The Amherst town council appointed the first-ever members to two new committees when it met on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.
Appointed to the newly established Town of Amherst Accessibility Advisory Committee for one-year terms as citizen appointees were George Godfrey, Joanne Hopper and Tammy Allen. They will be joined on the committee by councillors Dale Fawthrop and Leon Landry.
The mayors of the Town of Amherst and the Municipality of the County of Cumberland are expressing concern about a nursing shortage that is impacting the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Upper Nappan and All Saints Hospital in Springhill.
The mayors expressed their concern in a letter to Health Minister Michelle Thompson, dated Sept. 24, 2021. They also proposed a solution they believe would help resolve the problem in a timely manner.
The Town of Amherst has proclaimed Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, as Medic Monday in recognition of the life-saving services provided by the paramedics who serve this community, region and province.
As part of that recognition, the town will be flying the Emergency Health Services flag at the corner of Church and Albion streets during that day.
Mayor David Kogon, on behalf of Amherst town council, has proclaimed Sept. 27, 2021, to Oct. 3, 2021, as Right to Know Week in the Town of Amherst.
“Access to information is critical to democracies around the world because having that access enables citizens to actively engage in a meaningful way in the democratic process,” Kogon said, as he signed the proclamation on Sept. 24, 2021.