Marking Day Camp

The Town of Wolfville will be providing a one-day camp on June 28th, 2018 during Wolfville School's marking day!

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Registration Form Here

Apple Blossom Festival Weekend 2018

Welcome Spring at the Apple Blossom Festival

The Apple Blossom Festival opens the tourist season in the Annapolis Valley. It is a springtime celebration of the Valley’s traditions and agricultural heritage that draws crowds from near and far to our unique valley town. We all enjoy taking part in the weekend festivities and celebrations; however, it can leave some residents wondering who they should call if they believe that those celebrations are getting out of hand – we have the answer!

If you have concerns please contact the RCMP after hours line at 1-800-805-7264.

Employment Opportunity: Programs and Events Assistant

The Town of Wolfville is inviting applications for a Special Programs and Events Assistant in our Community Development Department.

Reporting to the Community Development Officer, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, act in a respectful and professional manner dealing with the public, possess strong interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, and work well as part of a team. This position is operational in nature so candidates should have experience in helping to organize and run recreation activities and events.

Candidates must have a high school diploma, possess a valid driver's license and be willing to complete criminal records and vulnerable sector checks..

This position requires 35 hours per week for ten weeks starting on June 4th, 2018 and will include evening and weekends due to the nature of the position.

The hourly wage for this position will be $11.50 per hour.  

Applications will be accepted up until Friday, May 25th, 2018 until 4:30 pm and may be submitted in person or by email to:

Address:          200 Dykeland St. Wolfville, NS B4P 1A2

E-mail:            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Subject line:    Special Programming and Events Assistant

We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Maple Avenue Compost Site Open for 2018 Season

Garbage, Recycling & Compost Collection

Maple Avenue Compost Site will open Saturday, April 21, 2018, hours of operation 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The site is open every Saturday starting in April until November 

The Town manages a compost site located at Maple Avenue. Drop off leaves and yard waste and/or pick up a high organic content of compost that can be used as a soil amendment (up to a ½  ton truck per trip, smaller cars can do two drop offs.

Depending on the availability residents of the Town of Wolfville are permitted to pick up a maximum of one half ton truck load of compost or wood chips per Saturday.Residents picking up materials from the Compost Site will be required to leave their name, address and phone number with the facility attendant.

Materials accepted for drop off at the Compost Site include leaves, miscellaneous vegetative materials, brush and limbs no larger than 3” in diameter, grass clippings, sod and uncontaminated soil.

All materials must be clean and free of garbage, household compost, plastic bags or other contaminants. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to dispose of any plastic bags, tarps, boxes, etc., used to transport materials to the site in the refuse barrel provided.

Items not accepted: tree stumps, rocks and other wood products, No food waste from green bins and NO PUMPKINS in the fall

 

FREE Expressive Art Program for All Ages!

Tuesday Evenings from May 1st - June 5th, 2018.

In this six-week series, an expert in process-based approaches to art will facilitate a fun and creative artistic space where you can let your intuition and imagination take you on a journey of discovery.  Just bring a curious mind and a smock/apron (or wear painting clothes).

Anyone (over 8) can participate and all supplies are provided!  

Celebrate the creative energy of Spring at the Wolfville Community Art Space!  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

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Slow Food Nova Scotia presents Life is Beautiful

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This Saturday, April 14th at Acadia Cinema in Wolfville!

East End Gateway

The Town of Wolfville began consultation on a master plan exercise for the East End Gateway in January 2018.  The East End Gateway encompasses Willow Park trail connections, and the leased Nova Scotia Power land on the opposite side of Main Street. The master plan aims to create a sense of arrival and place, create a welcoming space for people entering the town via Main Street, improvements trail connections throughout the area, and creation of a public open space that reflects the unique landscape of Wolfville and surroundings.  

Two public workshops were held in January and February to receive input on the design and priorities for the site.  The draft East End Gateway Masterplan was presented to Council on April 3, 2018 by Ekistics.  Prior to bringing a staff report to Council to approve the Masterplan; we are seeking final input on the design.  Please take the time to review the document and provide comments below or email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    

Please have comments submitted by April 25 to be summarized for Council in the staff report.  Hardcopies of the draft document can be requested at Town Hall.   

 

Draft East End Gateway Masterplan

Call for Accessibility Committee Volunteers!

Volunteer Opportunity:
Accessibility Advisory Committee

 

Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC):

The Town of Wolfville has been appointed as a test pilot for developing an Accessibility Plan under the Accessibility Act, and as such, requires the help of volunteers to serve as part of an Accessibility Advisory Committee (ACC).

The Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) provides advice to Council on identifying, preventing and eliminating barriers to people with disabilities in municipal programs, services, initiatives and facilities. The Committee plays a pivotal role in helping the Town of Wolfville become a barrier-free community and ensuring obligations under An Act Respecting Accessibility in Nova Scotia (2017) are met.

At least one half of the members of the ACC must be persons with disabilities or representatives from organizations representing persons with disabilities.

Disability includes a physical, mental, intellectual, learning or sensory impairment, including an episodic disability; that, in interaction with a barrier, hinders an individual’s full and effective participation in society.


Applications are available online or can be picked up at Town Hall. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 4:30 pm and may be submitted by mail, in person or by email to:

Address: 359 Main St. Wolfville, NS B4P 1A1
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Subject line: Accessibility Advisory Committee Volunteer

For more information regarding the ACC you can view the draft Accessibility Advisory Committee Policy and/or contact Jen Boyd at 902-542-2400 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nova Scotia Accessibility Survey

Nova Scotia’s new Accessibility Act has a goal of an accessible Nova Scotia by 2030. In Fall 2018, the Minister of Justice will release a strategy and implementation plan for how we will achieve that goal.  

