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    Tatamagouche Regional Academy Official Opening

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    Karen with students and staff at the Official Opening of Tatamagouche Regional Academy

  • Boston Tree

    Karen was pleased to enjoy the hospitality of the City of Boston during the annual Christmas Tree Lighting !

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    Karen and an RCMP officer were guests on the Channel 5 broadcast of the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Boston.

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    50th anniversary of the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital

  • Take your MLA to Work Day

    Karen with Pharmacist Todd MacKinnon for Take your MLA to Work Day at Bayside Pharmacy in Bass River

  • Fire Department

    Karen and Chuck Porter, Minister of Municipal Affairs, with North River Fire Brigade receiving funding from the Emergency Services Provider Fund


profile sm4As the MLA for Colchester North, I'm pleased to provide this website as a useful and informative resource.

My committment as a MLA is to be open and approachable to all residents of Colchester North. I invite you to share your ideas, concerns and/or questions. Together we can seek solutions.

Karen Casey

African Heritage Month - 2019


45th Annual Provincial Volunteer Awards

Volunteers touch the lives of all Nova Scotians in so many ways and contribute significantly to building our communities, connecting people to one another and providing valuable programs and services. Many families have been doing this collectively in their communities for years. Youth are becoming the changemakers and are inspiring others to do the same.

The 45th Annual Provincial Volunteer Awards will be an exceptional way for the Province of Nova Scotia to say, 'thank you' to the many volunteers that contribute to the well-being and vitality of our communities every day.

Nominations forms to nominate a youth or family can be found on the Provincial Volunteer Awards website: http://novascotia.ca/NonProfitSector/ProvincialVolunteerAwards/

You can print the forms or complete the process online.

Nominations close February 25th, 2018

For more information, feel free to contact the event organizer, Leanne Andrecyk, ZED Events, (902) 422 6277 ext 3, email leanneandrecyk@zed.ca. Or you can contact Nancy Sheppard at Nancy.sheppard@novascotia.ca, (902) 424 7642.

Heating Assistance Rebate Program

Applications are now open for Nova Scotia's Heating Assistance Rebate Program. An additional 5,000 people are eligible this year for up to $200 in savings on their home heating bill.     For More Information CLICK HERE

No Child Should Ever Go Hungry

Through Nourish NS, your Nova Scotia Liberal government is expanding the school breakfast program to provide a healthy breakfast to every single student in the province, five days a week.


Caregiver Benefit Program

About 600 more Nova Scotians will receive support for providing care to adults living at home through the expansion of the Caregiver Benefit Program.

For More Information CLICK HERE



Webster describes destination as “a place to which a person is going”. In the Tourism sector, a destination is a location to which people are attracted and which offers many opportunities and experiences.

Tatamagouche and area has quickly become a destination. Many attractions along the North Shore provide those opportunities for visitors, whether they are from within our province, from other provinces in Canada, or from beyond our borders. From beaches to parks, to markets and museums, to small open farms, there is much to do and learn in the area.


My congratulations to all of the local business owners who have created a business opportunity, but have also provided an educational opportunity for tourists. Whether it is the Farmers’ Market at the Creamery Square, the Tatamagouche Brewery, Remember Adventures, or the Train Station Inn, these owners have opened their doors to hundreds of visitors.

Other provincially owned and operated facilities provide recreational experiences including Nelson Park, Trans Canada Trail, Balmoral Grist Mill Museum, and Sutherland Steam Mill Museum.

Visits to the Sugar Moon Farm, Yost Vineyards, Appleton Chocolate Factory and Meadow Brook Farm provide an opportunity to experience quality food produced locally using local ingredients and supporting local agriculture. Many of these owners have received regional, provincial and national recognition and have been selected as a top destination in Atlantic Canada.

Many historical and cultural learning experiences take place in these informal settings. Culture and Arts are also celebrated and demonstrated at Sara Bonnyman Pottery, as well as the Fraser Cultural Centre, the Balmoral Kirk, the Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre and the Margaret Fawcett Norrie Heritage Centre. To add to the local community spirit, many of these destinations can be visited by the Tatamagouche Road Train, a first in Nova Scotia. Adventures along the North Shore are endless.

The largest Oktoberfest east of Kitchener-Waterloo takes place on the last full weekend of September each year, with over 3000 party goers visiting Tatamagouche to attend the North Shore Bavarian Society’s Oktoberfest.

In 2017, Nova Scotia welcomed more than 2.4 million visitors to our province. That is the fourth consecutive year where Tourism numbers have increased. With the estimate of Tourism revenues at $2.7 billion, a large number of those visitors chose the North Shore as their destination. A strong Tourism Industry is important to Nova Scotia’s economy, supporting business opportunities and jobs in a vibrant community like Tatamagouche. This was the highest number of tourists to ever visit our province and we are on track to meet or exceed that number in 2018.

Koodos to those business owners who have helped make this area the destination that it is and thanks to all residents along the shore who provide a warm welcome.

Karen Casey, MLA

Colchester North

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Contact Information

Our New Office Location
10653 HWY. 2, MASSTOWN
Debert, Nova Scotia  
B0M 1G0
(grey office building beside the Petro Can opposite the Masstown Market)
Phone: 902-641-2200
Fax: 902-641-2266
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Monday – Thursday  8:30 – 3:30
Tatamagouche office: 
3rd Thursday each month at the Tatamagouche Fire Hall
Hours: 1:30 – 4 pm