CBRM News

STATEMENT: Office of the Mayor on the passing of David Muise

The flags at City Hall in Sydney are at half mast to mark the passing of David Muise. 

“On behalf of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality Council and staff, we extend our heartfelt condolences to David’s family.  His many, many friends and colleagues are mourning him today,” said Mayor Cecil Clarke. 

Muise served as Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality from 1997 to 2000. Prior to his election as Mayor, Muise served in the Nova Scotia Legislature as the member for Cape Breton West from 1978 to 1981. 

Muise was also the Solicitor and Clerk for the former Municipality of the County of Cape Breton from 1982 to 1995. 

“I will always fondly remember his keen wit and sense of humour. His ability to tell an engaging and hilarious story was unmatched, “said Clarke. “David represented the very best of who we are as a people. He was a lawyer, a Rotarian and Parliamentarian, but above all, he was a great Cape Bretoner.”

David Muise as Mayor photo

Traffic detour in place tomorrow, Nov 2, between Dorchester Street and Amelia Street on the Esplanade in Sydney.

Due to construction work on the Esplanade water line replacement project, Nepean Street will be closed tomorrow, November 2, to through traffic. Traffic will be detoured on the Esplanade between Dorchester Street and Amelia Street, via Charlotte Street. 

Traffic signage will be in place. Local traffic will be permitted, with access to both the Courthouse parking lot and the parking area on the waterfront throughout the day. 

CBRM thanks you for your cooperation and apologizes for any inconvenience.

Work to begin on $58 million public works project in Westmount area

October 25, 2017

SYDNEY, NS – Tendering for engineering is about to begin for two major wastewater projects in Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

“We have reached an understanding and agreement with the provincial government in regards to wastewater project funding,” said Mayor Cecil Clarke. “We understand the project can now proceed without disqualifying us from applying for additional infrastructure funding for roads and facilities.”

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Government of Nova Scotia and Government of Canada are equally cost sharing a $58 million project to install a new collection system and treatment plant on the Westmount side of Sydney Harbour. When the project is complete, wastewater from 7,000 residents will be fully treated prior to being released into Sydney Harbour. Wastewater is a broad term to describe any water impacted by human activity, including sewage and drainage from stormwater systems.

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Neighbourhood Watch meeting to be held in Westmount

A preliminary community meeting for public information on the Neighbourhood Watch program will be held in Westmount on October 29, 2017.

The Cape Breton Regional Police Service will be on hand to explain the program details, informing citizens of the crime prevention measures they can take to help keep them and their neighbours safe. 

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CBRM Youth Council to resume on October 17

October 11, 2017

SYDNEY, NS – The CBRM Youth Council is holding its first meeting of the school year. Youth aged 14-18 who are interested in making a positive impact in the community are encouraged to attend the first meeting and join the Council.T

he CBRM Youth Council challenges young citizens to develop ideas and play a role in shaping the future of the CBRM. It also provides opportunities for youth to embrace their leadership and decision-making skills, while engaging with peers and community members.

The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm in the Second Floor Boardroom at City Hall, located at 320 Esplanade, Sydney.

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Section of George Street closed tomorrow, October 4

A section of George Street in Sydney, between Glenwood Street and Brookland Street, will be closed to traffic tomorrow, October 4th, for sewer system repairs.

Work will start at 8am, expected to last the entire day. Traffic signage will be in place, with detoured traffic directed along Glenwood Street and Brookland Street. Access will be provided for local traffic via the Glenwood Street side of the closure. 

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Section of Pond Road in Florence closed to traffic today

Due to emergency waterline repairs, a section of Pond Road, near LeBlanc Road in Florence will be closed to traffic today, September 29, 2017. Estimated that the section will remain closed for the remainder of the day.  

Traffic signage will be in place. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes.

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Construction on Esplanade in Sydney starting September 28

As part of Tender T38-2017, a waterline replacement and asphalt resurfacing will be taking place on the Esplanade in Sydney, between Desbarres Street and Dorchester Street, and is estimated to take approximately 10 weeks to complete. 

The first phase of this project, between Desbarres Street and Amelia Street will begin Thursday, September 28th, 2017. 

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Line painting will be taking place on Kings Rd in Sydney

Construction Advisory: Line painting will be taking place on Kings Rd between Byng Ave and Weidner Drive in Sydney beginning tomorrow, Tuesday September 26, 2017 at 7am.

Traffic control will be in place and motorists may experience delays.CBRM thanks you for your cooperation and apologises for any inconvenience.

Notice to CBRM Water Utility Customers in Sydney Mines area

Please be advised - CBRM Water Utility customers in the Sydney Mines area:

Due to flushing associated with the commissioning of the new waterline along Tobin Road, customers may experience discoloured water in the early morning hours of Tuesday, September 26, 2017. The CBRM Water Utility appreciates your patience as this work is completed.