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January 21, 2021

Survey launches to assess the housing development needs in Port Hawkesbury

Port Hawkesbury, NS – The Cape Breton Partnership and the Town of Port Hawkesbury have partnered to launch a survey to collect data on the local housing and rental market in an effort to address the housing development needs as the community continues to grow. Positioned as the gateway to Cape Breton, just minutes from the Canso Causeway, Port Hawkesbury is a major service centre for the Strait area and a desirable location where opportunities await. It’s because of the growth and changing population, that the area’s housing needs are also changing. “As the Island’s private sector-led economic development organization, the Cape Breton… Read more >
January 13, 2021

Cape Breton Welcome Network ready to greet newcomers

Cape Breton, NS – The Cape Breton Welcome Network, a new program launched through the Cape Breton Partnership, is ready to welcome newcomers to our island. The Welcome Network, a constellation of volunteer-led Welcome Groups, exists to create welcoming opportunities for those who are new to the island. The initiative, which started in September, 2020, has since formed six independent welcome groups, with more than fifty volunteers, across the island. “We’re really excited about the outpouring of volunteers – whom we call Welcomers,” says Norma Jean MacPhee, Coordinator of the Cape Breton Welcome Network. “With Welcome Groups now formed across… Read more >
December 14, 2020

2020 VITAL AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED – VIRTUALLY

(SYDNEY, NS) – The Cape Breton Partnership, in collaboration with the NextGen Unama’ki Leadership Society, is pleased to announce the Vital Award Winners for 2020. The seventh annual Vital Cape Breton Excellence Awards was held virtually on Sunday December 13, 2020 and more than 130 tuned in to watch live. The seventh annual Vital Awards celebrated individuals between the ages of 16 – 40 who have made a significant impact in their community or workplace. The Awards also honour employers who recognize the importance of giving youth and young professionals meaningful work experience. The winners were as follows: Vital Excellence… Read more >
December 9, 2020

VITAL AWARD WINNERS SET TO TAKE THE VIRTUAL SPOTLIGHT

(SYDNEY, NS) – The Cape Breton Partnership, in collaboration with the NextGen Unama’ki Leadership Society, is pleased to present the seventh annual Vital Cape Breton Excellence Awards on Sunday December 13, 2020, but this year will be celebrated virtually. The Vital Awards celebrate individuals between the ages of 16 – 40 who have made a significant impact in their community or workplace. The Awards also honour employers who recognize the importance of giving youth and young professionals meaningful work experience. After receiving numerous nominations, the winners for each category for the 2020 Vital Awards will be announced live on Facebook… Read more >
November 25, 2020

Winners Announced for Connector Program’s Island-wide Pitch Competition: Hire Me Cape Breton

Cape Breton Island, NS – After a week-long online voting period, the Cape Breton Partnership’s Connector Program has announced the top 3 winners for the Hire Me Cape Breton Pitch Competition that showcases the Island’s top talent.  The top 3 winners are Tham Le in third place winning $200, Chandrayog Yadav in second place winning $300, and Ayha El-Darahali who has won the top prize of $1,000.    The top six pitches were chosen by a selection committee of local professionals and were then voted on by the public. The online voting portion of the contest opened on November 16,2020… Read more >
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