Winter Trail Maintenance

The Town of Wolfville would like to advise the public that there is no Trail Maintenance on Wolfville Trails during the Winter months.

We ask that you use extreme caution when using the trails during this Winter Season.

 

New Year's Levee - January 1, 2018

Mark your calendars,  the Town of Wolfville-Acadia University New Year's Levee is just around the corner!

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Proclamations - December 2017

Mayor Cantwell has made the following Proclamations for December 2017:

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Call for Volunteers - Western Regional Housing Authority

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to make a difference in Wolfville?  This is a Great Opportunity to be involved!

Why not think about serving as a member of the following Committee:

  • Western Regional Housing Authority (One appointment)
    • Purpose:  To oversee the management of public housing with respect to Applicant/Tenant matters in accordance with practice and procedures established by the Minister
    • Functions:
      • To review where appropriate,
      • approve applications of applicants
      • to respond to tenant-related matters
      • approve tenant transfer
      • Issue notice to Quit, and
      • Act in an advisory capacity to the Department on issues relating to public housing policy both of a local and provincial in nature
    • Skills Required - demonstrate the ability to be impartial, fair, objective and courteous when dealing with applicants and tenant-related issues
    • Term of Appointment - no limitation on the term of appointment is set out in the Act; however, pursuant to Departmental Policy, board members must 'sit out' a term after having served two consecurtive three-year terms
    • Anticipated Time Commitments - Full Board meets annually.  Standing Committees in Middleton/New Minas and Bridgewater meet every two months

Get involved

If you have any questions, please call (902-542-9678) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) the Town Clerk

Landmark East School - WE HELP "Random Acts of Kindness"

WE HELP is a school wide community annual event held by Landmark East School, during which students and staff engage in "Random Acts of Kindness"

Some of the projects undertaken on November 15th included:

  • massive food drive (collected 620 lbs of non-perishable food items for Fundy Food Bank)

  • massive clean used clothing drive (collected 30 large recycling bags of clothing for Wolfville Clothing Bank)|

  • raked, bagged and removed fall leaves from numerous properties all over Wolfville

  • sent a work party to Open Arms Homeless Shelter to assist them throughout the day

  • sent team of volunteer labourers to Dragonfly Haven Therapeutic Farm to perform maintenance and decorative tasks on property

  • sent team to Hope for Wildlife to provide workers for much needed landscaping project

  • sent teams to volunteer at the Wolfville Animal Shelter and Paulmac Pets

  • cleanup teams picked up leaves and litter throughout downtown Wolfville (high litter zones)

  • students baked 955 chocolate chip cookies and delivered gift bags and thank you cards to 29 community organizations who provide essential and supportive services

The Town of Wolfville would like to offer sincere thanks to the efforts of Landmark East Students and Staff!

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Wolfville's Emergency Volunteer Group

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Public Awareness and Support are Critical elements in Emergency Planning.  

The most immediate help after a disaster is from people nearby when the event occurs.  That means it is your work colleagues, neighbours, friends, family and members of the community who are the ones who will be giving or needing help.

Are you interested in helping your community and playing a critical role during major events, emergencies and disasters?  Join the Town of Wolfville’s Emergency Volunteer Group and show you care for our Town and region.  

As a volunteer, you will

  • Work with the public
  • Prepare for and respond to emergencies
  • Provide leadership
  • Provide essential services at a Comfort/Reception Centre during an emergency or disaster

Qualifications:

The Wolfville Emergency Volunteer Group welcomes your application if you:

  • Live or work in the Town of Wolfville
  • Are over 18 years of age
  • Speak English fluently
  • Have good communication skills
  • Enjoy helping people
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Are in good health

Commitment:

  • At the time of a real event, you would make the decision to assist or not to assist, and decide the amount of time that you could give.

