Jill Balser re-offering as PC candidate in Digby-Annapolis

DIGBY – Jill Balser will be the Progressive Conservative candidate in Digby-Annapolis in the next provincial general election.

First elected in 2021, Balser has helped build up the constituency of Digby-Annapolis through the following investments: 

  • $300,000 for a new Splash Park in the Vaughn VanTassell Memorial Park in Digby, including two washrooms, an accessible concrete walkway from the parking lot into the pad, new benches and picnic tables, and a new fence.

  • $27,000 to the County of the Municipality of Annapolis for their trail expansion to include an all-accessible 550-metre double-track loop connected to the Annapolis Valley trail system and other nearby trails;

  • More public housing with the addition of an eightplex at 90 Church and 132 Victoria Streets in Digby.

  • $365,000 for the Town of Digby to get back-up generators to keep wastewater running through power outages;

  • $1.7 million to expand Bear River’s water system to improve safe access to drinking water;

  • More than $98,000 to Nature Conservancy of Canada to repair and replace infrastructure to improve the Brier Island Coastal Trail;

  • $65,000 to the Digby Area Recreation Commission to purchase a new electric Zamboni;

  •  $40,000 to replace playground equipment at Clark Rutherford Memorial School;

  • More than $30,000 to Bear River First Nation to renovate Cook House to make it accessible; and

  • Contributions to many community organizations including the Bear River and Area Community Health Clinic, Digby Area Learning Association, Growth Opportunities Limited, Searidge Foundation, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 20 Digby, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 67 Weymouth, The Electric City/La Novelle France Society, and Freeport Community Development Association.

“Growing up in Digby, I have always felt a deep appreciation for the people of this area - knowing who they are and how much they care for one another. Having the privilege to serve as the MLA has strengthened my appreciation and bond to the community,” said Balser. “I hope to have the opportunity to continue to serve the constituents of Digby-Annapolis for years to come.”

A Community Developer before her election to the Nova Scotia Provincial Legislature, Balser is a member of Premier Houston’s cabinet, serving as Minister of Labour, Skills, and Immigration, and Minister responsible for the Advisory Council of the Status of Women. She is also a member of the Treasury Board.

“Jill Balser is a strong, effective voice for the people of Digby-Annapolis as part of my team,” said Premier Tim Houston.  “I need Jill Balser back at the Legislature to continue the work of our government to build up Nova Scotia, in Digby-Annapolis and across the province.  We can’t go back to a government that ignores health care, neglects seniors, fights with workers and supports the Liberal carbon tax.