In response to recent comments, I can assure the citizens of Amherst that neither I nor the town council have been silent when it comes to the situation being faced at our local hospital.
It is out of our concern about the future of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre that Deputy-Mayor Sheila Christie and I became members of the Cumberland Health Care Task Force, which recently issued a petition calling on the provincial government and the Nova Scotia Health Authority to do more to retain and recruit physician to Cumberland County and to include local doctors when they are attending job fairs in order to recruit physicians for this community.
Two corporate citizens have stepped up to be platinum sponsors of this fall’s “A” Fest.
Bluewave Energy and Archway Insurance have donated $1,000 each to the Sept. 13-15 event that celebrates everything Amherst.
As a company with local employees, we like to be involved in the community and to support the local people where we can,” said Greg Smith, Bluewave Energy branch manager. “Sponsoring this great event that celebrates our community is just one way that our company can do that.”
A petition calling on the provincial government and Nova Scotia Health Authority to do more to retain and recruit physicians to Cumberland County that was launched this week by the Cumberland Healthcare Taskforce has the full support of the Town of Amherst.
“The town supports the petition because the steps the taskforce is asking be done would enhance the ability to maintain specialists and recruit them to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre,” Mayor David Kogon.
“We need an active, dynamic regional hospital complete with a full complement of specialists in order for the Town of Amherst to remain vibrant and be able to attract business here. I can’t imagine a business coming here if we don’t have a vibrant regional hospital.”
Amherst town council awards Willow Street reconstruction tender
Amherst town council awarded the Willow Street reconstruction project to Beale and Inch Construction Limited during a special meeting of council on July 23.
Beale and Inch’s $1.8-million bid was the lowest of five qualified bids the town received from contractors when the tender closed on July 12.