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Blog: September 2012 Archives

On Location - Cabot Links

Posted by Robert Doublett

We're in Inverness! On today's show we're at Cabot Links looking at all the ways the golf course has change (and some would argue saved) that town of Inverness.

Listen audio (runs 93:37)

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Sydney Port Development

Candidates for mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Posted by Robert Doublett

 At just about the mid-point of the elections for municipal councilors, warden's and Mayor's all across the province and people are talking about the issues that are important.

One issue we're particularly interested in is the port. Cape Bretoner's talk about the port almost constantly.

We wanted to have an opportunity to talk to the people who are running for mayor of CBRM about their feelings around port development.

Cecil Clarke audio (runs 15:30)

Rankin MacSween audio (runs 15:57)

Wilf Isaac audio (runs 13:15)

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Richmond Tax Decision

Mayor Billy Joe MacLean

Posted by Robert Doublett

The Supreme court of Nova Scotia has upheld a 10 year agreement between Richmond County  and the paper mill in Port Tupper.

Justice John Murphy ruled today,  the mill must pay about 2-point-six-million dollars a year in municipal taxes.

The prospective buyer of the mill, the Stern Group - wanted to pay  just over 400-thousand dollars a year.

Justice Murphy said, Richmond County  showed it would suffer real financial hardship if the company received the substantial tax break.

In his ruling, the judge  also said... Stern had not proven -it needs the tax cut to for the mill to be viable.

Chair of the Strait Area Mayors and Wardens, and Port Hawkesbury Mayor -Billy Joe MacLean has spoken out against a tax cut for the mill. Joan Weeks reached him for reaction to today's Supreme Court decision.

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