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Upcoming Local Events


November 29th @ 7:00 pm – Cole Harbour Portland Valley AGM @ Colby Bible Chape1, 113 Colby Drive –  Coffee and light refreshments to follow . . Please join us as our Association continues to build towards winning this seat in the next election


Thursday, November 30th @ 4 – 6:00 pm – Pictou Centre Christmas Social @ Trenton Community Rink Annex Everyone Welcome


November 30th @ 6:00 pm Dartmouth East Fundraising Dinner @ Chinese Restaurant, 451 Windmill Road Guest Speakers:  MLA Tim Halman and MLA Tim Houston – Tickets: $50 Contact: [email protected] (Diners have a choice between two menu options, a combo with sweet & sour chicken, and a combo with ginger fried beef


Sunday, December 3rd @ 7 – 10:00 pm Northside-Westmount  Christmas Social @ North Sydney Firehall,  Pierce Street


Monday, December 4th @ 7:00 pm – Inverness PC AGM @ Inverness Fire Hall, Central Avenue –  Speaker will be MLA Allan MacMaster – Everyone welcome! For more info: Contact: Bonny . [email protected] or (902) -258-5508


Wednesday, December 6th  @ 6 pm – Halifax Conservative Association Christmas Social @ Seasons Lounge, Atlantica Hotel, 1980 Robie Street- Members & Guests are welcome. RSVP to [email protected] or at:


Thursday, December 7th  @ 2:00pm Kings West Christmas Tea @ the Berwick Legion.   All are welcome to come and celebrate the season with us.  MLA John Lohr will be present;  music will be provided by Chris Palmer and a friend; light refreshments will be provided.   Free to all.   Bring your friends


Friday, December 8th  @ 1 – 6:00 pm – Cole Harbour – Eastern Passage Christmas Open House @ 1488 Main Road, Eastern Passage – Food Bank donations appreciated (902) 406-0656


Friday, December 8th  @ 4 – 6:00 pm – Pictou West Christmas Social @ Pictou New Horizons Senior’s Club, 20 Kemp Street


Friday, December 8th @ 7:00 pm & December 9th @ 10:00am to 5:00pm Conservative Party of Canada Campaign Training @ St. George Church, 51 Church Street, Moncton – Fee: $20   Register in advance by Clicking here


Sunday, December 10th  @ 2 – 4:00 pm – Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg Christmas Social @ Marion Bridge Senior’s Centre – Everyone welcome.


 Saturday, January 20th @ 7:00 pm – Halifax Atlantic AGM & Dinner @ Details TBA


2018 – February 9 -11th – Annual General Meeting & Convention 2018 @ The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax

Party Notes of interest:

 November 18th  The Executive Committee of the PC Party appointed Tara Erskine and Chris d’Entremont as co-chairs of the Leadership Selection Committee. Tara was the campaign manager during the provincial campaign of 2013, a former candidate and is presently a partner in the Halifax law firm of Mathews Dinsdale. Chris is the MLA for Argyle –Barrington. First elected in 2003, Chris served as a member of Executive Council under Premiers Hamm and MacDonald. At present he is the Opposition House Leader.

 November 23rd  – Hants West AGM was held. Returning as president – John Trites; 1st Vice-President – Ed Kellner; 2nd Vice-President Brenda Newcombe; Secretary/Treasurer – Janice Munoe-Dodge; Past President – Bob Morton.

November 21st Halifax Chebucto AGM was held:  Executive positions include: Honourary President – Art Donahoe; Past President – Christine Taiani; President – Amanda Woodcock; Vice President – Graham Simms; Secretary – Christine Taiani; Treasurer – Peter Orser

November 20thLunenburg AGM was held.  Returning as president, Sam Burton. Wayne Oickle is Vice President;   Herbert (Herb) Seymour is -Secretary & Acting Treasurer and  Nicholas Gear-4PC Coordinator.  Brian Pickings is candidate of record.

November 19th – Cape Breton Richmond AGM was held: Executive positions  include President David Samson , Vice President Brenda Rideout, Secretary Louise Campbell and Treasurer Robert Goyetche.

