Amherst, Nova Scotia

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settled here as early as 1672 called the village ''Les Planches''. It was named Amherst by Colonel Joseph Morse, the first settler, in honour of Lord Amherst (Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst), the commander-in-chief of the British Army in North America during the Seven Years' War. History thumb left First Baptist Church is one of many outstanding stone structures on Amherst's main street. (Image:First Baptist - Amherst, Nova Scotia.jpg) The town was first settled in 1764 by immigrants from Yorkshire following the expulsion of the Acadians, with the original settlement being located three kilometres southwest of the present town on the shore of the Bay of Fundy. birth_place Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada death_date Goss was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia in 1968. Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Sandy Goss. Retrieved July 12, 2010. He attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he swam for the Florida Gators swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition under coach Randy Reese from 1987 to 1990. Goss received twenty-three All-American honors during his college swimming career. He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in marketing in 1991. Life and work He was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, son of the Rev. Canon Townshend, rector of Amherst, and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of the late honourable Alexander Stewart (Alexander Stewart (Nova Scotian politician)), C.B., formerly master of the Rolls of the Province of Nova Scotia and judge of the Vice-Admiralty Court (vice admiralty court). Canon Townshend was the son of the late Honourable William Townshend (William Townshend (colonial governor)) of Wrexham, England. The family were descended from the Townshends of Norfolk, England. counties Hants (Hants County, Nova Scotia), Colchester (Colchester County, Nova Scotia), Cumberland (Cumberland County, Nova Scotia), Halifax Regional Municipality, East Hants (East Hants, Nova Scotia) towns Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia), Springhill (Springhill, Nova Scotia), Stewiacke (Stewiacke, Nova Scotia), Truro (Truro, Nova Scotia) cities From Glenholme, Trunk 2 continues west along the north shore of the Minas Basin through Great Village (Great Village, Nova Scotia), Bass River (Bass River, Nova Scotia), Economy (Economy, Nova Scotia), and Five Islands (Five Islands, Nova Scotia) forming parts of the Glooscap Trail and Fundy Shore Ecotour. At the town of Parrsboro (Parrsboro, Nova Scotia), Trunk 2 turns north through the Cobequid Hills to Newville Lake (Newville Lake (Cumberland County)) before turning northeast to reach the Southampton River (Southampton River (Nova Scotia)), which Trunk 2 follows to the town of Springhill (Springhill, Nova Scotia). Trunk 2 turns northwest from Springhill and runs a further 30 km to the town of Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia) which it passes through until it reaches the rural community of Fort Lawrence (Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia) on the interprovincial boundary with New Brunswick.


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), Amherst, Nova Scotia ( ), via relief trains. From 1858-1867, Dickey was appointed to the Legislative Council of Nova Scotia. In 1867, he was appointed to the Senate of Canada representing the senatorial division (Canadian Senate divisions) of Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia. A Conservative (Conservative Party of Canada (historical)), he served until his death

