Public input sought on CBRM budget priorities for 2018

November 10, 2017

SYDNEY, NS – Residents of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality are encouraged to participate in budget consultation meetings in late November and early December.

The meetings help guide CBRM Council in decision-making for the 2018-19 budget year.  Mayor Cecil Clarke and each district's Councillor will attend the meetings along with key CBRM staff.

The schedule is as follows:

Districts 1, 2 & 3, Councillors Clarence Prince, Earlene MacMullin and Blue Marshall       
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Sunday, November 19        
John J. Nugent Firemen’s Centre, 1 Elliot St., Sydney Mines 

District 4  Councillor Steve Gillespie
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Monday, November 20      
Riverview Y’s Men Club, 54 Riverdale Dr., Westmount 


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Orders of government meet to discuss One Nova Scotia progress

November 10, 2017

SYDNEY, NS – Representatives from Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s municipal, provincial and federal orders of government and First Nations are meeting on Tuesday, November 14 at Cape Breton University.

They are engaging in a roundtable discussion about our region’s successes and challenges in working toward the goals of the One Nova Scotia report.

As part of CBRM’s 100 Positive Changes Plan, an annual meeting will be hosted by CBRM Council, with invited Members of the Legislature and Members of Parliament, to discuss our region’s progress on the One Nova Scotia (Now or Never) report goals.  https://onens.ca/

Tom Urbaniak will lead the roundtable discussion, touching on the report’s 19 goals and 12 game-changing strategies. Members of the public are welcome to attend. The meeting takes place at the Multiversity Room (near the Boardmore theatre entrance) at Cape Breton University at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, November 14. 

Transit notice: no service this Saturday, Remembrance Day

 There will be no service for Cape Breton Transiton on Remembrance Day, this Saturday, November 11. Full service will resume on Monday, November 13, 2017.

Intersection of Esplanade and Dorchester Street in Sydney closed to traffic tomorrow.

UPDATE: intersection to remain closed Friday, November 10th. Detour and access details remain. 


Due to construction work on the Esplanade water line replacement project in Sydney, the intersection of Esplanade and Dorchester Street will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, November 9 to through traffic.

 A detour will be set up at Pitt Street, with traffic signage in place. Businesses between Pitt Street and Dorchester Street will be accessible throughout the day. Parking areas at the water front, the Courthouse, the Joan Harriss Pavilion and local businesses can be accessed by the north end of the Esplanade via York Street or Amelia Street.  

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Asphalt patching in downtown Sydney this week.

Starting Wednesday, November 8, CBRM Public Works will be patching asphalt on Charlotte Street and Pitt Street in Sydney. Work will commence on Charlotte Street tomorrow with one lane closed to traffic, work will then move onto Pitt Street. Work is expected to continue for the rest of the week, weather dependant.

Traffic control will be in place and motorists may experience delays.

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CBRM datasets available on thedatazONE.com

Did you know that the CBRM participates in the datazONE website, where you can access municipal datasets from across Nova Scotia?

Visit www.thedatazone.ca to view CBRM datasets, including Building Footprints, Electoral District Boundaries, Yearly Operating Budget and more.

Plus, additional datasets are added as they becomes available!



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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