- City Hall
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.
Statement from Mayor Cecil Clarke on the resignation of Councillor Darren Bruckschwaiger
September 3, 2014
I would like to express my thanks to Darren Bruckschwaiger for years of service as Cape Breton Regional Municipality Councillor. I wish every future success and happiness to Darren, his wife Cindy and family in the years ahead.
Cape Breton Regional Municipality council hires new CAO
July 29, 2014
SYDNEY, NS - Cape Breton Regional Municipality's new CAO is returning to his Cape Breton roots.
Michael Merritt, 54, an Assistant Deputy Minister in Alberta's Department of Municipal Affairs, was born and raised in Victoria Mines. Today, he became the first Chief Administrative Officer hired by CBRM council as per their duty under the Municipal Government Act.
Road building season in jeopardy: Clarke
July 28, 2014
SYDNEY, NS - Residents in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality are seeing road work underway on smaller side streets while major work on main roads has yet to be started.
CBRM is seeking to invest $9 million in cost shared funding on heavy traffic roads. The projects are to be equally cost shared, at one-third each, between the municipality, federal government and provincial government. The funding is administered by the province and has not yet been approved.
Mayor Cecil Clarke says this delay is putting the 2014 road construction season in jeopardy.
via Cape Breton Small Business Development Centre
July 18, 2014
July 17, 2014
SYDNEY, NS – The new design, funding partners and timeline for New Waterford's "Urban Center" will be revealed at Plummer Avenue Days in New Waterford.
July 4, 2014
SYDNEY, NS - CBRM Emergency Management team received the latest briefing from Environment Canada this afternoon and current indications are that CBRM can expect a total of 30mm of rain and wind gust to 90km per hour. The main storm event is expected to pass over CBRM throughout the afternoon and evening on Saturday July 5, 2014.
July 3, 2014
SYDNEY, NS - CBRM emergency officials received a briefing from the Canadian Hurricane Center this afternoon regarding the possible threats from Hurricane Arthur.
Current projected track of Hurricane Arthur will bring significant wind to the CBRM, with gusts from 70 - 100km throughout the day on Saturday. At this time, rainfall amounts are not expected to be extreme, but significant rainfall is expected.