Post Tagged with: "CBRM"

Downtown Sydney, NS. ("NSCC Marconi Campus Sydney Relocation, Ekistics Plan + Design,

Marconi Part III: Bonus Scenes

September 16, 2020 at 11:21 am

Here are some bits and bobs I gleaned from the Ekistics report on relocating the NSCC Marconi Campus to Sydney’s downtown but could not work into Parts I or II (I know, there has to be a more elegant way to introduce this but I am lazy, so have optedRead More

Here Come the Municipal Elections!

Here Come the Municipal Elections!

September 2, 2020 at 12:53 pm

I can’t resist. I have to start writing about the CBRM municipal election — beginning with the way the CBRM is providing information about said election to voters. If you go to the CBRM website — which looks like it was designed BEFORE they invented the internet — you’ll beRead More

Fast and Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast and Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

September 2, 2020 at 12:51 pm

It’s toady time! I confess: I find Anthony Marlowe — CEO of MCI, savior of the Sydney Call Centre — fascinating. So much so that whenever things are slow, or I’m in need of distraction, I tune in to his Twitter stream to see what he’s been getting up to.Read More

Mounds of film plastics fill up multiple rooms at Camden Recycling in Edwardsville, waiting to be shipped. (Photo by Nikki Sullivan, Cape Breton Post)

Return to Trash Mountain

June 3, 2020 at 12:38 pm

CBRM reopened the Spar Road dump in late April because somehow, although most retail stores were closed and our consumption — one would think — had been reduced, CBRM residents were still managing to “overwhelm” garbage collectors with the sheer volume of trash they were putting out. As municipal managerRead More

Artist's rendition of second cruise berth.

That Sinking Feeling

May 13, 2020 at 12:21 pm

The cruise industry has been hard hit by COVID-19, which is bad news for any port that has put all its eggs in that particular basket, like the Port of Sydney which counts on the industry for up to 85% of its revenues and has funneled $20 million in publicRead More

And…We Have Portable Toilets

And…We Have Portable Toilets

April 29, 2020 at 1:32 pm

Editor’s Note: Since I decided to do daily COVID-19 updates, I’ve been greatly assisted by my columnists who have provided excellent weekly content to make up for my focus on the pandemic. This week, I’ve hit a bit of a dry spell, and can offer only an abbreviated weekly edition,Read...

Two trams, Adelaide, Australia. Photo by Henk Graalman - From the photographer, CC BY 4.0,

Pros and Cons (and Future) of Trams

February 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Writing in the Guardian in 2015, Sean Marshall dated the rebirth of the tram (which he, being a Toronto native, calls a “streetcar”) to the 1980s, although initially this took the form of “vintage” lines “mimicking New Orleans’ famous St Charles Streetcar line.” These heritage streetcars use antique or replicaRead More

District Energy Part I: Who Benefits?

District Energy Part I: Who Benefits?

January 29, 2020 at 1:16 pm

If you were a cash-strapped community of communities looking to cut your greenhouse gas emissions and had $100,000 to spend, how would you spend it? Would you blow the boodle on a preliminary study for a “district heating and cooling system” in Sydney’s downtown core? A system that would serviceRead More

December Deadlines

December Deadlines

December 4, 2019 at 2:20 pm

Can you believe 2019 is almost over? I can’t — and do you know who else probably can’t? Martin Chernin of Harbour Royale Development Limited (HRDL) and Albert Barbusci of Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP). Why is that, you ask? Well, because each of them faces a big deadline forRead More

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Cape Breton Regional Police Rolling Stock: Buying

November 27, 2019 at 11:08 am

Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. — Ford Police Vehicles website   I wrote the “rolling stock” headline for this article two weeks ago, when I first startedRead More