The Willow Street infrastructure renewal project is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on Sept. 12.
That’s when road closures and detours will be put in to effect and contractor Beale and Inch Construction Ltd. will begin mobilizing the equipment that will be used during the project. Construction is scheduled to begin on or before Sept. 17.
You’ll need a Canadian Standard Association-certified helmet as well as your skates the next time you want to take a spin around the rink at the Amherst Stadium.
"The Town of Amherst is committed to the safety of all individuals and groups using the stadium” Recreation Director Bill Schurman said. “It was felt that making the wearing of CSA-approved helmets mandatory improves the safety for those using the ice surface.”
Amherst Bantam Baseball has been given a $250 Community Support Grant by the Town of Amherst.
he money will help the organization defray the cost of hosting the U15 Baseball Atlantic Championships, which is being held at the Robbs Centennial Complex from Sept. 14 to Sept. 16.
“Hosting an Atlantic championship takes a lot of commitment, which the organization – its coaches, players and volunteers – have shown in abundance,” Mayor David Kogon said in presenting the cheque to team member Jayden Matheson.
A proclamation declaring Aug. 31 Overdose Awareness Day in the Town of Amherst, was proclaimed by Deputy-Mayor Sheila Christie during a noon-hour ceremony in Victoria Square that was held in conjunction with the Cumberland Opioid Council and Northern Healthy Connections Society.
Citing a national report on apparent opioid-related deaths in Canada released in June that indicated that 92 per cent of the 3,987 opioid-related deaths in 2017 were accidental, Christie said the Town of Amherst is aware of the opioid crisis that is affecting every corner of the country.