018

This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme focuses on three fundamental actions people can take to be fire-safe:

  1. Look for potential fire hazards around your home. Take action to prevent fire from starting:
    • Always stay in the kitchen while cooking. If you must leave, turn off the stove.
    • Encourage smokers to smoke outside. Always extinguish cigarettes in large, deep ashtrays that cannot be knocked over.
    • Check electrical cords for damage such as fraying or nicks. A damaged cord can expose wires and result in a potential shock or fire hazard.
  2. Listen for the smoke alarms in an emergency. Make sure everyone knows the sound of the smoke alarms and can hear them in an emergency. Early detection of fire provided by smoke alarms gives you the extra seconds you need to get out safely.
  3. Learn two ways out of every room. Practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in your home before a fire starts so you and your family can get out quickly.

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2018/2019 Arena Season Bookings Available Now

Posted to News & Notices on Sep 28, 2018

Wether running a league or wishing to rent the ice surface for hockey, skating programs or a special event like a birthday party, the Municipality of Highlands East staff will be happy to book you in!

Photo of Keith Tallman Memorial Arena Interior

Rental Fees

  • Minor League Sports (Includes Figure Skating) $60/hr
  • Non-Prime Time Rate (Monday – Friday 7am - 5pm) $60/hr
  • Prime-time Rate (Monday – Sunday after 5pm) $95/hr
  • Tournament $95.00/hr
    Plus HST on all rental rates.

Birthday Party Rentals

Book an hour of ice time for your Birthday Party at the Minor League rate of $60 per hour and get 30 minutes of party time in the lobby area for free!

For rentals please contact:

  • Property Supervisor Jim Alden at 705-448-2775 or jalden [at] highlandseast [dot] ca;
  • Matt Hogan or Stan Wood at 705-448-2772;
  • Tracy Millar at 705-448-2981 Ext. 421 or tmillar [at] highlandseast [dot] ca.