Archway Insurance and Ultramar have stepped up in a big way to help this town celebrate everything that is Amherst.
The two local businesses have become platinum sponsors of the second annual ‘A Fest, which runs from Sept. 12-15, by donating $1,000 each towards the staging of the event.
Environment Canada has issued a tropical cyclone information statement for this coming weekend that Town of Amherst officials say should be heeded.
Amherst residents may face heavy rain, damaging winds, flooding, power outages, travel delays and road closures due to hurricane Dorian, which is expected to hit the province on Saturday, Sept. 7, and carry over until Sunday, Sept. 8.
Citizens should prepare a 72-hour emergency kit, have potable water on hand, charge their cellphones and ensure generators are fueled and operating properly.
Mayor David Kogon has declared the month of September Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in the Town of Amherst.
“Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men,” Kogon said as he signed the proclamation on Sept. 3, 2019. “The survival rate for prostate cancer is nearly 100 per cent when detected early, yet statistics provided by Prostate Cancer Canada indicate 11 Canadian men die from prostate cancer every day.