CBRM Council Expenses Raise More Questions than Answers

Pie chart of CBRM Council expenses.

WARNING: LOTS OF NUMBERS AND CHARTS AHEAD. Like a wise Jedi master, my former employer – a CPA – once told me, “If you’re looking for the truth, just look at the numbers.” So I downloaded the CBRM councillors’ expense report. Here’s what I found … Between January 2019 and March 2020 (15 months) CBRM … Read more CBRM Council Expenses Raise More Questions than Answers

Platform Pillar 2: Accelerate Upgrades to Rural High Speed Internet

map of CBRM District 3 showing results of slow internet speed tests

If residents and businesses don’t have access to quality broadband, this will likely limit future growth in the region. I will put forth a motion to create a special ad hoc committee tasked with accelerating the pace of upgrades to Rural High Speed Internet.

Platform Pillar 1: Renewable Energy Strategy

Arial view of Credit Union Place Solar PV panel array.

As CBRM District 3 Councillor, I will advocate for the creation of a comprehensive renewable energy strategy. Glen Murrant – August 16, 2020 “Francesco La Camera, director general of IRENA (the International Renewable Energy Agency), has suggested the falling cost of renewable energy means … ‘Renewable power is the backbone of any development that aims … Read more Platform Pillar 1: Renewable Energy Strategy

Slow Rural Internet is Hindering the Cape Breton Economy

actual screenshot of internet speed test showing slow connection

High Speed Internet is not a luxury. In 2020 it’s a necessity for education and employment; even more-so now with COVID-19 restrictions in place. Working and learning from home requires a stable, fast internet connection. Doctors’ offices, banks, and government services are all encouraging – or in some cases requiring – that users engage with … Read more Slow Rural Internet is Hindering the Cape Breton Economy

CBRM Viability Study – A Good Place to Start

Almost exactly one year ago, the CBRM Viability Study report was released. While the report identified some of the CBRM’s advantages and opportunities, it also identified the many challenges and threats faced by CBRM – that if not addressed will have increasingly negative implications beginning in the very near future.