Canada Day – A day that means so many different things to so many. A land of tremendous history that pre-dates what we now call Canada. Most of us always knew that but perhaps paid insufficient regard. We know differently now and many of us are more tentative than we were just a few short years ago when we wish each other a “Happy Canada Day”. At the same time there is much to be proud of and to love. The kindness and concern we share when one part of us is in need, the open arms and minds so many have shared with new immigrants, the collective outpouring of care and compassion for our First Nation brothers and sisters at the horrors they experienced – and our willingness to understand more, regardless of how it changed the way we see this Country, a tolerance and openness to diversity and equality that, while not yet perfect, continues to move toward the future envisioned in our Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Just as we are individually learning and growing with each passing day, so are we as a Country and Nations within a Country, learning and growing. As I was struggling with what to say on this Canada Day 2022, I reached out to a local Elder. We spoke for over half an hour as she shared some of the experiences of her youth. She left me with these words of advice “If you do something with kindness and goodwill then you can’t go too far wrong.” It struck me that this is a “rule of life” in virtually all cultures of the world, and yet one that too often we find we have not followed.
On this Canada Day, and on behalf of the Town of Wolfville, I wish that all of you will know and will share kindness and goodwill wherever and with whomever you share a moment or a lifetime. My Canada is a land that strives for kindness and goodwill for all who call this land home.
Happy Canada Day,
Mayor Wendy Donovan
Committee of the Whole meets on Tuesday, July 5, starting at 8:30am. You can watch the meeting on Facebook LIVE or from Council Chambers.
The Town of Wolfville is inviting applications for a part-time, permanent Administrative Assistant.
For more information, please visit our Careers page here.
The Town of Wolfville is inviting applications for a permanent, full time Manager of Public Works. This is a new non-union position and will report to the Director of Engineering and Public Works.
For more information, please visit our Careers page here.
Mill and pave starts on Monday in the Town of Wolfville.
The four primary streets we are repaving this year are Pleasant (Orchard to Sherwood), Huron (Pleasant to Perry Bowles), Chestnut (Queen to Beckwith), and King (Victoria to Orchard).
Along with repaving, other minor deficiencies are being corrected, such as catch basins and manhole lids.
Mill and pave begins by grinding up the existing asphalt into a tiny, gravel-like material (often referred to as “millings”). The millings are then hauled off-site and can easily be recycled. The newly-grinded surface is then layered with tack and set to receive a fresh, smooth coat of asphalt.
Wolfville Town Council meets on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30pm. You can watch the meeting on Facebook LIVE or from Council Chambers.
On Wednesday, June 15, the Wolfville Fire Department will be assisting Irving Oil with a scheduled preparedness exercise at the Acadia University Athletics Complex. Emergency Health Services and the RCMP are also participating.
This practice exercise will run from 8am through 2pm.
The majority of the planned activities will take place on site, and neighbours in the area may notice emergency vehicles such as fire and police travelling toward the site, as well as brief flare activity on site.
TAKE NOTICE that on June 23rd, 2022, the Town of Wolfville will hold a Public Information Meeting. The meeting will be open to the general public and will be in a Hybrid format both in person at Town Chambers as well digital via Teams from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The meeting is for public input surrounding the following applications:
DA-2022-001-360 Main Street- Digital Signage; and
DA-2022-002- Gaspereau Avenue- Travis Mills Amendment
The Willow Park Splash Pad re-opens for the season on Friday June 17. Hours of operation are from 11am to 6pm daily.
Wolfville, NS – Horton High grads will be parading down the Main Street of Wolfville on Thursday, June 23, celebrating their achievements and the whole community is invited to attend.
The grad parade starts at 6:30pm as the Horton High Class of 2022 make their way, walking in small groups, along Main Street, across a red carpet and under a decorative arch. A master of ceremonies and DJ will provide encouragement from the Main Stage and three bubble machines will be adding to the festive atmosphere.
Read the full media release here: Horton High Grad Parade Media Release June 7, 2022
Committee of the Whole meets on Tuesday, June 14, starting at 8:30am.
You can watch the meeting LIVE on Facebook, from the comfort of your own home or you are welcome to attend in Chambers.
The Wolfville Policing Services Review Committee is looking for feedback from residents and stakeholders in the Town.
To complete the review of our policing services, both online data collection and facilitated engagement sessions are being used to gather insights, experiences, opinions, and perspectives.
The information shared by community members will help the Committee understand local expectations and experiences when it comes to community safety and policing. These expectations and experiences will help guide the Wolfville Policing Review Committee as they develop a request for proposal, as they review the submitted proposals and as they make recommendations to Town Council.
The Policing Service Review allows the Town to explore all options and determine whether the RCMP is the best fit to meet the community’s needs or if another, alternative service delivery model, would be more effective. Please visit https://wolfvilleblooms.ca/wolfville-policing-review to participate in this community process.
Town Hall will be closed on Monday, May 23rd for the holiday.