UPDATED: Due to the impending bad weather on Feb. 7, 2020, the official launch of African Heritage Month in the Cumberland region has been postponed until Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre in Springhill, beginning at 11:45 a.m
The month of February has been proclaimed African Heritage Month in the Town of Amherst.
“It is important that we take the time each year to salute the many valuable contributions African-Nova Scotians have made to the Town of Amherst throughout our history and to acknowledge that they continue and will continue to play an integral role in making Amherst a great place to live, work and play,” Kogon said, on Jan. 31 as he signed the proclamation in the presence of Elizabeth Cooke Sumbu, executive director Nova Scotia Works CANSA .
AMHERST, Nova Scotia – Amherst town council has taken the first step towards a possible new multi-purpose centre for the community.
At its Jan. 27, 2020, council session, they directed staff to draft terms of reference for a consultant who would be assigned the task of developing a preliminary business case for such a centre.
Council also directed that under the terms of reference a consultant must consult with stakeholders, potential partners and funders, and the preliminary business case must include a preliminary project scope and initial cost estimates.
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.