News and Notices


The basket of water bottles and drop-off cooler located outside the doors of the Wilberforce Municipal Office.

Changes to Water Sample Service during the pandemic

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:32 AM

Due to the main office in Wilberforce being closed to the public at this time, water sample bottles will be placed outside the main office door on Monday and Wednesday morning...

A closed sign hanging in a door.

Closures and Cancellations

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 10:41 AM

The following information is not a complete list. Please use your best judgement when deciding to take part in public gatherings and activities. Please check with event organizers...

Key map of proposed shooting range lands.

Notice of public meeting regarding proposed Zoning By-law Amendment

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2020 12:29 PM

Meeting postponed

The previously scheduled public meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at the Lloyd Watson Community Centre in Wilberforce regarding the proposed establishment...

Mayor Dave Burton next to Earl Covert posing with his award.

Distinguished Service Award presented to Earl Covert for 45 years of service

Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 06:55 PM

A Distinguished Service Award was presented to Earl Covert, Roads Superintendent at today’s regular meeting of Council in appreciation and gratitude for his 45 years as a dedicated...

A screenshot of new website taken when the website launched in December 2019

Welcome to the new and improved

Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2019 09:30 AM

We have always taken pride in having a website that was attractive, accessible, easy to use and provided excellent information to ratepayers and visitors alike.

On Tuesday, December...

Comparison image showing composter and digester side by side.

Composters and Digesters Available for Sale

Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2019 01:53 PM

The Municipality of Highlands East has composters and the digesters available for sale. Limited quantities will be stored at the Visitor Information Centre in Wilberforce where...

Person testing a carbon monoxide detector.

Beat the Silent Killer Prevent CO in Your Home

Posted on Friday, November 01, 2019 10:47 AM

Ontario’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs from November 1-7, and the Highlands East Fire Department reminds you to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) in your home by getting...

Diagrams showing a second unit within a home.

Ontario Guide to Adding a Second Unit in an Existing House

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 12:08 PM

Adding a second unit is a great way to provide independent living for a family member or make a little extra money to help pay off the mortgage. But there are things you need to...