In Touch

November 18, 2020


Scheduled Meetings

Tonight Wednesday, November 18th @ 7:00pm Dartmouth North AGM @ Zoom Virtual. A link and telephone numbers will be forwarded to members prior to the meeting.  Guest Speaker: Betty Thomas. Chair Diverse Communities Committee - Contact:  John Brannen 

Thursday, November 19th @ 7:00pm West Nova Federal AGM @ Branch 21, Royal Canadian Legion, Annapolis Royal

Postponed - November 21stGuysborough-Tracadie PC  AGM has been postponed. It will be rescheduled at a later date

Tuesday, November 24th @ 7:00pm  Provincial Policy Town Hall by Zoom. Topic – “Affordable Housing – How Many Units are Needed and Where?” 

PostponedNovember 30thKings North PC  AGM has been postponed. It will be rescheduled at a later date

Given the Provincial CoVid-19 Restrictions in Nova Scotia and to ensure a safe environment for our members, the PC Party continues to act in compliance with any provincial directives.  The safest resources for you to follow guidelines are through Public Health officials.  In Nova Scotia, you can learn what measures you should be taking and see what restrictions are in place:


Party News

The Sydney – Membertou Founding Meeting was held on November 7th. We are happy to announce Blaise Abbass as the founding president; Pauline Singer, secretary and Dwight Rudderham as the founding official agent/treasurer.

Lunenburg West AGM was held on November 3rd in Bridgewater. New officers include: President Donna Malone; Vice President Peter Jardine; Secretary Dan Swansburg; Treasurer Evelyn Snyder. Past President Evelyn Snyder

Directors: John Gosling; Peter Phillips; Carol Pickings Anthony; Rod MacGillvary; Becky Druhan; Gary Malone;  Darlene Buchanan

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Special Occasions

November 19thHappy 88th Birthday to Morley Robinson (Kings South). Mr. Robinson is still involved in the community and just renewed his membership this week. 

November 19thHappy 79th Birthday to past constituency president Pat Nickerson (Shelburne). Pat tells me she jointly celebrated her birthday with her MP, the late Lloyd Crouse, who also was born on the same date.

November 21st  - Happy Birthday to constituency president Bill Chisholm (Pictou East)

November 21st  - Happy Birthday to District VP and member of the provincial executive Barry Landry (Richmond)


Sympathy Notes

November 10thJoyce Pyne (Cape Breton East) of Albert Bridge passed away at the age of 92. Condolences to her family including daughter Florence (Brian Butler) Pyne (Cole Harbour-Dartmouth)

November 8th  2020 – Gloria Duffy (Dartmouth North) passed away after a very brief illness. Condolences to her family including daughter Sheryl (Steve) Taylor (Sackville-Uniacke). Donations made to the Canadian Hemophilia Society are appreciated by the family.

November 5th  2020 – Sheila Oickle (Eastern Shore) of Beaver Harbour passed away. Sheila was a long time association member and election volunteer. Condolences to her husband Merrill Oickle.



Last week we noted a story published about William Cox relating to Remembrance Day.  We were alerted that we have another very senior and engaged member of the Party who is 105 years of age. She is Margaret MacPhee from Baddeck (Victoria-The Lakes) was 105 on our AGM weekend, February 9th 2020. Click here to read an article that appeared regarding her family history

Here is the article about Mr. Cox "William Cox of Shelburne may be one the eldest active member of our great Party. Bill is 103. As we observe this Remembrance Day, I am proud to share a wonderful article written by Bruce Holland and Shari Landry, which appeared in Parkview News. Click here to read about a British Empire Recipient’s lifetime of Service


Tory Treats

Last week we featured recipes from Ronald Reagan, the 40thpresident (1981-1989) and the other from his wife Nancy Reagan. These are taken from a book in my collection called “ The Blue Book of Canadian Cuisine” published in 1984 by Eunice Taylor, a Saskatchewan Tory volunteer. A few folks liked them so another recipe from that collection this week that may work well if your hosting a family bubble dinner or even if you want to make a large pot and freeze or share with friends. It’s from former Alberta PC MLA John and Gladys Drobot

“Wagon Wheel Ranch Chili”  Ingredients:  4 tbsp of oil or butter; 2 cups diced onion; 3 or 4 crushed garlic cloves; 8 lbs of ground beef; salt & pepper to taste; 6 – 10 oz cans mushroom stems and pieces; 6 – 19 oz cans tomatoes; 6 – 19 oz cans of pork & beans.

Method: In a large pot or roaster, heat oil and saute the onion and garlic. Add the ground beef, salt and pepper and stir until browned.  Drain fat.  Add mushrooms, tomatoes and beans.  Slowly bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil about 10 minutes.  Thicken with flour to the thickness you like. I do not drain the liquid from the mushrooms, tomatoes or beans.  This could serve up to 35 people.  My Note: I note this recipe doesn’t call for chili powder or other spices…Maybe you could separate half the mixture and add chili to your taste


Notes of Interest

Nominations Opened: Nominations also opened on October 29th  in Cumberland North, Lunenburg and Pictou West  Applications by potential candidates will be received until November 19th at 5:00pm.  Nominations opened on November 13th  in Hammonds Plains-Lucasville.Applications by potential candidates will be received until December 4th at 5:00pm. Inquiries may be directed to the PC Party of NS at (902) 429-9470 or by emailing  

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

    • Bedford South Contested: Sura Hadad & Michael Kerman
    • Cape Breton East: Brian Comer
    • Clayton Park West: Nargis de Molitor
    • Cumberland South: Tory Rushton
    • Dartmouth East: Tim Halman
    • Eastern Passage: Barbara Adams
    • Eastern Shore: Kent Smith
    • Fairview-Clayton Park:  Nicole Mosher
    • Glace Bay-Dominion: John White
    • Hants West: Melissa Sheehy-Richard
    • Kings North: John Lohr
    • Kings South Contested: Derrick Kimball & Travis Price
    • Kings West: Chris Palmer
    • Pictou Centre: Pat Dunn
    • Northside-Westmount: Murray Ryan
    • Pictou East: Tim Houston
    • Queens: Kim Masland
    • Richmond: Trevor Boudreau
    • Sackville-Cobequid: Steve Craig
    • Sackville-Uniacke: Brad Johns
    • Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River: David Ritcey
    • Victoria-The Lakes: Keith Bain


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