Business View Civil and Municipal | March 2021

165 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL MARCH 2021 Amherst, NOVA SCOTIA “Create a life you love!” O ften seen as the geographical center of the Maritimes, the delightful town of Amherst, Nova Scotia is located on the border between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick – a narrow piece of land that is the only physical connection between the two provinces, as well as being a short half-hour drive to the bridge to Prince Edward Island. Amherst boasts that within two hours you can drive to almost every major city in three provinces. “That is who we are, first and foremost,” says Amherst Mayor, David Kogon. “We are a border community. We are also the gateway to Nova Scotia for anyone coming from the rest of the country. Our population right in the urban centre is 9400, but we are also the urban hub for Cumberland County as a whole, which is a rather large geographical area. I would say the population doubles when you look at all the people who see Amherst as the center of AT A GLANCE AMHERST, NOVA SCOTIA WHAT: A charming, small Maritime town; population 9400 WHERE: Cumberland County, NS WEBSITE: