News and Notices


A photo of the sign located at the Wilberforce Municipal Office

Municipal Offices to Reopen by Appointment Only

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 04:01 PM

The Municipal Office in Wilberforce and the Building Department Office in Gooderham will be reopening to the public on Monday, June 22, 2020.

Safety precautions in place

The offices...

A room for rent sign hangs on a wall.

Province allows for resumption of Short Term Rentals

Posted on Friday, June 05, 2020 10:54 AM

In a press release from MPP Laurie Scott’s office, Short Term Rentals, including lodges, bed and breakfasts, cabins, cottages, homes and condominiums are allowed to resume operations...

A large bonfire burns in the night.

Highlands East to resume issuing open air burning permits

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 02:21 PM

Effective May 20, 2020 the Highlands East Fire Department will begin accepting applications for open air burning. A permit is required for any fire that is larger than 24 inches...

A home under contruction.

Building department to resume issuing building permits

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:52 PM

As of Tuesday, May 19, 2020 the provincial restrictions for the construction industry have been lifted and the Building Department will be issuing building and septic permits in...

A small campfire burns within an protective metal ring.

Restricted Fire Zone lifted, daytime burning forbidden

Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2020 07:30 AM

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has announced that as of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2020 that the Restricted Fire Zone affecting the Municipality of Highlands...

The sun sets on Glamor Lake. Photo taken by Sarah Webster.

Easing restrictions on landfill sites, Glamor Lake Park and its boat launches

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 05:05 PM

In light of the government gradually beginning to open up the economy and ease restrictions, Highlands East will also be easing restrictions on landfill sites as well as the Glamor...

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Septage Trench now open for normal operation

Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 02:29 PM

Our septage disposal site is once again operating normally and we are now issuing permits as usual.

A septic system installation in progress.

Building department to resume issuing septic system permits

Posted on Friday, May 08, 2020 02:06 PM

Following provincial statements regarding the construction industry and efforts to begin re-opening certain business sectors, Highlands East and the other municipalities of Haliburton...