Shop Local this Valentine’s Day!

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Shop Local for Your Valentine’s Day!

  • Make dinner reservations at a local restaurant!
  • Get your bling at a local jewelry store!
  • Order your flowers from a local florist!
  • Celebrate with local wine!
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with local candies and desserts!
  • Get your gifts from one of the many locally owned & operated shops!
  • Pamper your Valentine at a local Spa and or Beauty Centre!


Congratulations to Advantage Homes!

Advantage Homes


Advantage New Homes, Amherst’s largest builder of new homes has been featured by the national publication, Build Canada.

The December issue of the Build Canada magazine features a 10-page article on Advantage New Homes, focusing on the quality of construction, the value of the houses and the superior service provided during and after construction.

Andrew Cameron, President of Advantage New Homes, said, “I am very proud that we have been featured in the premiere Canadian new home construction publication. I believe it is a strong endorsement of the value and quality of homes we build for our customers.”

Operations Manager Ron Furlong further commented, “It’s not very often an Amherst – based firm gets recognition on a national level.  Our subdivision, Marsh View Estates, is a prime example of a superior development, focusing on practical excellence at a reasonable price.”

Advantage New Homes will be Opening Phase 2 lots in Marsh View Estates this Spring as well as expand into building custom homes for people in the Amherst and surrounding areas.

For more information about Advantage New Homes and houses available for purchase -



Advantage New Homes Ltd. Phone: 902-667-1046

Cumberland Realty: Phone: 902-667-1175

Onsite: Marsh View Estates, off Derby St. in East Amherst.




Special Weekend for the LA Animal Shelter!

LA Aminal Shelter

Please join us on February 14,15,16 at Petvalu in Amherst  for a

Special Weekend of Events held in support of the

Lillian Allbon Cumberland County Animal Shelter and

Celebrating National Animal Adoption .

 Specific times for activities are :

Saturday from 9-5pm Petvalu will be taking pet photos and pets

are encouraged to dress up if they wish .

all dressed

Friday ,Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm

LA Animal Shelter Cats and Dogs will be on hand to greet the public .

 Smooch a Pooch for a Loonie , Cuddle a Cat ,Kiss a Kitty


 Vote for Valentine King and Queen Shelter Cat

 Cupcakes for Sale ,Cake Auctions , Silent Auction

 Guessing Contests , Donation Hearts for Shelter

 Homemade Valentine Card Contest for Students in

Grades 1,2 and 3 in all county schools .


Drop off at Petvalu anytime on the weekend .

Make sure student’s name ,grade, address and

phone number is included on back of card.

 We hope to see many families drop by Petvalu  to support the LA Animal Shelter and National Animal Adoption!