How Can the Municipality Better Support Cape Breton Start-Ups?

A Conversation with the Cape Breton Regional Municipality: How Can the Municipality Better Support Cape Breton Start-Ups?

Thursday, February 7th

Mayor Cecil Clarke,
Director of Technology, John MacKinnon,
and members of council will take part in a round table discussion focusing on the Cape Breton start-up ecosystem and how CBRM support can help shape growth.

It is a free event and open to the public.

RSVP to Holly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

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Today CBRM and Wałbrzych, Poland, signed a Partner City Agreement!

WATCH VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvHbIAnuB8g

Streamed live from Whitney Pier Memorial Middle School and Wałbrzych, Poland.

More details: http://cbrm.ns.ca/sealing-cbrm-s-partnership-with-walbrzych-poland.html 


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CB Transit Update (7pm)

CB Transit update:

All routes will be cancelled for the remainder of the evening, starting at 8pm. 

No further departures from Dorchester after 8pm.




CB Transit is still running as of 5:20pm, however there are several updates to routes for the evening due to weather: 

Route 1 – Travelling main roads only. Reserve and Dominion out of service temporarily.

Route 3 & 4 - NO service

Route 5 – Service to Sydney and North Sydney temporarily stopped

Route 8 – Main streets only, side streets will be temporarily stopped

Route 9 – Main streets only

Route 10 & 13 – some side streets may not be accessible

Route 11 & 12 – some side streets may not be accessible 


CBU express buses are not in service this evening 

A further update will be provided at 7pm.

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City Hall will be closing today (Weds, Jan 9) at 3:30 pm

All Scotties Tournament of Hearts Tickets on sale Thursday!

Check out: https://www.curling.ca/2019scotties/2019/01/09/all-scotties-tournament-of-hearts-tickets-available-thursday/ 

If you’re eager to see Canada’s next national women’s curling champion crowned in just over six weeks, you’re going to have to act quickly.

All single-draw tickets, including playoff draws, for the 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Feb. 16-24 at Centre 200 in Sydney, N.S., will go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. AST.

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Sealing CBRM’s partnership with Wałbrzych, Poland 

Sealing CBRM’s partnership with Wałbrzych, Poland 

Agreement signing ceremony this Friday, Jan. 11, at 9 a.m. at Whitney Pier Memorial Middle School (Jamieson St.)
Wałbrzych’s mayor and officials to be linked in “virtually”
WHITNEY PIER, N.S. - CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke will sign an agreement Friday at 9 a.m. (Cape Breton time) with Mayor Roman Szełemej of Wałbrzych, Poland, who will be linked in from Wałbrzych by technology, along with a delegation from his city.
The agreement builds on, and is enabled by, resolutions passed by both councils in June 2018 recognizing each other as partner cities (miasta partnerskie). Both municipalities have a similar population size and post-industrial neighbourhoods that are working creatively on revitalization. The partner-city agreement also leverages one of CBRM’s assets – a longstanding Polish community that is part of the identity and vitality of our region. 

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Notice: Public Hearing

Pursant to Section 51(3) of the Municipal Goverment Act, the Council of the Cape Breton Municipality has directed that a Public Hearing be held to deal with the proposed sale of CBRM Property (approx 11,000 square feet) located on Birch Street, Sydney, to the Cape Breton Community Housing Association for one dollar for the purpose of constructing a Group Home Duplex for individuals living with mental illness.

The particulars of the public hearing are as follows:

DATE: Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
TIME: 6:00pm
LOCATION: Council Chambers - 2nd Floor City Hall, 320 Esplanade, Sydney, NS

The estimated value of the subject property is $22,500.


*****CB Transit Holiday Schedule:******

Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th:
Last runs leaving from Sydney at 5pm
Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25th :
No transit operating
Boxing Day, Wednesday, December 26th:
No transit operating

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CB Transit Notice:

Thursday, December 19th, 2018

The CBU Express bus, that travels from Downtown Sydney directly to CBU and back, will be reduced to one bus during the holidays, while CBU is on break. Due to this, please remember that the service will not be as frequent. 

ROUTE 1 remains as regularly scheduled.

Transit Office: (902) 539-8124

Tom Miller Human Rights Award - Nomination Form

The Tom Miller Human Rights Award honours the contribution the late Tom Miller made to progressive work in the field of human rights.  The late Tom Miller (Nova Scotia's first black Alderman) was a dedicated, principled and tireless advocate who supported the rights of all Canadians, particularly those disadvantaged by discrimination or poverty.

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality welcomes your nomination for the Tom Miller Human Rights Award.  The award will be presented to an individual of CBRM who has made a significant contribution to the community with respect to the encouragement, promotion, initiation or development of human rights within our community.

Closing date for nominations:  Friday, January 11th, 2019

Click to download nomination form