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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.

  • Fraser

    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

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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
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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.

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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

The importance of physical activity in youth 12 -15 years of age has been recognized by the Liberal Government and we are investing $282 000 in projects throughout the province. After the Bell Programs that are supported through this investment, focus on youth who are participating in hockey, swimming, rock climbing, skating, outdoor trails and other recreational sport activities.

We continue to be made aware of the importance of healthy lifestyle and these activities are designed to begin the formation of this healthy lifestyle early on. Research shows that only 21% of girls meet the daily standard of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity. After the Bell provides youth, especially girls, with the opportunity to stay active close to home. The Department of Health and Wellness has announced support for such projects in 67 communities across the province. Several of these are in Colchester County.

More than $15 000 of funding for after school activities was announced for outdoor trails in Bible Hill, rock climbing, yoga and other physical activities for girls at Rath Eastlink Community Centre, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and hiking on Gully Lake Trail, ‘come out and try program’ for Grade 7-9 girls at Bass River School, learning to play ringette at the outdoor rink in Five Islands and the basics of hockey to young women at the North Shore Recreation Centre – Babes on Blades.

On February 29th I had the opportunity to meet those young girls and their coach in Tatamagouche at the Rec Centre. At that time I officially announced the support from our Government for a program designed to encourage participation in girls hockey. As their coach Chelsea Baird said “empowering young women, on and off the ice is what this program provides”.

The girls were “laced up” and on the ice, demonstrating and learning new skills. This program will have lasting impact on the girls and the community. In fact, the North Colchester High School is looking to this as a training and recruitment program for their high school girls hockey team.

I want to thank North Shore Rec Centre President Kelly Tucker and Coach Chelsea Baird for their commitment to the young girls and women along the North Shore. It is evident that you understand the value of the program and that you are volunteering your time to make it a success.

With the introduction of these activities and the enjoyment and skill development for young girls, we will spark a new interest and life-long involvement in physical activity. After the Bell Programs will become part of the ongoing commitment by volunteers to the youth of our province.

As the MLA I continue to be proud of the volunteerism of our community leaders as they support these initiatives funded by the Government of Nova Scotia.

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
 
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