Originally Posted by Wishblade
The last CMA count has them at about 98k so I think they are actually under it now. But I have also heard the same about CMA's not losing their status due to population.
I've spent part of the past 2 years in Sydney, NS, and I have witnessed this town shrink.
Buildings have closed, got demolished, and never replaced. Downtown Sydney is a sad place to be.
The surroundings area like Whitney Pier, Membertou and so on are even worse, with countless abandoned homes and such.
The crime rate here is pretty low because of the aging population.
Some of the elders told me stories of years in the 1970s when Sydney had 10-15 murders a year. That was before the mines closed, the steel mill went bankrupt and the cod fishery collapsed!
Now it sometimes has 1 or 2 murders. sometimes 0 !!