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December 2, 2018

CBRM ADVOCACY GROUP HOPES LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT WOULD SPUR FURTHER ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

Originally posted by David Jala of the Cape Breton Post. SYDNEY - After touring a pair of recently opened mainland libraries, a recently formed advocacy group is hopeful a similar facility on the Sydney waterfront will spur economic development in the community. “I didn’t know what I was missing until I saw those new libraries in Halifax and Truro,” said Michelle Wilson, CEO of the Sydney Waterfront District Association. “I’m really pleased to have this opportunity to share what’s out there because you don’t know what you don’t know. So being able to go up there and see what those… Read more >
December 1, 2018

CAPE BRETON GROUPS JOIN TOGETHER IN PUSH FOR NEW SYDNEY LIBRARY

Originally posted by George Mortimer of the CBC News. A recently formed community group in Sydney, N.S., says a new library would be a game changer for the area. Four organizations are working together with the aim of replacing the aging James McConnell Memorial Library, which opened in 1959. Members of the Cape Breton Partnership, Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce, Sydney Waterfront District and Victoria County recently travelled to Halifax and Truro to learn about the role new libraries have played in those communities. Details from fact-finding trip The group held a public meeting in Sydney Thursday night to reveal their findings. Kathleen Yurchesyn, CEO of the Sydney and… Read more >
November 16, 2018

NEWCOMERS SEE OPPORTUNITY IN CAPE BRETON

Originally posted by David Jala of the Cape Breton Post. Foreign students and workers view island with different perspective SYDNEY, N.S. — Louisa Esangbedo’s enthusiasm was evident as she recounted how she fell in love with Cape Breton. The 22-year-old Nigerian arrived here five years ago to pursue her studies abroad. And now, the Cape Breton University graduate wants to stay. “I never believed I could be in such a place as wonderful as Cape Breton,” said Esangbedo, one of three island newcomers who shared their stories with delegates at a conference called The Unam’ki Immigration Summit (sponsored by the… Read more >
November 16, 2018

CBU’S VERSCHUREN CENTRE HOSTS UNAMA’KI IMMIGRATION SUMMIT

Originally posted by David Jala of the Cape Breton Post. SYDNEY, N.S. — Immigration is one of the key components when it comes to stimulating the economy, says the head of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. ACOA president Francis McGuire, who delivered the keynote address at the Unama’ki Immigration Summit that was held at Cape Breton University’s Verschuren Centre on Thursday, stressed the importance of newcomers who bring with them the skills, people and determination needed to bolster the Nova Scotia and Cape Breton economies. McGuire, who has spent 40 years working in the government and private sectors, kicked off… Read more >
October 31, 2018

2018 VITAL CAPE BRETON EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Originally posted by Greg McNeil of the Cape Breton Post. Ceremony set for Friday at Centre 200 SYDNEY, N.S. — The 2018 edition of the Vital Cape Breton Excellence Awards will be celebrated on Friday at Centre 200. The awards come from the Cape Breton Partnership, in collaboration with the NextGen Leadership Society, and celebrate individuals between the ages of 16-40 who have made a significant impact in their community or workplace. Awards also honour employers who recognize the importance of giving youth and young professionals meaningful work experience. In the employer category this year’s winners are Boudrot Rodgers, Fortress… Read more >
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