- Published: Monday, 05 October 2015 15:51
2015 Pumpkin Weigh-off Results
For a list of categories click on 2015 Windsor~West Hants Pumpkin Weigh off Results .
Diana MacDonald, (left) and Danny Dill, (2nd from the left), present Gerard Ansems with the GPC and Windsor~West Hants First place plaques. Announcing the winners is Windsor Town Crier, Lloyd Smith, (right)
Ron Muis of Steam Mill, NS., (centre), was just 1/4-inch shy of the world record for the longest gourd. Ron also won the AVGVG’s Hilda Dill award for prettiest pumpkin.
- Published: Wednesday, 30 September 2015 11:35
31st Annual Pumpkin Festival & Weigh-Off
It's pumpkin time. Bring on the weigh-off and festival.
This year, the 31st Annual Pumpkin Weigh-off moves to the Dill Family Farm at 400 College Road, Windsor, NS on October 3, 2015 beginning at 10 a.m.
The Pumpkin Regatta will be held Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 on Lake Pesaquid.
Come out and get your pumpkin spirit on. There's something for everyone during both weeekends so let the festivities begin! See ya there!
- Published: Wednesday, 16 September 2015 10:49
Public Notice RE. Water (Wed. Sept. 16th)
The Windsor Water Utility wishes to inform its customers that due to efforts to find a water main leak in distribution system there may be periods of lower pressure and discolored water. This discoloration consists primarily of harmless silt and air and does not affect the safety of the water. If you experience discoloration in your water, run the cold water for a few minutes to clear the lines. The Utility apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
- Published: Tuesday, 15 September 2015 12:16
Fall 2015 Recreation Programs - Town of Windsor
Welcome to an exciting line up of programs for recreation, leisure and active living pursuits. You will see some of your old favourites along with some new programs. Programs and events will be added throughout the fall so be sure to stay up to date through Facebook announcements.
Registration: Starts September 14, 2015
Location: Registration will take place at the Windsor Town Office located at 100 King Street 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) and continues until the start date of each program. Payment options include cash, cheque and debit.
NOTE: Error in brochure for Aquafit. Should read "$55."
- Published: Friday, 14 August 2015 10:58
STOP THE RUMOURS! - These are the Facts about WFD in Relation to Windsor and West Hants:
Is the Windsor Fire Department (WFD) a Town of Windsor fire services department?
No, it is not! The Windsor Fire Department Society is an independent fire fighting company that has a partnership arrangement with the Town of Windsor. In its inception back in the 1880s, the Windsor Fire Department Society used to be called the Avon Fire Company. (Perception is that because WFD has the name “Windsor” in it AND because the department is located in the same building as the municipal town office, that the WFD is a Town of Windsor entity. It is NOT the case.)
Does the Town of Windsor have anything to do with the WFD contract services with the Municipality of West Hants?
No, it does not and the Town has been very careful not to get drawn into their negotiations as the WFD has business arrangements with both municipalities, albeit, the arrangement with West Hants is quite different as negotiated by previous administrations and West Hants councils. West Hants chose a “contract” style arrangement; Windsor has had an arrangement akin to being a business partner and operating like a department. These are two very separate and distinct arrangements. We value that partnership.
Does the Windsor Fire Department Fire Chief report to the Town’s CAO?
Yes, the WFD Chief and the Fleet Mechanic are both employees of the Town as well as the WFD Society. The CAO addresses the Town’s fire and service concerns with the Chief only for matters within the Town of Windsor. The WFD Executive manage the contract with the District of the Municipality of West Hants. The WFD Executive includes the Fire Chief. Again, West Hants has a contract with WFD for fire fighting services; it pays for the fire fighting services and so the Fire Chief is accountable to BOTH municipalities.
Does the CAO of Windsor control the WFD Fire Chief?
No, the Windsor CAO holds the Fire Chief accountable for services to the Town. The Windsor CAO has no influence or say over other contractual matters that the WFD Society is engaged in. As mentioned above, the Fire Chief is accountable to the WFD Executive and to West Hants by upholding the contract.
Was the Town of Windsor involved at all in the recent negotiations between the Windsor Fire Department Society and the District of the Municipality of West Hants?
None at all! The Town of Windsor does not even know what the contractual arrangement details are and the Town made it clear from the very start that it would NOT be involved. The Town identified this position to West Hants, the WFD and to then Minister of Municipal Affairs, Mark Furey.
Why does the Town have a paid Fire Chief?
Previous Councils (2005) had made a decision that it was in the Town’s best interest to ensure competency was a basis for being a fire chief. Risk management and public safety are paramount, and thus, the importance of a competent fire department and executive team. It was in the Town’s best interest to have a paid fire chief whose work was solely dedicated for that purpose.
Has the Town ever told WFD to stop providing fire protection service to West Hants?
Never! The Town has always supported a strong regional fire service model that is fair to WFD and to the citizens of both Windsor and West Hants. Any service arrangement is SOLELY between the WFD Society and West Hants. It has nothing to do with the Town of Windsor.
- Published: Wednesday, 12 August 2015 11:29
** UPDATED/REVISED ** Highway 101 Ramp Closure Notice - Town of Windsor: Exit 6 Westbound Ramp Closure
The on and off ramps at Exit 6 on the westbound lanes of Highway 101 will be closed from sunrise August 22, 2015 to Sunset August 23, 2015 while crews install sewer pipes. In addition the Westbound on-ramp of exit 6 will be closed between August 17, 2015 through September 21, 2015 to allow crews to restore the ramps. Highway 101 Eastbound ramps into and out of Downtown Windsor will continue to be operational.
If you have any questions, please contact Todd Richard at 902-798-6681.