Muncipal Elections 2020

CBRM District 1 candidates, 2020 municipal elections

Election 2020: District 1

October 7, 2020 at 11:57 am

District 1 includes the former town of Sydney Mines and part of the former town of North Sydney, plus the communities of Alder Point, Florence and Little Pond. It’s shaped — well, I’m seeing a ghost, but I see a bat in the map of District 12 and am startingRead More

Election 2020: District 4

Election 2020: District 4

October 7, 2020 at 11:55 am

District 4 encompasses part or all of Coxheath, Westmount, Prime Brook, Sydney River and Edwardsville. It is shaped like a hand writing with a rather blunt pen. The district is home to 7,215 registered electors, 3,813 of whom cast ballots in 2016. Steve Gillespie captured 1,325 of them to winRead More

Election 2020: District 5

Election 2020: District 5

October 7, 2020 at 11:54 am

District 5 encompasses a big chunk of the former city of Sydney, including Boulderwood, the Shipyard, the Downtown and the North End. It also includes Membertou First Nation and part of Mira Road. It is shaped like an ankle boot or a duck’s head, depending, I guess, on what floatsRead More

Election 2020: District 7

Election 2020: District 7

October 7, 2020 at 11:53 am

District 7 encompasses too many communities to name, but let’s just say Big Pond, Ben Eoin, East Bay and all the Grand Miras — Upper, North and South — fall within its boundaries. It looks like one of the seven dwarves’ caps. District 7 is another of those CBRM districtsRead More

Election 2020: District 9

Election 2020: District 9

October 7, 2020 at 11:51 am

District 9 (not to be confused with the film of the same name) encompasses much of the former towns of Glace Bay and Reserve Mines. I am not sure what it is shaped like but I don’t think anyone will argue with me if I say it is shaped weirdly.Read More

Election 2020: District 10

Election 2020: District 10

October 7, 2020 at 11:49 am

District 10 includes Dominion, plus parts of Gardiner Mines, Glace Bay, Grand Lake Road and Reserve Mines. I know I have already drawn this comparison (see: District 12) but District 10 is also shaped like a bat. (Or maybe I really do have a Halloween obsession.) The district is homeRead More

Election 2020: District 11

Election 2020: District 11

October 7, 2020 at 11:47 am

District 11 encompasses the former town of New Waterford plus all or part of the communities of Lingan, Gardiner Mines, New Victoria, River Ryan, Scotchtown and Victoria Mines It’s shaped kind of like a bloated Florida. There is no incumbent is this race, not because the former councilor decided toRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

October 2, 2020 at 11:29 am

Catch 22 “There was only one catch, and that was Catch-22.” Did you happen to watch the CBC-sponsored CBRM mayoral candidates’ debate on Wednesday night? I watched the whole thing and, given my obsession with all things port, was struck by Mayor Cecil Clarke’s assertion that the province was prepared…Read...

CBRM District 2 Candidates, Map. Jim Dunphy, Earlene MacMullin

Election 2020: District 2

September 30, 2020 at 12:36 pm

District 2 consists of most of the former town of North Sydney, plus all or part of Bras d’Or, Dalem Lake, Florence, Georges River, Groves Point, Hillside Boularderie, Little Bras d’Or, Mill Creek, Millville, Southside Boularderie, Point Aconi and Upper North Sydney. It is, like most CBRM districts, very oddlyRead More

Meanwhile, in the CBRM…

Meanwhile, in the CBRM…

September 30, 2020 at 12:28 pm

Hired guns CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke’s executive assistant Mark Bettens (he of the exorbitant travel expenses) and spokesperson Sheilah MacDonald have taken paid vacation to work on Clarke’s re-election campaign. I confirmed this with CAO Marie Walsh this week. There’s nothing to stop them doing this — other than the…Read...