Muncipal Elections 2020

Campaign Trail Mix: The Ripple Effect

Campaign Trail Mix: The Ripple Effect

September 26, 2020 at 11:41 am

Debate debacle I tried to watch the Ripple FX TV mayoral debate (by which I mean, the video of it the morning after the actual debate) but couldn’t get past the first few minutes during which both Mayor Cecil Clarke and candidate Chris Abbass were KICKED OUT. Clarke, who wantedRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

September 25, 2020 at 12:15 pm

Beggaring belief So, it’s done — Albert Barbusci of Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP) has completed his work and all that stands between the Port of Sydney and a multi-million dollar terminal for ultra-large container vessels is our decrepit railway. Barbusci told the Cape Breton Post‘s David Jala (who describedRead More

CBRM District 3 candidates, 2020 muniicipal elections

Election 2020: District 3

September 23, 2020 at 12:08 pm

District 3 includes Eskasoni First Nation as well as all or parts of Balls Creek, Barrachois, Beaver Cove, Beechmont, Benacadie, Blackett’s Lake, Boisdale, Castle Bay, Christmas Island, Coxheath, East Bay, Edwardsville, Georges River, Gillis Lake, Grand Narrows, Ironville, Islandview, Leitches Creek, Long Island, MacAdam’s Lake, North West Arm, Northside EastRead More

CBRM District 6 Candidates and Map, Municipal Elections 2020

Election 2020: District 6

September 23, 2020 at 12:06 pm

District 6 is located almost entirely within the former city of Sydney — including the neighborhoods of Ashby and the Southend —  but also encompasses a section of Grand Lake Road. It’s shaped sort of like a single-cup coffee filter. (I’ve just realized that I’m probably telling you more aboutRead More

Campaign Trail Mix: Read the Signs

Campaign Trail Mix: Read the Signs

September 20, 2020 at 11:15 am

Editor’s Note: Welcome to Campaign Trail Mix, the Cape Breton Spectator’s weekly round-up of municipal election-related news and views with the odd non-campaign item thrown in to keep things interesting. We still have a few bugs to work out — like the logo, which I made yesterday morning in GIMPRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

September 18, 2020 at 12:03 pm

Sea to Sky Did you see the story about the cable of the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, British Columbia, being cut a second time? Just as in August 2019, the cable was cut during the night, sending dozens of cars crashing to the ground. Fortunately, no one was…Read...

Devco coal train leaving Phalen Mine, 1999. Photo by Stephen Drake

Iron Butterfly Effect? How Killing Rail Sank Novaporte

September 16, 2020 at 11:19 am

In anticipation of the desperate ghosting of the Novaporte project during this municipal election campaign, I contacted Mayor Cecil Clarke and asked him for a written response on the current status of his transformative vision for a container terminal on Sydney Harbour. I also asked if he would be makingRead More