CBRM News

CBRM tax and water bills available online

Residents are encouraged to sign up for new, free service

April 29, 2015

SYDNEY, NS – Property tax and water bills from the Cape Breton Regional Municipality have gone digital.

CBRM residents are now able to receive and pay their tax and water bills online through the municipality's partnership with 'epost.ca', Canada Post's bill management site.

To encourage people to sign up to the free service, epost.ca is holding monthly draws for $1,000. Every two bills a resident adds to their epost account enters them in a draw for $1,000 from Canada Post. This includes CBRM tax bills, water bills and the Property Valuation Services Corporation's (PVSC) Property Assessment Notice.

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Residential Heavy Garbage Rescheduled for Monday, May 18, 2015

Residential Heavy Garbage Rescheduled for Monday, May 18, 2015

April, 28, 2015

Sydney, NS – The CBRM Solid Waste Department's annual Residential Heavy Garbage collection is postponed and rescheduled for Monday, May 18, 2015. The date has been changed to allow residents extra time to prepare for this year's collection.

"The unseasonal weather that we have been experiencing has contributed to this delay", said Manager of Solid Waste, Francis Campbell. "It's hoped the weather will improve over the next couple of weeks so people can better prepare for this year's collection. We encourage residents who have questions about what can be placed curbside for heavy garbage collection to contact the Waste Management Hotline."

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Budget provides sought after stability

April 9, 2015

"No surprises" for municipality in budget

SYDNEY, NS - Councillors will not have to go back to adjust the municipal budget they passed two weeks ago.

Today's provincial budget contained no significant surprises for the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Equalization remained the same as last year. Other provincially mandated costs to the municipality rose slightly overall.

"After two difficult budget years, we are pleased this year that we have received the stability we sought," said Mayor Cecil Clarke. "I commend the provincial Department of Municipal Affairs for working with us to better manage these challenges."

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“What could we do with $25,000” ideas contest launched

April 1, 2015

Cape Breton Regional Municipality youth council seeks members and ideas

SYDNEY, NS – With a budget of $25,000 and a lot of new ideas and enthusiasm, the CBRM Youth Council is up and running.

"All youth between 14 and 18 are encouraged to join and be part of the decision-making about what we want to achieve and how we spend the budget," said Marianne Toomey, a Grade 12 student at Glace Bay High School.

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CBMIC & CBRM Recreation Present 'Discovery Stage'

23 March 2015

SYDNEY, NS - A concert event will be held in April to showcase emerging local musical talent. The Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative (CBMIC - pronounced CB mike) and Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) Recreation today launched the 'Discovery Stage', a concert event set for Friday, April 17th, at the Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay.

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2015/16 Budget survey

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Final public budget meetings scheduled

March 4, 2015

Full day of stakeholder presentations on March 13

Rescheduled District 3 meeting at Northside East Bay Fire Hall on March 11

SYDNEY, NS - CBRM Council is working toward a new annual budget at the end of March and seeking input from local organizations and stakeholders.

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Dates announced for public budget meetings across CBRM

January 26, 2015

SYDNEY, NS – Residents of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality are welcome to participate in budget consultation meetings as part of the municipality's 2015-16 budget process.

Meetings begin in Sydney Mines and North Sydney on Sunday, February 1 and finish in Sydney on February 24.

There will be a public meeting held in each of the 12 districts. Mayor Cecil Clarke and each district's councillor will attend the meetings along with key CBRM staff.

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Public Hearing North End Sydney Secondary Planning Strategy


On Tuesday, February 17, 2015 the Council of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality intends to consider
amending THE NORTH END SYDNEY SECONDARY PLANNING STRATEGY AND LAND USE BYLAW SO AS TO ALLOW FOR THE POTENTIAL
CONVERSION OF AN EXISTING DWELLING AT 43 ESPLANADE, SYDNEY, INTO A MAXIMUM OF
FOUR APARTMENTS, SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS DESIGNED TO MINIMIZE ANY IMPACTS ON THE
SURROUNDING PROPERTIES AND ON THE NEIGHBOURHOOD AS A WHOLE. The proposed changes are being considered at
the request of the property owner and are specific to one property, 43 Esplanade.

The staff reports related to the proposed amendment are below:

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Mayor and Council welcome WestJet “Encore” service to Sydney

January 19, 2015

SYDNEY, NS - Cape Breton Regional Municipality Mayor Cecil Clarke said he welcomes WestJet's announcement today of an Atlantic Canada expansion.

As part of WestJet's Atlantic Canada expansion, a daily flight between Sydney and Halifax will offer an introductory one way fare of $119 and a return fare of $239. WestJet's Bombardier Q400 planes seat over 70 passengers. This new flight is in addition to the airline's seasonal jet service to Sydney.

"Affordable air transport to and from Cape Breton is an economic necessity. Realistic airfares can make Cape Breton more competitive when it comes to conventions, special events and tourism overall," said Clarke. "This new daily flight to Halifax is a big step forward for our region and strengthens Sydney's connection to the WestJet network."

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