Councillor Charlie Keagan mourned by council and CBRM colleagues

Tonight's council meeting is postponed and will be rescheduled

SYDNEY, NS - Cape Breton Regional Municipality's council are mourning the loss of their colleague Charlie Keagan. Keagan suffered a heart attack recently and further complications this morning led to his passing at around 2:00 pm.

"We are very saddened by the loss of our council colleague," said Mayor Cecil Clarke. "Charlie was a grassroots, community-focused leader who devoted many years of his life to public service. His wisdom and strength of character will be greatly missed."

Out of respect for Councillor Keagan, council will postpone tonight's scheduled meeting to a later date. Flags at city hall are being lowered to half-mast.

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Public are invited to annual Mayor’s New Year’s Levee

January 3, 2016

SYDNEY, NS - Mayor Cecil Clarke and Lt.-Col. Russell Gallant are again co-hosting a New Year’s Levee at the Sydney Garrison, Victoria Park. The event will take place on Saturday, January 9th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. This is an accessible event for all ages. Members of the Sydney Garrison are on hand to help with parking and access to the venue.

Last year’s event attracted hundreds who came to start the new year by keeping in touch with fellow residents, municipal and military officials. The event features live music and complimentary food and beverages.

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Tell us how we are doing!

Please take 5-10 minutes to let us know how we are doing and give us feedback about your priorities. This survey is part of the Mayor and Council's budget consultations for the next budget in the spring. Results from the surveys will be compiled throughout December and January and posted here.


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Call for nominations: Excellence in Built Heritage Award

The CBRM Heritage Advisory Committee invites nominations for the 2016 Excellence in Built Heritage award.

The purpose of the award is to recognize the work of property owners, contractors or designers who have in the last three years carried out a major renovation of an older building in the CBRM that has preserved and enhanced the building’s historic character. The award will be given to a nominee whose work demonstrates:

• A commitment to preserve or restore the building’s original style and architectural features
• Use of original building materials to the greatest extent possible
• Sensitivity to the natural and built environments surrounding the building

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Budget meetings in November (FULL SCHEDULE)

Mayor and Council to provide update on development initiatives

SYDNEY, NS - Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s Mayor and Council are hosting budget meetings in November to begin planning for the 2016-17 budget. All residents are encouraged to attend.

Meetings are held in each of the 12 districts and are attended by Mayor Cecil Clarke, the local councillor and senior CBRM staff. This year’s meetings will begin with an update on economic development, downtown development initiatives and community improvement efforts.

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Municipal Government Act Review is Underway

The Department of Municipal Affairs is working with the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities and the Association of Municipal Administrators to carry out the review of the Municipal Governement Act (MGA) over the next three years.  We are asking those in the CBRM who wish to comment or offer suggestions on improving the MGA go to the following link and offer your opinions

Municipal Government Act Review Comments

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CBRM Recreational Game Plan Sessions

CBRM WorkShop invite

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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


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


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


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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