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We are now into the holiday season with Christmas shopping and folks are busy with Christmas baking, craft sales, church services, Christmas concerts and homes and businesses well decorated. All of these activities provide opportunities for us to celebrate with family and friends.

Christmas is also a time for giving. Children are excited and wait in anticipation for the gifts that they will receive on Christmas morning. The happiness and excitement shows in their faces. It is important however, to remember that not all children are fortunate enough to experience this happiness and excitement and many of those children are here in our own communities.

Many of you do take this opportunity to “make” Christmas for the less fortunate. There is nothing more exciting than shopping for a family who you know is in need. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the appreciation on the faces of those who answer the door when you drop off their gifts.

We often forget that those in need may be our neighbours. One of the strengths of our province and its rural communities, is that people do care for one another. Pause for a moment, think about the folks in your community and make a commitment to make some child’s Christmas morning something positive to remember. The gift may be small, but it may be the only gift that child receives and even though the gift is small, the reward is huge. The sense of satisfaction that you feel in your heart is one not easily forgotten. Your own Christmas morning will be better knowing that you have helped put a smile on the face of some child.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support and to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.

Karen Casey, MLA Colchester North

2019/2020 Legislative Page Program

The House of Assembly is accepting applications for the 2019/2020 Legislative Page Program.

The Page Program allows students and recent graduates to participate in the legislative process.  As well as being a great educational opportunity, it is a way to earn income during the academic year.

To learn more about the Legislative Page Program, students can go online to the Nova Scotia Legislature website – CLICK HERE.  Or alternatively, going to nslegislature.ca and proceed to the employment section listed under Get Involved.

Grow your career. Serve your community.

Serving on an agency, board, or commission can help you grow personally and professionally while making a real impact in your community. The deadline for some applications is November 19, 2018. It’s easy to apply with our new online application.


To learn more and apply visit novascotia.ca/abc or call 1-866-206-6844 (toll free).

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.

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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

 

Residents in Northern Nova Scotia will have more ways to walk or cycle to key areas in their communities with support from the province's Sustainable Transportation grant program, Connect2. Sustainable transportation is about driving less and moving more. It means providing more mobility options to more people, and greater connectivity between the places we need to go.

Convenient, safe, clean, and attractive modes for sustainable transportation are key to building vibrant, livable, and low-carbon communities that are suitable for aging populations, young people, newcomers, and small businesses.

The Connect2 grant program expands Nova Scotian communities’ options for walking, biking, rolling, shared mobility, and transit while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by funding great projects that create sustainable transportation options and build infrastructure for short-distance sustainable travel. Projects that use new ideas or best practices to connect destinations and decrease dependency on personal vehicles by improving transportation hubs and integrated mobility are eligible for up to 50% funding.

The program considers applications under two categories, Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure and Design and Sustainable Transportation Enabling. This program is open to any type of organization registered under Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stock Companies that is seeking progressive and practical solutions to sustainable transportation issues in Nova Scotia. The primary partner must be based in Nova Scotia and ideally will be based in the community or region the project will serve.

Finance Minister Karen Casey, on behalf of Energy and Mines Minister Derek Mombourquette, announced recently $83,900 for three projects that support physical mobility options."We know that people are more likely to walk, run or cycle within their communities when the right infrastructure is in place," said Ms. Casey. "These projects will help residents choose healthier transportation options, while reducing carbon emissions for all Nova Scotians."The Springhill Communities in Bloom Committee will receive $50,000 to create a two-kilometre trail. The project will see the development of a safe and accessible walking path around the pit pond property, with connectivity links to key assets around the community. The path will provide significant opportunity for safe physical activity in the county while connecting people with the history of Springhill's mining heritage.The Town of Pictou will receive $28,900 to implement active transportation projects, and the Town of New Glasgow will also receive $5,000 to study the Samson, Pioneer and Johnny Miles Trails.Connect2 aims to create and promote active transportation options for trips of two kilometres or less between community hubs in rural and urban parts of the province. This year, Connect2 will invest more than $600,000 to support 21 projects across the province. All projects will be completed by the end of March 2019. Application deadline has passed for the 2018/19 fiscal year.For more information about Connect2, visit www.novascotia.ca/sustainabletransportation .

Karen Casey, MLA

Colchester North

Christmas Office Hours

Closed - December 21, 2018

Opening - January 2, 2019

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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
 
Send Karen an Email: Click Here
 
Monday – Thursday  8:30 – 3:30
 
Tatamagouche office: 
3rd Thursday each month at the Tatamagouche Fire Hall
Hours: 1:30 – 4 pm