Amherst says no to name change
A name change for Amherst won’t be happening, despite the bad deeds of its namesake. Amherst council opted Sept. 18 to maintain the town’s name, with Mayor Dr. David Kogon said it’s impractical and costly to change the name because of the actions of British general Jeffrey Amherst.
Pugwash Communities in Bloom received a 5 Blooms – Silver rating and special mention for the 2017 Pugwash, Our Community in Bloom Calendar during the National-International Symposium and Awards ceremony Sept. 16 in Ottawa-Gatineau. Pugwash also received an Outstanding Achievement Award for the Home Hardware Community Involvement.
RCMP crash rekindles painful memories
Last week’s tragic collision, that resulted in the death of Amherst RCMP officer Const. Francis Deschenes, brought back painful memories for another police officer. Paul Calder, who retired in 2009, survived a similar cross just outside Amherst in November 2001.