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July 7, 2015

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What's New and Innovative in Kentville?
Bike Repair Stations
Kentville has installed five new Bike Repair and Air Pump stations along the rail to trail system, the Gorge and the Rec Centre. Each repair station has a QR code that links users to a text based manual online, but the Town has partnered with Valley Stove and Cycle and will be creating online videos that will demonstrate how to use all of the tools and complete tasks (like replacing a pedal) for those who are visual learners!
In the News
Big Announcement! Government of Canada Announces Important Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in Kings County
The Honourable Peter MacKay was on site in Kentville on July 2 to announce that there would be $1,289,452 in federal funding for three water and wastewater infrastructure projects in Kings County through the Small Communities Fund.
These projects will help Nova Scotia communities improve their water and waste water infrastructure, thus improving the quality of life for families in those municipalities.
Kentville arena operating ‘at a limited capacity’
The use of the Centennial Arena remains restricted due to a defect detected in a beam supporting the roof.
The arena will be available for use “at a limited capacity” for four to six weeks.
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Snack Shack lotto winner buys Kentville diner
Stephanie Dunham is back serving in the new diner she’s operating out of the Cornwallis Street location. Dunham was one of the five Snack Shack Girls to split a Lotto 649 win in excess of $15 million two year ago.
The restaurant had closed down, so she purchased it as a gift to herself and to her community.

Read more in the Advertiser
Read the CTV report
A New Radio Station in Kentville?
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is calling for comments on the possibility of a new radio station in Kentville!

The Commission announces that it has received the following application for a broadcasting licence to operate a new radio station to serve Kentville, Nova Scotia.

Newcap Inc. Commercial radio station 94.3 MHz FM with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 5,300 watts (maximum ERP of 14,000 watts) Kentville, Wolfville, New Minas, Coldbrook and Waterville

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What's Happening in Kentville

Check out these websites to find out what is happening in the area!
Top 5 Events Happening in Kentville!
1. Daily Vacation Bible School at Kentville Baptist Church
2. Kentville Ghost Walk on July 16
3. Leading Ladies at CentreStage Theatre
4. Yoga in the Park on Wednesday nights at Oakdene Park, 5pm
5. Musical Zoos and Maker Labs at the Kentville Library

In the Community
SonSpark Labs Daily Vacation Bible School: Kentville Baptist Church
July 6-10
One of the largest in the valley! Vacation Bible School with games, snacks, stories, music, activities, crafts and more. Kids work to prepare closing concert & program on July 12, 10 am. Open to all kids ages Primary - grade 6, Free registration, all welcome.
More Information
Recreation News
Kentville Hosts Baseball Team from Cuba
Kentville recently hosted a baseball team visiting from Cuba. Here's what they wrote:

"Kentville really stepped up to the plate in a time of great need! God bless you Kentville! This event was a show that we won't forget! Devon Whyte from the 1992 and 1993 World Series champion Toronto Blue Jays and Red Sox Hall of Famer, Bill Lee were on location that night, and Mayor Corkum welcomed a packed house at Memorial Park."

There was no charge to attend the game and players wearing their jerseys had a chance to win a Goodwill Tour Jersey!

Over 500 people showed up and supported the event, it was very well done and the Town was very proud to have hosted.

New Recreation Calendar! Want to know what Kentville Rec activities are happening? Check out the new calendar of events. New events are being posted all the time! Click on the link and scroll to the bottom of the page to see.
Bubble Soccer Leader: Job Opportunity

Working under the direction of the Director of Parks & Recreation, the Bubble Soccer Leaders will be responsible for delivering and supervising Bubble Soccer program opportunities and events.

Interested candidates should forward their resume to Gillian Yorke at We will be accepting resumes until July 10th, 2015 at 4:30pm.

A complete job description can be found here.

CANgaroo Tennis - Town of Kentville
Offering summer camps EVERY week of summer, including marking days! Ages 4-12 Half & Full Day Options
Snacks, Theme Days & more! MULTI-SPORT programs
Swimming included (Full Days)
Lunch Program

TOK Tennis Camp is using scale pricing to ensure everyone can afford the opportunity for camp. The cost is $100, if you can only afford $75, we can make that work. If you can help another child in the community participate in our camp, you can pay $125. 

Email or visit for more information and to register!

Swimming in Kentville! In addition to our regular swimming lessons (pre-school and levels 1-10) we're offering private lessons as well!
Private Swimming Lessons $25.00 per lesson $100.00 for 5 lessons
We're also offering Adapted Swimming Lessons this summer. There are four lessons over 2 weeks (twice a week) or over 4 weeks (once a week) with flexible days to suit busy schedules. $75.00 for 4 lessons
We're happy to offering the Aqua Adults Program again this summer! $70.00 Lifesaving Programs Bronze Star Bronze Medallion Bronze Cross $110.00
We're offering an Aqua Fitness class at our pool, and it will operate similarly to our other fitness programs (no sign-up commitments, and a drop in fee) Monday-Friday 5:30-6:30pm $2.00 drop in

Public Swim Information: Daily 2:00-4:00pm & 6:30-8:00pm Cost $2.00 Children under 12 $1.00 Children under 5 Free Because this season there will not be a free-access kiddie pool, we've decided that the largest user group (5 and under) will not be charged admission to the pool.

