In Touch

September 16, 2020


Scheduled Meetings

Saturday, September 19th  @ 7:00pm Yarmouth AGM  @ Rotary Center Community Hall, Hebron Recreation Complex, 107 Cemetery Rd. Hebron Speakers: TBA

Thursday, September 24th @ 7-9:00pm Hants West PC’s “Wine and Cheese Fundraiser”@ Saint Famille Winery in Upper Falmouth in support of our newly acclaimed candidate Melissa Sheehy-Richard - Tickets are $40 single and $75 a couple - Guest Speaker - Leader of the Opposition and Pictou East MLA Tim Houston. Tickets are moving extremely brisk Contact: Dan at 902-798-2984 or 902-798-7817


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Special Occasions

September 9th - Happy Birthday to constituency president Ryan White (Annapolis)

September 9th - Happy Birthday to constituency president Sam Burton (Lunenburg)

September 23rd - Happy Birthday to provincial executive member Darren MacFadgen (Glace Bay-Dominion)

September 23rd - Happy Birthday to provincial executive member and PCNS Fund Chair Chris Lydon (Bedford South)

September 25th - Happy Birthday to constituency president Jeff Jarabek (Victoria-The Lakes)

September 26th - Happy Birthday to constituency president Lisa Bonang (Eastern Shore)

September 26th  – Happy Birthday to MLA Allan MacMaster (Inverness)

September 26th - Happy Birthday to past provincial party president (1988-91) Irene Swindells (Bedford South)

September 26th - Happy Birthday to past provincial party president (2004-06) John MacDonell (Ottawa)


Sympathy Notes

July 2020 – Rhoda Day (Timberlea Prospect) passed away July 2020. Rhoda had many community involvements and was an active member of the Women’s Caucus never missing a meeting. Her obituary notes “she enjoyed organizing the meals for the monthly meetings at different venues”. Rhoda worked at the YMCA as an executive secretary for over 25 years.  Condolences to her family including  daughter Beverley Ann (Michael Larochelle) and her son Christopher (Cheryl).  A celebration of life service ( Covid-19 compliant) will be held on September 19th at 10:00am at Bayer's Road Baptist Church, Halifax.

September 11th  2020 – Doris Fage (Cumberland South) passed away at the age of 90. Condolences to her family including  son Ernie Fage, former MLA in Cumberland North.

September 6th 2020 – William (Bill) Gromick (Dartmouth East) passed away at the age of 89. Condolences to his family including his wife of 64 years, Elinor Gromick as well as daughters Peggy & Barbara

September 1st 2020 – Valerie Meredith (Colchester North) of Highland Village passed away at the age of 83. Valerie will be remembered in the Party for her leadership roils in the PC Women’s Association and in Colchester North PCs.  She and her late husband Tom, after moving to Canada, purchased and farmed Geddes Farms and later began the Farm Gate Shop. Condolences to her family including Stanley, Richard, Rosemary & Valerie.  Here is a link to Valerie’s obituary.



On September 19th 1978 - The Honourable John M. Buchanan was elected premier of Nova Scotia 

Mr. Buchanan was Nova Scotia’s 20th Premier winning four successive majority governments from 1978 to 1990. He served in the Senate of Canada from September 12th, 1990 to 2006.  Mr Buchanan is best remembered for his ability to be "connected to a place and connected to people. No one doubted where he was from, he was a true promoter of this province and all he believed it could be." Mr. Buchanan passed away a year ago on October 3rd at the age of 88.


Tory Treats

In recognition of the majority win for Premier Blaine Higgs this week, our recipes are from a 1983 cookbook I have “Favourite Recipes from Old New Brunswick Kitchens” complied by Mildred Trueman Zucchini Salad (Warm):  3 tablespoons butter; 2 medium zucchini sliced; ¼ head medium cabbage shredded; ¾ cup green pepper chopped; 1 teaspoon salt; 1/3 cup Italian or French Dressing.  Method: Melt butter in frying pan and add zucchini & shredded cabbage; Cook for five minutes covered; add green pepper and cook for another five minutes until zucchini is tender; Remove from heat, add your dressing and serve warm or hot.

Zucchini Pie: 3 cups grated zucchini; 1 medium onion; 1 cup biscuit mix; ½ cup vegetable oil; ½ cup grated parmesan cheese; 2 tablespoons parsley; 4 eggs beaten; salt and pepper to taste.  Method:  Mix all together in a bowl and pour into a buttered baking dish; Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.

These are timely recipes for those whose gardens abound with Zucchini.


Notes of Interest

The following candidates have been officially nominated for the next provincial election:

      • Dartmouth East: Tim Halman
      • Eastern Passage: Barb Adams
      • Pictou East: Tim Houston
      • Richmond: Trevor Boudreau
      • Sackville-Cobequid: Steve Craig
      • Sackville-Uniacke: Brad Johns
      • Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River: David Ritcey
      • Kings North: John Lohr
      • Queens: Kim Masland
      • Pictou Centre: Pat Dunn
      • Cumberland South: Tory Rushton
      • Glace Bay-Dominion: John White
      • Hants West: Melissa Sheehy-Richard

Johnny White will be the Progressive Conservative candidate in Glace Bay-Dominion in the next provincial election. Community driven and passionate for positive change, John White teaches at the Glace Bay High School and was acclaimed on September 2, 2020. He serves as one of the elected Nova Scotia Teachers Union representatives for Cape Breton and  is a Mental Health Professional with the Nova Scotia Critical Incident Stress Management Team where he also serves as the committee chair.  “Johnny cares about Glace Bay. There’s no doubt in my mind that he wants to create positive change for the area,” says PC leader Tim Houston. “As an MLA he will be a strong advocate for his constituents, first and foremost.”  Johnny is married to his junior high sweetheart, Junie, and together they raised two girls.  He is the Assistant Deputy Chief at Glace Bay Volunteer Fire Department, and  has been working with the area youth for over 40 years,  currently through a group he initiated called Future Ready Youth Society; he is also the co-founder of the Christmas Crew Society and he serves on the local food bank board of directors.

Melissa Sheehy-Richard will be the Progressive Conservative candidate in Hants West in the next provincial election. The 46-year-old daycare owner and minor hockey mom was acclaimed on September 2, 2020. Expanded opportunities for active living, more housing for seniors, a dialysis unit for the Hants Community Hospital and a vibrant local economy strengthened by the agricultural sector are among Sheehy-Richard’s top priorities. “Melissa cares about the people in her community,” said PC leader Tim Houston. “As an MLA she will represent the views of her constituents in Halifax, not the other way around.  That’s what the people in Hants West deserve.” Sheehy-Richard noted that her late great-uncle Hon. Gerry Sheehy was a dedicated constituency MLA as well as the Minister of Health.  She said she will follow his example and make her constituents her top priority when she is elected. Melissa and her husband Todd have three sons, Luc, Maguire and Brody.  She is a member of the new regional municipality’s Municipal Climate Change Action Plan Committee and a member of the Windsor Area Advisory Committee.  She is also a long-time volunteer and board member of West Hants Minor hockey.


The Hon. Chris d’Entremont, Member of Parliament for West Nova has been named shadow Minister for intergovernmental Affairs as well as the Atlantic Canada Opportunities agencies. (ACOA) by Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Erin O’Toole. Congratulations Chris. 

Timberlea Prospect conducted a Virtual AGM on August 19th. New president is Linda MacKay taking over from Hamish Malkin who has served for more than eight years in the role. Thanks Hamish and welcome aboard Linda.


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