ELEVATE


With each edition of Elevate, readers from near and far are able to see that Cape Breton is truly open for business, while also showcasing the unique and highly-sought after lifestyle built by the spirited people that live in the communities across the island.

October 15, 2017

TWICE THE APPEAL: A SECOND BERTH FOR SYDNEY’S PORT

Our gateway to the tourism world is being upgraded; this year alone, The Port of Sydney will welcome over 135,000 passengers which is a whopping 67% increase in traffic over the previous year. With this increase in traffic, there will be roughly $30 million in direct and indirect spending throughout the island. We talk to tourism operators throughout the region, other local business operators as well as the port leadership to discuss the economic impact of a second berth and upgrading of our port facilities. Read this story and much more in our October edition of Elevate Magazine    … Read more >
August 10, 2017

CAPE BRETON’S SEAFOOD & AGRI-FOOD SECTORS RECEIVE OVER $1 MILLION IN FUNDING SUPPORT

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, Cape Breton University’s Chancellor and clean-tech champion, Annette Verschuren, joined Member of Parliament Rodger Cuzner to announce over $1 million in support of innovation projects in Cape Breton’s fisheries and agri-food sectors. Through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s (ACOA) Business Development Program, two local organizations were able to receive funding that are conducting projects aimed at reducing waste in food and seafood processing. The first investment was with the Verschuren Centre at Cape Breton University, which was a $750,000 contribution for an 18-month project to create a pilot facility with machinery and equipment needed to… Read more >
February 28, 2017

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE – THE NARRATIVE IS CHANGING

Sharing Our Succcess Stories from Across Cape Breton Elevate magazine was launched with the objective of broadening and enhancing perceptions of Cape Breton’s business community and social-economic characteristics. The magazine aims to provide insight into the diverse people, enterprises, ideas, and happenings that illustrate the progressive, changing nature of our communities across Cape Breton and Mulgrave. The type and degree of economic diversification that’s occurring within our region and the change in attitudes are giving rise to new confidence in the future. Each new edition of the magazine provides examples of how the narrative is changing in respect of Cape… Read more >
February 27, 2017

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Cape Breton Island Building & Construction Trades Council strengthens the economy, builds skills, and gives back to the community By Erin Elaine Casey The Cape Breton Island Building & Construction Trades Council might be the biggest local organization you’ve never heard of. But many Cape Breton residents have felt the positive effects of their efforts. Just last fall, carpenters responded to the Thanksgiving Day flood by holding a barbeque to raise money for Brookland School, which sustained devastating damage. The union doubled the money raised at the event and bought school supplies for the displaced students. And the Trade Council’s… Read more >
February 20, 2017

MEETING THE GROWING DEMAND

Nova Scotia Works expands services throughout the region By David Pretty Back in November of 2015, the Nova Scotia government began working with local service providers to bring sweeping changes to the province’s $23-million employment services system. Eleven months later, Nova Scotia Works was launched to provide better accessibility and innovative resources for job seekers, youth, and business owners alike. This new re-implementation provides many new resources including additional front line staff, more  focused career counselling for young people, helping businesses overcome staffing challenges, increasing accessibility for job seekers with specialized challenges and promotes long-term professional development. And while the… Read more >