District boundary review prior to next CBRM election in 2016

November 13, 2014

CBRM has been instructed by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board to conduct a review of its electoral districts to ensure the principal of equal representation will be adhered for the 2016 municipal election. A report from the CBRM must be submitted to the Board by the end of the 2014 calendar year.

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Government Partnership to rehabilitate seven arterial roads in Cape Breton Regional Municipality

November 12, 2014


Phase One: This project comprises Phase One of the CBRM's arterial road rehabilitation program.

Seven busy roads: The project involves road rehabilitation work on seven different roads in four different communities:

• Resurfacing of Welton Street, Martha Boulevard and Alexandra Street in Sydney

• Resurfacing of Main Street and South Street in Glace Bay

• Excavation and reconstruction of Main Street in Sydney Mines

• Resurfacing of Commercial Street in North Sydney

12 year lifespan: The rehabilitation of these roads will extend their service life beyond 12 years, address vehicle safety issues, and restore the efficient movement and safe routing of traffic.

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No curbside collection on Remembrance Day

Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

Remembrance Day Curbside Collection Schedule:

Residents are reminded there WILL BE NO curbside Garbage, Green Cart or Blue Bag collection on Tuesday, November 11, Remembrance Day. Garbage, Green Carts and Blue Bags normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Monday, November 10.

Solid Waste Management Facility Schedule:

Residents are reminded that the Solid Waste Management Facility including the Administration Office will be closed to the public on November 11 in honour of Remembrance Day.

Cape Breton Regional Municipality applauds action on rail line

October 31, 2014

SYDNEY, NS – The Cape Breton Regional Municipality is pleased with the provincial government's legislation today to change the Railway Act.

"The government moved today to protect the future of rail service in Cape Breton and we support their efforts fully," said Mayor Cecil Clarke. "The rail line is a critical piece of infrastructure that is part of the full package of highway, air, rail and port intermodal services."

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Flags at half mast at CBRM civic buildings

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."

CBRM urges thorough and definitive review of Miller case

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."

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Is your Curbside Collection Day Monday?

If so....

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

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.

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Michael Merritt appointed Chief Administrative Officer

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.

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Major road projects still awaiting funding

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.

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