Do you qualify for low income heating rebates?
Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services and the Salvation Army are working together to provide rebates to low income Nova Scotians struggling with their heating or electrical costs due to financial loss resulting from Covid-19. We are looking to promote these emergency programs to all Nova Scotians that may qualify. Below are the rebate program offerings for 2021-22:
Home Energy Assistance Top-Up (HEAT): $400 rebate for emergency home heating or power bills.
Nova Scotia Covid Relief Fund (NSCR): $400 rebate to help households impacted by the Covid 19 with their home heating or power bills.
Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP): $200 rebate for home heating costs. Application forms are available at Town Hall.
Low income Nova Scotians who are eligible for these programs could receive up to $1,000 to help them with their heating/power costs in 2021-22.
Wolfville has partnered to offer this FREE program to help build memory health.
The Valley Harvest Marathon returns this weekend.
Traffic detours will be in effect on Sunday morning from 7:00am to 8:30am. This will allow the larger groups of runners at the start of each event to use the westbound lane of Main Street from Elm Street to Robie Tufts Drive.
Westbound vehicle traffic will be detoured from Gaspereau Avenue to Kent Avenue.
Best of luck to all participants!
Our network is currently down and as a result, our Committee of the Whole Meeting will not be streamed live. Draft meeting minutes will be posted as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience.
We tried a 'beginner' ukulele series this summer and it was a hit!
This series starts with 2 'beginner' classes (in case you missed the summer series or want a refresher), followed by 8 'intermediate' classes.
You can choose to skip the beginner classes if you feel confident that you're ready for intermediate.
The Town of Wolfville invites all community members to join us in supporting the Mawio'mi at Clock Park.
Blue-Green Algae Update – Reservoir Park:
Samples from Reservoir Park that were tested at Dalhousie University found no detections of blue-green algae.
With these results, the caution signs have been removed from the pond.
Users of Reservoir Park in the Town of Wolfville should be aware of the suspected presence of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in the large pond.
Additional testing is underway to confirm the visual signs from initial sampling.
The park remains open but it is safest for people and pets not to enter the larger pond until the further test results are available.
Be aware of the potential risks of blue-green algae: https://novascotia.ca/nse/environmental-health/blue-green-algae.asp
Please note - due to the Province remaining in Phase 4, this meeting is not open to in-person attendees. Please watch the meeting through Facebook LIVE.
With the announcements today confirming that we are in a fourth wave and that we will not be moving to Phase 5, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Cittaslow event that was planned to welcome students on Sunday September 19th at Robie Tufts Park.
The Town hopes to re-schedule at a future date when it will be less risky to gather so that we can celebrate, once again, as a connected community.
To prepare for Phase 5 of Nova Scotia’s reopening plan, the Council for the Town of Wolfville has passed COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy 130-028. This policy was developed to protect workers, Municipal volunteers, and the community from the threat of COVID-19, mandating twice weekly rapid testing in the workplace and adding the continued requirement of masking at any time social distancing can not be achieved.
The new policy covers Town staff, volunteers, committee members and members of Council. Exemption from the Policy is permitted with proof of full vaccination (have both injections of one of the recognized vaccines and be 14 days past the second dose) but the Town will still encourage all staff, volunteers, committee members and members of Council, regardless of vaccination status, to remain masked and participate in COVID-19 rapid testing as offered in the workplace.
“The Town of Wolfville is committed to providing a work environment that keeps our employees and the community safe,” said Mayor Wendy Donovan. “That commitment means that we must maintain a workplace free of hazards to health such as COVID-19. It is critical that, as an organization, we take reasonable precautions to protect against exposure to COVID-19.”
The Town’s requirements are separate and in addition to any requirements that the Province of Nova Scotia might impose. Workplace screening launches later this week.
This policy does not apply to members of the public.