Michael Merritt appointed Chief Administrative Officer

Cape Breton Regional Municipality council hires new CAO

SYDNEY, NS - Cape Breton Regional Municipality's new CAO is returning to his Cape Breton roots.

Michael Merritt, 54, an Assistant Deputy Minister in Alberta's Department of Municipal Affairs, was born and raised in Victoria Mines. Today, he became the first Chief Administrative Officer hired by CBRM council as per their duty under the Municipal Government Act.


Major road projects still awaiting funding

Road building season in jeopardy: Clarke

SYDNEY, NS - Residents in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality are seeing road work underway on smaller side streets while major work on main roads has yet to be started.

CBRM is seeking to invest $9 million in cost shared funding on heavy traffic roads. The projects are to be equally cost shared, at one-third each, between the municipality, federal government and provincial government. The funding is administered by the province and has not yet been approved.

Mayor Cecil Clarke says this delay is putting the 2014 road construction season in jeopardy.


Downtown Blossoming launched

via Cape Breton Small Business Development Centre
July 18, 2014



Unveiling of new design for historic New Waterford building

July 17, 2014


SYDNEY, NS – The new design, funding partners and timeline for New Waterford's "Urban Center" will be revealed at Plummer Avenue Days in New Waterford.


Tropical Storm Arthur in the CBRM

July 4, 2014

SYDNEY, NS - CBRM Emergency Management team received the latest briefing from Environment Canada this afternoon and current indications are that CBRM can expect a total of 30mm of rain and wind gust to 90km per hour. The main storm event is expected to pass over CBRM throughout the afternoon and evening on Saturday July 5, 2014.