Student parties have been a recurring problem in Wolfville since we don’t know when. And problems have been escalating. Certainly residents have complained any number of times. It isn’t just the noise. Residents don’t really appreciate bottles and worse deposited in their yards. Town Hall has been urged any number of times to do something, and to pressure Acadia and the RCMP to do something. There were attempts to address the complaints. There was a Community Living Task Force now called Action Wolfville. There have been more arrests for underage and public drinking. The mayor sat on a park bench to see what went on for himself. All it seems to no avail.
And now it has got to the stage where students have to be taken to hospital for alcohol poisoning. Most of the previous complaints and problems were from off campus activity but this time the problems happened at a party hosted by two Acadia residences — Christofor House and Eaton House. Acadia officials plan to “investigate.” We should hope so. Perhaps now there will be some sensible policies to discourage this kind of behavior, LIKE maybe you don’t get your degree if you mess up like this?