Feb. 14, 2021, to Feb. 19, 2021, has been proclaimed Family Violence Prevention Week in the Town of Amherst.
“Family violence affects too many people,” Mayor David Kogon said on Feb. 12, 2021, as he signed the proclamation on behalf of Amherst town council.
“It causes physical and psychological harm, violates the victim’s rights and freedoms and harms the healthy development of children. It is a public health issue, a criminal justice issue and a human rights issue.
A one-year agreement for the use of the Amherst Stadium by the Amherst Ramblers Jr. A Hockey Club during the 2020-2021 Maritime Hockey League season, was signed by the club and the Town of Amherst on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021.
“We are pleased that we have reached this agreement with the Amherst Ramblers,” Mayor David Kogon said. “The team has a long, successful history in Amherst and is an integral part of our community. It is one of the great organizations in our town that help make our community a great place to live, work and play.
February has been proclaimed African Heritage Month in the Town of Amherst.
In signing the proclamation on behalf of council on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, Mayor David Kogon noted the theme for this year’s African Heritage Month was Black History Matters: Listen, Learn, Share and Act.
Council approved during its Jan. 25, 2021, session the creation of a 1.7 full-time-equivalent term customer service representative position for a period that runs between now and March 31, 2021.
Creating the position will allow the town to extend the walking track hours at the Amherst Stadium to about 90 hours per week from the current 10 hours per week, while maintaining COVID-19 protocols at the stadium as ordered by the provincial government.