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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CBRM budget stakeholder sessions planned for February 5

Council has set aside Monday, February 5 to hear from community members and organizations with funding requests for the municipality that fall outside of the Municipal Grants Program Policy. 

Interested organizations should submit their presentation to the Clerk’s Office by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31. Presentations fitting the criteria will be assigned a presentation time during the February 5 session between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

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CBRM Transit Notice

Service for all Transit Cape Breton will resume regular service and schedule as of 12pm today, Tuesday, January 16, 2018.