A 27-year veteran of the Amherst Police Department is the town’s new deputy police chief.
Tim Hunter, who joined the department as a constable in 1992, was appointed to the position in mid-May.
Police Chief Dwayne Pike said he is “very pleased to have Tim as our deputy chief.”
Amherst’s no-fee ice project recognized by Sport Nova Scotia
Amherst’s three-year-old no-fee ice project is making a difference.
That’s what Sport Nova Scotia believes and that was reflected when the organization presented the Town of Amherst with its Support4Sport Makes a Difference award during its annual gala in Halifax on June 1.
The program waives ice-time fees for youth organizations like Cumberland County Minor Hockey Association and the Amherst Figures Skating Club, hockey tournaments and figure skating workshops for youth and public skating for people of all ages.
Amherst Mayor David Kogon signed a proclamation on June 6 declaring the week of June 10 to June 16 as Pride Week in the Town of Amherst.
“By proclaiming Pride Week in this community, the town is recognizing that everyone has the right to live in conditions of dignity, respect and peace regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity,” Kogon said after signing the proclamation.
The mayor noted the town has a vibrant lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning community that has worked diligently with its allies to “encourage dialogue as a tool towards an inclusive society that celebrates diversity in the town and surrounding area.”