May 17, 2022, has been proclaimed as the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in the Town of Amherst.
“While strides have been made, there is still much work to be done to ensure that everyone, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity, lives in conditions of dignity, respect and peace,” Mayor David Kogon said on May 16, as he signed the proclamation on behalf of the Amherst town council.
Work has started on the refurbishment of the century-old cenotaph located in Amherst’s Victoria Square.
A crew from Heritage Grade Architectural Restoration Service of Ottawa began the work on what is formally known as the Cumberland County Soldiers Memorial Monument on Monday, May 9, 2022.
Two people were taken to hospital Saturday (May 7, 2022) after an early morning fire destroyed a home in Fenwick.
Amherst firefighters responded to the alarm, which was turned in just before 7 a.m. as a structure fire with people possibly still inside.
Adjustments to the province’s new non-resident provincial property tax announced earlier this week by Premier Tim Houston haven’t convinced the Town of Amherst to support the new tax.
Instead, the town is joining other Nova Scotia municipalities in their opposition to the new tax, which was introduced by the province when it released the provincial budget earlier this spring.