November 6th  – Glace Bay AGM was held. New officers include: President Todd McDougall;  1st VP Willie Currie;  Secretary; Treasurer Jason Fowler;  Directors Billy GIlliam  , Junie White , Robin White, Neal MacDonald and James Kerr; Youth president Preston Ogley

November 1st Truro-Bible Hill-Salmon River-Millbrook AGM was held. New officers include:  President Tyler Cameron; VP Keltie Jones; VP Roseanne MacIsaac; Treasurer Scott Joudrey; Secretary Sondra Borden; Legal Council Linda Hupman; Past President Chris Guinan did not re-offer.


Special Occasions

November 19th – Happy Birthday to president Pat Nickerson (Queens – Shelburne)

November 23rd  – Happy Birthday to Bill Hirtle (Annapolis) on his 93rd.

November 25th – Happy Birthday to president Bonny MacIsaac (Inverness)

Sympathy Notes


Wednesday, November 23rd  –  The Hon. Gerald Doucet of Halifax passed away at the age of 80.  Mr. Doucet was first elected in 1963 at the age of 26 and later re-elected in 1967 and 1970 . He was appointed to the cabinet of the Right Honourable Robert Stanfield and was the last surviving member of the Stanfield Cabinet. In 1970 he ran for the leadership of the PC Party of Nova Scotia.  Condolences to his wife of 39 years, Vida Doucet as well as Michelle,  Dana, Gerry, Paul and Densie.


Monday, November 20th   –  William Wheaton of Parrsboro (Cumberland South) passed away at the age of 96 in Halifax. Mr. Bain was  a well respected and well known in Northern Nova Scotia for his contributions to community and charity. He was a veteran of the World war 2 as a member of the R.C.A.F.

Condolences to the Wheaton Family


Monday, November 20thPat Brownlow of Halifax passed away.  Condolences to his family including brothers Michael, Sean and Tim.


Sunday, November 19thDale Madill of Lakeside (Timberlea Prospect) passed away.  Dale was a former journalist with the Halifax Herald Ltd and later worked in the office of Premier John Hamm. Condolences to his wife Christine and son Matthew. Dale’s friend Rob Batherson wrote a wonderful tribute in his blog.  Click here to read


Monday,  November 6th   –  Greg Snyder of Fancy Lake (Lunenburg West)  passed away. Condolences to his family including spouse of 25 years, Evelyn Snyder.



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2017 Annual Meeting & Convention Highlights – February 3-5 in Halifax

800 delegates and guests gathered at the Westin Nova Scotian including 200 for their first AGM
27 MLAs and nominated candidates are introduced to the Party
550 delegates attended the opening address from leader Jamie Baillie
A new Provincial Executive is elected including four new district vice presidents – Mark Sauveur, Gaynell Broughm, Marc Blinn and Brian Lamey
Mike Salterio is given the President’s Award & Daniel MacKenzie, the Paul Levy (Youth) Award
$2250 raised in Chase the Ace with the final winner Mike Salterio turning the Ace on the last card
$7000 raised in the Silent Auction with over 125 great items up for bid
35 volunteers of the year are honoured by their constituencies
Annapolis-Paul Wear; Antigonish-Janet MacPherson; Argyle – Barrington-JoEllen Dixon; Cape Breton – Richmond-Louise Campbell; Chester – St. Margaret’s-Piers Baker;Clare-Digby-Marc Blinn; Colchester – Musquodoboit Valley-Kathy Best; Cole Harbour – Eastern Passage-Linda Forward; Cole Harbour – Portland Valley Lois Glibbery; Cumberland North-Frank Elliott; Cumberland South-Roy & Roberta McMasters; Dartmouth North-Lewis & Jane MacKay; Dartmouth South-Lionel Conrod; Eastern Shore-Donald Mannette; Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie-Basil Smith ; Halifax Armdale-Sylvia Gillard; Hants East-Don Bowlby; Inverness-Gayle MacDonald; Kings North-John Cochrane; Lunenburg-Alice Pickings; Lunenburg West-Donna Malone; Northside – Westmount-Sid Hatcher; Pictou Centre-Darrell Rushton; Pictou East-Clary & Joan MacDonald; Pictou West-Gord Barnes; Sackville – Cobequid-Phyllis Hubley; Sydney River – Mira – Louisbourg-Michelle Flynn; Victoria – The Lakes-Dianne Timmins; Waverley – Fall River – Beaver Bank-Brian Wong & Marlene Leyte.