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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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the First and Second World Wars, Library and Archives Canada url http: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca the-public 005-1142.27-e.html During the Amherst General Strike in 1919, worker unrest over social and economic conditions led to mass protests in sympathy with the Winnipeg General Strike. The eventual closure of companies such as Robb Engineering &amp; Manufacturing (purchased by Canada Car and Foundry and then closed) and Amherst Pianos, among others led to a resignation of lost dreams as the town was overtaken by other newer manufacturing centres in central Canada during the 20th century. Amherst had a modest-sized industrial park constructed during the 1960s when the Trans-Canada Highway was being developed. Today the majority of the town's major employers are located there, including PolyCello and IMP Aerospace. Amherst hosted a prisoner of war detention centre during World War I, and Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was incarcerated there for one month after he was arrested in Halifax (Halifax (former city), Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia in April 1917. World War II , the Royal Canadian Navy named a Flower class corvette HMCS ''Amherst''. The town is served by Via Rail's Halifax-to-Montreal train ''Ocean (Ocean (passenger train))''. Businesses Amherst is the retail centre for Cumberland County and the southeastern part of Westmorland County (Westmorland County, New Brunswick). The town has several big box stores, including Walmart (Walmart Canada), Sobeys, Atlantic Superstore, Canadian Tire, Kent Building Supplies, and Shoppers Drug Mart, in addition to several fast food restaurants and auto dealerships. Zellers was a long time anchor store in the area until the purchase of the majority of the chain by Target (Target Canada) which promptly announced the closure of many Zellers locations in smaller centers such as Amherst. There are also smaller independent retailers and restaurants in the downtown area, situated among various historic buildings. The town's location on Highway 104 (Nova Scotia Highway 104) (part of the Trans-Canada Highway) has transformed South Albion Street and Robert Angus Drive into a highway service centre. Climate 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&nbsp;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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after the publication of a popular book on the affair. 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&nbsp;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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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 &quot;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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