"Friends" of the Nature Trust Trail Meeting - April 13th

There will be a "Friends" of the Nature Preserve Inaugural Meeting on Wednesday, April 13th:

To explore interest and formation of a group to help in the Care and Protection of the Watershed lands.

Location:  Wolfville Room, Acadia Athletics Complex

Time:  7:00pm

All those interested are more than welcome to attend and please bring a friend!

Wolfville Spring Clean-up!

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Wolfville Seeking Apple Blossom Princess Candidate!

The Town of Wolfville is seeking a Candidate to compete in the Leadership Competition of the 84th Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival. The chosen Candidate must be a graduate of high school and no older than 23 by December 31, 2016. Candidate must also be available during Festival week (May 25th - May 30th). Please contact Katelyn Pelton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-300-2043 for further details.

Please note that the deadline for applications is April 11th.

Draft Document: Vending Bylaw

Please take a moment to read through the Draft Vending Bylaw.

Volunteer Appreciation Event April 7th

Join your fellow community members for dessert and coffee as we take a moment to appreciate volunteerism in the community!

April 7th from 7:00PM until 8:30PM.

Tickets available at Town Hall - 359 Main St. - or the Public Works Building - 200 Dykeland St.

Draft Document: Prevention of Excessive Noise Bylaw

Please take a moment to read through the Prevention of Excessive Noise Bylaw Draft which will be received by the Committee of the Whole on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016.

Acadia Summer Camps Early Bird Registration

Early Bird Registration for Acadia's Summer Camps closes this Friday, April 1st so make sure to get over to Acadia Atheltics and register your kids now!

Rogers Cheer Like Never Before Contest Finalists

Voting kicks off today through April 1

The winning team will be announced Sunday, April 3 during broadcast of Rogers Hometown Hockey in Winnipeg!

As announced tonight on Rogers Hometown Hockey, the 22 teams competing in the Cheer Like Never Before contest have been revealed, getting one step closer to the ultimate hockey experience (full list of teams below). Voting gets underway tonight and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, April 1, with the winner of the cross-country contest to be announced during the final Rogers Hometown Hockey broadcast of the year by Ron MacLean on Sunday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on Sportsnet.

The team receiving the most votes will win the trip of a lifetime: a trip to an NHL game, VIP Game Day Experience and the chance to perform their cheer in an NHL dressing room. Fans, families and friends can vote once per day for their favourite “cheer” video at www.hometownhockey.com/cheer. As part of the contest, teams from across the country uploaded their team cheer, with the top 5 vote-getters from each location performing their cheer in front of a panel of judges during the Rogers Hometown Hockey festivities. One winning team was chosen from each town of this season’s tour to represent their community For more information on the Cheer Like Never Before contest, visit www.hometownhockey.com

Cheer Like Never Before Top 22 Teams:

Kitchener Lady Rangers Atom B – Kitchener, ON

Ice Boltz Atom B – North Bay, ON

Fredericton Kent Kanucks Atom A – Fredericton, NB

Glace Bay Pee Wee AAA Miners – Sydney, NS

Corner Brook Atom B Royals – Corner Brook, NL

Valley Wild Atom A Female Hockey – Wolfville, NS

Brantford 99ers Minor Pee Wee AAA – Brantford, ON

Capital District Cyclones Atom Girls – Summerside, PEI

Lambton Shores Novice Rep – Sarnia, ON

Oshawa Lady General Atom AA – Oshawa, ON

Neebing Novice Devils – Thunder Bay, ON

Swift Current Initiation Penguins – Swift Current, SK

Grande Prairie Pee Wee AA Boston Pizza Knights – Grande Prairie, AB

Team Envirolube – Whitehorse, YT

NWMHA H3C1 – New Westminster, BC

Abbotsford Atom A1 Hawks – Abbotsford, BC

Saanich Braves Atom C1 – Victoria, BC

SA766 Bantam Avengers – St. Albert, AB

Penticton Wolverines Minor Pee Wee – Penticton, BC

KAOS Cheer Pee Wee 1A Girls – Calgary, AB

Prince Albert Atom II Foxes – Prince Albert, SK

Fort Garry North Flyers PeeWee A1 – Winnipeg, MB

The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge rolls into 24 communities across Canada this season with a weekend of free outdoor hockey festivities for all ages, culminating in an outdoor viewing party of an NHL game broadcast every Sunday on Sportsnet, with Ron MacLean hosting live on site from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio. For more tour information visit www.hometownhockey.com

Special Air Quality Statement - Kings County

Environment Canada and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness have issued a Special air quality statement issued for Kings County at 1:00pm, Friday March 24, 2016:

An ongoing fire at a dump located southwest of Kentville will continue to burn throughout the weekend and possibly early next week. Smoke being produced by the fire will impact any surrounding communities based on the wind direction over the next several days.

