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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

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

Province Supporting Business by Reducing Red Tape



A vibrant and growing economy is a critical part of a strong province. It’s the foundation for safe and connected communities, our health and well-being, and educating and training our youth for the future.

While we see the private sector taking the lead in spurring economic activity, government can help create a business climate that supports economic success.

That includes developing and maintaining an efficient regulatory system that protects consumers, citizens, workers and the environment without creating unnecessary complexity or cost to business. And, it includes working with our Atlantic neighbours to harmonize and co-ordinate business rules where it makes sense.

In January, we recognize Red Tape Awareness Week – a week the Canadian Federation of Independent Business created 10 years ago to shine a light on the burden of red tape and highlight the opportunity regulatory reform can have as part of a broader economic strategy.


For the past few years, we have been working to improve how we regulate: fine-tuning what we ask of business, how often we ask it and how easy we make it for business to comply with rules.

To lead this effort, we created a small, stand-alone office whose staff are dedicated to working with the business community to identify regulatory barriers and other government red tape, and co-ordinating with departments and government agencies to find solutions that work for everyone.

As new regulation proposals come forward, staff at the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness assess the impact and estimate the costs or savings to business. This is important information as government designs regulations and services, and how we make decisions.

Last year, we committed to reduce the burden of red tape on business by $25 million by end of 2018. It is a bold and aggressive target that will take significant, unnecessary cost of compliance away from Nova Scotia business, giving business owners more flexibility to invest and create jobs.

Work on achieving the target is well underway: we’ve simplified and clarified language in guidelines, modernized legislation, and invested in new technology to make processes easier.

We created the Business Navigation Service, a first-of-its kind service in Canada to help guide businesses of all sizes, at all stages of operation, through what can be a complex regulatory environment.

Since its launch last year, our navigators have served more than 1,100 businesses, saving each one an average of 10 hours of time. That’s time better spent on their business. Cumulatively, this service has saved those businesses more than $1 million.

Today, we are accountable for publicly reporting on our red tape reduction work every year. And, while we are proud of the progress we’ve made, we know there is more to do.

As a former small business owner, I distinctly recall dealing with red tape.

As premier, I know the tremendous opportunity associated with improving how government regulates and the direct link it has to a vibrant, growing economy.


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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