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Mayor must choose between municipality and leadership race With a council of 12, a staff of 800 and an annual budget of $147 million, the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) is the second largest municipality in Nova Scotia. Consequently, while councillors are paid a stipend......

OTTAWA and WASHINGTON, D.C.; Jan. 17, 2018 – The Canada-US Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders (the Council) has announced recommendations for the first pillar of their groundbreaking bilateral initiative, “Advancing Women in Business.” GE Canada President & CEO, GE Vice President......

We are writing today as a group of women who come together regularly to discuss issues that we see as critical to the survival and transformation of the CBRM: small business development, relations between First Nations and settler communities, immigration, arts and culture, civic engagement,......

Consumers are aware of negative effects of unhealthy living and want to make positive life changes It is no secret that tourism is critical to our island. Cape Breton is known for its rugged, natural beauty and has been recognized as the No. 1 island......

Alex LeBlanc of the New Brunswick Multicultural Council calls for municipal nominee program Municipalities need more power to make decisions about immigration, the head of the New Brunswick Multicultural Council told a Commons committee on Wednesday. “Where immigration is controlled at a federal level, integration......

Erika Shea, vice president of development for New Dawn Enterprises, says the community development organization plays two roles when it comes to immigration in Cape Breton. The first is as the home of the Cape Breton Island Centre for Immigration, which employs one of three settlement......

CBRM District 8 Councilor Amanda McDougall thinks Cape Breton needs its own Nominee Program for immigrants and on October 16th, she shared that opinion with the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Citizenship & Immigration (CIMM). It was a return engagement for McDougall, who had been deprived of the......

The Conference Board of Canada (CBOC) recently released a report, A Long-term View of Canada’s Demographics: Are Higher Immigration Levels an Appropriate Response to Canada’s Aging Population? The report explores how increasing immigration could offset the negative economic implications of Canada’s aging population. Canada will face significant......