CBRM News

Mayor and council welcome information in Province’s rail studies

September 25, 2015

Information is valuable and builds the business case for Port of Sydney

SYDNEY, NS - The municipality closely engaged with the development of the Port of Sydney welcomed the provincial government’s studies on the railway and said the findings are valuable to their marketing efforts.

“We thank Minister MacLellan and members of the Minister’s Rail Advisory Committee for their leadership on seeing this process through,” said Mayor Cecil Clarke of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. “The important next step is private-sector led outcomes.”

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Harbour Royale Development Proposal on Esplanade, Sydney

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETINGS
REGARDING A PROPOSAL BY HARBOUR ROYALE DEVELOPMENTS TO CONSTRUCT A MIXED RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT ON THE ESPLANADE IN SYDNEY

Harbour Royale Developments is proposing to construct a multi storey mixed residential/commercial development on the Esplanade in Sydney, near the foot of Dorchester Street. The site of the proposed development is shown on the map below.

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Youth In Music Mentorship Program

September 14 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Headline: CBMIC & CBRM Recreation Launch Youth in Music Mentorship program

FOUR WEEK PROGRAM WILL DEVELOP GRASSROOTS MUSIC INDUSTRY SKILLS IN LOCAL YOUTH

Sydney, Nova Scotia – Youth participation in all aspects of the music industry is essential to the long term sustainability of the industry. The Youth in Music Program, presented by CBRM Recreation and the Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative (CBMIC), is intended to provide mentorship in a variety of music industry related subjects necessary to begin working in the music industry. Participants will be passionate individuals who have the potential to become future leaders in the community.

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CBRM Announces 'Dogs on the Boardwalk' Pilot Project

August 17 2015

CBRM PILOT PROJECT BEGINS SEPTEMBER 1, 2015

Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) today announced the "Dogs on the Sydney Boardwalk" program. The CBRM will allow residents to walk their dogs along the Sydney waterfront boardwalk from September 1, 2015 until November 30, 2015 as part of a pilot program providing opportunities for people to be more physically active along the waterfront.

In order to maintain courtesy and safety for all boardwalk users, dog owners must comply with all CBRM bylaws. Dogs must be restricted on leash, under control at all times, and owners must adhere to cleaning up any waste. Waste bags will be provided in three dispensers located along the route.

Mayor and councillors urge residents to support local park in national contest

August 14, 2015

Vote online at www.kraftprojectplay.com

SYDNEY, NS - Residents of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality are encouraged to take time on Monday and Tuesday to vote in the online Kraft Project Play competition.

Munro Park in North Sydney is one of four finalists for a $250,000 Grand Prize.

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CBRM launches new “ARTirondack” chair project

August 4, 2015

SYDNEY, NS – Locally manufactured and artist-painted Adirondack chairs were unveiled today at the Sydney boardwalk. In association with Business Cape Breton’s CBRM Blossoming program, the municipality has partnered with the Haley Street Adult Services Centre Society, Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Youth Art Connection and Artpreneurs to manufacture and paint the chairs. The chairs will be available for public use, starting tomorrow, in the free wi-fi zone in front of City Hall.

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Mayor thanks fisheries minister for Arctic surf clam opportunity

July 23, 2015

Larger quota means hundreds of jobs and tens of millions in new exports

SYDNEY, NS - “New opportunities and growth are very welcome in Cape Breton Regional Municipality,” Mayor Cecil Clarke wrote to federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced an increase to the TAC (Total Allowable Catch) for offshore Arctic surf clam. The department also announced they are allowing new entrants into the fishery.

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CBRM partners with federal government on youth intervention program

June 29, 2015

SYDNEY, NS - The Cape Breton Regional Municipality is partnering with the Government of Canada on the largest youth crime prevention program of its kind in Atlantic Canada.

Today, the federal government announced $3.9 million over 5 years for the RELAYS program (Resiliency Education Leadership Adventure and Youth Service) led by the Cape Breton Regional Police Service. This is the single largest crime prevention program in Atlantic Canada from the National Crime Prevention Strategy's Crime Prevention Fund.

See Public Safety news release here: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=993699

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality council has approved $120,000 per year for this program over five years, bringing the overall program investment, so far, to $4.5 million.

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Major downtown development proposed

Discussions to begin next week between the municipality and provincial government

June 3, 2015

SYDNEY, NS – The Cape Breton Regional Municipality has initiated discussion with the province on a significant new development in the downtown core.

"A new central library for the municipality, a downtown campus for the NSCC, a new provincial building and mixed-use residential and commercial space will be among the partnerships we are exploring as a single, large-scale downtown development" said Mayor Cecil Clarke to an audience at a downtown waterfront hotel luncheon hosted by Cape Breton Partnership.

Officials with the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, Municipal Affairs and Department of Labour and Advanced Education will have first meetings next week to discuss the scope of the project.

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Wentworth Park will be "Makin' Waves" with a new music festival this July

CBMIC & CBRM RECREATION LAUNCH MAKIN' WAVES FESTIVAL IN WENTWORTH PARK

Sydney, Nova Scotia – The Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative (CBMIC - pronounced CB mike) and Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) Recreation announced "Makin' Waves", a concert series to be held this July at Wentworth Park in Sydney. Beginning July 2nd, the festival will present free outdoor concerts each Thursday evening from 6 pm to 8 pm on the bandshell stage.

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