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Municipal Dog Control, By-law and Pound Information

Posted to By-Law, Services on Mar 14, 2018

Dog tags and kennel licenses are required in Highlands East and dogs are not permitted to run at large without a leash.

Dog tags can be obtained at all three municipal offices during regular business hours. If a dog is spayed or neutered the fee is $5/tag and if not spayed or neutered the cost is $10/tag.

Contact the Municipal Office for more information and download the Municipal Dog By-law below.

P.A.W.S.: Protecting Animal Welfare Shelter
Municipal Dog Pound meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday in January, April, July and October. Meetings take place at 10:00am in the Faraday Municipal Office located at 29860A Highway 28.

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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.

2018 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

Posted to Environmental, Services on Jan 30, 2018

The following events are being held for residents of the Municipality of Highlands East:

Tory Hill Landfill Site

Saturday, June 23rd from 10:00AM through 2:00PM
19178 Highway 118 between Wilberforce & Tory Hill.

Gooderham Transfer Station

Saturday, August 11th from 1:00PM through 4:00PM
1042 McColl's Road just east of Gooderham.

Tory Hill Landfill Site

Saturday, October 27th from 10:00AM through 2:00PM
19178 Highway 118 between Wilberforce & Tory Hill.

Faraday Public Works Yard

Residents of Highlands East can also attend the following HHW events being held at the Faraday Public Works Yard at 29860 Hwy. 28 South (across from the intersection of Monck Road and Hwy. 28) from 9:30AM through 2:30PM:

  • May 12th, 2018
  • July 7th, 2018
  • September 15th, 2018

Be sure to bring your landfill disposal card with you to these events.

Contact the Environmental Department at 613-339-2442 for more information or download our helpful flyer: What can I bring to HHW Events?

Burning By-Law and Application

Posted to Applications, Downloads, Fire Rescue, Services on Jan 23, 2018

Small fires are permitted in most areas of Highlands East as long as the following rules are complied with:

  • There is no daytime burning permitted during the fire season (April 1st to November 30th) without a permit. Fires may take place only during the time from one half hour before sunset to one half hour after sunrise.
  • Your fire can be no greater than .5  metres (approx. 20 inches) in diameter and flames must not exceed 1 metre (approx. 39 inches) in height.
  • Your fire must be setback a minimum of 10 metres from any structure.
  • Only environmentally friendly materials may be burned.
  • The smoke from your fire cannot interfere with your neighbours or a roadway.
  • You must have sufficient tools and water available to put the fire out should the need arise.
  • You must be with your fire at all times

You may have a campfire during the day, using the same size restrictions and conditions listed above however it can only be used for cooking and warmth. It must be attended at all times.

All other fires need a permit. Please contact the municipal office for more information and to obtain a permit download the by-law and application below.

Any municipal or county-wide burn ban supercedes these rules.

The charges to extinguish a fire begins at $205.00 per half hour.

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Fire Prevention Week 2017

Posted to Fire Rescue, Services on Oct 10, 2017

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy. That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan.

Here’s this year’s key campaign messages:

  • Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

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

Posted to Activities, Administrative, Events, News & Notices, Services on Sep 6, 2017

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. 232 or email


During the off-season please call Joanne Vanier, Community Economic Development & Committee Coordinator at 705-448-2981 Ext. 233 or Tracy Millar, Receptionist at 705-448-2981 Ext. 221 or by email at

By-Law 2017.66 Solar Projects Policy

Posted to Building, By-Law, Downloads, Services on Aug 17, 2017

By-Law 2017.67 Tariff of Fees for Planning Matters

Posted to By-Law, Downloads, Services on Aug 17, 2017

Lottery License Information

Posted to Administrative, Downloads, Services on Jul 26, 2017

Definition of a Lottery Event:
A lottery event contains three (3) components: Consideration or Fee, Chance and Prize 

It is the responsibility of each applicant whose signature appears on the License Application and/or anyone who is taking responsibility for the conduct of the lottery event to read and fully understand the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario's (AGCO) Terms and Conditions relating to the type of lottery scheme being conducted. (Terms and Conditions are available at the Municipality of Highlands East or on the AGCO website at:

Type of Lottery Events:

Lottery License Checklist

Follow the steps detailed below to successfully obtain a Lottery License in Highlands East.

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Private Road Grant Program and Application Form

Posted to Applications, Downloads, Roads, Services on Jun 15, 2017

The Municipality of Highlands East has established a grant program for the improvement of private roads. The By-Law, Policy and Application form is available for download below.

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