- City Hall
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.
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:
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."
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."