Training Opportunity:

  • The Incident Command System (ICS)-Level 100 training will be provided for all volunteers (free online training)

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Ability to help your family, neighbours, workmates and community in an emergency
  • Learn new skills
  • Enjoy new challenges
  • Meet new people in your community and across town
  • Help prepare a resilient community that’s ready for an emergency

Becoming a Volunteer:

If you have any questions, or wish to become an Emergency Volunteer, please provide the following information to the Town of Wolfville’s Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Email Subject:  Wolfville's Emergency Volunteer Group

  • First Name – Last Name
  • Contact Information (Address / Telephone (Primary Number) / Email)

Note:  All personal information will be retained by the EMC and not distributed to other organizations

You will be contacted if your help is needed.  This will depend on: the needs of affected areas (which may take time to assess); volunteer availability, location and skills required. We encourage you, if safe, to help your family, friends, neighbours, and groups you are already connected with.  

Thank you for your interest in volunteering to help the Town of Wolfville’s emergency response and recovery efforts

Wolfville Business Registry is Open!

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2017/18 Winter Parking Regulations - Town of Wolfville

The Winter Parking Regulations will be in effect from December 1, 2017 up to and including March 31, 2018 on all streets in the Town of Wolfville.

During the aforementioned period, parking of vehicles on the streets of the Town of Wolfville is prohibited from 12:01 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and from one (1) hour after the start of a snowstorm to two (2) hours after the storm has stopped.

Physicians, fire and police officials are exempt from these Regulations while carrying out their official duties and operators of commercial vehicles while loading & unloading.

Any person who violates the Town of Wolfville Winter Parking Regulations will be liable to the penalty provided by section 293 of the Motor Vehicles Act.

A copy of the Town of Wolfville Parking Regulations will be on display at the Wolfville Town Hall, 359 Main Street or the Wolfville RCMP Detachment, 363 Main Street and other public buildings within the Town of Wolfville.

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Wolfville Library Consultation & Survey

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The Annapolis Valley Regional Library and the Town of Wolfville will be hosting a community consultation to explore the current and future needs of the library in Wolfville.

Stop by the Wolfville Farmers' Market from 2:30-6:00pm on November 4th, 2017 and add your voice - we'll be asking some questions about how you want to use the library, what the library needs, and more. This is your chance to tell us if it is time to grow the library.

An online questionnaire is available HERE for those who cannot attend this event but still wish to offer their opinion.

This is the start of a process that will evolve as we move toward making decisions and taking action on our library.

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Excavation for Water & Sewer Service 2017 End Date

Notice to Residents Town of Wolfville Excavation for Service Installation End Date 2017

The Wolfville Public Works Department wishes to advise residents that there will be no excavation for the installation of Water and Sewer after November 17th, 2017

Installation of services will resume in the spring of 2018 when weather conditions permit.

The Town of Wolfville thanks you for your patience and understanding with this issue.

Regional Housing Needs Assessment Survey

The Town of Wolfville is participating in a regional housing needs assessment. Please take and share the survey to help inform the process: https://interceptum.com/s/en/Housing (survey open until Dec. 4th).

For more information (or a paper copy of the survey) contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 902-542-3232.

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Walkability Video

Check out the new video provided by the WBDC in promotion of our Walkability campaign!

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Click Here to learn more about this campaign.

Cannabis Consultations - Have Your Say

Recreational, or non-medical, cannabis is expected to be legal in Canada by July 2018. The federal government plans to pass legislation that sets a framework for legalizing recreational cannabis.  Within this federal framework, provinces and territories must make their own rules and regulations for sale, possession and use.

Nova Scotia is working hard to get ready and to ensure provincial policies and laws strike a balance between making this product legal and protecting the health and safety of Nova Scotians, especially children and youth.

The Province of Nova Scotia has launched a public consultation so Nova Scotians can have their say.  This is a significant change for Canadians – and for our province.  As we develop rules and regulations for Nova Scotia, it is important we hear from everyone.

Visit the website to have your say:  https://novascotia.ca/cannabis/