Amherst’s historic train station has a new lease on life.
On Jan. 29, Town of Amherst officials, VIA Rail officials and Jeff Bembridge of J.E. Bembridge Enterprises signed five agreements that will result in Bembridge developing a restaurant in the station.
The agreements will see the town purchase the 111-year-old station, which was closed in 2012, as well as a portion of Station Street and the adjacent parking lots from Via Rail. The town in turn will rent the property to Bembridge via a five-year, lease-to-purchase agreement that will see ownership of the station turned over to Bembridge at the conclusion of the deal.
Five teams and 29 individuals who achieved gold medal performances in provincial or higher level of competition were honoured by the Town of Amherst during the 2019 Athletic Achievers Award Ceremony on Feb. 12.
“On behalf of Mayor David Kogon and all members of council I want to congratulate all the athletes we are honouring here tonight,” Deputy-Mayor Christie said before the awards were handed out.
February 11-17 was proclaimed Family Violence Prevention Week in the Town of Amherst by Deputy-Mayor Sheila Christie on Feb. 11.
“We in Amherst promote living in a healthy community, but living in an abusive situation is most definitely not healthy,” Christie said, as Lydia Quinn, domestic violence case co-ordinator, Community, Indigenous and Diversity Police Services, RCMP/Police – North East Nova and a member of the Interagency Committee on Family and Sexualized Violence, watched her sign the proclamation.
The Amherst Curling Club has received a $300 Community Support Grant from the Town of Amherst that will help them host the Nova Scotia Provincial Women’s Curling Club Championship later this month.
“Support from the town for the Amherst Curling Club is extremely important to our ability to host championship events,” Peter Rushton, the host committee chairman, said as he accepted the cheque from Mayor David Kogon on Feb. 4.