Upper House) and in Cabinet (Cabinet (government)) serving as leader of the "compact" government that ruled the colony from 1848 to 1854 prior to the institution of responsible government. Rhodes was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia. He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1908 as a member of the Conservative Party (Conservative Party of Canada (historical)). In January 1917, he became Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons when his predecessor, Albert Sévigny, was appointed to the Canadian Cabinet. Rhodes was highly regarded as Speaker and retained the position following the 1917 election (Canadian federal election, 1917) that fall, becoming the first Speaker since James Cockburn (James Cockburn (politician)) to preside over more than one Parliament. In 1921, he was made a member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada before retiring from politics to become president of the British-American Nickel Company. Pipes was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia. He ran in the 1878 federal election (Canadian federal election, 1878) against Charles Tupper, but was unable to wrest away Tupper's seat in the Canadian House of Commons. In 1882 (1882 in Canada), Pipes ran as a Liberal (Liberal Party (Nova Scotia)) candidate in the provincial election and won a seat. spouse Rosemary Casey residence Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia profession Businessman, stockbroker Life and career Casey was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia. He was a businessman and stockbroker before going into politics. He was first elected, as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, to represent the riding of Cumberland—Colchester in the 1988 election (Canadian federal election, 1988). In common with almost every other PC Member of Parliament (MP) in the 1993 election (Canadian federal election, 1993) he lost his seat, in his case being defeated by Liberal (Liberal Party of Canada) candidate Dianne Brushett. demo-cd Colchester (Colchester County, Nova Scotia), Cumberland (Cumberland County, Nova Scotia), Halifax (Halifax Regional Municipality) demo-csd Halifax (Halifax Regional Municipality), Truro (Truro, Nova Scotia), Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia) , Springhill (Springhill, Nova Scotia) Geography The district includes the counties of Cumberland (Cumberland County, Nova Scotia), and Colchester (Colchester County, Nova Scotia) and the northeastern part of the Halifax Regional Municipality. Communities include the towns of Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia), Oxford (Oxford, Nova Scotia), Parrsboro (Parrsboro, Nova Scotia), Springhill (Springhill, Nova Scotia), Stewiacke (Stewiacke, Nova Scotia) and Truro (Truro, Nova Scotia), as well as the villages of Bible Hill (Bible Hill, Nova Scotia), Pugwash (Pugwash, Nova Scotia) and Tatamagouche (Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia). It includes the Musquodoboit Valley region, the Halifax International Airport and the Aerotech Business Park within Halifax Regional Municipality. The riding's area is 10,086 km 2 . - Amherst Heliport (List of heliports in Canada#5) CCB3 Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia - Many residents commute to work in the nearby towns of Sackville (Sackville, New Brunswick) and Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia) or the cities of Moncton and Dieppe (Dieppe, New Brunswick). birth_date birth_place Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada death_date Goss was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia in 1968. Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Sandy Goss. Retrieved July 12, 2010. He attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he swam for the Florida Gators swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition under coach Randy Reese from 1987 to 1990. Goss received twenty-three All-American honors during his college swimming career. He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in marketing in 1991. Life and work He was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, son of the Rev. Canon Townshend, rector of Amherst, and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of the late honourable Alexander Stewart (Alexander Stewart (Nova Scotian politician)), C.B., formerly master of the Rolls of the Province of Nova Scotia and judge of the Vice-Admiralty Court (vice admiralty court). Canon Townshend was the son of the late Honourable William Townshend (William Townshend (colonial governor)) of Wrexham, England. The family were descended from the Townshends of Norfolk, England. counties Hants (Hants County, Nova Scotia), Colchester (Colchester County, Nova Scotia), Cumberland (Cumberland County, Nova Scotia), Halifax Regional Municipality, East Hants (East Hants, Nova Scotia) towns Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia), Springhill (Springhill, Nova Scotia), Stewiacke (Stewiacke, Nova Scotia), Truro (Truro, Nova Scotia) cities From Glenholme, Trunk 2 continues west along the north shore of the Minas Basin through Great Village (Great Village, Nova Scotia), Bass River (Bass River, Nova Scotia), Economy (Economy, Nova Scotia), and Five Islands (Five Islands, Nova Scotia) forming parts of the Glooscap Trail and Fundy Shore Ecotour. At the town of Parrsboro (Parrsboro, Nova Scotia), Trunk 2 turns north through the Cobequid Hills to Newville Lake (Newville Lake (Cumberland County)) before turning northeast to reach the Southampton River (Southampton River (Nova Scotia)), which Trunk 2 follows to the town of Springhill (Springhill, Nova Scotia). Trunk 2 turns northwest from Springhill and runs a further 30 km to the town of Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia) which it passes through until it reaches the rural community of Fort Lawrence (Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia) on the interprovincial boundary with New Brunswick.


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* Norman McLeod Rogers, politician * Sir Charles Tupper, 6th Prime Minister of Canada Media Television Amherst is served locally by EastLink TV. The station also serves the communities of Springhill, Oxford, and others in the county, as well as Sackville, New Brunswick. Radio * 90.1 FM CFNS (CFNS-FM) * 99.1 FM CITA (CITA-FM) * 101.7 FM CKDH (CKDH-FM) * 107.9 FM CFTA (CFTA-FM) (Tantramar FM) Newspapers * ''Amherst Daily News'' (Weekly) * '' Amherst Citizen


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first high school in 1934. Rescue trains were dispatched from across Atlantic Canada, as well as the northeastern United States. The first left Truro (Truro, Nova Scotia) around 10 AM carrying medical personnel and supplies, arrived in Halifax by noon and returned to Truro with wounded and homeless by 3 PM. The track became impassable at Rockingham (Rockingham, Nova Scotia), on the western edge of Bedford Basin. To reach the wounded, rescue personnel had to walk through parts of the devastated city until they reached a point where the military had begun to clear the streets. birth_place Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada death_date Goss was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia in 1968. Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Sandy Goss. Retrieved July 12, 2010. He attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he swam for the Florida Gators swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition under coach Randy Reese from 1987 to 1990. Goss received twenty-three All-American honors during his college swimming career. He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in marketing in 1991. Life and work He was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, son of the Rev. Canon Townshend, rector of Amherst, and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of the late honourable Alexander Stewart (Alexander Stewart (Nova Scotian politician)), C.B., formerly master of the Rolls of the Province of Nova Scotia and judge of the Vice-Admiralty Court (vice admiralty court). Canon Townshend was the son of the late Honourable William Townshend (William Townshend (colonial governor)) of Wrexham, England. The family were descended from the Townshends of Norfolk, England. counties Hants (Hants County, Nova Scotia), Colchester (Colchester County, Nova Scotia), Cumberland (Cumberland County, Nova Scotia), Halifax Regional Municipality, East Hants (East Hants, Nova Scotia) towns Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia), Springhill (Springhill, Nova Scotia), Stewiacke (Stewiacke, Nova Scotia), Truro (Truro, Nova Scotia) cities From Glenholme, Trunk 2 continues west along the north shore of the Minas Basin through Great Village (Great Village, Nova Scotia), Bass River (Bass River, Nova Scotia), Economy (Economy, Nova Scotia), and Five Islands (Five Islands, Nova Scotia) forming parts of the Glooscap Trail and Fundy Shore Ecotour. At the town of Parrsboro (Parrsboro, Nova Scotia), Trunk 2 turns north through the Cobequid Hills to Newville Lake (Newville Lake (Cumberland County)) before turning northeast to reach the Southampton River (Southampton River (Nova Scotia)), which Trunk 2 follows to the town of Springhill (Springhill, Nova Scotia). Trunk 2 turns northwest from Springhill and runs a further 30 km to the town of Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia) which it passes through until it reaches the rural community of Fort Lawrence (Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia) on the interprovincial boundary with New Brunswick.


