CBRM News

CBRM firefighters headed to National FireFit Championships

August 2, 2016

Sydney, NS – Firefighters from the Cape Breton Regional Municipality won gold medals at the Atlantic FireFit Championships in Summerside, PEI this past weekend. All gold medal winners for each category automatically qualify to compete at the 2016 National Championships in September in Spruce Meadows, Alberta.

The FireFit Championships is a competition based on firefighting tasks commonly performed in emergency situations.

CBRM firefighters brought home three gold medals. Kylie Ballah won the gold medal in the female competition with a time of 3:07. Kylie Ballah and Todd Ballah also won the gold for the mixed two-person relay competition with a time of 2:13.

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Councillor Darrell Flynn mourned by Mayor and Council

July 6, 2016

SYDNEY, NS - Cape Breton Regional Municipality's Mayor and Councillors are mourning the passing of their colleague and friend, Darrell Flynn. Flynn was hospitalized on June 22 with complications related to pneumonia.

Flynn, 58, was the owner of Sydney’s Swiss Chalet restaurant. A successful businessman, Flynn decided to enter municipal politics to serve his community and won a by-election in District 10 on December 6, 2014. Prior to serving as a CBRM Councillor, he served with distinction as an elected member of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board.

"Our deepest sympathies go out to Darrell’s wife Eileen, children Emily Grace and Pat, and family," said Mayor Cecil Clarke. “We are deeply saddened by this sudden and tragic loss of such a good person, in the prime of his life, giving back to his community.”

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2016 Makin' Waves Music Festival

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Summer nights. Live music. Outdoor park. What could be better?

Join us for free concerts each Thursday in July as Makin' Waves Music Festival returns to Wentworth Park in Sydney NS. Four weeks of live performances from some of Canada's best and brightest.

July 7th - Laura Smith with Buddy MacDonald

July 14th - The Sadies with Midnight Mary

July 21st - Genevieve Fisher with Jordan Muscsyn Band

July 28th - The Town Heroes with Adam Baldwin

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Major upgrade to Munro Park now underway

June 3, 2016

NORTH SYDNEY, NS – Construction has begun on major upgrades to the playing field at North Sydney’s Munro Park. Munro Park took first place in the 2015 Kraft Project Play online contest, winning $250,000 to rebuild the soccer field.

Kraft’s Project Play is a competition to provide funding to upgrade play facilities in communities across Canada.

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Clean up day on Saturday in nearly 30 locations around CBRM

SYDNEY, NS - A litter clean-up day is planned for communities across Cape Breton Regional Municipality on Saturday, May 14. The Great Cape Breton Clean Up starts at 9:00 a.m. with a complimentary BBQ for volunteers at noon.

Almost 30 sites across CBRM will be hosting the clean up day. Residents are encouraged to attend the site in their community. Residents can also clean up near their home. Litter in clear bags will be collected on the next garbage day.

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More acts added to Givin’ Back to The Mac concert at C200

Bruce Guthro and the Men of the Deeps to perform at benefit for Fort McMurray

SYDNEY, NS - Cape Breton performers Bruce Guthro, the Men of the Deeps, Aaron Lewis, Jordan Musycsyn and the MacArthur Dancers will join Matt Minglewood and the Barra MacNeils in a fundraising concert to support relief efforts in Fort McMurray. Bette MacDonald and Maynard Morrison are hosts and MC.

Tickets for the event go on sale Tuesday, May 10 (STARTING AT 11 AM) at the Centre 200 box office and Savoy Theatre. Tickets are general admission $20.

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Major concert event at Centre200 to raise funds for Fort Mac

SYDNEY, NS - CBRM’s Centre 200 in Sydney will be the site of a major concert event in support of Fort McMurray relief efforts. Cape Breton artists Matt Minglewood and the Barra MacNeils are in the lineup for the May 15 event. Further acts to be announced shortly. Bette MacDonald and Maynard Morrison will be the host and MC.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 10. General admission $20. Tickets available Centre 200 box office and Savoy.

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Company’s coming! Litter clean up day on May 14

May 3, 2016

SYDNEY, NS - A litter clean up day is planned for all communities in Cape Breton Regional Municipality on Saturday, May 14.

The Great Cape Breton Clean Up starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at noon with a complimentary BBQ for volunteers at local fire stations.

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Board of Police Commissioners welcomes new citizen appointees

March 2, 2016

Sydney, NS – Three citizens of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality were appointed to the CBRM Board of Police Commissioners by Council during the February 16, 2016 meeting.

Nadine Bernard of Sydney, Joe Meaney of North Sydney and Emerson Duff of Glace Bay have accepted their positions for a two-year term. The first meeting of the new commission is Thursday, March 3, 2016.

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Citizens are invited to first Port of Sydney annual general meeting

SYDNEY, NS - The first Port of Sydney annual general meeting will be held at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion on Saturday, March 12. The event begins with an open house information session from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. followed by a business meeting featuring financial statements.

Topics presented at the open house include: cruise activity projections and updates on the second berth project to expand Sydney’s Cruise Terminal to accommodate up to three cruise ships at one time. Our region’s proposal for designation as a Foreign Trade Zone will be presented as well as information on the marketing and development of a proposed deep-water container terminal at the Port of Sydney.

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