CBRM Near Bottom Of Best Places To Live List
The Cape Breton Regional Municipality has placed third last in a national survey on the best places to live in Canada.
MoneySense Magazine’s annual listing puts the CBRM in 217th place.
Only Truro and New Glasgow fared worse in the ranking, coming in at 218 and 219, respectively.
Factors such as employment rate, income levels and access to health care were used in putting the survey together.
Population growth, taxes, crime and public transit were also measured.
Regional Mayor Cecil Clarke says he can understand the ranking given what he describes as the CBRM’s economic reality.
However, he adds the survey doesn’t measure what he calls the more intangible benefits of living in Cape Breton such as the great attributes of the people on the Island.