- City Hall
December 27, 2014
As we enter the third year of our mandate, we can look back at two distinct phases. The first full year, 2013, was the beginning of the positive change plan. That included holding a port summit, establishing a five-year capital plan and budget consultation tours.
Residents clearly said job creation, working with other levels of government and port development are top priorities for the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.
This past year was a shoulder-to-the-wheel year. Significant effort has gone into the top priorities, including promoting the Port of Sydney. We are now seeing positive outcomes.
December 16, 2014
SYDNEY, NS - New District 10 Councillor Darrell Flynn will swear an oath before council meets tonight at City Hall.
Tonight's regular council meeting begins at 6:00 pm. Justice Ken Haley will administer the oath.
District 10 special elections
CBRM Election Officials have reported that approximately 335 people have gone online or on the telephone to cast ballots during the first day of advance voting for the CBRM Special Elections for Councillor and School Board Member in District 10.
The Returning Office reports that in the 23 hours the polls have been open, approximately 4.6% of the total eligible voters have embraced the e-voting technology.
November 13, 2014
CBRM has been instructed by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board to conduct a review of its electoral districts to ensure the principal of equal representation will be adhered for the 2016 municipal election. A report from the CBRM must be submitted to the Board by the end of the 2014 calendar year.
November 12, 2014
Phase One: This project comprises Phase One of the CBRM's arterial road rehabilitation program.
Seven busy roads: The project involves road rehabilitation work on seven different roads in four different communities:
• Resurfacing of Welton Street, Martha Boulevard and Alexandra Street in Sydney
• Resurfacing of Main Street and South Street in Glace Bay
• Excavation and reconstruction of Main Street in Sydney Mines
• Resurfacing of Commercial Street in North Sydney
12 year lifespan: The rehabilitation of these roads will extend their service life beyond 12 years, address vehicle safety issues, and restore the efficient movement and safe routing of traffic.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014.
Remembrance Day Curbside Collection Schedule:
Residents are reminded there WILL BE NO curbside Garbage, Green Cart or Blue Bag collection on Tuesday, November 11, Remembrance Day. Garbage, Green Carts and Blue Bags normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Monday, November 10.
Solid Waste Management Facility Schedule:
Residents are reminded that the Solid Waste Management Facility including the Administration Office will be closed to the public on November 11 in honour of Remembrance Day.
October 31, 2014
SYDNEY, NS – The Cape Breton Regional Municipality is pleased with the provincial government's legislation today to change the Railway Act.
"The government moved today to protect the future of rail service in Cape Breton and we support their efforts fully," said Mayor Cecil Clarke. "The rail line is a critical piece of infrastructure that is part of the full package of highway, air, rail and port intermodal services."
October 22, 2014
The flags at Cape Breton Regional Municipality civic buildings are at half mast in honour of Canadian soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo who was killed in the line of duty at the National War Memorial today.
Mayor Cecil Clarke says his thought and prayers are with Cpl. Cirillo's family and the families of those injured and impacted by today's attack on Canada's capital.
"Our men and women in uniform stand in harms way each and every day and we are truly grateful for their courage and service," said Clarke. "We saw true bravery today, in those who faced a terrorist threat head on. Our community is grateful and proud."
October 2, 2014
SYDNEY, NS - The Cape Breton Regional Municipality is encouraging the provincial Justice Minister to conduct a complete and thorough review of the 1990 death of New Waterford teenager Clayton Miller.
Mayor Clarke wrote to Provincial Attorney General and Minister of Justice Lena Diab and expressed support of the review she announced in September.
"The full scope of the Medical Examiner's office needs to be brought to bear on this matter," said Mayor Clarke in his letter. "The Chief Medical Examiner, Doctor Matt Bowes, must examine all of the previous work that was done and provide as definitive a conclusion as possible."
This REMINDER is for you!
The CBRM Solid Waste Department wishes to remind residents, who receive curbside collection each Monday, of an important CHANGE to their Curbside Collection Day. Beginning in October, Garbage, Green Carts and Blue Bag materials will now be collected on Saturdays. This permanent change will start on Saturday, October 4, 2014.
Your New Curbside Collection Day if you were collected on Mondays:
•Your Garbage and Green Cart will now be collected each week on Saturday.
•Your blue bag week rotation will remain the same but, collected on Saturday.
A notice has been distributed to the areas affected by the Collection Day change. Please phone the Waste Management Hotline if you did not receive a copy of your area's new Curbside Collection Schedule.
For more information on this important Collection Day Change, please phone the Waste Management Hotline 902- 567-1337. Educators are available to respond to inquiries from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
For more info about Solid Waste and Recycling click here.