The Mayor, council and staff of the Town of Amherst wish to extend sincere condolences to the family of our CAO Greg Herrett for the loss of his sister Lori Herrett-Power. Lori battled leukemia and passed away early Monday. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families at this difficult time.
Town, VIA Rail reach tentative deal to save historic Amherst train station
VIA Rail and the Town of Amherst have reached a tentative deal that will breathe new life into the town’s historic rail station.
“We’ve received a draft agreement from VIA and council will be taking steps within the next two weeks to seal the deal,” Mayor David Kogon said Jan. 9.
“We have to give VIA kudos for responding so quickly to the concerns we expressed last week that it was dragging on too long. We are looking forward to proceeding with this win-win project that will benefit the town via the revitalization of the VIA Rail station and while facilitating the expansion of a local business.”
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.”