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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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SMArt Spaces Seeks Project Proposals

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Sydney, NS — Cape Breton’s new community-based initiative that brings art to empty storefronts and spaces in the CBRM, is now accepting artist proposals for the second term. Jumping off of the overwhelming success of the Lumiere Festival, which brings thousands of residents and visitors into the downtown core for one amazing art-filled night annually, we are hoping to continue the attraction, on a smaller scale, throughout the year.

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Councillor Charlie Keagan mourned by council and CBRM colleagues

Tonight's council meeting is postponed and will be rescheduled

SYDNEY, NS - Cape Breton Regional Municipality's council are mourning the loss of their colleague Charlie Keagan. Keagan suffered a heart attack recently and further complications this morning led to his passing at around 2:00 pm.

"We are very saddened by the loss of our council colleague," said Mayor Cecil Clarke. "Charlie was a grassroots, community-focused leader who devoted many years of his life to public service. His wisdom and strength of character will be greatly missed."

Out of respect for Councillor Keagan, council will postpone tonight's scheduled meeting to a later date. Flags at city hall are being lowered to half-mast.

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