The Autism Nova Scotia Cumberland Chapter took the No.1 ranking following presentations by five community groups seeking an ‘A’ Fresh Community Initiative support grant, but all five organizations came out winners.
“The ‘A’ Fresh Start Initiative was introduced by council in order to encourage organizations or individuals to develop new events in the Town of Amherst or enhance existing ones,” Amherst Mayor David Kogon said on June 13, following the presentations that were made to members of council and the general public at the Community Credit Union Innovation Centre.
A 27-year veteran of the Amherst Police Department is the town’s new deputy police chief.
Tim Hunter, who joined the department as a constable in 1992, was appointed to the position in mid-May.
Police Chief Dwayne Pike said he is “very pleased to have Tim as our deputy chief.”
Amherst’s no-fee ice project recognized by Sport Nova Scotia
Amherst’s three-year-old no-fee ice project is making a difference.
That’s what Sport Nova Scotia believes and that was reflected when the organization presented the Town of Amherst with its Support4Sport Makes a Difference award during its annual gala in Halifax on June 1.
The program waives ice-time fees for youth organizations like Cumberland County Minor Hockey Association and the Amherst Figures Skating Club, hockey tournaments and figure skating workshops for youth and public skating for people of all ages.