With the fall sitting of the House of Assembly set to open on Oct. 13, we thought now would be a good time to both look back at the summer and get ready for what should be an exciting fall.

As MLAs, we are working together with you to build a stronger Nova Scotia, especially in the areas of infrastructure investment, education and climate.

Over the past few months we have been able to attend countless community barbecues, fundraisers, celebrations and other events where we have heard directly from you, our constituents, on these and other issues.

Locally, we continue to see progress being made on infrastructure, support for schools and continued success in meeting and exceeding climate targets. Our government is focused on upgrading and improving key infrastructure. These investments help to create jobs and give an economic boost to the area. Whether it’s funding for community groups like the Lake District Recreation Association or upgrades to the Shubenacadie Canal system, the benefits are broad.

Education is also a key priority for our government. That’s why we invested at the Beaver Bank Kinsac Elementary School to improve and upgrade the playground. We continue to see a high-quality education system as the key to building the next generation of leaders.

Finally, Nova Scotia continues to be a national leader when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We are on track to reduce emissions levels by more than 40 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, well ahead of the 30 per cent national goal. We are proud of that record and look forward to continuing to be a leader on this critical issue.

When the House resumes on Oct. 13, partisanship will undoubtedly kick into high gear, as it always does. Politics aside, our government is focused on a few key priorities for Nova Scotians. We will continue to provide good government and work with our community partners, teachers and municipal leaders to build our rural communities, create new jobs and help graduates find their first job right here in Nova Scotia.

As always, it is the highest honour to serve in elected office. Each of us have now served for three years, but we never lose sight of the fact that you, the voters, are our bosses. We take your advice, counsel and feedback with the utmost seriousness and always have time to hear you out.

We wish you and your family all the best this fall. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.


Bill Horne

MLA, Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank


Stephen Gough

MLA, Sackville-Beaver Bank