Amherst hosting Atlantic Canada Forest Health Workshop
Some of Atlantic Canada’s top researchers will be in Amherst to discuss the health of the region’s forests during an Atlantic Canada Forest Health Workshop that begins on Jan. 16.
“The workshop, while directed at federal, provincial and municipal foresters, is free and open to anyone. It is a forum in which the forest health issues of concern to the Atlantic Provinces are addressed,” Chelsea Baird, a horticulturist for the Town of Amherst and a presenter at the workshop, said.
Town fears for future of VIA Rail station project
AMHERST, Nova Scotia – The Town of Amherst is fearful a proposal that would save a historic downtown building could be slipping away.
“It’s just taking so long to get completed,” Mayor David Kogon said of the plan to revitalize the century-old VIA Rail station.
“The private partner we have for this project has been waiting a long time and he can’t wait forever.”
Tidbits from Amherst town council’s December sessions
Amherst is coming to the aid of the Cumberland County Transportation Services Society.
At its regular council session on Dec. 18, Amherst town council approved a $5,000, one-time grant that will help the society purchase a bus that will be used to provide door-to-door service to clients who have doctor and other appointments.
The society recently saw its fleet of vehicles reduced to three from five.
Amherst takes another step towards dual-stream recycling
Another step towards dual-stream recycling was taken by Amherst town council during its regular monthly meeting on Dec. 18 when it approved the first reading of amendments to its solid waste bylaw.
The amendments will require residents to sort their recyclables into two streams – container recyclables and fibre recyclables.