Archway Insurance has been named Canada’s top brokerage by Insurance Business Canada magazine.
The firm “is thrilled” to be recognized by the magazine, Archway Insurance president Gina McFetridge said on May 1, a day after the magazine issued its rankings.
“We have worked incredibly hard to become an industry leader in the Maritimes by providing choice and expert advice locally,” McFetridge said. “Receiving recognition at the national level is a tremendous honour and our growing team of professional brokers could not be more proud.”
An updated North Tyndal Wellfield Water Source Protection Strategy was adopted by Amherst town council at its April 30 council session.
The updated strategy was developed over the past 24 months.
The original strategy was put in place in the late 1980s. At the time it was a model for other jurisdictions, but the plan’s age caused the provincial Environment Department to ask for an updated version.
Noting that Gaels, through their language and culture, have played an important part in Nova Scotia`s rich history, Mayor David Kogon declared May to be Gaelic Nova Scotia Month in the Town of Amherst.
“It’s important that we recognize all of the diverse cultures that have contributed to the province and to this community,” Kogon said in making the declaration.
“Throughout its history Gaels have had a positive social and economic impact on the province. They have also helped to demonstrate how cultural diversity is the foundation upon which we build our communities.”
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.