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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


With Christmas 2018 now in our past, we can take time to reflect on time spent with family and friends during the holiday season.

boston19I recently had the honour and privilege to represent the Province of Nova Scotia at the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Boston. 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. One of the best ways to share that great experience with my constituents is through the pictures that tell a thousand words.

The Christmas tree which was cut on private lands in Oxford was magnificent, with its many lights and grandeur in Boston Commons. I had the opportunity to attend the tree cutting at the private owners’ woodlot where we were joined by students from Oxford Regional Education Centre. It was a bitter cold day, but warm toques provided by the Province of Nova Scotia and lots of hot chocolate and cookies helped keep the spirits bright. Students sang Christmas carols and watched safely as the 46 foot white spruce was cut and loaded onto a tractor trailer where it began its journey to Boston.


Once in Boston, the tree was welcomed as it has been for years by both children and adults who I found to be very knowledgeable about the Halifax Explosion and the symbol of the tree as our gift to them to say thanks.

The Explosion in the harbour on December 6, 1917, was followed by fire and a severe snowstorm which destroyed hundreds of homes and completely levelled parts of the north end of the City of Halifax. More than 2 000 men, women and children died and over 9 000 were injured. Many were blinded as they were watching the fire in the harbour where the two ships collided and at the time of the explosion windows shattered all across the city.

Within 24 hours emergency responders, fire fighters, medical personnel and others were on route from Boston to Halifax with much needed medical supplies. Since that time Nova Scotia has shown their appreciation for this immediate response by sending a Christmas tree to Boston.

Perhaps the greatest highlight, and truly in the spirit of Christmas, was a visit to Mathieu Elementary 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. These pictures are evidence of the excitement shown by the kids who, much like the Oxford kids, were wearing Nova Scotia toques and singing Christmas carols.

In 2017 a book entitled “The Little Tree by the Sea” was published in Nova Scotia and has been distributed both here and in Boston. I was truly amazed and touched by the excellent work classroom teachers in Mathieu Elementary School had done to help educate the students of the history that binds the City of Boston with the Province of Nova Scotia.

My message to the students was simple and it would be the same message for those of us here back home. “We may not remember, but we have a responsibility to tell the story so that this great deed is not forgotten”. As adults, please take the time to tell your children and grandchildren the story of the Halifax Explosion and the love, warmth and compassion shown to us by the City of Boston is symbolized through the annual gift of this Christmas Tree.

Karen Casey, MLA

Colchester North

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