It is important to recognize women’s achievements and acknowledge the challenges they face in the quest for gender equality, says Mayor David Kogon.
“Women have contributed greatly to our society, our country, our province and our town despite facing many challenges,” Kogon said. “Without those contributions, our society, our community wouldn’t be as progressive or as successful as we are.
“Still there is much to be done to ensure gender equality becomes the norm and not the exception.”
Amherst town council’s committee of the whole is recommending council change the name of Copp Lane to Ernie Lane.
The committee made the recommendation during its Feb. 18, 2020, meeting when it referred a request to change the name to council’s Feb. 24 session for approval.
The Town of Amherst celebrated everying winter during its recently completed sixth annual Winter Carnival. To see a photo essay on the event, please click on the link.
AMHERST, Nova Scotia – Eleven teams and 38 individuals who achieved gold medal performances at the provincial level or gold, silver or bronze at the national-international level in 2019 were honoured by the Town of Amherst on Feb. 11, 2020, during the town’s annual Athletic Achievers Award Ceremony.
“On behalf of all members of town council I want to congratulate all the athletes we are honouring here tonight,” Mayor David Kogon said. “These athletes achieved gold medal performances at the provincial level, or gold, silver or bronze medal performances at the national level. We recognize that it takes practice, hard work and sacrifice to reach the level of success that each of you have achieved.