Post Tagged with: "MGA"

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

November 17, 2017 at 9:00 am

Port secrecy CBRM Council met in secret camera on Thursday to discuss something related to the Port of Sydney. Under the Municipal Government Act (MGA), which our mayor sometimes worries about and sometimes doesn’t (see the 31 unannounced in camera meetings held over 22 months in 2014-15 in flagrant violationRead More

CBRM Says Enviro Report on Nickerson Land Is None of Our Business

CBRM Says Enviro Report on Nickerson Land Is None of Our Business

August 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

The CBRM has an environmental assessment of a property owned by local businessman Jerry Nickerson on which it hopes to construct a second cruise ship berth. We know the assessment exists, as Nancy King points out in the Cape Breton Post, because Mayor Cecil Clarke has referred to it, asRead More

CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke

Council Meetings and the Chair’s Prerogative

July 26, 2017 at 11:40 am

Regional Council and its Committees meet in the Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 320 Esplanade, Sydney, NS. All regular meetings are open to the public. Council meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. and are broadcast on the localRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

July 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Municipal Affairs Says… I couldn’t help noticing the Cape Breton Post picked up my story about port marketer Albert Barbusci and his reports to CBRM council. The Post‘s take is very much “nothing to see here folks” — the article makes the point, not once but twice (first in a statement,Read More

Civic Centre, CBRM

Mondays with Albert: Barbusci Updates Council

July 12, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Remember when Harbor Port Development Partners (HPDP) changed its name to Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP) and pressured CBRM council into extending its contract with the municipality for five years? It was last December, seven months ago, when the port file was so hot, what with terminal operator Ports AmericaRead More

Election 2016: What Does the Mayor Do?

Election 2016: What Does the Mayor Do?

August 17, 2016 at 12:03 pm

There will be a mayoral race in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality this fall and I for one, am glad. That’s partly because acclamations are no fun—who wants to watch incumbent Cecil Clarke debate himself?—but mostly because I don’t think they’re particularly healthy for a functioning democracy. Instead, Rankin MacSween,Read More