Transit Cape Breton Notice

February 13, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Service for all Transit Cape Breton will cease operations for the day by 4:00 p.m. today (Monday) due to pending weather. The last trip of the day for each route will begin by 3:00 p.m. at the latest. Transit Cape Breton operations will be reassessed tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12 noon.

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CBRM encourages citizens to prep for unexpected emergencies

February 13, 2017

Environment Canada has issued blizzard and storm surge warnings for Sydney Metro and Cape Breton County (which can be found online at https://goo.gl/NtvqeS).

As we anticipate these poor weather conditions, it is important to ensure you and your family are prepared for any unexpected emergencies.

A good rule of thumb is to prepare an emergency kit, which is ready with essentials to last you at least 72 hours.

Some items to include in your emergency kit are:

• At least two litres of water per person, per day
• Non-perishable food items (and a can opener if needed)
• Flashlights and batteries
• Portable radio
• First-aid kit
• Allergy medicine and any additional prescription medications
• Extra blankets and sleeping bags

It is also important to remember if you ever require immediate assistance, do not hesitate to call 911 .

For more information on how to prepare for an emergency, visit: novascotia.ca/emo

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CBRM Recreation Announces ‘Taste of Winter’ Festival

February 10, 2017

With winter expected to be shorter than usual this year, a taste seems to be all we will receive. With this in mind, the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) Recreation Department has announced the ‘Taste of Winter’ festival- an initiative aimed at providing activities for residents across all age groups during February and March 2017.

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CBRM Recreation Reschedules Festival&Event Meeting to Feb 15

February 8, 2017

Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) Recreation staff will be holding an evening session for all non-profit festival and event groups that will be holding events during the 2017-18 budget year. In the 2016-17 budget year, over 40 groups accessed funding for their festivals and events for a total exceeding $340,000. The session will focus on funding applications for all non-profit groups.

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Citizen volunteers sought for boards and committees

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality is seeking citizen volunteers to serve on Committees of Council or external committees to which CBRM appoints citizens.

Currently there are vacancies on the Board of Police Commissioners, the Heritage Advisory Committee, and the Cape Breton Regional Library Board.

The CBRM Council is also seeking the services of citizens who would be willing to serve as volunteer members of the Board of Directors for the Port of Sydney Development Corporation (PSDC).

Please submit your application by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
More detailed information is available here: http://cbrm.ns.ca/clerks-department.html

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Budget survey now online! Take the 5 minute survey today.

January 31, 2017

CBRM's online budget survey is now available. Please take 5 minutes of your time and give the municipal government some feedback on services and issues in our community.



Council wants to hear from community groups on budget

Stakeholder presentation day scheduled for January 20

SYDNEY, NS - CBRM Mayor and Council are seeking to hear from local organizations and stakeholder groups about matters for the council's budget considerations.

A session will be held on Friday, January 20 at Council Chambers at City Hall, 320 Esplanade beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Organizations and community groups wishing to present to Council for budget consideration must pre-register by contacting the Clerk's Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-563-5010.

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2017 CBRM Youth Council to hold first meeting on January 10

SYDNEY, NS - Youth aged 14-18 who are interested in making a positive impact in our community are encouraged to join the CBRM Youth Council.

The CBRM Youth Council enables young citizens to share ideas and to play a role in shaping the future of the CBRM. It also provides opportunities for youth to embrace their leadership and decision-making skills, while engaging with peers and community members.

The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm in the Community Room at City Hall, located at 320 Esplanade, Sydney (enter from the boardwalk level behind the City Hall building).

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Mayor questions federal delay to second berth project

December 20, 2016

Click here to find the correspondence from Mayor Clarke to the federal Infrastructure Minister. This was written in response to an email to councillors from MP Mark Eyking. (PDF)

Mayor and First Nations leaders support “transformative opportunity” at Port of Sydney

December 13, 2016

PHOTO BELOW: Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP) met with Membertou Chief Terry Paul, Eskasoni Chief Leroy Denny, Ports America, Port of Sydney and Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) in Montreal on December 12, 2016, to discuss future development of Novazone Logistics Park, located adjacent to Novaporte’s deep water container terminal. Joining the meeting is SHIP’s International Advisor, the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, 20th Prime Minister of Canada.

PICTURED L-R: Chief Terry Paul, Peter Ford (Chief Strategy Officer at Ports America), Rt. Hon. Jean Chretien, Chief Leroy Denny, Albert Barbusci of SHIP, Daniel Peritz (Senior Vice-President of Canderel).

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - The head office of Montreal’s Canderel was the setting for a historic meeting with key partners in Port of Sydney’s Novaporte and Novazone project.

“We are seeing the positive progress of a Cape Breton-led development effort through the municipality and First Nations partners, the development team in Montreal and our global associates,” said Mayor Cecil Clarke of Cape Breton Regional Municipality. “With our new terminal operators, Ports America, the Port of Sydney is in a strong position to realize this transformative opportunity.”

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