CBRM News

Rogers Hometown Hockey Update

Due to the extreme weather conditions expected in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia and surrounding areas throughout Saturday, the Rogers Hometown Hockey - Glace Bay festival scheduled to take place at Old Town Hall has been cancelled for the day. The safety of our employees, customers and the public is our top concern given the expected weather conditions, including extremely high winds. The Rogers Hometown Hockey festival and broadcast is still scheduled to proceed as planned on Sunday with the festival opening at 2 p.m. AT and the live outdoor viewing party beginning at 7:30 p.m. AT.

Rogers Hometown Hockey in Glace Bay - Facebook Event page

CB Transit Notice: Schedule for Remembrance Day weekend

SUNDAY, November 11: 

• Route 1 will continue with regular CBU Sunday service 

 

MONDAY, November 12: 

• No CB Transit or Handi-Trans service on Monday

CBRM selects Engineering Firm for Reconstruction of Glace Bay Arena

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018

SYDNEY, N.S. – The Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) has concluded the RFP process to select an engineering firm for consulting services for the Glace Bay Arena reconstruction.

I.B. Storey Inc. was the successful engineering firm chosen as the Owner’s Engineer. The Engineering firm will be responsible for advising and assisting the project team on engineering matters during the Developer selection and finalization phase, as well as through the construction phase of the project. Next steps include the Engineer developing the design brief for the reconstruction, to be completed by early 2019, followed by the RFP process to select a Developer for the project.

Renovations to the arena will include,

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Grand Lake Multi Use Path officially opens today with new name: The Maryann Corbett Trail. 

Friday, November 2, 2018 

The CBRM Active Transportation Committee, along with Velo Cape Breton, Cape Breton University and funding partners celebrated the official opening of the Maryann Corbett Trail today in Sydney. The ceremony took place at one of the Mayflower Mall trail entrances, revealing the new name, honouring Maryann Corbett, a former resident of the New Waterford area and true practitioner of active transportation.

Mrs. Corbett, at 69 years of age, was the winner of a walking race that was held in 1929 along the Sydney Glace Bay Highway. She is a remarkable example of a person who incorporated physical activity into her everyday life and practiced "active transportation" long before the term was used. The Maryann Corbett Trail was a project recommended by the CBRM Active Transportation Plan, which was adopted by CBRM Council in 2008.

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LOW-INCOME PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION INFORMATION: 

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Low-Income Property owners may be granted a maximum yearly tax reduction of $225

FIND OUT IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE HERE.

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CBRM POLL: Crop Cultivation & Processing in Manufacturing Areas

CBRM POLL:

Agricultural crop cultivation and processing should be allowed in areas where manufacturing is permitted/occurring, provided the harvested crop is processed at the same site.

Please answer yes or no here: https://goo.gl/forms/wCGPdHvEcCu8pQZF3

BACKGROUND:The Federal Government has legalised the cultivation, processing, retailing and consumption of cannabis for recreational purposes.

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Mobile Payments for Parking now available in CBRM

HotSpot Parking App - The HotSpot Parking App is now available in CBRM at all meters.

The HotSpot Parking App offers users a mobile parking app at a monthly or annual fee for the convenience of paying for your parking on your mobile device. 

HotSpot gives drivers more convenience when parking by:

  • Notifying users when their meter is close to expiring
  • Giving users the option to add more time up to the maximum for the space
  • Giving users the option to cancel their session early and be refunded for any unused time
  • Providing users with a code on each meter 

Additional information to remember:

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2018-2019 Multisport

View the 2018-2019 Multisport Calendar

MutliSport Calendar CBRM 2018

 

 

Registration Event details:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1843915642370439/ 

Roadwork starting on Monday at Churchill and Alexandra intersection in Sydney for traffic light installation

Thursday, October 11, 2018 

Initial roadwork activity will begin Monday October 15, 2018, as part of a traffic light installation at the intersection of Churchill Drive and Alexandra Street in Sydney. 

Work is expected to last the entire week. Traffic control measures will be in place. 

Please note that this is the initial roadwork – an official announcement will be issued through the Traffic Authority prior to the lights being activated. Until such time, the intersection will remain a four way stop.

It's Fire Prevention Week!

As “Fire Prevention Week” approaches, the Cape Breton Regional Fire & Emergency Service, Prevention Division encourages residents to “Look. Listen. Learn.”

We have lots of important information to share with you this week:

1. Heating safety

There is something about the winter months and curling up with a good book by the fireplace. But did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths? With a few simple safety tips and precautions you can prevent most heating fires from happening.

Read the Heating Safety information here.

 

2. Smoke Alarms

Smoke Alarms are a KEY part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly. 

Read the Smoke Alarm Safety Information Here.