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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.
For months now, we have had tremendous input and insight from thousands of Nova Scotians to help create this Action Plan. This is the product of dedication, passion, debate, research, expertise, experience, and opinion. We have done the studying; now it is time to do the work.
Early Intervention Programs (EIP) in Nova Scotia are designed to deliver services to young children who are diagnosed with, or at risk for developmental delay. These services help both the child and their family from birth to when the child enters public school. There are approximately 63 000 children ages 0 – 6 in Nova Scotia (Stats Canada 2012).
It is important for parents to know their child is getting the best start in life in a safe and nurturing environment to support their development. Recently, changes were made to child-care regulations to better protect children by ensuring that anyone who is working or volunteering at regulated child-care centres has criminal record and child abuse register checks in place. The criminal-record check will be replaced by the vulnerable-sector check in June 2015, and must be renewed every five years. A vulnerable-sector check goes beyond a criminal-record check to include a search of the pardoned sex offender database.
Nova Scotia students are promoting respectful citizenship in schools across our province, and they are making a difference.
Young people across the province are taking action to address the difficult issues facing their schools and communities.
Several students attended a ceremony at Government House on Wednesday, February 25, to receive the Lieutenant Governor’s Respectful Citizenship Award.
Over 19,000 Nova Scotians have made their own decision to become involved in a review of public education in this province. They have responded to a call from the minister's panel to engage in a process to have their voices heard. Through an online survey, as well as written submissions and hundreds of emails, 50 per cent of the respondents indicated they are not satisfied with the education system as it currently exists. Those respondents included parents, students, teachers, education partners, community members, and business leaders from all geographic regions of the province. These responses have been presented under seven categories and the report also includes 30 recommendations.