Post Tagged with: "Michael Ruus"

CBRM Council: Easements, Wastewater & Rules of Engagement

CBRM Council: Easements, Wastewater & Rules of Engagement

March 15, 2023 at 10:47 am

èI tuned into last night’s CBRM council meeting just in time for the singing of the national anthem (done a capella, I presume due to technical difficulties) and so missed the roll call and am not sure why Mayor Amanda McDougall-Merrill was not present—I know only that it was DeputyRead...

About Last Night…

About Last Night…

September 14, 2022 at 3:08 pm

CBRM Council’s regular meeting began last night with the usual mishmash of proclamations that left us with a “Maritime Kids Health Day” (September 14), a “Medic Monday” (September 26),  a “Cape Breton Classic Cruisers Fall Classic Show & Shine Weekend” (September 16-18), a Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15) and anRead More

CBRM Council: Setting Boundaries

CBRM Council: Setting Boundaries

February 9, 2022 at 12:08 pm

CBRM council voted last night to hire a consultant to conduct a Utility and Review Board (UARB)-mandated district boundary review and make recommendations about district and council size. Planning and Development Director Michael Ruus had been asked, during a special council meeting on January 25, to prepare an Issue PaperRead More

CBRM Council: Pushing Boundaries

CBRM Council: Pushing Boundaries

January 26, 2022 at 12:21 pm

It’s that time again — district boundary review season! According to section 369 of the Municipal Government Act: (1) In the year 1999, and in the years 2006 and every eighth year thereafter the council shall conduct a study of the number and boundaries of polling districts in the municipality,Read More

Read the Signs

Read the Signs

December 8, 2021 at 11:53 am

The CBRM is “considering how to best address temporary signs within CBRM and whether to regulate them.” Under consideration are those signs “commonly displayed as black roadside signs with interchangeable lettering” Back in 2015, Halifax passed a temporary sign by-law dealing with these — and other types of — temporaryRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

November 12, 2021 at 10:30 am

Editor’s Note: This week’s Fast & Curious is somewhat — although not entirely — less random than usual as I’ve decided to use the space to cover some items from this week’s CBRM Council meeting. Your regular Fast & Curious will return next week.   Minute by minute I finallyRead More

Former train station, 75 Dodd Street, Sydney, NS.

Too Big to Tear Down?

July 8, 2020 at 11:55 am

The former Sydney train station, located at 75 Dodd Street, is no stranger to controversy, by which I mean, it used to have the name of a brand of beer emblazoned on one end in letters so large, puzzled travelers thought they’d arrived in the City of Olands. I knewRead More