By Cindy MacRae. Last updated: 2014-12-19 13:56:45
The CBRM has voted to amend it's land use policy in order to proceed with the sale of Archibald's Wharf. Canadian Maritime Engineering wants to buy the property to expand it's ship repair business. More than two dozen people spoke before council at a public hearing that lasted for hours today. Some were in favour of the deal because of the promise of jobs. Some were opposed because of the loss of green space from the downtown. Others asked council not to make any snap decisions. Councillor Eldon MacDonald said he was in favour of the deal in principal, but has issues with process, which he called "flawed". Councillor Mae Rowe wanted the issue deferred until February but that motion was voted down.
By Cindy MacRae. Last updated: 2014-12-19 07:41:27
Regional Council will hold a special meeting this morning on the proposed sale of Archibald's Wharf. Council must decide whether to amend it's own land use policy in order for the sale to go through. Canadian Maritime Engineering has offered $200,000 for the property, plus an extra $50,000 to be spent on future recreation projects. The company and the municipality held an open house in North Sydney last weekend to explain plans for the land, which include expanding an existing ship repair business. Some residents are frustrated with what they see as a lack of transparency in the deal. Others do not want to lose the green space.
By Cindy MacRae. Last updated: 2014-12-19 07:38:57
Cape Breton Regional Police are reminding drivers about protecting their valuables after numerous reports of vehicles being entered in the Kenwood Dr. and Alexandra St. area of Sydney River. It happened Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Police say it appears the cars had not been locked and there was no damage to any vehicles. Among the items stolen were wallets, a GPS and some loose change.
By Cindy MacRae. Last updated: 2014-12-19 07:35:51
Three pedestrians have been struck by vehicles in the CBRM in the last two days. The latest accident happened yesterday afternoon at the corner of George and Dorchester Streets in Sydney. A woman was hit by a vehicle making a left turn at the intersection. On Wednesday, a 67-year old woman was airlifted to Halifax with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in New Waterford and an 11-year old boy received minor injuries when he was hit on a crosswalk in Sydney.
By Cindy MacRae. Last updated: 2014-12-19 07:32:37
The price of gas in our region is down almost four cents per litre to a minimum price of 99.5 cents for regular self-serve. The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has also lowered the price of diesel by more than one cent to a minimum price of $1.15.3.