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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


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


It was with great pride that I joined the Lieutenant Governor for Nova Scotia, the Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, along with other dignitaries to officially unveil the monument recognizing the importance of Canadian Forces Station Debert (also known as Camp Debert).

My sincere congratulations to the members of the Debert Military History Society who work constantly to maintain and promote Debert’s military history. Through the Debert Military Museum they have a diverse collection of military memorabilia that attracts visitors to Nova Scotia and in particular, Colchester County. This museum would not be possible without the work of the Society’s members.

Following the outbreak of the Second World War, Canada trained and deployed thousands of military personnel to combat in Europe. In order to meet the requirements for training facilities, the Government of Canada purchased lands in Debert where they could establish a training and marshalling facility. The wide expanse of flat lands in Debert were ideal for such a facility.

Following the purchase of the lands by the Canadian Government, work began to prepare for what became known as CFS Debert. More than 6000 civilians were hired to clear a 31 sq. mile track of land and prepare it for infrastructure, sewer, water, roads and electricity. Streets were named and numbered and many huts, mess halls, warehouses, canteens and other buildings were erected. Along with the civilians, there were thousands of military personnel required to complete the facilities and to begin the movement of troops leaving Canada for the war. For many of these young soldiers, Camp Debert was their last glimpse of Canadian soil.

During the period of training, thousands of soldiers received their training and were issued their weapons before embarking on troop ships that left through the port of Halifax. The community of Debert also flourished with the military presence and at the height of the operation, was said to be larger than the Town of Truro. At the height of the operation, the Camp housed more troops than the total population of the Town of Truro.

The history of Debert must not be forgotten. The generations who remember Debert as it was in the 40’s will soon be gone and it is important that we share the important role that Debert played in the Second World War. These young soldiers fought for the peace that we now enjoy and as Canadians, as Nova Scotians, and as citizens along the shore, we must never forget the history of Camp Debert.

Please stop by the museum in Debert, enjoy the monument that stands in remembrance and visit the museum to view the artifacts and learn more about our history.

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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