Fire destroyed a large garage containing several vehicles, some of them antiques, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
The alarm was turned in just before 5 p.m.
Friday, March 26, 2021, has been proclaimed Purple Day in the Town of Amherst.
“I would urge Amherst residents to wear purple on March 26 and take the opportunity on Purple Day to increase their knowledge about epilepsy, a neurological disorder that affects more than 300,000 Canadians,” Mayor David Kogon said, as he signed the proclamation on behalf of Amherst town council on March 24, 2021.
Council approved a Top 10 list of priorities during its March 22, 2021, meeting that included priority projects and operational areas.
The priority projects include the development and construction of a new community centre to replace the 60-year-old Amherst Stadium, a complete review of the town’s municipal planning strategy, a complete review of council committees, council’s participation on external boards and committees and all town policies and bylaws, and the potential expansion of the Amherst and Area Industrial Park.
The Town of Amherst is seeking to fund bright, innovative community events or initiatives through its ‘A’ Fresh Start Community Initiative.
Up to $17,500 will be shared by the Top 5 events or initiatives through a competitive process that begins with sending the town an application that will be accepted between now and 4:30 p.m. on April 12. The applications can be found on the town’s website at https://amherst.ca/submit-a-request-form.html or picked up at town hall, located at 98 Victoria St. E.