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Community Profile: Cape Breton

Cape Breton County is located on the eastern side of Cape Breton Island within the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.

In 1995 the Municipality of the County of Cape Breton was amalgamated with eight other incorporated municipalities including Sydney, Glace Bay, Dominion, New Waterford, Sydney Mines, North Sydney, Louisbourg to form the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. The CBRM is the second largest municipality within the province of Nova Scotia.

A Community of Communities, the Cape Breton Regional Municipality has a rich history and a promising future.


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About the Area
Geography

Area:
2,470 km
Coastline:
800 km

Important Centres

Cape Breton Regional Municipality:
(pop. 105,968)

Total Population:
105,968
Founded:
14th Century
Settled by:
French, Mi’kmaq
Common Languages:
English and French


Community
Education
Cape Breton University
61 public schools
29 licensed day-care centres

Healthcare
8 hospitals/health care centres

Cultural Groups
Multicultural Council of Cape Breton

Media Outlets
The Coast 89.7
The Giant 101.9
94.9 The Cape
Max 98.3
103.5 The Eagle
CBC Radio Cape Breton
CJCB 1270 AM
Cape Breton Post

Accessibility
Distance to Halifax
440 km
Means of travel
Shuttle Service, Sydney Airport Authority, Acadian Lines Bus Service, Trans-Canada Highway, Highway 104

Business
Key Industries
Tourism, Health, Education, Business, Food Services

Primary Natural Resources
Coal, Steel, Fisheries, Agriculture

Major Employers
Cape Breton Victoria District School Board, Cape Breton Healthcare Complex, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Glace Bay Healthcare Corporation, New Waterford Consolidated, Northside Harbourview Corporation, EDS Canada, Stream, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Spiegel Group Teleservices, ICT Sydney, Servicom, Cape Breton University, Precision Finished Components

Business Organizations
Cape Breton YMCA Entrepreneur Centre
CBU Centre for Small Business Development
Open for Business
Business Development Bank of Canada
Coastal CBDC
CBDC Northside Victoria
Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation
African Nova Scotia Affairs (ANSA)














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