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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Posted on Monday, June 07, 2021 02:42 PM

This article is updated as new information becomes available.

Canada's COVID-19 updates and resources

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Fireworks By-law and Restrictions In Effect

Posted on Friday, May 21, 2021 08:00 AM

Our Fireworks By-law prohibits and regulates the sale and setting off of consumer fireworks in Highlands East including but not limited to Roman candles, sparklers, fountains,...

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Archived 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 08:53 AM

This article contains an archived collection of local, provincial and federal COVID-19 related information that we published to our website between...

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Fire Prevention Week 2020 serves up fire safety in the kitchen

Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2020 09:06 AM

Fire Prevention Week 2020 runs from October 4 through 10 and focuses on kitchen fire safety. The Highlands East Fire Department is urging everyone to take some simple steps...

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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...

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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...

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A reminder to keep doing your part to stop the spread

Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2020 06:15 PM

As of April 8, 2020 we continue to see the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rise in Ontario and across Canada.  Everyone needs to be aware of the seriousness of this situation...

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Help others by wearing a non-medical mask

Posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2020 04:39 PM

Wearing a non-medical mask (such as a homemade cloth mask) when out in public has not been proven to protect the wearer, but it will help prevent you from contaminating others...