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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

2019 Order of Nova Scotia Nominations !

PROTOCOL OFFICE--2019 Call for Nominations for Order of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotians are encouraged to nominate someone in their community for the Order of Nova Scotia.

The order is the province's highest honour and recognizes outstanding citizens for making significant and lasting contributions to their communities. Past recipients have included academics, athletes, volunteers, advocates and artists.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 15.
"The Order of Nova Scotia is a perfect means by which exemplary citizenship is recognized in this province," said Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc, Chancellor of the Order of Nova Scotia.

"Those people appointed to our province's highest honour have contributed to the well-being of their fellow citizens or have excelled in their field of endeavour and it is important that we recognize their tremendous efforts."

Since its creation in 2001, 99 recipients have been invested into the order, including ten posthumously. In 2018, a record 128 nominations were submitted.

"This honour reflects the appreciation we have for our fellow citizens who make outstanding contributions," said Premier Stephen McNeil. "I encourage Nova Scotians to think about those deserving of this honour and put forward their names for consideration."

Nomination forms are available at Access Nova Scotia centres, Province House in Halifax, MLA and MP offices, municipal offices and online at www.novascotia.ca/orderofnovascotia .

Nominations will be accepted by mail, fax or email. To renominate someone, a photocopy of the previous nomination package with a new nomination form may be submitted.

For more information, contact the Protocol Office at 902-424-2467, orderofnovascotia@novascotia.ca or visit www.novascotia.ca/orderofnovascotia .

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


Let me begin by extending to all my constituents and to all readers of The Shoreline Journal, wishes for a safe and happy holiday season. It is a wonderful time of year, and we need to pause, to enjoy our family and friends, and to support those less fortunate.

 It is also a time to reflect on the past year, to give thanks, and then to look forward with hope and excitement. It is a time when communities come together to decorate and to celebrate. Countless volunteer hours are given to transform our homes, our businesses and our communities into a Winter Wonderland. I wish to acknowledge and thank those who have been busy organizing events that allow us to celebrate the Season together. These events provide great opportunities to meet, to laugh, to share and to enjoy one another.


One of the strengths of our province and its rural communities is that we care for one another. It is a pleasure and a privilege to represent a rural constituency, and I take every opportunity to see provincial policy and legislation through that rural lens. We have something special in rural Nova Scotia….folks are happy to greet, laugh, talk about “the news” and show compassion to one another.

We care about the less fortunate. Let us make an effort this year to help make their Christmas one to remember in a good way. The sense of satisfaction that you feel in your heart when you give to others is not easily forgotten.

As your MLA since 2006, let me continue to show my appreciation for the support that you have given to me over the last 12 years, and to say thanks for the confidence you have placed in me to continue to represent you in the Provincial Legislature. I am truly honored to be the MLA for Colchester North, the Minister of Finance and the Deputy Premier. Together we are making a positive difference in our province.

I recently had the honor and privilege to represent the Province of Nova Scotia at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Boston. As you know, this is the way our province continues to say “Thanks” to Boston for the immediate response at the time of the Halifax Explosion. Over

30 000 men, women and children attended the event at Boston Commons. I was so proud to represent you and our province as Deputy Premier.

Perhaps the greatest highlight, and truly in the spirit of Christmas, was a visit to Matheau School. This school is in an underprivileged area of the city, but the warm reception from those kids told me of the love, warmth and compassion each one has in their heart.

Kudos to their teachers who had helped them learn of the tragic events in Halifax on December 6, 1917. My message to them, to the 30 000 at the Tree Lighting, and to you as readers…we have a responsibility to continue to educate our own kids and to make sure that piece of history is never forgotten. The Christmas tree is but a symbol of friendship and gratitude.

Please have a very Merry Christmas with family and friends.


Karen Casey, MLA

Colchester North


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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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