Community Clinic open to drop-ins July 30 - August 7

 

The New Minas Community Clinic at the New Minas Baptist Church will be open to drop-ins from July 30 to August 7.

The clinic is providing the Pfizer vaccine.Anyone age 12+ is welcome to drop-in for their first or second dose.

To receive a second dose, you must have received your first dose at least 28 days earlier.

Please bring your health card.

For more information and a list of other drop-in vaccine clinics visit https://www.nshealth.ca/drop-in-vaccine-clinicsVaccine appointments for these clinics can also be made online at https://www.novascotia.ca/vaccination or by phone at 1-833-797-7772 (call from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week). 

RFQ- Front Street Parking Lot Removal of Snow and Ice 2021-2025

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 4 seasons from November 2021 to April 2025. 

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.  

Submissions for this project will only be received by emailing  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All Quotes must be submitted via email by closing time 2:00 p.m., local time, Tuesday August 10th, 2021 

CLEARLY MARKED,  "2021-2025 Front Street Parking Lot Snow and Ice Removal".

Special Meeting of Town Council - July 29th

A special meeting of Council has been called for Thursday, July 29th at 6:30pm.

The agenda will be posted shortly.

You can watch the meeting live on Facebook and for those who would like to participate in the public input segment, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2021 Water Main Flushing Schedule

Notice of Water Main Flushing

September 7 - Septemebr 17, 2021

The Town of Wolfville wishes to inform residents that flushing of water mains is scheduled to start on Tuesday Septemebr 7th,  2021. This process is necessary maintenance of the water distribution system throughout the Town.

Included with this notice is a proposed schedule of areas we will be working in each day. The schedule can be affected by weather or other operational issues and therefore is subject to change.

Surrounding areas could also be effected, outside of the scheduled areas.

Full schedule download:   2021 Water Main Flushing Schedule 

During flushing, residents may experience discoloured water or low water pressure. If you experience discoloured water, simply flush your system by running the cold water for several minutes. This will help eliminate any dirt and/or air that may have gotten into the system during the flushing process. It is best to flush through a tap without a strainer such as a bath tub or outside hose bib.

If you have any questions or concerns related to the interruption, please contact the Wolfville Public Works Department at 542-5767 or the Water Department at 542-5767.

The Town of Wolfville apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mud Creek Days 2021

The Muddiest Festival in the Valley is Back!

Register your team for the Annual Mud Challenge now!

Click Here to check out the full schedule.

Tickets for the Saturday night concert with Terra Spencer and the Class of 1971 can be purchased at Wolfville Town Hall during business hours.

Price is "Pay What You Can" (by donation to the Mudley Fund).

Only 250 tickets available! Purchases may be limited to 5 per person.

Today's Summer Concert Series Show Postponed - Rain

Today's scheduled Summer Concert Series performance at Waterfront Park by Jack MacDonald has been postponed due to weather. This will be rescheduled for a later date.

Click Here to check out the summer lineup.

Today's Yoga in the Park Cancelled - Rain

We're sorry to say that the first Free Yoga in the Park class, scheduled for this morning (Sun.Jul.4th) has been cancelled due to the weather.

See you next Sunday!

A Message from Mayor Donovan

 

Over the past week I have received emails asking the Town to cancel Canada Day. I have struggled with exactly what to say but simply put, Canada Day, in Wolfville, will be a time for reflection.

This is a time for opening our hearts and minds to information that is difficult to accept - but accept we must.

Like many, I am still learning about the true nature of residential schools.As the daughter of an Irish Catholic father whose life was awash in poverty before he came to Canada, I grew up feeling fortunate to have been born in this Country, at this time. I learned about the history of Canada as “two solitudes” – the English and the French, with little knowledge of First Nations other than the fleeting glimpses in my history books of interactions with explorers and fur traders.

Several years ago, at a regional Rotary event I took part in a Blanket Exercise, and for the first time, I began to grasp the dark history of my Country.

As Canadians, we are a people who want to be better.With blinders removed, we can now stare down our past, right the wrongs, and forge a different future founded on a clear-eyed knowledge of the past and have hope for our future.

In Wolfville, Canada Day 2021 will be different.

It will be quieter than previous years.In part, due to the ongoing pandemic, in part out of awareness and respect.

This should be a day to reflect and recommit to a vision of a Country, for all people and cultures – a true mosaic.

This is also a time to be hopeful and to reflect on the positive things we have done as a Country and a community, confirmation that we can do better than our past might suggest.Wolfville – residents of the Town, members of area churches, members of service clubs, local businesses - gave of themselves and their resources to support the resettlement of several dozen Syrian Refugees.

Our Town is an active member of the Kings Diversity Committee, seeking ways to better understand all people in our community and ensuring that our policies and approaches do not exclude people of colour or expression.Wolfville undertook the province’s first Accessibility Study and now uses the accessibility lens in all infrastructure, program, and service initiatives.

We gleefully celebrate the queer community.

We have a council with a female mayor, five female councillors and a councillor who is openly and unabashedly gay – who received the most votes last October.

I do not believe any of these things would have happened in the year I was born. In my lifetime, we have become a more caring, more responsive, more inclusive Country.

Of all the memes and posts that have found expression on social media this week, the one that most touched me was a comment from Chief Cadmus Delorme of the Cowessess First Nation.

“All we ask of all of you listening is that you stand by us as we heal and we get stronger and that we all must put down our ignorance and accidental racism of not addressing the truth that this country has with Indigenous people,” Chief Delorme said.  “We are not asking for pity, but we are asking for understanding. We need time to heal, and this country must stand by us.”

This Canada Day is a time for reflection, opening our hearts and minds to information that is difficult to accept, but accept we must. We offer support and new understanding.This new understanding is how we commit to being the best Country and people that we can be, and how we commit to becoming the mosaic to which we aspire.

 

Mayor Wendy Donovan

"Teen" Trans & Queer-Friendly Music Drop-In

This new program is Trans & Queer-Friendly, while welcoming all "teens" (aged 11 - 17).

Click Here for More Information

Ukulele Club for Adults

We are offering a new program for Adults (18+) to learn Ukulele.

Click Here for More Information

FREE Yoga in the Park is Back!

Join us again this summer, every Sunday morning for Yoga at Waterfront Park!

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Notice of Water Break - University Ave

The Town would like to advise residents of a major water break on the top half of University Ave.

Residents in the area may experience a drop in water pressure or no water at all until the repairs are completed.

Following repairs, residents may experience discoloured water, and should flush their line through an unscreened faucet like a bathtub or an outside garden bib until the water is clear.