Wolfville Town Council Meeting Tables 71 Unit Apartment Building


The subject of much (healthy) debate of the proposed development at 336 Main Street, was revisited on January 29th.  The council  tabled the motion to approve the development of the former Home Hardware building located on Main Street Wolfville.  Council is looking for a reduced amount of units (currently up to 71 units) and lower the percentage of the use of the complex as hotel rooms.  There was also concern about the design fitting the “Look & Feel” of Wolfville.   Overall, Council seems pro-development of downtown, and this development, but are looking for modifications.   The Great Debate Continues.

Visit the following link to the council meeting: http://new.livestream.com/innovative/events/1691691

Wolfville Public Hearing – Photos -3 D Model-Video Highlights

After much discussion from meeting on the Main Street development, Town Council has planned a follow-up meeting for January 29, 2013  Check for updates for more details to come.

In case you missed out on the public development meeting, we have additional video footage available online at http://new.livestream.com/innovative/events/1691691

Town of Wolfville Visits Development Proposal

development meeting

A month has passed since the last Development Committee Meeting, held on Dec 20th, 2012. Inviting the new year, the town council’s  decision is drawing near.  You’re input, to put it mildly, is crucial to the town’s final decision. The proposition remains to be dominated by strong conflicting emotions; some see it as  progress, others see it as a less desirable opportunity,  believing the infrastructure will taint the whimsical personality of the town.
The proposal includes a three storey, commercial/residential complex with 500 square metres of commercial space, and 71 residential units.

Information on  the last development meeting visit:http://new.livestream.com/innovative/events/1691691

Innovative will be broadcasting live tonight. Begin time 6:30 pm.   Visit:http://new.livestream.com/innovative/events/1691691

Express your concerns and questions by emailing us at info@ih.ca

Time & Place:
Tuesday, January 22 2013, 6:30 pm
Wolfville Fire Hall
355 Main Street, Wolfville

Great Timbit Time at Wolfville Tim Hortons Jamboree

Over 300 kids enjoyed the Tim Hortons Hockey Jamboree.  What a great time.  Special thanks to Acadia, Innovative for the media coverage and the Sponsor, Tim Hortons in the Annapolis Valley.


Province Invests in Michelin, Helps Create More Rural Jobs. New Jobs for Annapolis Valley

Michelin is expanding its Nova Scotia presence and creating new jobs in the Annapolis Valley, supported by an investment from the province.

“When a company is coming here, or expanding here, I want it to be profitable enough to re-invest and keep hiring Nova Scotians,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. “Companies like Michelin can choose to grow anywhere. I’m happy that they have chosen to keep growing in Nova Scotia, meaning more good jobs, more families and more young people.”

Michelin will invest $64.1 million to expand its Waterville facility as part of a $73-million project. The investment is expected to create 50 new, high-value jobs in rural Nova Scotia, and improve and expand the company’s production of tire products. The province will invest up to $8.9 million in jobs created by the project, an investment that will benefit the province long after it is fully recovered in about eight to nine years.

“Companies like Michelin have demonstrated that Nova Scotians, and particularly the workers and industries in rural Nova Scotia, can be among the world’s best in quality and productivity,” said Premier Dexter.

Michelin’s capital project will include installing new technologies in all aspects of the manufacturing process, which will support the success and continued growth of wide-based tire products like the Michelin X-One for commercial trucking in North America.

The project will also include a 3,000 sq.-metre building expansion.

“Today’s announcement shows once again that Michelin believes in both the province of Nova Scotia and our highly skilled employees,” said Mr. Dana LeBlanc, president, Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. “The demand is growing in North America for our wide-based tire products like the Michelin X-One, and this manufacturing investment at Waterville will help us meet that demand.”

Michelin operates three plants in the province and employs more than 3,500 Nova Scotians. The company has invested heavily in technology and facilities, demonstrating its ability to deliver high-quality products and adapt to changing economic and market conditions.

Michelin’s Nova Scotia plants are well known within the company as being leaders in technology and productivity.

“We are proud to have Michelin in our community and happy Michelin has chosen to grow in Kings County,” said County of Kings Warden Diana Brothers. “This expansion will create high-value jobs in our rural municipality that will help families and young people continue to prosper.”

A Dalhousie University report found the province gains about $70 million per year in tax revenue from Nova Scotians employed by Michelin in the province.

The province’s investment is from the Nova Scotia Jobs Fund, which pursues investment opportunities for communities in transition, industry sectors, regional support, small businesses programs, infrastructure and large industrial ventures.

PRESS RELEASE below is from Michelin:


Waterville, Nova Scotia, (January 17, 2013) Michelin North America reinforced its commitment to the province of Nova Scotia today by announcing a $73 million(CDN) project investment at its Waterville truck tire plant. Michelin anticipates the investment will create approximately 50 new jobs in the Annapolis Valley.

“Today’s announcement shows once again that Michelin believes in both the province of Nova Scotia and our highly skilled employees,” said Mr. Dana LeBlanc, president, Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. ”The demand is growing in North America for our wide based tire products like the MICHELIN ® X One®, and this manufacturing investment at Waterville will help us meet that demand.”

“Companies like Michelin have demonstrated that Nova Scotians, and particularly the workers and industries in rural Nova Scotia, can be among the world’s best in quality and productivity,” said Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter. “This investment will help Michelin create an anticipated 50 new, high-value jobs in rural Nova Scotia.”

