Heavy Garbage Pickup To Go Ahead
Cape Breton Regional Councillors voted unanimously to go ahead with this year’s heavy garbage pickup, yesterday.
Municipal staff say scrapping heavy garbage collection would save 230-thousand dollars a year.
However, many councillors expressed concerns about ending the popular service on short notice.
Meanwhile, Mayor Cecil Clarke says council will revisit the issue, this summer.
Heavy garbage collection will begin on May 5th.
Council also discussed the labour dispute with the Sydney Ports Corporation, yesterday.
The stevedore’s union is upset that the Corporation has hired six non-unionized employees to work on the dock for the upcoming cruise ship season.
Council unanimously passed a motion to write a letter to the Ports Corporation asking it to reconsider its decision.
The motion gives the Ports Corporation until Friday to respond.