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Optional meeting of council to be held August 25, 2020

Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2020 09:19 AM

The optional regular meeting of council will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 to discuss planning matters.

The meeting will be held remotely and livestreamed on...

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Municipal COVID-19 Safety Measures

Posted on Friday, July 17, 2020 06:00 AM

A State of Local Emergency has been declared in Highlands East as of 12:30 p.m. on March 19, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.


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Stage 3 reopenings in Highlands East

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020 08:30 AM

On Monday, July 13, 2020 the Ontario government announced that nearly all businesses and public spaces can reopen in Stage 3 of the province's reopening framework with public health...

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Face masks to become mandatory on July 13, 2020

Posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2020 03:41 PM

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has issued instructions to businesses requiring that people to wear a non-medical mask or face covering before entering...

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Changes to public water tap access

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 02:51 PM

The public water taps in Wilberforce and Gooderham are now on 24/7 for use by residents and visitors. We ask that people using the taps follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines, practice...

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Fireworks By-law and Restrictions In Effect

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:14 PM

Our Fireworks By-law 2020-30 was passed on June 9, 2020 to prohibit and regulate the sale and setting off of consumer fireworks in Highlands East including but not limited to Roman...

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Guide to Municipal Office Use During COVID-19

Posted on Friday, June 19, 2020 10:15 AM

The Wilberforce Municipal Office and the Building Department Office in Gooderham will be open to the public, by appointment only, as of Monday, June 22, 2020. Numerous services...

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Municipal Beaches to Reopen with Physical Distancing Strongly Encouraged

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 04:47 PM

Municipal beaches are scheduled to open on Friday, June 19, 2020 provided we are able to get all the necessary safety protocols in place such as signage and portable washrooms....