LeBlanc said, “We appreciate our long-standing partnership with the provincial government and we are certainly proud of our over 40-year history of manufacturing in this province. This investment is even more special, as Waterville just celebrated 30-years of manufacturing last year.”

The Michelin Waterville Plant will make capital investments in equipment improvements and increased production capacity over the next four to five years. The project will include the installation of new technologies in all aspects of the manufacturing process, supporting the success and continued growth of wide based tire products like the MICHELIN ® X One® for commercial trucking in North America.  In addition, the project will include a 3,000 sq. metre assembly building expansion. Hiring for positions will be ongoing as the project develops.

About Michelin Waterville:

Opened in 1982, Michelin Waterville manufactures radial truck and off the road (OTR) and heavy-duty earthmover tires. During Waterville’s last significant expansion period from 2005-2007, Michelin invested $92 Million to begin production of the revolutionary MICHELIN ® X One® wide single truck tires in Waterville for the North American marketplace. Michelin Waterville celebrated the production of its 30 millionth tire in October 2010, which coincidentally was a MICHELIN ® X One® tire.

About  Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.

With 115,000 employees and sales organizations in more than 170 countries, Michelin is a worldwide leader of tire manufacturers. Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles on 72 production sites in 19 countries throughout five continents.  The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases and offers electronic mobility support services, on ViaMichelin.com.

Michelin North America headquarters are located in Greenville, South Carolina, and the company employs more than 22,000 people in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Michelin Canada has over 3,700 employees, with 3,500 employees working at Michelin’s three tire production plants in the communities of Bridgewater, Pictou County (Granton) and Waterville.  Michelin Canada’s Marketing and Sales teams are located in Laval, Quebec.

Wolfville Amazing High Tide captured by Innovative.

What an amazing high tide in Wolfville, on January, 14th, 2013. Winter Wonderland on the high seas! Another Innovative Moment.
Mon 14, 2013 2:44 PM AST / 15.74 metres was high tide.   Check out the tide times at  http://tides.mobilegeographics.com/calendar/month/3799.html

White Point Beach Lodge – Innovative Streaming


Discover what  happened at Nova Scotia’s favourite seaside retreat this past weekend.   (Weekend of Jan. 12, 2013)

Innovative had a blast live streaming the ocean, a little concert in the lounge, a fitness class, and the unveiling of their famous quilt.  Check it all out at:  http://www.whitepointbeach.ca


White Point Unveils their new Quilt. Quite a Day!

White Point Quilt Unveiling. What a day a White Point. Bev Crouse and Donna Hatt’s vision lead to the creation of a wonderful quilt to be viewed for many years to come. Many people around the world added stitches to this masterpiece.

White Point wrote this on their facebook page: “Revealed! The White Point Quilt is a beautiful collection of ideas, memories and stitches from White Pointers carefully crafted by The Quilters Net – Bev Crouse. So, what do you think, LIKE our new quilt? We LOVE it, thank you bev and all who had a ‘stitch’ in making this happen!”

White Point Beach-Unveiling of White Point Quilt on Sunday. Innovative is Broadcasting event Live!

White Point Beach Resort Facebook News Sew What

The Quilt is now at White Point, Nova Scotia And weighing in at 45lbs, approx 5.5′ x 7.5′, fully framed and ready for unveiling on Sunday, YES, it’s our White Point Quilt! Bev was inspecting it late yesterday afternoon – sew exciting, one more sleep! Remember, if you can’t be here in person, Innovative TV is live webcasting it at http://www.whitepointbeach.ca

2013 International CES In One Word: Innovation

2013 International CES In One Word: Innovation


The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today that the 2013 International CES® is the largest in the show’s 45+ year history, with 1.92 million net square feet of exhibit space. The previous record was 1.86 million net square feet of space at the 2012 International CES. More than 3,250 exhibitors unveiled some 20,000 new products at the 2013 CES, drawing more than 150,000 attendees, including more than 35,000 from more than 170 countries outside the United States. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2013 International CES is the world’s largest annual innovation event and concluded today.

“Innovation abounded at the 2013 CES and executives from every major industry that touches technology were here this week,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association. “From amazing new products, to CEA’s new bookNinja Innovation, to our new publication – It Is Innovation (i3), innovation prevailed across 37 football fields of technology at the 2013 International CES. Our event is the biggest mobile show to kick-off the year and showcase our new mobile future.”

Major product launches occurred across all 15 product categories at the 2013 CES. In wireless/smartphones, highlights include the launch of Sony’s Xperia Z, the Huawei Ascend Mate and ZTE Grand S. In video displays, LG featured its touchscreen Ultra HD, Sony launched the first Ultra HD OLED display, Samsung featured its bendable OLED and Hisense launched its transparent 3DTV. Digital Health and fitness launches included new products from Fitbit, Withings and BodyMedia. Audi and Lexus featured driverless vehicle technologies. For gamers, the 2013 CES saw the launch of Nvidia’s Project Shield, the Oculus Rift, the Sifteo and Razer Edge. Other noteworthy products launched at the 2013 CES included: the Valve SteamBox, Tobii eye recognition technology, the Kickstarter-funded Pebble smart watch, Qualcomm’s Vuforia augmented reality, multi-device connectivity from Ultraviolet, NFC technology from LG and Sony, tabletop applications from Lenovo, MakerBot’s Replicator 2x and Samsung’s Smart TVs with voice recognition

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