Water Interruption Oak Avenue Sept 18, 2019

Please be advised residents on Oak Avenue to Main Street are experiencing an unscheduled water interruption.

Crews are on site working to correct the issue.

Expect the water to be off until 5pm.

The Town apologizes for the inconvenience.

Extended Hours Maple Avenue Compost Site

Extended Hours

Residents of Wolfville, please be advised the Maple Avenue Compost site will open again this week to support brush cleanup efforts from the recent storm.

Hours will be 8:00am to 4:00pm, Mon to Fri Sept 16th to 20th.

For details on what can be dropped off please review : this information

Thank you for respecting these guidelines and the site.

Information from the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC)

IBC Hurricane Dorian Information Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is happy to provide the information below to be shared with Nova Scotians who are recovering from Hurricane Dorian.Anyone with questions should contact their insurance representative. IBC is also available to answer general insurance inquiries through our Consumer Information Centre at 1-844-2ask-IBC (1-844-227-5422 ext 228)What insurance coversMost car, home and business insurance policies cover damage caused by a hurricane or tropical storm. Wind damage is commonly included in coverage, water damage may to be an endorsement or an add-on to a home insurance policy. Damage to vehicles may be covered if a comprehensive or all perils policy was purchased – this is not mandatory coverage. Your insurance representative is at the ready to clarify the details of your policies.The claims process If you have been affected by Hurricane Dorian, when it is safe to do so, take the following steps: • Assess and document the damage. Taking photos can be helpful. • Call your insurance representative and/or company. • List all damaged or destroyed items. • If possible, assemble proofs of purchase, photos, receipts and warranties. Keep damaged items unless they pose a health hazard. • If you have to move out of your home because of insured damage, check with your insurance representative about whether your policy includes additional living expenses coverage, which may cover your costs if you have to move into a hotel/motel. Next steps • Once you have reported a loss, you will be assigned a claims adjuster. It may take some time given the number of people affected by Dorian, but you will be contacted. • The claims adjuster will investigate the circumstances of the loss, examine the documents you provide and explain the process. Take notes during these conversations and don't be afraid to ask questions. Resources For general information, contact IBC's Consumer Information Centre at 1-844-2ask-IBC (1-844-227-5422 ext 228)http://www.ibc.ca/on/http://www.ibc.ca/on/disaster

RFQ- Front Street Parking Lot Removal of Snow and Ice 2019-2020

The Town of Wolfville invites quotations for the clearing of snow and ice from the parking lot located at the east end of Front Street for the 2019/2020 season.

Quotation forms and specifications are available electronically from Karen Outerleys at the Town of Wolfville, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Quotations must be received at Town Hall 359 Main Street, by 2:30 p.m., Thursday October 3rd, 2019 and should be clearly marked "2019/2020 Front Street Parking Lot Snow and Ice Removal".

RFQ - Hauling Bulk Salt 2019-2020 Season

Hauling Bulk Salt

The Town of Wolfville accepting quotes for the hauling of bulk road salt from Pugwash, Nova Scotia to Wolfville, Nova Scotia for the 2019/2020 season.

Quotation forms and specifications are available electronically by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Quotations must be received at Town Hall, 359 Main Street, Wolfville by 2:30 pm, Thursday, September 26, 2019 and should be marked "WOL010-2019 2019/2020 Hauling Bulk Salt Quotation", Attn: Kevin Kerr, Director of Public Works. 

Submissions will be opened publicly at this time.

Update on Comfort Centres:

The following are available today, Monday September 9th, 2019:

*  Canning Municipal Complex, 977 J Jordan Rd, Canning

*  Wolfville Town Hall, 359 Main St, Wolfville

*  Municipality of Kings Municipal Offices, 181 Coldbrook Village Park Dr Coldbrook

COMFORT CENTRES:

We will be opening a Comfort centre at Wolfville School at 10:30 am, which will stay open until 4:00 pm (or sooner if power is restored). The purpose of the centre is to have a place to use the washrooms, charge your phones and receive information (which we will also post here as well as required). Our amazing Councillors will be supporting this centre so come and say hello to them if you require this service!