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Weather for Amherst, Nova Scotia publisher Weatherbase year 2011 Retrieved on November 24, 2011. date November 2011 Demographics

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network in order to promote industry. Early life, 1821–1855 Tupper was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia to Charles Tupper, Sr., and Miriam Lowe Lockhart Buckner. "TUPPER, Sir CHARLES," in the ''Dictionary of Canadian Biography'', available online at http: www.biographi.ca 009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr 7747. Charles Tupper, Sr., (1794-1881) was the co-pastor of the local Baptist church


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Battalion was headquartered in Truro (Truro, Nova Scotia) with individual companies located in Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia), Pictou, New Glasgow (New Glasgow, Nova Scotia), Springhill (Springhill, Nova Scotia), and Truro. The 2nd Battalion was headquartered in Sydney (Sydney, Nova Scotia), and in 2011 it was renamed back to its pre-1954 designation, the Cape Breton Highlanders.


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in 1903. Nova Scotia * Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia) - ''Amherst Daily News'' * Cape Breton (Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia) - ''Cape Breton Post'' Railroad The Intercolonial Railway constructed its "Short Line" from Oxford Junction (Oxford Junction, Nova Scotia) to Stellarton (Stellarton, Nova Scotia) through Tatamagouche in 1887. The ICR commissioned the Rhodes Curry Company of Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia) to build a passenger station


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Walton - Pembroke (Pembroke, Nova Scotia) - Cambridge (Cambridge, Hants County, Nova Scotia) - Bramber (Bramber, Nova Scotia) - Cheverie (Cheverie, Nova Scotia) - Kempt Shore (Kempt Shore, Nova Scotia) - Summerville (Summerville, Nova Scotia) - Centre Burlington (Centre Burlington, Nova Scotia) - Brooklyn (Brooklyn, Hants County, Nova Scotia) *Glooscap Trail -- Truro (Truro, Nova Scotia) - Onslow (Onslow, Nova Scotia) - Glenholme (Glenholme, Nova Scotia) - Bass

River, Nova Scotia Bass River - Lower Economy (Lower Economy, Nova Scotia) - Five Islands (Five Islands, Nova Scotia) - Parrsboro (Parrsboro, Nova Scotia) - Springhill (Springhill, Nova Scotia) - Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia) - Green Oaks (Green Oaks, Nova Scotia) - Beaver Brook (Beaver Brook, Nova Scotia) - Clifton (Clifton, Nova Scotia)- Old Barns (Old Barns, Nova Scotia) - Maitland (Maitland, Nova Scotia)- Selma (Selma, Nova Scotia)- Noel Shore, Nova Scotia Noel Shore

Scotia East Hants towns Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia), Springhill (Springhill, Nova Scotia), Stewiacke (Stewiacke, Nova Scotia), Truro (Truro, Nova Scotia) cities From Glenholme, Trunk 2 continues west along the north shore of the Minas Basin through Great Village (Great Village, Nova Scotia), Bass River (Bass River, Nova Scotia), Economy (Economy, Nova Scotia), and Five Islands (Five Islands, Nova Scotia) forming parts of the Glooscap Trail and Fundy Shore


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Amherst, Nova Scotia

'''Amherst''' (2011 population (Canada 2011 Census) 9,717; UA (Urban Area) population 9,547 ) is a Canadian (Canada) town in northwestern Cumberland County (Cumberland County, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia.

Located at the northeast end of the Cumberland Basin (Cumberland Basin (Canada)), an arm of the Bay of Fundy, Amherst is strategically situated on the eastern boundary of the Tantramar Marshes 3 kilometres east of the interprovincial border with New Brunswick and 65 kilometres east of the city of Moncton. It is also located 60 kilometres southwest of the New Brunswick abutment of the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island at Cape Jourimain (Cape Jourimain, New Brunswick).

Amherst is the shire town and largest population centre in Cumberland County. According to Dr. Graham P. Hennessey, "The Micmac (Mi'kmaq people) name was ''Nemcheboogwek'' meaning "going up rising ground", in reference to the higher land to the east of the Tantramar Marshes. The Acadians who settled here as early as 1672 called the village ''Les Planches''. It was named Amherst by Colonel Joseph Morse, the first settler, in honour of Lord Amherst (Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst), the commander-in-chief of the British Army in North America during the Seven Years' War.

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