February 11-17 was proclaimed Family Violence Prevention Week in the Town of Amherst by Deputy-Mayor Sheila Christie on Feb. 11.
“We in Amherst promote living in a healthy community, but living in an abusive situation is most definitely not healthy,” Christie said, as Lydia Quinn, domestic violence case co-ordinator, Community, Indigenous and Diversity Police Services, RCMP/Police – North East Nova and a member of the Interagency Committee on Family and Sexualized Violence, watched her sign the proclamation.
The Amherst Curling Club has received a $300 Community Support Grant from the Town of Amherst that will help them host the Nova Scotia Provincial Women’s Curling Club Championship later this month.
“Support from the town for the Amherst Curling Club is extremely important to our ability to host championship events,” Peter Rushton, the host committee chairman, said as he accepted the cheque from Mayor David Kogon on Feb. 4.
Amendments to Amherst’s Land Use Bylaw that regulate cannabis-related uses received second reading from Amherst town council during its Jan. 28 meeting.
The amendments define licensed production facilities and restricts their establishment to industrial zones. They also define the minimum setback licensed production facilities must have from residential properties, parks, daycares and religious institutions.
The amendments also define cannabis retail sales and cannabis lounges and prohibits their establishment – with the exception of those operated by the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation – in any zone.
A proclamation declaring February as African Heritage Month in the Town of Amherst was signed by Mayor David Kogon on Jan. 29.
“The provincial theme this year is Our History is Your History. It reminds us that when we understand the truth of our shared history, we can, through awareness, co-operation, dialogue and learning, facilitate positive change in not only the province, but in Amherst as well,” Mayor David Kogon said after signing the proclamation.