From CBC Mainstreet Cape Breton – There is a lot of work happening in Cape Breton. Seasonal road work, construction of a new Marconi NSCC Campus, upgrades and expansions to local hospitals. The Cape Breton Partnership wants to build on these existing infrastructure projects to ensure businesses capitalize on the spin off and potential employees are connected to jobs.
From The MacDonald Notebook – Kat Gouthro and Devon Burke will open their new downtown Sydney business Port City Grocery in the next few weeks. Located on historic Charlotte Street, the small independent store will emphasize natural and organic foods, while offering local fare, as much as possible.
From Construction Pulse Magazine – A decade from now, Cape Breton Regional Municipality is going to look vastly different than it does today thanks to the billion-dollar construction boom that will transform communities throughout CBRM.
From ConstructConnect – With five major publicly funded construction projects in the works worth about $1 billion, Cape Breton Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia, and its population of roughly 95,000, is poised for a mini economic boom.
The Rankin government’s first budget includes the single largest increase in income assistance in the province’s history and provides a solid foundation for a strong economy in which business can grow. In addition, it makes investments in key sectors that will benefit Cape Breton, including the hospitality industry, long-term care, public health, mental health and the environment.
Growing up in Fort McMurray, Trent Soholt saw more than his fair share of construction in the oil industry service town so familiar to generations of Cape Breton workers. But Soholt doesn’t work in the oil patch. In fact, he doesn’t even live in Alberta. For the past 14 years, he’s been the executive director of the Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council (NSCSC), a non-profit organization dedicated to human resource and skills development within the industrial-commercial-institutional (ICI) sector of the industry.
From Construction Daily – Trent Soholt grew up in Fort McMurray and saw more than his fair share of building in the oil industry service town so familiar to generations of Cape Breton workers. But Soholt doesn’t work in the oil field. In fact, he doesn’t even live in Alberta. For the past 14 years, he has served as the Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council (NSCSC), a non-profit organization dedicated to developing human resources and competencies in the industry’s industrial trade institutions (ICI).