A ridge of high pressure is currently building over the region giving light and variable winds, but a warm front approaching overnight will bring some mixed precipitation Friday morning before changing over to rain in the afternoon. Winds are expected to shift to the southwest Friday afternoon and then more northerly Friday night and into Saturday morning.

The public is advised to stay inside if you have breathing difficulties.

Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.People with lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD, can be particularly sensitive to air pollution. They will generally experience more serious health effects at lower levels. Pollution can aggravate their diseases, leading to increased medication use, doctor and emergency room visits, and hospital visits.

Be air aware! Check your local weather forecasts and alerts so you know when to take extra care.

For information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values, please refer to www.airhealth.ca.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada and the Town of Wolfville's Emergency Management Coordinator via Twitter @EMO_Wolfville

Source:  Environment Canada

Town of Wolfville 2016-17 Operations Plan & Budget

The Town of Wolfville's 2016-17 Operations Plan & Budget was approved at the March 22, 2016 Town Council Meeting

Click Link:   2016-17 Operations Plan & Budget

For full details of the Town of Wolfville Press Release click here

Official Statement Re: 336 Main Street

“The Town of Wolfville takes its regulatory obligations very seriously.  The Town, its Building Official, Planning Department and Lawyers have been working in cooperation with the owner of 336 Main Street to create a plan for work to be done on the building to comply with the May 1, 2015 Order.  This plan will address all aspects of the Order including accessibility.  This process is different in every situation, and can take varying amounts of time.  In this particular situation unfortunately, it had to be done in the context of litigation involving not only the Town and the owner, but two other parties.  This has also meant that public comment on the progression of the matter has necessarily been minimal.  

The Town of Wolfville and the owner of the building, Micro Boutique, wish to assure the citizens of Wolfville that the matter is not sitting dormant.  We hope to be able to release more details in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, we also wish to assure the citizens, and particularly the tenants of 336 Main Street, that neither party is aware of any safety concerns that would warrant an Order to Vacate”. 

Mayor Jeff Cantwell

Request for Proposals - Photocopiers

The Town of Wolfville invites interested parties to submit a proposal for the lease or purchase and maintenance of four (4) photocopiers and associated services at the following locations:a.

  1. Two (2) at Town Hall, 359 Main Street;
  2. One (1) at Public Works & Community Development, 200 Dykeland Street; and
  3. One (1) at Wolfville Library, 21 Elm Avenue;

Closing Date:  March 22, 2016 (4:30pm)

  RFP WOL006-2016 Link

  View Addendum (Issued March 14, 2016)

Eligibility Deadline for 2016 Municipal Election March 13

The 2016 Municipal Election will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2016. If you are interested in running in the election you must be an ordinarily resident of the Town of Wolfville by March 13, 2016.

The Municipal Elections Act defines an ordinarily resident as follows:

16 (1) A person is ordinarily resident in the place where the person lives and to which, whenever absent, the person intends to return.

(2) A person may be ordinarily resident in only one place at a time.

(3) A person does not cease to be ordinarily resident in a place by leaving the place for a temporary purpose only.

(4) Where a person usually sleeps in one place and has meals or is employed in another place, the person is ordinarily resident in the place where the person sleeps.

(5) Where a person has temporary residential quarters, those quarters are considered to be the place in which the person is ordinarily resident only if the person has no other place the person considers as that person's ordinary place of residence.

(6) Where a person is being provided with food, lodging or other social services by a shelter, hostel or similar institution, the person is ordinarily resident in the shelter, hostel or institution.

(7) Where the rules set out in subsections (1) to (6) are not sufficient to determine the place where a person is ordinarily resident, the place where the person is ordinarily resident must be determined by the appropriate election officer with reference to all the facts of the case.

(8) A person who, on the ordinary polling day,(a) is a student;(b) is ordinarily resident in a polling district or polling division other than that of the person's family home; and(c) is qualified as an elector,may elect to be included on the list of electors in one or the other of the polling divisions, but not both, and is deemed to be ordinarily resident in that polling division.

(9) A person is not ordinarily resident in a residence that is generally occupied by the person only between the beginning of May and the end of October but that is generally unoccupied between the beginning of November and the end of April unless the person does not have another residence in the Province where the person resides between the beginning of November and the end of April.

 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Town's Returning Officer, Jennifer Boyd at 902-542-2400 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.