For the second year in a row the Town of Amherst has received a 4-bloom rating from Communities in Bloom.
The town also received a special mention for developing positive partnerships between itself and other community groups from the Canadian non-profit organization that is committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the enhancement of green spaces.
The Town of Amherst’s Recreation Department is getting a makeover that town officials believe will continue to bolster the well-being of the community while building on the momentum created by former recreation director Bill Schurman.
The changes come in the wake of Schurman’s departure and the interim changes that were put in place during the summer in his absence, Amherst CAO Greg Herrett said while announcing the changes on Sept. 26, 2019.
The Emergency Health Services flag will fly over the Town of Amherst on Monday, Sept. 30, in recognition of the life-saving service provided by paramedics who serve the community, region and province.
“As a physician, I have seen the great work done by paramedics,” Mayor David Kogon said on Sept. 26, 2019, as he signed a proclamation declaring Sept. 30 as Medic Monday in the Town of Amherst.
A video developed by the Town of Amherst to launch its first ever French Toast Fest has been recognized by the Economic Developers Association of Canada with a Marketing Canada Award for best marketing video in Canada.
The award was accepted on behalf of the town by Amherst Business Development Officer Rebecca Taylor on Sunday, Sept, 22, 2019, during the association’s annual general meeting in Edmonton, Alta.