Fes­ti­val of Trees

The Amherst News - - FRONT PAGE - BY DAVE MATHIESON AMHERST NEWS dave.mathieson@amher­st­news.ca Twit­ter: @ADN­dave

The United Way of Cum­ber­land is busy pre­par­ing for the Fes­ti­val of Trees on Nov. 17 and 18 at the Amherst Cen­tre mall.

Joe van Vulpen is Cum­ber­land County’s new deputy war­den.

Van Vulpen un­seated Coun. Don Fletcher, who served as deputy war­den for the past year.

e deputy war­den’s term is for one year.

“I’ve been here a year now, and us new­bies were told a year ago that it would take at least a year to catch on,” said van Vulpen, who was elected to coun­cil last Oc­to­ber. “Hope­fully I have shown that in some ways that I have caught on. I served my con­stituents in District 3, hope­fully, ad­mirably.”

Fletcher said be­ing a deputy war­den over the past year has been a learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence

“I have the time to do it be­cause I’m re­tired, and it does take quite a bit of time. ere’s a lot of di er­ent event to take part in,” said Fletcher.

e re­sult of the bal­lot was not made pub­lic other than the fact van Vulpen had a “clear ma­jor­ity.”

DAVE MATHIESON AMHERST NEWS

Joe van Vulpen was elected deputy war­den for the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Cum­ber­land County dur­ing the Nov. 1 meet­ing of county coun­cil. Coun. Mar­lon Chase, left, nom­i­nated van Vulpen for the elec­tion.

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