Amherst town council’s committee of the whole is recommending that Amherst town council consider changing the name of Lord Amherst Drive to Ancestral Drive when it meets on May 24, 2022.
The committee made the recommendation at its May 16, 2022, meeting after hearing from the town’s Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Committee, which is also recommending the name change.
Amherst town council’s committee of the whole is recommending the status quo of six councillors elected at large be maintained.
The recommendation, made at the May 16, 2022, committee of the whole meeting, noted the fact little has changed in terms of population or town boundaries that would indicate changing the size of the council.
May 17, 2022, has been proclaimed as the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in the Town of Amherst.
“While strides have been made, there is still much work to be done to ensure that everyone, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity, lives in conditions of dignity, respect and peace,” Mayor David Kogon said on May 16, as he signed the proclamation on behalf of the Amherst town council.
Work has started on the refurbishment of the century-old cenotaph located in Amherst’s Victoria Square.
A crew from Heritage Grade Architectural Restoration Service of Ottawa began the work on what is formally known as the Cumberland County Soldiers Memorial Monument on Monday, May 9, 2022.