- City Hall
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Largest single-year public works project in municipality’s history
14,400 days of work created at over 40 work sites
SYDNEY, NS – Mayor Cecil Clarke released a detailed list of projects today for $16 million in improvements to the municipality’s water and wastewater systems.
The work represents 14,400 days of employment for workers on the projects. This project is the largest one-year investment in roadwork and underground infrastructure in CBRM’s history. Tenders for the project begin this month for project engineering and first phases of the project.
“This is great news for the companies and workers in the road construction industry,” said Dave MacKenna, President of Municipal Ready-Mix. “There is a lot of work ahead. It’s going to be a very strong season with significant economic impact.”
Four new buses, two new Handi-Trans vehicles coming into the fleet
SYDNEY, NS - Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s free bus summer trial was “successful beyond anyone’s imagination,” said Mayor Cecil Clarke.
“We had initially estimated we might see a 20 to 30 per cent increase, but it was 200 to 300 per cent,” said Clarke. “People from all walks of life saw the potential of a modern and effective transit system. We had teens going to the skateparks and the golf course, some older gentlemen doing a legion tour and families going to the beach.”
Clarke said municipal staff are going to examine scenarios to improve the service based on rider feedback and usage, including corporate and non-profit participation and better coordination of routes and schedules. Sunday service was the most popular request of riders, many of whom work on Sundays.