Dog Tag Reminder

2018 Dog Tags Available

Licensing your dog is their ticket home. It provides Animal & Bylaw Services with the information that is needed to reunite you and your dog.

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Every calendar year, a new dog tag (license) must be obtained by January 31st of each year or within thirty (30) days of becoming an owner.  Dog tags can be purchased for $25 at the Town Hall located at 359 Main Street from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  Non-licensed dogs may result in the owner being fined for non-compliance.

2018 Community Partnership Program Grants

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The Community Partnership Program Grant is available to community groups that organize or operate programs/events in the Town of Wolfville. It aims to enhance the vibrancy of our Town by supporting organizations whose programs and/or events benefit the community by promoting active living and exploration of the past to enrich the lives of community members.

Applications must be received by February 1st, 2018. Late applications will be disqualified. The maximum amount available through this program is $2000.00per fiscal year. 

To view the application form click here .

East End Gateway Survey

If you missed the Public Workshop on Monday, January 15 or want to provide additional comments please complete the survey by clicking on the link below.  The survey will remain open until Friday, February 2, 2018.  

East End Gateway Mater Plan Survey

 

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The East End Gateway will announce and articulate the arrival into Wolfville’s Downtown. The gateway will involve the design and construction of a number of elements that create a sense of arrival, provide community space, and support Wolfville as a tourist destination.

A preliminary design was developed through the Downtown Development Plan consultations, which will form the bases for future consultation with the community to develop a Master Plan. The Gateway space is framed by Victoria Avenue, Main Street and Willow Avenue and includes Willow Park and the NSPI lands.

Based on the Downtown Development concept plan and staff discussions, the following elements will be considered as part of the East End Gateway:
• Streetscape plantings;
• Trail and pedestrian linkage between south residential area, Willow Park and Waterfront Park;
• Parkland improvements on north side of Main Street to compliment Willow Park;
• Trail Head for the Harvest Moon Trail;
• New footprint of the Visitor Information Centre;
• Location of the Skateboard Park;
• Examine the possibilities of repurposing the Willow Park pond for a Splash Pad/Pad and winter skating surface;
• New tall decorative lighting to help announce arrival to the downtown.

Furthermore, the Gateway also includes upgrades to the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) and enhanced trail and pedestrian walkway connections through and from Willow Park to the future Destination Trail (Harvest Moon Trail). 

 

FREE 'After the Bell' Programs for Teens

After the Bell programs are now being offered in Wolfville! 

These programs are focussed on 'teenaged' girls, but open to all students in grades 6-10.

Yoga for Teens and Snow Divas programs start next week.  Register now, for FREE!

Click Here for more details.

Apple Blossom Festival - 2018 Call for Candidates

Apple Blossom Festival Call for Candidates 2018

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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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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/

2018 Apple Blossom Festival Community Rep

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The Town of Wolfville is currently accepting applications from Town residents for the Community Representative for the 2018 Apple Blossom Festival. This volunteer position is tasked with representing the town with the Apple Blossom Festival, recruiting potential candidates, organizing the Wolfville Community Tea, assisting the selected Candidate prepare for the Festival and accompanying the Wolfville Leadership Candidate to Festival Events. Town staff will provide support. Please note, should a suitable volunteer representative not be found by the closing date, the town of Wolfville may not participate in the 2018 Apple Blossom Festival Leadership Competition. To apply, please e-mail your name, phone number, and civic address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. date: October 31, 2017.