profile sm4As MLA for Colchester North, I'm pleased to provide this website as a useful and informative resource. With constant updates you can remain informed of my participation in local events and in the House of Assembly as your representative.

My committment to my constituents is to be open and approachable, and to provide assistance and support to all residents of Colchester North. I invite you to share your ideas, concerns and/or questions. Together we can seek solutions.

Karen Casey

It was with both personal and professional pride that I participated in the recent Government announcement for funding to increase accessibility for seniors and people with disabilities in the province. Over $400 000 has been allocated to organizations across the province, including one in Colchester County.

As the MLA for Colchester North, it was great to provide assistance to rural communities where public transit is not always an option, and where accessible transportation is not always available. The Colchester Transportation Co-operative Limited was the local organization that received financial support to assist with a seven-passenger accessible van.

At the announcement I spoke of one of the pioneers in Colchester County who took on the work of increasing public awareness for persons with disabilities….Lewis Forbes. Lewis was known to this area as a young man who grew up in Truro, graduated from Dalhousie as a pharmacist and practiced his profession both in Windsor, and later in Truro.

At a very early age (mid 20’s) he was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis). It was his determination that gave him the drive to not only help himself, but to help others. One of his first challenges, as most would know, was accessibility in public buildings in this area. Through his efforts and the understanding of many levels of government and private business owners, that accessibility improved greatly.

His second challenge was with accessible transportation and again, he brought needed attention, fundraising dollars and corporate donations together to purchase an accessible van for the area. Lewis would be proud to know that his efforts have continued since his death, and to know that the recent announcement will make the lives of many residents in Colchester County more meaningful and their transportation safer and more affordable.

Lewis and I spent many happy times with our grandparents. Our mothers were sisters. His contribution to this community will be remembered.

2016 Home Warming Program

Home Warming is a new program for low income families made available through Efficiency Nova Scotia.


Back to School - 2016

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30 Duke Street, Suite 10

Truro, Nova Scotia

B2N 2A1

Phone: (902) 893-2180

Fax: (902) 893-3064

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