Public Notices

Solar electricity meeting

DISCOVER SOLAR - For details on a meeting that will demystify solar electricity for Nova Scotia home, please check the image below.

Discover Solar Poster for Amherst Nov 19 2019

2019 Christmas Parade road closures & route

CHRISTMAS PARADE MAP - The Christmas parade, which will travel on Victoria, Church, Albion and South Albion streets, begins at 6 p.m. Below is a map that includes the route, road closures and no-parking zones that will be in place for the parade.

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Tax Sale to be held on Dec. 10

TAX SALE - The Town of Amherst will be holding a tax sale on Dec. 10, 2019. For more details please see below:

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Winter Parking Regulations coming into effect

WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS - The public is advised that Winter Parking Regulations will be in effect in the Town of Amherst from Nov. 15, 2019, until  April 15, 2020.

 The Regulations state:

No owner or driver or person having control or custody of any vehicle, shall between the 15th day of November A.D. 2019 and the 15th day of April A.D. 2020, park or leave standing the same upon any highway or street in the Town of Amherst between the hours of 12:00 o’clock midnight and the hour of 7:00 o’clock in the morning of the same day.

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Discover Solar 2019

SOLAR ELECTRICITY MEETING-- Solar Nova Scotia is hosting Discover Solar 2019, a meeting that will demystify solar electricity for Nova Scotia homes. The meeting is being held in Amherst at the Cumberland Credit Union Business Innovation Centre on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

More information can be found at and

 Registration forms can be found at

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Provincial and municipal volunteer nominations sought

VOLUNTEER NOMINATIONS SOUGHT - The Town of Amherst is currently seeking nominations of individuals who should be recognized at the provincial and/or municipal level for their volunteer contributions to the town. Details on how to file a nomination and the application form can be found at

Christmas Parade Application

Christmas Parade - For those wishing to participate in the Town of Amherst's annual Christmas parade, the application can be found at: It can also be found at:

Organics collection

ORGANICS COLLECTION - The bi-weekly collection of organics (green bins) within the boundaries of the Town of Amherst resumes on Sept. 29, 2019. Materials must be placed out for collection on the same day your garbage is collected. Organics will NOT be collected on the days your recyclables are collected. 

Town hall hours

TOWN HALL HOURS - Amherst town hall's operating hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

2019-20 capital and operating budget available for viewing

OPERATING, CAPITAL BUDGETS - The final report on the Town of Amherst's 2019-20 operating budget of $17,671,426 and capital budget of $3,694,229 can now be viewed online at The Amherst Water Utility's $2,246,938 operating budget and $2,086,082 capital budget are included in the report. A paper copy can also be picked up at town hall, 98 Victoria St. E., during regular office hours.