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We are now into the holiday season with Christmas shopping and folks are busy with Christmas baking, craft sales, church services, Christmas concerts and homes and businesses well decorated. All of these activities provide opportunities for us to celebrate with family and friends.

Christmas is also a time for giving. Children are excited and wait in anticipation for the gifts that they will receive on Christmas morning. The happiness and excitement shows in their faces. It is important however, to remember that not all children are fortunate enough to experience this happiness and excitement and many of those children are here in our own communities.

Many of you do take this opportunity to “make” Christmas for the less fortunate. There is nothing more exciting than shopping for a family who you know is in need. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the appreciation on the faces of those who answer the door when you drop off their gifts.

We often forget that those in need may be our neighbours. One of the strengths of our province and its rural communities, is that people do care for one another. Pause for a moment, think about the folks in your community and make a commitment to make some child’s Christmas morning something positive to remember. The gift may be small, but it may be the only gift that child receives and even though the gift is small, the reward is huge. The sense of satisfaction that you feel in your heart is one not easily forgotten. Your own Christmas morning will be better knowing that you have helped put a smile on the face of some child.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support and to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.

Karen Casey, MLA Colchester North

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golf2Karen Casey is a life-long resident of Colchester North and currently lives in Valley, Colchester County, with her husband, Glen. They have two adult sons and four grandchildren.

Karen has been involved with the educational system throughout her life. A graduate of the Nova Scotia Teachers' College, she has also earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from Mount Saint Vincent University, and a Masters in Education from Saint Mary's University.

Karen has a wide range of experience in the school system. She was a school teacher in the town of Truro, an administrator at North River Elementary School, a Regional Supervisor with the Colchester East Hants District School Board, an Assistant Superintendent with the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board, and an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Education, Acadia University and the University of Prince Edward Island.

Elected in June 2006 as the MLA for Colchester North, Karen has been responsible for several portfolios in government, including and Early Childhood Developmen, Chair of Treasury and Policy Board, Minister of Health, Minister responsible for the Youth Secretariat Act and Minister responsible for the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act.

Karen was re-elected in 2009, 2013 and 2017. After serving as Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development and Chair of Treasury and Policy Board, Karen has been appointed Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance.

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Closed - December 21, 2018

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10653 HWY. 2, MASSTOWN
Debert, Nova Scotia  
B0M 1G0
(grey office building beside the Petro Can opposite the Masstown Market)
 
Phone: 902-641-2200
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