Please avoid non-essential travel and stay off the roads so that road crews and power crews can do their work today. Other Comfort centres available today are:

.- Open now - Canning Fire Dept, 977 J.Jordan Road

- Open now - New Minas Fire Dept, 6 Jones Road

- Open at 1 pm - Coldbrook Lions Club, 1416 South Bishop Road

Open at 11 am - Aylesford Fire Hall, 1083 Park Street

PUBLIC HOTLINE 902-690-6112 - QUESTIONS/CONCERNS ABOUT THE WEATHER - FROM 7 am September 7th

The Kings County Regional Emergency Coordination Centre will be activated from 7 a.m., tomorrow with municipal staff supporting Emergency First Responders with the impending storm. There is a HOTLINE number for the public to call if they have concerns or questions about the impact of the weather. CALL 902-690-6112 for the public hotline which will be available from 7 am Saturday Sept 7th.If you have an emergency situation don't hesitate to call 9-1-1. More information will be provided as received. Stay safe.

2019 Sanitary Sewer_ Notice to Residents

Notice of Sanitary Sewer Flushing 2019

The Town of Wolfville will be flushing the municipal sanitary sewer system for approximately 3 weeks starting Wednesday, September 18th, 2019. The area being flushed this year is Zone 2 bounded by University Avenue and Gaspereau Ave and from Main Street to Highway 101.

Map available here:

Flushing is part of an annual maintenance program to remove grit, and greases from the sewer mains. This helps prevent sewer blockages, odour generation and premature wear of the mechanical components.

The sewer cleaning process uses a high pressure water jet to scour the pipe clean. When the water jet passes through the sewer main, the water pressure draws air through the pipes. This air movement has the ability to push out, or pull in the water and air held inside your plumbing and the U-shaped traps associated with the plumbing fixtures.

A dry trap can sometimes allow sewer gas to enter resulting in an odour in the home. If you notice an odour, run water down the sink and bathtub drains, flush the toilets, and pour a pail of water into each basement floor drain. This will replace the water needed in the trap to prevent odours from entering the home.

The work will not affect the majority of homeowners or cause any disruption to service. If you do notice anything unusual please contact Public Works at 902 542 5767.

The Town of Wolfville apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates your patience and understanding during this maintenance. 

Westwood Reconstruction _ Update 2019

Westwood Avenue Reconstruction 2019 

The Town of Wolfville has awarded the contract for the reconstruction of Westwood Avenue to Howard Little Excavating Ltd. The work includes concrete curbs/gutters, sanitary sewer, water, base gravels, asphalt surfaces, concrete sidewalk on the west side of the street and reinstatement of disturbed areas. 

Construction is scheduled to start Wednesday August 28th, 2019 with the removal of existing asphalt and pipe work to begin the week of September 2nd, 2019.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of November 2019.

Hours of work will generally be from 7 am to 7 pm. While construction is ongoing, the work area will be closed to through traffic during work hours, except for emergency vehicles, construction and local resident traffic. 

More information can be found here:

Municipal Planning Strategy - Draft 3 now available

View the revised documents  

 

 

RFP - Public Art

Public Art - RFP

The Town of Wolfville is requesting proposals for a public art feature located in one or more locations within the Town of Wolfville

that focus on themes of Diversity, Relationship to Natural Environments, and the Agriculture & Winery.

RFP specifications can be obtain by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Submissions must be received by 9:00am, Monday, September 30, 2019.

Traffic delays expected on Main Street Aug 26th 8 am to 12 pm

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT TOMORROW AUGUST 26, BETWEEN 8 A.M. AND 12 PM PAVING WILL BE LAID DOWN ON MAIN STREET BETWEEN CHERRY LANE AND WICKWIRE AVENUE. WE ARE EXPECTING TRAFFIC DELAYS AND PLEASE USE OTHER ROUTES IF POSSIBLE. WE APOLOGISE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.