Oct 22, 2012 | 8:45Mainstreet Cape Breton Eldon MacDonald - CBRM's New Councilor Audio
Mainstreet Cape Breton Eldon MacDonald - CBRM's New Councilor Oct 22, 2012 | 8:45Not much has changed for Cape Breton Regional Municipal Council.
Most of the last sessions councilors who put their names forward were re-elected.
Lowell Cormier was acclaimed and he'll be joining the only newly elected councillor, Eldon MacDonald.
MacDonald was the winner in the highly contested District 5, an area in Sydney that had no incumbent but several citizens putting their names forward.
He joined us in the studio.
Oct 23, 2012 | 12:16Mainstreet NS District 3 Ballot Recount Audio
Mainstreet NS District 3 Ballot Recount Oct 23, 2012 | 12:16After Saturday's election, unofficial voting results for HRM's District 3 riding had Jackie Barkhouse six votes ahead of the city's deputy mayor, Bill Karsten. Several days later, official results put Karsten 68 votes ahead Barkhouse. We look at what happened.
Aug 28, 2012 | 7:35Mainstreet NS Alternative HRM Budget Audio
Mainstreet NS Alternative HRM Budget Aug 28, 2012 | 7:35The Nova Scotia branch of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released its alternative budget for the HRM today. CCPA's Christine Saulnier explains why she hopes it will help inform candidates in this fall's election.
Aug 28, 2012 | 9:28Mainstreet Cape Breton Rankin MacSween - CBRM Mayoral Candidate Audio
Mainstreet Cape Breton Rankin MacSween - CBRM Mayoral Candidate Aug 28, 2012 | 9:28One of the key figures at the head of social economy development in Cape Breton has put his hat in the ring to become the Mayor of CBRM.
He been involved with the New Dawn organization for many years, but Rankin MacSween was most recently in the public eye as one of the galvanizing figures in the campaign to dredge Sydney harbour.
He has also been an outspoken advocate of community based development and a critic of government intervention.
............and now, he wants to be mayor
Sep 6, 2012 | 11:01Mainstreet Cape Breton Cecil Clarke - CBRM Mayoral Candidate Audio
Mainstreet Cape Breton Cecil Clarke - CBRM Mayoral Candidate Sep 6, 2012 | 11:01Earlier today former Provincial Cabinet Minister and Federal Candidate Cecil Clarke entered the race for mayor.
He joins local economic development professional Owen Fitzgerald, and community development leader Rankin MacSween.
After Mr. Clark made the announcement at Centre 200 he joined us at our CBC studio on George Street to tell us why he made the decision.
Sep 7, 2012 | 6:14Mainstreet Cape Breton Owen Fitzgerald - Withdrawing from the Race Audio
Mainstreet Cape Breton Owen Fitzgerald - Withdrawing from the Race Sep 7, 2012 | 6:14A surprise development today in the race for mayor in the CBRM.
Mayoral candidate Owen Fitzgerald at a news conference in Sydney this morning said his campaign just hadn't taken off the way he hoped. He's decided instead to throw his support behind former MLA Cecil Clarke.
Reporters spoke with Fitzgerald after his announcement.