Wolfville: A Cittaslow Community!

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The Town of Wolfville was officially designated as a Cittaslow community in April 2016. Only the third Canadian community to be designated, Wolfville joins 176 municipalities in 27 countries to be recognized by Cittaslow International for its commitment to “slow city” principles. To be designated, a community must fulfill over 50 criteria addressing environmental protection and healthy lifestyles, support for local products, agriculture and artisans, community engagement, social justice, celebration of and respect for local culture, heritage and traditions, and the thoughtful development and use of technology for sustainability and community well-being. Wolfville is proud to be included in this select group of municipalities world-wide that share our values and vision of sustainability and quality of life. This is a community driven initiative, supported by Wolfville Council, and in the coming months a volunteer Cittaslow Committee will be identifying projects to strengthen and enhance our role in this international network of slow cities.  

http://www.cittaslow.org/

Dog Control Bylaw Survey Results

Thank You!

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The Town of Wolfville would like to thank the respondents to our Dog Control Bylaw Survey for taking the time to help inform the review of the Town's Dog Control Bylaw. To view a summary of the results for this survey please click here. A full overview of the survey results will be available shortly.

336 Main Street Public Open House Sessions

TAKE NOTICE that on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016, the Town of Wolfville will hold an Open House in Room 308 of Acadia’s Patterson Hall – 24 University Avenue – regarding possible changes to the planning rules that guide the development at 336 Main Street. These changes may involve a Municipal Planning Strategy change, a development agreement amendment or some combination of the two.  The changes are intended to allow for the building to comply with the National Building Code requirements.

The public may attend any of the three sessions that will be held for the public.  Sessions will start at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00PM.  Each 1 hour session is designed to provide the public with an opportunity to ask questions directly to staff and provide feedback.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Chrystal Fuller, LPP, MCIP, Town Planner, 200 Dykeland Street, Wolfville, NS weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, by phone at 902-542-8842 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MPS Review Open House - June 23rd!

 

As part of Phase II of Wolfville's Municipal Planning Strategy Review, the Town of Wolfville will be holding an Open House at the Wolfville Farmers' Market, from 3PM until 8PM on Thursday, June 23rd so Staff can meet with members of the public to discuss the important issues and address concerns relating to the MPS review. Everyone is welcome to join us at any point throughout the event but please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan to attend and don't forget to include any request for one-on-one Staff time!

 

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RFP - Planning Research and Policy Development

The Town of Wolfville is seeking proposals for Planning Research and Policy Development services relating to the development of a Residential Rental Business Bylaw.

The full RFP document can be viewed here.

Interested parties are asked to submit their proposals to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 2:30PM ADT on Wednesday, June 22nd.

Tender Call - 2WD 3/4Ton Truck w/Extended Cab with Package

The Town of Wolfville will be accepting tenders for (1) one new 2016/2017 2WD ¾ Ton Truck with Extended Cab, two ½ Doors complete with a heavy duty towing package.

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. Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Tenders must be received at 2:00 p.m., local time, Thursday, June 30th, 2016.  Tenders will be opened publicly.

Tender Call - 4WD 3/4Ton 2/Door Truck with Package

The Town of Wolfville will be accepting tenders for (1) one 2016/2017 4WD 3/4 ton 2-door truck complete with a heavy duty towing package.

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. Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Tenders must be received at 2:00 p.m., local time, Thursday, June 30th, 2016. Tenders will be opened publicly.

Tender Call - 5 Ton Single Axle Cab with Package

The Town of Wolfville will be accepting tenders for one (1) new 2016/2017 5 Ton Single Axle Cab & Chassis c/w Heavy Duty Reversible Plow/Wing Package & Dump/Spreader.

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. Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Tenders must be received at 359 Main Street, Wolfville NS by 2:00 p.m., local time, Tuesday, June 28th 2016. Tenders will be opened publicly at this time.All tenders must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “WOL009-2016 2016/2017 - 5 Ton Single Axle Cab & Chassis, Heavy Duty Reversible Plow/Wing Package & Tenco 12M Combination Dump/Spreader Body”

Water Interruption

June 2, 2016 Residents on Gaspereau Avenue, below Fowler Street to 92 Gaspereau Ave will be without water due to watermain break.

Notice to Residents - Highland Avenue Reconstruction

The Town of Wolfville has awarded a contract for the reconstruction of Highland Avenue between Main Street and Prospect Ave to Dexter Construction Company Limited. The work includes replacement of sanitary, storm and water services, street reconstruction including new base materials, asphalt surfaces, concrete curbs, new concrete sidewalk on both sides of Highland Avenue and reinstatement of disturbed area(s).

Construction is scheduled to start on or about Monday, June 13th, 2016, installation of temporary water will commence on Monday, June 6th. The project is expected to be completed by the end of August 2016.  Hours of work will generally be from 7 am to 7 pm.  While construction is ongoing, the work area will be closed to through traffic during work hours, except for emergency vehicles, construction and local resident traffic. 

For complete details see   notice

View detour map here

Placemaking Opportunity!

The Town of Wolfville is looking for volunteers to take place in an amazing placemaking initiative this summer. You may be wondering, “what is placemaking?” Placemaking is an initiatives that uses a community’s culture and creativity to make public spaces more vibrant and welcoming.

This summer, Wolfville has 26 Muskoka/ Adirondack chairs available for the community to paint. Afterwards, the chairs will be placed throughout the Town for all to enjoy! The chairs will be available to paint at the Canada Day celebrations on July 1 at Willow Park. While there are no theme restrictions on the chairs, we do ask that each chair be designed in such a way that promotes all that Wolfville has to offer.

Wolfville will supply some brushes and paint in primary colours, but we ask that you bring some of your own down as well! As we have a limited number of chairs available, they will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis and registration for the chairs will remain open until noon on June 30.

Learn more about this great opportunity here

June Is National Bike Month!

June is National Bike Month, and where better to celebrate than the Town of Wolfville? Grab your helmet and hop onto one of our many trails, ride your bike to work, or participate in a trail ride in and around the town. Upload your photo to Social Media and TAG “Town of Wolfville” to be entered into our Summer Swag draw. Participants must be wearing protective headgear to receive a ballot. A maximum of one ballot, per day, per participant, will be awarded. The more days you participate, the higher your chances of winning, so commit to healthy living this month! Draw date: June 30th 2016.


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Additional Info:

Blue Route Nova Scotia: http://bicycle.ns.ca/blue-route/EKM

Life Cycle: http://www.valleylifecycle.ca/

Mayor’s Weekly Bike Rides: Join Mayor Jeff Cantwell and a few of his fellow councillors every Sunday at 1:30pm, leaving from the parking lot of the Wolfville Skateboard Park (Main St).

Banks Bikes is hosting weekly rides. For details, check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BanksBikes