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In London (UK), Karen took the opportunity to visit students and teachers in their classroom,
In London for the The Education World Forum, Karen took the opportunity to visit students and teachers in their classroom, and to engage with them on the curriculum.
Enjoying a visit at the Lower Onslow Community Centre daycare.
Karen in discussions with Premier Stephen McNeil and Minister Diana Whalen
Karen joins the River Restoration Crew on the Waugh River as they construct fish ladders and other areas to support and protect the fish population.
The Tatamagouche Branch of Scotia Bank celebrates100 years of service !
The Tatamagouche Branch of Scotia Bank celebrated 100 years of service to the community. Former and current staff joined in the celebration.
As MLA for Colchester North, I'm pleased to provide this website as a useful and informative resource. With constant updates you can remain informed of my participation in local events and in the House of Assembly as your representative.
My committment to my constituents is to be open and approachable, and to provide assistance and support to all residents of Colchester North. I invite you to share your ideas, concerns and/or questions. Together we can seek solutions.
Repairs to the bridges on a walking trail in Tatamagouche is one of eight recreation projects in the Fundy region receiving grants to support fun and physical activity for Nova Scotians. The region's grants totaling $215,696 were announced June 27th, through the Recreation Facility Development Program.
It is important to have outdoor recreation facilities like trails, playgrounds and ball fields to give Nova Scotians opportunities to be active. We are investing nearly $1.7 million for 65 new and upgraded facilities around the province where people can make physical activity a fun part of their day.
The Tatamagouche Area Trails Association received $7,000 to resurface the Waugh River bridge and repair the French River bridge on the Butter Trail, part of the Trans Canada Trail. I had the opportunity to visit the Trail and to enjoy the beauty of the trail, and to see the results of the work done by the Trails Association.
Changes to the curriculum for grades Primary to 3 are designed to better support learning for students. The streamlined curriculum with an emphasis on math and literacy is the result of the Minister’s Action Plan on Education and was introduced to teachers and principals in May and will be implemented in September.
Families who have children at risk of developmental delays will get the support they need sooner as a result of the early intervention program review. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey announced January 20th, the government will address four key areas of early intervention to improve services to children and their families.
The four areas are:
-- improving access to early intervention for families
-- strengthening early intervention programs across the province
-- supporting and developing the early intervention workforce
-- aligning early intervention programs with the early years system and the public school system
The 2015 provincial budget has passed, and I am very proud of the support contained there for Education, including our students and teachers. It formed a significant part of the overall budget. As the Minister of Education, it is my mandate and responsibility to make decisions that are in the best interest of kids. In preparing my budget, which is the second largest within the provincial budget, I identified areas within our public schools that needed to change and/or receive more attention.
Each year at this time I have the pleasure of joining fire brigades throughout Colchester North as they celebrate their year's activities and honour their members for outstanding leadership, courage and commitment to their communities.
February 21, 2015 was my opportunity to do that in Tatamagouche. Members and their guests gathered at the fire hall for a reception, banquet and presentation of awards. Some of the major awards included Officer of the Year, Firefighter of the Year, and Years of Service medals.
Taking the top prize for Years of Service was Dale Jollymore, who was recognized for 51 years as a member and supporter of the Tatamagouche Fire Department. In his quiet and humble way, Dale accepted the award with pride. Dedication through firefighting to the protection and safety of the community deserves recognition. Countless hours of training is required and ongoing as members respond to a variety of non fire related calls.