Plans for a visit by Santa Claus to the Town of Amherst have had to be altered.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Amherst Y’s Men Club and the Town of Amherst had planned to hold a stationary Christmas parade during the evening of Nov. 28, 2020. It would have seen people drive along Tantramar Crescent to view stationary floats decorated in the theme of a Nova Scotia Christmas before having a chance to see the jolly old elf.
However, a lack of participants has forced the organizers to cancel the event.
Korean War veteran Hal Patterson helped unveil a plaque on the cenotaph in Amherst on Nov. 4, 2020, that commemorates the names of four Canadian soldiers from Cumberland County who died as a result of the conflict.
The names of privates Harold Carlen Harrison, Ralph Elvin Turnbull, Borden Bruce Brown and Emerson Edward Patterson are now included among the names of dozens of fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen from the First and Second World Wars who are memorialized on the Cumberland County Soldiers Memorial Monument, which was originally unveiled in Victoria Square on July 2, 1921.
Amherst’s new town council was sworn in during a special session held at the Community Credit Union Innovation Centre on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.
Officially taking their seats were Mayor David Kogon and councillors Hal Davidson, Sheila Christie, Leon Landry, Lisa Emery, George Baker and Dale Fawthrop, all of whom were elected during the Oct. 17, 2020, municipal election and sworn in by the Hon. Carole A. Beaton, a Justice in Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.