CBRM News

City Hall will be closing today (Weds, Jan 9) at 3:30 pm

All Scotties Tournament of Hearts Tickets on sale Thursday!

Check out: https://www.curling.ca/2019scotties/2019/01/09/all-scotties-tournament-of-hearts-tickets-available-thursday/ 

If you’re eager to see Canada’s next national women’s curling champion crowned in just over six weeks, you’re going to have to act quickly.

All single-draw tickets, including playoff draws, for the 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Feb. 16-24 at Centre 200 in Sydney, N.S., will go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. AST.

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Sealing CBRM’s partnership with Wałbrzych, Poland 

Sealing CBRM’s partnership with Wałbrzych, Poland 

Agreement signing ceremony this Friday, Jan. 11, at 9 a.m. at Whitney Pier Memorial Middle School (Jamieson St.)
 
Wałbrzych’s mayor and officials to be linked in “virtually”
 
WHITNEY PIER, N.S. - CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke will sign an agreement Friday at 9 a.m. (Cape Breton time) with Mayor Roman Szełemej of Wałbrzych, Poland, who will be linked in from Wałbrzych by technology, along with a delegation from his city.
 
The agreement builds on, and is enabled by, resolutions passed by both councils in June 2018 recognizing each other as partner cities (miasta partnerskie). Both municipalities have a similar population size and post-industrial neighbourhoods that are working creatively on revitalization. The partner-city agreement also leverages one of CBRM’s assets – a longstanding Polish community that is part of the identity and vitality of our region. 

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Notice: Public Hearing

Pursant to Section 51(3) of the Municipal Goverment Act, the Council of the Cape Breton Municipality has directed that a Public Hearing be held to deal with the proposed sale of CBRM Property (approx 11,000 square feet) located on Birch Street, Sydney, to the Cape Breton Community Housing Association for one dollar for the purpose of constructing a Group Home Duplex for individuals living with mental illness.

The particulars of the public hearing are as follows:

DATE: Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
TIME: 6:00pm
LOCATION: Council Chambers - 2nd Floor City Hall, 320 Esplanade, Sydney, NS

The estimated value of the subject property is $22,500.

 

*****CB Transit Holiday Schedule:******

Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th:
Last runs leaving from Sydney at 5pm
 
Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25th :
No transit operating
 
Boxing Day, Wednesday, December 26th:
No transit operating

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CB Transit Notice:

Thursday, December 19th, 2018

The CBU Express bus, that travels from Downtown Sydney directly to CBU and back, will be reduced to one bus during the holidays, while CBU is on break. Due to this, please remember that the service will not be as frequent. 

ROUTE 1 remains as regularly scheduled.

Transit Office: (902) 539-8124

Tom Miller Human Rights Award - Nomination Form

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.

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality welcomes your nomination for the Tom Miller Human Rights Award.  The award will be presented to an individual of CBRM who has made a significant contribution to the community with respect to the encouragement, promotion, initiation or development of human rights within our community.

Closing date for nominations:  Friday, January 11th, 2019

Click to download nomination form

CB Transit Update:

Thursday, Dec 13

4:10pm

Riders are asked to please be aware that due to heavy traffic near the Mayflower Mall this evening, some of our routes may be delayed: including Route 1, Route 9 and buses to CBU.

CBRM Citizen Poll: Mobile Homes & Apartment Building Development

CBRM Council and Staff are currently reviewing the Municipal Planning Strategy. This includes investigating possible amendments to current policy, or additions of new policy.

Your input is needed!

Two issues that are currently being reviewed are:
1. Expanding the areas where Mobile Homes/Mini Homes are permitted throughout the CBRM
2. Allowing for higher density development (apartment buildings) throughout areas of the CBRM

FILL OUT SURVEY HERE!

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Transition Support Info Sessions for ServiCom Employees

There will be info sessions this week for ServiCom employees from various government departments. Notably, info about Nova Scotia Works’ new program that offers learning opportunities and options for weekly living allowances, that can start as soon as possible.

Sessions at the Ashby Legion Branch 138, 35 State Street, Sydney:

Thursday, December 13 at 9:30am
Thursday, December 13 at 1pm
Friday, December 14 at 9:30am
Friday, December 14, at 1pm

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***FREE CBRM TRANSIT: for ServiCom employees travelling to and from these info sessions on Thursday or Friday. Please show your ServiCom employee ID. Regular transit schedule still applies. 

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