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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 !

  • Boston Tree

    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


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

It is the season when provincial parks across Nova Scotia celebrate their opening dates. As seasonal parks, most are open to the public from early June until early October. During that time families have the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities in our parks. We also welcome hundreds of tourists who come to our province and to also enjoy what our parks have to offer.

In particular, we celebrate the opening of the Five Islands Provincial Park. The Park offers over 80 open and wooded campsites, 300’ cliffs overlooking the Minas Basin and great opportunities for hiking, beachcombing, rock collecting, clam digging and other outdoor activities. A view from many points within the Park has been described as “a million dollar view”.

The Five Islands Park was officially opened on July 17, 1965. It is a treasure along the shore and includes Moose Island as part of the provincial park lands. The original lands that now are park lands, were settled in the 1800’s and the civic address of the provincial park (Bentley Branch Road) recognizes some of the first landowners.

In fact, an oak tree planted by Mrs. Noah Bentley in 1865, still stands near the administration office in the Park. Since the Park’s opening in 1965, the capacity of the Park has expanded and includes the re-opening of Red Head Trail in 2012. The Park is governed by Nova Scotia Provincial Parks, which is a branch of Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and is promoted through Tourism Nova Scotia.

Having grown up along the shore, I have watched the expansion of the Park and I have also heard concerns, in particular, about the condition of the Bentley Branch Road. I have travelled the road and understand that those concerns were very real. As the MLA for Colchester North, I was able to work successfully with the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and the Minister of Natural Resources to have the condition of the road improved. These improvements have taken place with a complete new surface, along with ditching, culverts and guardrail to provide an entrance to the Park that is second to none.

I am very proud that our Government recognized the importance of these road improvements as part of our provincial park’s maintenance. Visitors to the Park are encouraged and excited to travel on the newly improved road. I want to thank the maintenance and administrative staff at the Park for their sense of pride in providing a safe camping experience and a beautiful environment for the many visitors who will visit the Park and one to which they will return.

Safety of property within the Park, as well as lands adjacent to the Park, is of utmost importance. Lands within the Park are under the authorization of the Provincial Parks Act. As always, consideration of fire has been and will continue to be part of the decision making process within the authority of the Act. We are fortunate in our province to have a track record of no fires in provincial campground parks and that indicates these practices are effective. These practices are reflective of the diligence of both staff and users recognizing that safety continues to be a number one priority.

In order to encourage families to visit any one of the twenty camping parks within Nova Scotia’s provincial parks system, our Government if offering two free nights of camping through the Grade 4s Outdoors Program, which is supported by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. As the provincial parks celebrate their opening, let us wish everyone a safe and happy camping season.

Karen Casey, MLA

Colchester North

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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
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Monday – Thursday  8:30 – 3:30
Tatamagouche office: 
3rd Thursday each month at the Tatamagouche Fire Hall
Hours: 1:30 – 4 pm