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**POSTPONED** "The Impact of Transportation Costs on Life and Work in Cape Breton"

We regret to inform you that the event we had planned for Thursday, 15 February 2024 has been postponed due to weather considerations for the next few days.

The Town Hall event will be rescheduled: "The Impact of Transportation Costs on Life and Work in Cape Breton".

You will be notified when that date has been decided. Please check back with us at this site.

Thank you for your understanding.

VIDEO: Cape Breton Rail Restoration Project Status Update

In January of 2023, with funding from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the Province of Nova Scotia, the Scotia Rail Development Society and the Cape Breton Partnership sought the expertise of professionals to look at current economic opportunities related to the Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway, in particular, the Sydney sub-division. Here is a 40-minute video you may find helpful in understanding the status of the rail restoration project.

Why is Cape Breton having to wait?

Sustainability and good business go hand-in-hand

Cape Breton Post 11 Aug 2021
MARY C. SENECAL-MACPHERSON This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When we hear candidates or elected officials make cliched remarks such as they want assurance of a return for the investment, it’s a clue that they are not paying attention. They can’t possibly be aware of the federal government’s response to the Climate Change accord, with unprecedented funding for infrastructure which includes the short-line funding that supports a green economy and economic development.

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Cape Breton rail issue requires action

The Scotia Rail Development Society (SRDS) is inviting the Liberal leadership candidates along with Conservative and NDP party leaders to take a position on the Cape Breton rail issue as it relates to:

  • regional economic development
  • public safety
  • savings for taxpayers
  • Cape Breton's concern for the environment.

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Re: ‘National dream abandoned’

Cape Breton Post Re: ‘National dream abandoned,’ Jim Guy column, Cape Breton Post, Dec. 14, 2020

I want to compliment Jim Guy on his excellent transportation column that recently appeared in the Cape Breton Post. It is right on.

I was born in Cape Breton and eventually had to leave in the search for work. Having retired a few years ago, I spend a lot of time here and, since the pandemic began, do not see returning to Ontario for many, many months (if at all).

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Our Mission Is Fivefold:

  1. Explore various options for continuation of the rail service to Sydney, Cape Breton
  2. Demonstrate the vital importance regionally in order to support the continuation of the rail link to Sydney, Cape Breton
  3. Support efforts to ensure continuation of the rail link to Sydney, Cape Breton
  4. Secure in perpetuity the right of way of the line
  5. Demonstrate that rail transport is the most affordable and environmentally friendly land transport for climate change

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