Regional Council Approves Budget With Cuts
Cape Breton Regional Council unanimously approved a budget yesterday evening.
The document includes a reduction in transit service by 200 hours a week and 29 job cuts, including nine school crossing guards.
However, Council has also left the door open to revise the cuts after an offer of help from the Province during yesterday’s budget talks.
Also yesterday, it was confirmed that the CBRM will get some, but not all, of its infrastructure projects approved through the Ottawa’s new Building Canada Fund.
The money will cover arterial and collector roads but not residential streets defined as local roads.
The municipality will borrow 3.2 million dollars to pave 19 streets that fall under the criteria of worst first.