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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.
The province and community that he loved…the province and community that loved him.
I was honoured to represent the Province of Nova Scotia at the Farewell Service for Purdy Crawford, held in Five Islands on October 4th. Much has been spoken and written about the man, both before and since his death on August 12th. Many of you have shown interest in his life and accomplishments. For other readers, I hope the highlights and insights written here will be appreciated.
Once again the Government of Nova Scotia makes funding available to volunteer fire departments through the Emergency Services Provider Fund. This is a fund provided by the Department of Municipal Affairs and Government contributes 50% of the eligible costs towards projects designed to assist fire brigades with life saving equipment.
As the MLA for Colchester North, I am proud to announce that three volunteer fire brigades have been successful in their application for funding in 2014. Each fire brigade identifies their needs and submits an application that supports their request for funding.
Great Village and District Fire Brigade purchased self-contained breathing apparatuses for their members and their application for funding of $6,923 was approved to help with their purchase. I commend the members of the brigade for their ongoing efforts to be progressive with their life saving equipment, not only for the members themselves, but to assist them in their response to emergencies in their communities.
I was pleased to join Chief Dave Lundie, Firefighter Pat Flemming, Fire Commissioner Betty MacNeil, Deputy Chief Larry Kinsman, Fire Commissioners Keith Smith, Bobby Patriquin, and Audrey Fields and thank them for their hours of volunteer service to their communities.
As the new school year begins, I want to welcome students, teachers and support staff back to school and ask that they work towards a successful year, keeping in mind that “our reason for being” is students.
As educators and support staff, we have been given the opportunity to work with students to help them learn and grow and to provide them with opportunities where both can happen. As the Minister of Education, I continue to be motivated by what is in the best interest of kids. That motivation is what helped me to be an efficient teacher and School Administrator and I know that it is the motivation that drives hundreds of teachers in this province to do the best they can every day in our classrooms.
The Nova Scotia Government continues to support rural transit organizations with projects within their communities. As recently as last month (August 1, 2014) I announced, on behalf of Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey, funding to eight rural communities under the Accessible Transportation Assistance Program. This investment of $412,000 demonstrates our commitment to helping rural Nova Scotians have greater access to inclusive transit services. Rural transportation organizations can make application to this program which provides funding up to a maximum of $70,000 for eligible projects.
It was with both personal and professional pride that I participated in the recent Government announcement for funding to increase accessibility for seniors and people with disabilities in the province. Over $400 000 has been allocated to organizations across the province, including one in Colchester County.
As the MLA for Colchester North, it was great to provide assistance to rural communities where public transit is not always an option, and where accessible transportation is not always available. The Colchester Transportation Co-operative Limited was the local organization that received financial support to assist with a seven-passenger accessible van.