Flags flown by the Town of Amherst were lowered to half-mast on April 27 in recognition of the National Day of Mourning.
A small ceremony was held at 3:30 p.m. at the Amherst police station where SSgt. Scott White lowered the Canadian Flag to mark the solemn occasion.
The National Day of Mourning is held annually on April 28. It is dedicated to remembering those who suffered work-related illnesses, lost their lives or were injured on the job.
The Town of Amherst’s recreation staff has been instructed to look into the possibility of using Blair Lake for some recreation activities.
The staff was directed by council to conduct the study during Amherst town council’s April 23 committee of the whole meeting. It will look into what is needed to use a town-owned lakefront property for activities such as canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.
Five teams and 24 individuals were honoured by the Town of Amherst during an April 18 Athletic Achievers Award Ceremony.
Those recognized achieved a gold medal performance at the provincial or higher level of competition.
Noting the town was recently identified at an international symposium as a vibrant community, Mayor Kogon said the athletes’ success at the provincial or higher level was “a step beyond being vibrant and active. This is now success.”
Amherst’s deputy-mayor heaped praised on more than 40 volunteers who have striven to improve the lives of their fellow residents during an April 17 ceremony at the Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre.
“You guys are the backbone of the community,” Sheila Christie said. “If we didn’t have volunteers like you, this community wouldn’t continue to be the kind vibrant community that it is.”