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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

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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 TENDER HAS BEEN CALLED. Safety at the Masstown Market intersection has been a concern for employees, local drivers, tourists and other motorists for a number of years. As the Market expands and attracts more visitors, the issue of traffic flow has become more apparent.

2016 reports show that over one million people stopped at the Masstown Market and I want to congratulate the Jennings’ family for providing quality service and products designed to meet consumers’ demands. With the addition of gas bar, Greco Pizza and Tim Horton’s the number of visitors will continue to grow. A newly planned expansion is now underway and this too will provide additional attractions to the site.

 

I have met frequently with Department of Transportation staff both at Bible Hill and the Minister’s office in Halifax. Various options have been considered and some short term solutions have been tried. These include signage regarding the busy intersection, reduced speed limit on the # 4 approaches to the intersection, concrete island and curb, as well as no parking signs on the # 2. What appears to have contributed to many of the accidents at the intersection is speed of traffic on the # 4 and driver inattention at the stop signs from the # 2 and from the 104 off ramp.

One solution that will respond to both of those concerns is a Roundabout. The Five Year Capital Plan released by the provincial government in January of 2017 committed to the installation of a Roundabout and the tender has been called for this project to begin this spring. In order to limit the inconvenience that any road construction will have, the contractor, upon successful bid on the tender, will have work restrictions with respect to hours of work, lane closures and nighttime work. Construction period will be a 3 month period (April, May, June) with a bonus to the contractor for early completion. This will incent the contractor to be as efficient and effective as possible recognizing the inconvenience in the short term that this will cause all of us.

A second part of the tender calls for widening of Trunk 2, including turning lanes, from the intersection easterly 0.3 kms towards Masstown.

The Five Year Plan includes asphalt paving on the # 2 (Masstown) from Masstown Market to MacElmon Road (6.4 kms). This work will also include paved widening of the shoulders, as this section of Trunk 2 has been identified as part of the Provincial Blue Route.

As your MLA and one who travels this road on a regular basis, I understand there will be inconveniences in the short term and I ask for your patience during the construction period. I do believe that this is a necessary project in order to provide a safer travel route for those who commute to Truro and beyond via the 104, to those who work at the Masstown Market, to local residents and to the many visitors who enjoy shopping at the Market. Contract completion is set for June 30, 2017. Thanks for your understanding.

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