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Riding Reports

Believe it or not, spring is right around the corner and with that comes spring flowers and more outdoor activities. I am looking forward to seeing the results of the efforts put in by several garden clubs across the riding in planting several hundred tulip bulbs in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. I joined with community volunteers in Port Lorne last fall to witness some of the bulbs being planted so it will be exciting to see them emerge after a long winter.

I have no doubt the new skate park in Middleton will see lots of action in the coming months. The province was pleased to partner with the other levels of government to add to The Town of Middleton’s recreational opportunities.

The Annapolis River should also see increased activity with the installation of floating docks in Bridgetown and Annapolis Royal. The addition of this infrastructure will expand access to this beautiful recreational resource we have flowing through our beautiful county.

Income tax season is upon us, if you are a senior on the Guaranteed Income Supplement, receiving CPP Disability or are on income assistance we have volunteers who will prepare and EFILE your return for you. Bring your T4 to the office in Middleton and we will be happy to assist you with that.

County farm markets will start to be in full swing in the coming months. I would encourage you to shop local and support our local farmers as they work to provide the freshest, tastiest produce around.

I had the pleasure of announcing $300,000 for Upper Clements Park on March 20 at the Upper Clements Community Hall. The Park attracted over 60,000 visitors from all over the world last year and employed many of our young people and constituents during the season. The money will be used to upgrade rides and the buildings and other infrastructure.

Our communities are active with several worthwhile fundraisers and events. I try and attend as many as possible on the weekends. Let me know if there is an event in your community and I will do my best to be there!