Kentville Summer Camps
Our camps are filling up quickly, if you're interested in signing up for Day Camps this year fill out an application form and drop it by the office or get in touch with Karlee, our Rec. Intern at or (902) 679-2556.
Kentville Business Profile
Kent & Duffett, Chartered Accountants
Kentville, Nova Scotia

At Kent & Duffett, we provide quality solutions and practical accounting, taxation, and financial advice to our entrepreneurial client base. Close partner involvement, strong professional expertise, and loyal staff commitment create a consistently reliable support network for our clientele.

We pride ourselves on being proactive and responsive to our clients' inquiries and needs. To ensure they receive the best professional advice and direction to meet all their goals, be it financial, tax, consulting or strategic planning, we have assigned highly qualified, experienced, senior people to accounts based on the complexity and nature of the work, as well as the degree of responsibility and skill required.

We know our clients, and the size of our office enables us to respond quickly to their needs. Our success has resulted from our commitment to providing our clients with the broadest range of competent services at the highest standards of excellence.

Find out how Kent & Duffett can help you today!
Kent & Duffett Chartered Acountants
4 Cornwallis Street
(902) 678-1125 | (902) 678-1060 fax

Historical Moment
The History of the Kentville Bridge
The first Cornwallis River bridge was constructed soon after the New England Planters arrived in 1760. 
Then, in 1931, a new steel bridge was opened to traffic. The bridge became known as the Silver Link as it was a steel beam bridge covered in an aluminum paint coating. It had street lamp posts at each corner and pedestrian sidewalks on either side. It was said to be the widest traffic bridge east of Montreal!

A rendition of what the new Kentville bridge will look like. To be installed in Spring 2016.
Arts and Culture
CentreStage Presents: Leading Ladies
A farce by Ken Ludwig
July 10, 11, 12m, 17, 18
Showtime 8pm; 2pm matinee on June 28 and July 12
Tickets $15/$12 (Call 902-678-8040)

In this hilarious comedy, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces!

Phone 678-8040 for reservations
Kings County Historical Museum: The Kings County Museum is OPEN June Monday—Friday 9AM-4PM
July and August: Monday– Saturday 9AM-4PM
(Closed Sat August 29, 2015 and July 1 Canada Day)

Monopoly Exhibit now on! Now showing until the end of August! This year marks the 80th anniversary of the introduction of the iconic board game “MONOPOLY”.
Over the years the popularity of the game has led to close to 300 million copies being sold in 111 countries, and the game being produced in 43 languages. Some of the popular themes over the years are reflected in the collection on display here.

Citizen Question
There are 2 traffic signs in eastern & western Kentville indicating the speed of the vehicle entering the school zone at Kentville elementary as well as near the Research Station. Why is there no similar sign in the Aldershot School area? It is a high traffic area with a school. Is this a 'boundary issue?' Also, there was 1 on Belcher St., but it seems to have flown the coop…and Belcher is certainly a speedway too!

Answer: The Aldershot school district is not in the Town of Kentville, so would be a question for the Municipality.

On the Belcher Street speed monitor: The Police control the locations of the speed monitors. While the plan is to keep the ones in the school zone permanent, the others will be moved around to different locations to build awareness. You'll likely see it crop up in other places like Canaan Ave, Chester Ave, Main Street etc.
From the Kentville Town Council
Back:  Tony Bently, Eric Bolland, CAO Mark Phillips, Mark Pearl, Bernie Cooper
Front: Town Clerk Carol Harmes, Bill Boyd, Mayor David Corkum, Nola Folker-Hill
Next Council Advisory Committee Meeting: Monday, July 13, 1:30 pm in Council Chambers
These meetings are open to the public

Agendas and Minutes
Highlights from the June Council Meeting:
Mayor Corkum welcomed Burton Russell to the meeting. He introduced Russell, noting that following many years as a coach, mentor, sports author and participate in sports-related functions, Burton Russell has been named to the Maritime Sports Hall of Fame. He was congratulated by the Town and presented with a print of the Town in acknowledgement of his achievements. 

Sanitary Sewer Operating and Capital Budgets 2015-2016 Councilor Tony Bentley reported that a $22,500 excess in revenue is resulting from an increase in sewer rates, although expenses increased slightly relating to the Kings County Agreement, to depreciation and a sewer renewal. With the Capital Budget, he added that projects include the sewer renewals on Maxwell Place, Campbell Road and Chester Avenue, along with an upgrade of four lift station panels. Therefore, it was moved by Councilor Bill Boyd and seconded by Councilor Nola Folker-Hill that Council approves the Sanitary Sewer Area Service Operating Budget in the amount of $1,066,500, and the Capital Budget in the amount of $430,000 for 2015-2016. MOTION CARRIED

Director Whynot recommended that a plow truck be purchased from East Coast International and that the sidewalk plow be purchased from MacFarland's Truck and Utility Equipment. MOTION CARRIED

Planning and Development wants your input!

The Town of Kentville has begun a review of the documents that guide the development of our Town.

As part of the consultation residents are asked to talk about the issues and prospects for Kentville. The goal of the consultation is to let all Kentville residents share their knowledge, and desires for how the Town develops. “Envision Kentville”, planning for tomorrow today will set the policies and priorities that will influence the future of the Town for years to come.

Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey!

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