Four Cape Breton municipalities to work together on economic development

Declaration of Cooperation reached on new development organization

January 28, 2014

SYDNEY, NS – Cape Breton Island's four largest municipalities, representing all four of the island's counties and most of the island's residents, have agreed to collaborate on the establishment of an economic development organization. The municipal leaders of all four municipalities participated in a signing today at the Whycocomagh Fire Hall.

The new organization will be a part of the province's Regional Enterprise Network (REN). Regional Enterprise Networks will provide regional economic leadership and help develop regional economic strategies, while supporting small, local businesses.

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Statement by Mayor Cecil Clarke regarding specialized police services in CBRM

December 2, 2013


I have exercised my authority, under emergency management, as it relates to the safety and security of the citizens of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

Today I have informed the Attorney General's office of my order to the Chief of the Cape Breton Regional Police Service, Peter McIsaac, to request the RCMP, under their mandate to the province as the provincial police service, to be prepared to provide emergency police services for the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

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Youth-focused council meeting to stream live online

November 25, 2013

SYDNEY, NS – Cape Breton Regional Municipality's youth meeting on Tuesday night, November 26, will be streamed live online via the CBRM website at www.cbrm.ns.ca.

The live streaming is part of the technology upgrades in the council chamber completed this year.

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CBRM's Reorganization Plan for Positive Change update next week

New: Online expenses improve transparency

November 18, 2013

SYDNEY, NS – Mayor Cecil Clarke's Reorganization Plan for Positive Change will have a Year One update next week, but one item that will be added in the coming year is that the Mayor's travel and meeting expenses will be posted online monthly.

"Open transparent governance requires open, transparent disclosure of the use of public funds to advance our community's strategic interests," said Clarke.

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CBRM council to hold special meeting on youth issues

November 5, 2013

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SYDNEY, NS - Cape Breton Regional Municipality's younger residents are being encouraged to re-imagine the future of their communities and articulate their vision to council.

As part of the Mayor and Council's Reorganization Plan for Positive Change, special meetings of council will be designated as focused on youth and youth-related issues. The first meeting will be held at the Civic Centre on Tuesday, November 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

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Mayor welcomes Canada-EU trade agreement

Clarke touts advantages of Port of Sydney for free trade with Europe

October 21, 2013

SYDNEY, NS - The Port of Sydney is ideally positioned for Atlantic Gateway opportunities related to the historic free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union says Cape Breton Regional Municipality Mayor Cecil Clarke.

"We are the home of the most eastern mainland deepwater port in North America and that's a special advantage when it comes to increased movement of goods to and from Europe," said Clarke.
Clarke discussed the new trade agreement in recent days with regional minister Hon. Peter MacKay and Transport Canada minister Hon. Lisa Raitt.

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Atlantic Mayors' Congress meets in Sydney on October 16-18

Cape Breton Regional Municipality hosting for the first time

October 14, 2013

SYDNEY, NS - Mayors from across the Atlantic Provinces will gather in Sydney on October 16th to 18th to discuss issues facing municipalities in Atlantic Canada.

The Atlantic Mayors' Congress is committed to improving municipal government and developing a strong, unified voice to advocate for municipalities in the Atlantic Provinces. More than 20 mayors are expected to attend.

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Task Force public meeting date moved to October 1

September 13, 2013

SYDNEY, NS - SYDNEY, NS - The public meeting on the Mayor's Task Force recommendations will be held in the Council Chambers at the Civic Centre in Sydney.

Use of the upgraded chamber requires a date change however, so the meeting will now be held on Tuesday, October 1 at 1:30 pm. It was originally scheduled for September 17.

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Public meeting on Mayor's task force recommendations

August 17, 2013

SYDNEY, NS - A public meeting is scheduled for September 17 at 1:30 pm at the Civic Centre in Sydney to discuss the recommendations made by the Mayor's task force.

The task force, chaired by Dr. Keith Brown of CBU, presented a blueprint for change across a broad spectrum of the organization and operation of Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

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Planning and design company chosen for Sydney harbourfront

August 7, 2013

SYDNEY, NS – Ekistics Planning and Design have been chosen to develop a compelling conceptual vision plan for the future development of the harbourfront in both downtown Sydney and its north end neighbourhood for a 25 year horizon.

A request for proposals issued in May identified the need for a strategic approach for a study area bounded by the Esplanade and Sydney harbour from Wentworth Park to the tip of the north end peninsula.The successful proposal, submitted by Ekistics in collaboration with their partners, Eastpoint Engineering and Cantwell & Company Consulting, combines landscape architecture, civil engineering and municipal planning.

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