CBRM News

Mayor & Council to honour local Cadet Units with ‘Freedom of the City’ Ceremony on Saturday 

CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke and Council are pleased to invite the public to our bestowing ceremony of the ‘Freedom of the City’, the City’s highest honour, to our local CBRM Cadet Units.

The ceremony will take place at City Hall on the Esplanade in Sydney, on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 1 p.m. (1300 hours).

All Cadet Corps and Squadrons will parade from the Joan Harris Cruise Pavilion, along the Esplanade, arriving at City Hall for 1p.m.  

Granting Freedom of the City is the highest honour a city can bestow. This historic tradition signifies a city’s trust in a military unit, organization or dignitary and serves as an official welcome, granting the freedom to parade or visit the city at leisure, allowing them the privilege to march into the city "with drums beating, colours flying, and bayonets fixed".

The following Cadet Units will be receiving the distinct honour, ‘Freedom of the City’, from the Cape Breton Regional Municipality:

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING

An informal public meeting will be held on

Thursday, October 11th at 7 pm at St. George’s Church Hall, 52 Nepean Street, Sydney

to discuss the possibility of amending the Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw for Sydney’s North End. 

 Specifically, the discussion will focus on the possibility of allowing St. George’s Church Hall to be repurposed as the location of a microbrewery cidery and a cidery “tasting room”.  The current policies of the North End Planning Strategy do not allow for such a use in that location.  For that reason, the policies must be amended if the proposed cidery is to proceed.  Please note that is proposed that the cidery be located only in the building currently used as a church hall; St. George’s Church itself is not part of this proposal.   

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Fire Prevention Week: Oct 7-13, 2018

Fire Prevention Week 2

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“CB Transit Reminder: No Service on Thanksgiving (Sunday or Monday) 

There will be no Transit service or Handi-Trans service this Sunday, October 7th or Monday, October 8th, 2018 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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Transit Notice - Lumiere

CB Transit Notice:

Due to road closures for Lumiere in Sydney this weekend, please note the changes to Transit stops for Saturday, Sept 29: All downtown Sydney stops will be temporarily relocated to the Esplanade until 7pm on Saturday. After 7pm, the only stop in downtown Sydney will be at the corner of George Street and Dorchester Street.

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Transit Reroute notice in Sydney, Sat. Sept 22

TRANSIT REROUTE NOTICE:

Due to road closures in Downtown Sydney this Saturday, Sept 22, for the Cape Breton Classic Cruisers Fall Classic Show and Shine, CB Transit stops in Downtown Sydney will be rerouted for the full day.

Pickups for downtown Sydney will be temporarily rerouted to the Esplanade, at the intersections of Wentworth, Prince, and Pitt Streets.

Buses will travel along Dorchester Street, turn left on the Esplanade for pickups, continue left on Townsend and continue regularly schedule routes from there.

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Sidewalk work starting on Kenwood Drive tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept 5th 

Work replacing the sidewalk on Kenwood Dr. will start tomorrow, Wednesday, September 5th and continue on Monday, September 10th. 

Crews will be on site from 7:00am through to 5:30pm. During hours of operation, traffic delays will be encountered on Kenwood Drive and the Alexandra Street roundabout. Motorists are asked to avoid the area, if possible. Traffic controls will be in place. 

No work will take place on Thursday or Friday of this week to avoid further traffic congestion during the first two days of school.

Notice of Public Hearing: Commercial District Improvement Bylaw

The Council of the CBRM intends to consider amending the CBRM Municipal Planning Strategy and the North End Sydney Secondary Planning Strategy to identify areas where CBRM's proposed Commercial District Improvement Bylaw will be in effect. 

The proposed Commercial District Improvement Bylaw will allow for the phasing in of increases in commercial property taxes resulting from new development in these areas for a period of up to ten years, subject to certain conditions. The purpose of the proposed amendments are to encourage new business development in downtown cores and business parks in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

The areas proposed to be affected by the proposed bylaw are the historic downtown areas of: Sydney, Whitney Pier, Louisbourg, New Waterford, Dominion, Glace Bay, North Sydney, Sydney Mines, and the following business parks: Harbourside (a portion thereof), Sydport, Northside.

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Starting this Sunday - CBU Sunday Transit Service

THIS SUNDAY

 

CBU - Sunday Service starting August 26, 2018.

Same stops as Route 1: Sydney - CBU - Dominion - Glace Bay & return, however please note new times for Sunday only:

 

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Downtown Sydney Transit stops moved temporarily during Pride Parade on Saturday 

Due to street closures for the Pride Parade this Saturday, August 4th, Transit Cape Breton’s downtown hub will be temporarily relocated to Prince and Dodd Street, instead of Dorchester Street.

Any regularly scheduled runs will end after 11:30am and be moved to the Prince and Dodd hub.  

Those who are looking for transit service in the downtown core will be required to travel to Prince Street and Dodd Street, as Transit Cape Breton will be unable to travel downtown.  

Transit Cape Breton thanks everyone for their patience during this temporary change. Expecting that routes will be back to regular service as of 2pm on Saturday.