It happened more than 150 years ago, but is still talked about today.
It is the Saxby Gale, a storm that barrelled over the Isthmus of Chignecto overnight on Oct. 4, 1869, breaching the dikes and causing death and widespread destruction to communities in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
And a local historian continues to warn that a similar gale could devastate the vital transportation links that connect Nova Scotia to the rest of the North American continent.
People need to remember that “homelessness is not a crime,” says Amherst Police Chief Dwayne Pike.
“We also need to understand and guard ourselves against the criminalization of homelessness as many homeless people are looking for means of getting by and surviving.”
The month of October has been proclaimed Disability Employment Awareness Month in the Town of Amherst.
“Persons with disabilities are valued members of our community,” Mayor David Kogon said on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, as he signed the proclamation on behalf of the Amherst town council.
An ROV was launched on an important mission on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, when it took a dip inside the Town of Amherst’s water tanks.
Operated by Josh Rodrigues of Innerkip, Ont.-based Greatario Engineered Storage Systems, the remote operated vehicle was conducting a required inspection of the two, 15-metre-tall water tanks located just off Willow Street that each hold 5.8-million litres of water.