The Accessibility Directorate is committed to ensuring that Nova Scotians are consulted in the development of this strategy. As one part of this consultation, the NS Accessibility Directorate has developed an online survey that seeks input from persons with disabilities, and those who provide services to persons with disabilities.  

The purpose of the survey is to receive feedback regarding:

  • Issues and barriers faced by Nova Scotians with disabilities
  • Priorities for the development of provincial accessibility standards (rules and regulations) 

The survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QSVFV97 (or via the Directorate’s website at https://novascotia.ca/accessibility/) until it closes on Monday April 9th. 

The Nova Scotia Accessibility Directorate is asking for your help to publicize this survey to persons with disabilities and those who provide services to persons with disabilities by sharing it with your contacts. We welcome you to share the information via email, your website, social media, or other communications channels.  

Any questions about this survey, or requests to receive the questions or submit responses in an alternate format, can be directed to the Nova Scotia Accessibility Directorate (contact info below). 

Thank you so much for helping to spread the word!

Nova Scotia Accessibility Directorate
Department of Justice
Phone: 902.424.8280 / 1-800.565.8280 (toll-free in NS)
TTY: 902.424.2667 / 1-877-996-9954 (toll-free in NS)
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https://novascotia.ca/accessibility

 

Statement by MLA Keith Irving, Wolfville's 125th Anniversary

MLA Keith Irving read a Statement into the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, March 23, 2018 with regard to the Town of Wolfville's 125th Anniversay

View the Statement ( click link )

Wolfville Council Approves 2018/19 Budget

Wolfville's Town Council approved an operating budget totaling $10.1 million at the March 20, 2018 Town Council Meeting.2018 19 Budget Graphic Horizontal

In reference to the budget approval, the CAO noted that “this is the second year that the Town has endeavoured to provide a comprehensive four-year budget and Operations Plan” and that “the 2018/22 Operations Plan will build on the successes and initiatives of the 2017/18 Fiscal Year and will ensure continued accountability and transparency related to operational activities”.    The plan will be updated/amended annually during the budget process which will assist Council in prioritizing and planning various services intended to benefit the community.  Council has once again managed to maintain and enhance its commitment to major infrastructure projects, while at the same time increasing the capacity for community infrastructure and programming.  Key to this will be the celebrations throughout the year to mark the 125th anniversary of the Town’s incorporation.

The approved residential tax rate of $1.46 per $100 of assessment means that 89% of residential accounts will, on average, see an increase of 0.58% which is less than the 2017 cost of living increase of 1.1%.  The majority of remaining accounts relate to new construction/major renovation. The operations budget continues, and in several areas enhances, Council priorities for the community.  In 2018/19 the Town will:

  • Finalize the Town’s Municipal Planning Strategy; including the development of a Residential Rental Business Bylaw
  • Celebrate the 125th Year of Incorporation for the Town of Wolfville with enhanced Town events
  • Complete year two of a multi-year year plan to mill and pave the west end of Main Street
  • Partner with the Town of Kentville and Berwick and the County of Kings to complete a Regional Recreation Needs Assessment
  • Provide Grants to Organizations in the value of $128,400 through the Strategic Partnership Program, Community Partnership Program and other grants approved by Council
  • Increase the Low Income Tax Exemption to $625, for those households not exceeding an income threshold of $26,739

The commercial tax rate of $3.57 per $100 leaves 50% of commercial accounts paying, on average, 2.56% less than previous year.  Another 25% of accounts will see, on average, an increase of only 0.28%. Economic development continues to be a priority for Council and this year’s pan includes a number of projects/initiatives in support of this priority, including:

  • Continued leveraging of the Town’s culinary, craft beverage and wine sectors
  • Continued support and partnership with the Wolfville Business Development Corporation
  • Completing a Parking Management Plan for the downtown core

The Capital Budget continues Council’s focus on improving the basic street infrastructure as well as, community parks and amenities.  Two residential streets are scheduled for infrastructure renewal; Gaspereau Avenue storm sewer upgrades, and Kent Avenue rebuild.  Community Infrastructure projects include continued upgrades to Evangeline Park and year one of a multi-year enhancement to the East End Gateway.  Year one of the East End Gateway includes expanding, milling and paving of the parking lot across from Willow Park.  Overall, $3.48 million in capital projects are planned for 2018/19 as part of the Town’s ten year capital investment plan which totals over $34.03 million. 

The complete 2018/19 Operations Plan will be available on the Town of Wolfville's website at www.wolfville.ca.

For Additional Information Contact:

Erin Beaudin, CAO
542-4494
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or

Mike MacLean, Director of Financial Services
542-5767
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Sign up for Spring After School Programs

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NS Health Authority - Collaborative Family Practice Teams

Join the NS Health Authority for a Conversation on Collaborative Family Practice Teams

As Nova Scotians, it is important to stay healthy and well. When we have a health concern, we visit our family practice. Our health needs are changing and family practice is changing too.

Collaborative family practice teams have doctors, nurse practitioners, family practice nurses and other health providers working together to provide primary care in communities.

We know that accessing a family doctor or nurse practitioner can be a challenge for some people. Nova Scotia Health Authority is creating more and strengthening existing collaborative family practice teams across the province to improve access to the primary care you need.

We would like to share more about collaborative family practice teams, hear your thoughts, and learn what we need to know to make these teams a success in Nova Scotia.

Please join us for a conversation about collaborative family practice teams on:

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