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Growing season close at hand

Are you in a hurry to clear away any and all signs of winter from your lawn and gardens?

While the left-over plant debris from last year may be an eyesore to you, it is actually a home to many beneficial insects that bury themselves under plant debris to wait out the winter and only begin to emerge once the days begin to warm up.

Waiting an extra week to clean up your gardens may just save these valuable resources that are a key to the success of having a healthy garden. Soon the sun will warm up the earth in our gardens and we’ll be growing once again.

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Town to celebrate Earth Day with community cleanup

As town crews begin the spring cleanup of parks and outdoor facilities please join us in helping keep Amherst clean and tidy. 

Earth Day is Monday, April 22. The Town of Amherst and community partners will celebrate Earth Day from April 18 to April 23, with a community cleanup effort on Saturday, April 20.

Bags for litter pick up will be available at the Amherst Stadium from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be a battery drop-off for used batteries and a compost giveaway, weather permitting.

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Fred Page Cup just over a month away

We are counting down the days to the 2019 Fred Page Cup.

Amherst is proud to host this event, held from May 1 to May 5 at the Amherst Stadium.

Fred Page Cup tickets are available at the Rambler Toonie Office, 26 Industrial Dr., or you can call 902-661-2202.

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Volunteers play important role in our community

Each year communities across Canada celebrate National Volunteer week to thank and honour individuals who donate their time to help others and support causes in which they believe. This year National Volunteer Week runs from April 7-13. 

The Town of Amherst will honour our nominated local volunteers during the Volunteer Appreciation Reception on Tuesday, April 9, at the Community Credit Union Business Innovations Center. Individuals will be recognized for their outstanding contribution to our community.

Shelley Carroll was selected as the Volunteer of the Year, while Aaron Froese was named the Youth Volunteer of the Year.

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More opportunity to get active outdoors with better weather

More daylight means more opportunities to get outside, enjoy nature and get active!

We hope you are enjoying the longer daylight hours as much as we are!

March Break is upon us and there are plenty of opportunities going on throughout Amherst to help keep you active.

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