2012 Municipal Energy Usage Report

Posted to Administrative, Downloads, Property, Services on Jul 3, 2014

The Municipality of Highlands East has collated the 2012 electricity, heating oil and propane consumption data for all the required buildings and facilities and listed the energy usage on a building by building, fuel type by fuel type, basis as required by the Green Energy Act. The document is available (in Microsoft Excel format) for download below.

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Greens Mountain Recreational Master Plan Stakeholder Invitation

Posted to Administrative, Services on Mar 10, 2014

Greens Mountain is a historical Crown Land site located to the south of the Hamlet of Gooderham, Ontario. It has become a popular area for Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts which has created increased pressure on the landscape and natural resources. The existing trails are not sustainable or suitable for tourism due to a high degree of difficulty.

David A Clark Consulting Inc. is preparing a Recreational Master Plan (RMP) for the area of Crown Land known as Greens Mountain, for the Municipality of Highlands East.

The focus of this planning process is to:

  1. protect and preserve the natural resources through managed recreation best practices
  2. attract more tourists to the area for economic impact and job creation
  3. create and manage the desired recreation experiences of the visitors

The RMP will be a guiding document for the Municipality in the development of land use agreements with the Ministry of Natural Resources and stakeholder groups for sustainable trails & recreation facilities as well as the management and maintenance of the area over a five to ten year planning horizon.

The RMP will review existing recreational uses and facilities in the area; outline relevant emergent trends in recreational usages of comparable sites; identify optimal uses and locations within the target area for those uses; identify ecological constraints; identify social constraints; and set out a development and governance model which will allow the Municipality to implement the development of those uses on the site.

Stakeholder Consultations and public meetings will take place during March and April 2014.

Organized groups and interested individuals can email greensmountain [at] bell [dot] net or click here to be added to the list of stakeholders or call 705-455-2980.

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2011 Municipal Energy Usage Report

Posted to Administrative, Downloads, Property, Services on Jun 27, 2013

As part of the Green Energy Act 2009, O. Reg 397/11 that came into effect on January 1, 2012, The Municipality of Highlands East has fulfilled the requirement to publish its energy usage for the year 2011 as per the Ministry of Energy prescribed form. There, the Municipality has collated the 2011 electricity, heating oil and propane consumption data for all the required buildings and facilities and listed the energy usage on a building by building, fuel type by fuel type, basis. The document is available (in Microsoft Excel format) for download below.

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Construction Begins on New Wilberforce Library

Posted to Administrative, Services on May 8, 2013

May 3rd saw the beginning of construction on the new library in Wilberforce by students from Sir Sandford Fleming College's Sustainable Building program.

Wilberforce Library Build Team

Pictured at the site (above) is the team of students with their instructor Chris Lalonde (white hard hat, far left).

In the front row, from left to right stand Bonnie Frank, Rebecca Stanton, Crystal Foster, Yasaman Shakibanejad, Katherine Morrow, Chris Slivocka, Tim Van Bodegom, Flann Bolger and Ghassan El Efrangy.

In the back row, from left to right are Cameron Laidlaw, Marc Davis, Simon Khodker and Alex Nicolaou

For more photos of the first day of building, please visit our Facebook page.

Submit your business to the Highlands East Business Directory!

Posted to Administrative, Services on Jul 22, 2012

The latest upgrade to highlandseast.ca is now online. The Highlands East Business Directory offers free, searchable, categorized listings for all businesses based within the Municipality of Highlands East, including Harcourt.

Submit your business now or browse the directory by visiting the Discover > Business Directory  section.

Some helpful tips and info from the Bancroft OPP Detachment

Posted to Administrative, Fire Rescue, Services on Mar 30, 2012

The Municipality of Highlands East is a member of BACPAC (The Bancroft & Area Community Policing Advisory Committee) and in cooperation with the Bancroft OPP Detachment and other community partners, continue to focus on providing only the highest quality of policing services. Meeting this task provides residents a high quality of living, feeling safe and secure. This need can be very financially taxing on each community as it is directly related to the need for police presence/action.

In order to work towards reducing this financial pressure, all efforts must go towards being as efficient and responsible as possible, which includes participation from the community itself.

The attached brochure has been developed to educate the public and outline some valuable tools/tips and common sense that can help reduce the need for police presence.

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On Accessibility

Posted to Administrative, Services on Aug 8, 2011

We welcome comments on the provision of goods or services to people with disabilities.

Comments can be directed to the Accessibility Coordinator by telephone, e-mail, in person or in writing:

rrogers [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

705-448-2981 ext. 422 

In person, or in writing:
Municipality of Highlands East
2249 Loop Road, PO Box 295
Wilberforce, ON, K0L 3C0 
Attention: Clerk

If you are a person with a disability, or if you provide support for a person with a disability, please:

Let us know how we can help. We are open to discussing your ideas on the service options available Help our staff understand your needs.

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Waste Management 'Cottage Kits' For Seasonal Residents Now Available

Posted to Administrative, Environmental, Services on May 11, 2011

In order to simplify the management of garbage and recycling for seasonal residents and visitors to Highlands East, we have created the Cottage Kit. 

Included in the the Cottage Kit is everything you'll need to dispose of your garbage safely and in accordance with Municipal By-Laws:

  • A map showing the location of each of Highlands East's landfill sites, the hours of operation for each and a list of disposal fees.
  • A Landfill Pass that will allow you a one-time admission to one of our landfill sites.
  • One clear bag (for garbage).
  • Two clear, blue recycling bags (for containers) and one, sturdy paper bag (for fibres).
  • Recycling & Disposal Information and Safelty Guidelines

Kits are available for $3 each or 10 for $25 and can be purchased at any of Highlands East's Municipal Offices in Wilberforce, Cardiff or Gooderham.

For more information please download the 2011 Cottage Kit Welcome Letter.

New Photos, New Photos Section!

Posted to Administrative, Services on May 8, 2011
Highlands East Tanker Responding To A Fire

There is a new batch of photos in our new and improved photo gallery and from now on, the newest photos will appear to the right, on the front page of highlandseast.ca

Click here to see all the photos in the gallery.

If you would like your photos included in our photo gallery, send high quality images (minimum 1280 pixels wide) to webmaster [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

Sources for Community Funding

Posted to Administrative, Services on Oct 15, 2010

Community Groups and Event Planners can take advantage of the following sources for funding.

Creative Communities Prosperity Fund (CCPF)
This fund provides Ontario municipalities with financial assistance for cultural planning projects. It also provides funding to help not-for-profit organizations carry out specific capacity-building initiatives that enhance the cultural planning process.

Celebrate Ontario 2011
Celebrate Ontario is an annual program that helps new and existing Ontario festivals and events enhance their programs and activities.

Aviva Community Fund
The Aviva Community Fund gives you the chance to share your idea to create lasting change in your community. The most popular ideas, as chosen by Canadians will have a chance to share the $1,000,000 Aviva Community Fund.

Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Ontario Trillium Foundation seeks to build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives.