CBRM calling for expressions of interest to serve on CBRM Smart City Round Table

The CBRM is seeking volunteers to sit on the CBRM Smart City Round table to assist in development of a submission for the Government of Canada Smart Cities Challenge and provide long term feedback to the CBRM in areas where technology can better the lives of residents of the municipality.

Closing date for applications: February 23, 2018 at 4pm 

Please send submissions along with resume/credentials and reason for wishing to serve on the committee to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Carl Anthony "Campy" Crawford Award

This award is presented annually to a recipient who exemplifies leadership and commitment to justice, fairness, volunteerism, sportsmanship and equality in their community.

 Carl "Campy" Crawford was the first black municipal police officer east of Montreal. Campy exemplified leadership and fairness to all, being a role model for all black youth in his community. He was a well-respected officer and a true gentleman. He believed in a commitment to justice

 Closing date for nominations:  March 2nd , 2018

Carl Anthony "Campy" Crawford Award - Ballot



CBRM hosting public open house regarding downtown commercial tax incentives

CBRM hosting public open house regarding commercial tax incentives to promote downtown revitalization and economic development                                                                                               

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) has scheduled a Public Open House to gather public input on the issue of commercial tax incentives to promote downtown revitalization and economic development.

Specifically, to gather public opinion on the concept and the proposed amendments to the Municipal Planning Strategy, identifying the downtown areas where the by-law will be implemented. 

The Public Open House is scheduled for:

When: Monday, February 12, 2018

Time: 3-5pm and 6-8pm

Where: Community Round Room, City Hall, 320 Esplanade, Sydney.

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City Hall will remain closed for afternoon

Jan 30, 2018


Due to current weather, CBRM City Hall will remain closed for remainder of day.

Transit CB Update

Jan 30, 2018


Due to current weather conditions, service for all Transit Cape Breton will remain cancelled for the remainder of the day.

City Hall Notice: Closed today until noon.

CBRM City Hall will be closed this morning until noon. To be reassessed at 11 am.

Transit Notice: Service cancelled this morning, reassessed for noon

January 30, 2018


Due to current weather and road conditions, service for all Transit Cape Breton will be cancelled for this morning and will be reassessed for 12 noon.   

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Open House Wednesday regarding the Dominion-Bridgeport Wastewater Treatment Plant.

CBRM Wastewater Operations will host a public open house concerning Seasonal Disinfection at the Dominion-Bridgeport Wastewater Treatment Plant this Wednesday in Dominion.

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Time: 6pm-8pm

Where: Dominion Fire Hall on Commercial Street 

Representative from the CBRM and CBCL Limited will be on hand to provide information and respond to questions. 

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Bernie Mason wins the Tom Miller Human Rights Award

The Tom Miller Human Rights Award will be presented to the 2018 award winner, Mr. Bernie Mason of Whitney Pier, at the 11th annual African Heritage Gala this Saturday, January 27th at Membertou Trade and Convention Center.

The Tom Miller Human Rights Award honours the contribution the late Tom Miller made to progressive work in the field of human rights.  The late Tom Miller (Nova Scotia’s first black Alderman) was a dedicated, principled and tireless advocate who supported the rights of all Canadians, particularly those disadvantaged by discrimination or poverty. 

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Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ and SKILLS) Application Deadline

CBRM Recreation Department is urging all Non Profit Organizations and community groups who require summer students to apply directly to Canada Summer Jobs Program.

The deadline to apply for Federal Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) is February 2, 2018, and the deadline to apply for the Provincial SKILLS Program is January 26, 2018.

Please keep in mind that last year in honor of Canada 150 additional student funding was made available throughout Canada for summer jobs. Unfortunately, this additional funding is not available this year; therefore, student resources through CBRM may be limited. We are recommending that all registered Non Profit Organizations and charity groups who require summer students apply directly to the Federal Government Summer Student program & Provincial SKILLS program as soon as possible.

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