Amherst town council’s committee of the whole took several steps during its Jan 20, 2020, meeting it says will help the town become a greener community and directly address council’s declaration last summer of a Climate Change Emergency.
The committee directed staff to prepare a report on the implications of the town becoming a signatory of the David Suzuki Foundation’s Blue Dot program, a program that is working towards ensuring there is legal protection for every Canadian’s right to live in a healthy environment.
The report is to include the Canadian communities that have already joined the program, whether there have been any positive or negative impacts on those community as well as the ability of those communities to attract businesses or residents.
Amherst firefighters battled a Christmas Day fire that destroyed a rural mobile home at 4482 Highway 302 Nappan.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, located about nine kilometres from downtown Amherst, they found a building fully engulfed by flames that were shooting out most windows of the home, said Fire Chief Greg Jones.
The ongoing investigation by the Amherst Police Department into a fatal house fire in Amherst on Dec. 21, 2019, has resulted in charges being laid against two people.
Bryanna Ackles, 25, of Amherst was charged with: break and enter, possession of stolen goods, possession of break and enter tools, dangerous driving, resisting arrest, possession of a narcotic for the purpose of trafficking and breach of a recognizance.