CBRM News

CBRM Asking Adult Residents to Complete an Active Living Survey

CBRM Asking Adult Residents to Complete an Active Living Survey   

​The Cape Breton Regional Municipality Recreation Department is conducting a survey, the CBRM Active Aging Survey, regarding active living and recreation programming for adults and seniors.

The department is looking specifically for feedback from residents regarding what sorts of activities, programs, and events interest adults and seniors, so that future recreational programming can be catered to the desires and needs of participants.   

FILL OUT THE CBRM Active Aging Survey online here: https://kwiksurveys.com/s/akmFkfkN

 

or visiting  Or, in-person, mail or phone by contacting

Chelsea Currie, Adult & Senior Recreation Coordinator:
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902-563-5357
 
 

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COMFORT CENTRE UPDATES

******Tues, Sept 10, 9:30am ******

  • Centre 200 (481 George Street) Sydney
    • Phone number:‪ 902-564-2200
    • Hours of Operation: ‪12pm – 5pm- ‪Showers available
  • North Sydney Firemen’s Club (14 Pierce Street, North Sydney)-
    • Phone number: ‪(902) 794-7072
    • Hours of Operation: ‪11am – 12 midnight
  • Big Pond Fire Department (7193 East Bay Highway, Big Pond),
    • Phone: 902-828-3138
    • Hours of Operation: ‪12 noon – 2 pm
    • Showers and internet available
  • Gabarus Fire Department (8785 Gabarus highway)
    • Phone: 902-8842090
    • Hours of Operation: ‪8am – 8pm

 

Comfort Centres Update: 6:30pm - Monday Sept 9

COMFORT CENTRES UPDATE: (Mon, Sept 9, 6:30pm)

North Sydney Comfort Centre remaining open until midnight, all others closed.

COMFORT CENTRE OPEN: North Sydney Firemen’s Club (14 Pierce Street, North Sydney) - Hours of Operation: ‪Opened Until Midnight

Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop Off Sites: Updated Schedule for the Week of September 8, 2019

Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop Off Sites: Updated Schedule for the Week of September 8, 2019

The seasonal leaf and yard waste drop-off sites located in North Sydney, Glace Bay and New Waterford will be open Tuesday, September 10, Wednesday, September 11 and Thursday, September 12, this week from 8am to 2pm. 

  • North Sydney Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site,
    • King Street, North Sydney (next to railroad tracks)
    • OPEN 8am to 2pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for this week only.
  • Glace Bay Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site,
    • 24 West Avenue, CBRM Public Works site, Glace Bay
    • OPEN 8am to 2pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for this week only.
  • New Waterford Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site
    • 455 Ling St, CBRM Public Works site, New Waterford:
    • OPEN 8am to 2pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for this week only.

 

  • Waste Management Facility on SPAR Road accepts leaf and yard waste year round, 8:00 am to 4:00 pmTuesday to Saturday.

Residents who have questions are encouraged to contact the Hotline at (902) 567-1337. Educators are available to respond to inquiries from 8:30 am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

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Comfort Centres Opening today Mon Sept 9

For Immediate Release Sept 9

9:45am 

Several municipal comfort centres opening today, Monday Sept 9th. 

  • Centre 200 (481 George Street)
    • Phone number:‪ 902-564-2200 
    • Hours of Operation: ‪12-5 (reassessed at 5pm)
    • ‪Showers available
  • New Waterford Fire Department (3336 Walsh Avenue, New Waterford)   
    • Phone number: ‪(902) 862-7112   
    • Hours of Operation: ‪12-5 (reassessed at 5pm) 
  • North Sydney Firemen’s Club (14 Pierce Street, North Sydney)    
    • Phone number: ‪(902) 794-7072    
    • Hours of Operation: ‪12-5 (reassessed at 5pm) 
  • Glace Bay Fire Department (87 Reserve Street, Glace Bay)   
    • Phone number: 902-849-9758   
    • Hours of Operation: ‪12-5 (reassessed at 5pm)
  • Big Pond Fire Department (7193 East Bay Highway, Big Pond)   
    • Hours of Operation: ‪12-5 (reassessed at 5pm)   
    • Showers and internet available 
  • Gabarus Fire Department (8785 gabarus highway)     
    • Hours of Operation: ‪10 am - 6pm (reassessed at 6pm)

 

COMFORT CENTRES OPENING AT 12 NOON 2

Update on Comfort Centres - 5:30pm

Sept 08, 5:30pm 

Three Comfort Centres to remain open until 8pm.:

Grand Lake Road Fire Department

New Waterford Fire Department

North Sydney Firemen’s Club

 

NOW CLOSED:

Reserve Mines Fire Department

Big Pond Fire Department 

Comfort Centres Opening at 12 Noon today

Several municipal comfort centres opening at 12 noon today

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) is advising residents that several comfort centres will be opening at 12 noon today for residents with loss of power.

Citizens who require a comfort centre due to power loss are reminded to only attend a location if you can do so safely. Please drive with care, watch for debris, downed trees and power lines. Please respect all barricades and road closures. 

Comfort centre locations are as follows:

  • Grand Lake Road Fire Department (850 Grand Lake road, Sydney)
    • Phone number: (902) 562-3233
    • Hours of Operation: 12 noon – 5 pm (To be reassessed at 5pm)
  • New Waterford Fire Department (3336 Walsh Avenue, New Waterford)
    • Phone number:  (902) 862-7112
    • Hours of Operation: 12 noon – 5 pm (To be reassessed at 5pm)
  • North Sydney Firemen’s Club (14 Pierce Street, North Sydney)
    • Phone number: (902) 794-7072
    • Hours of Operation: 12 noon – 5 pm (To be reassessed at 5pm)
  • Reserve Mines Fire Department (203 Main St, Reserve Mines)
    • Phone number: (902) 849-4309
    • Hours of Operation: 12 noon – 5 pm (To be reassessed at 5pm)
  • Big Pond Fire Department (7193 east Bay Highway, Big Pond)
    • Phone number: 902-828-3188
    • Hours of Operation: 12 noon – 5 pm (To be reassessed at 5pm)

Services will include heat, hot drinks and charging stations. Closing times will be determined later today.

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CB Transit Update

CB Transit Update (Sunday, Sept 8, 9:30am)

Transit is running this morning, however we are having general service delays on all routes today due to road closures and debris. Route 14 – CBU Sunday Service – is delayed and will have no service between Gardiner Road before Sydney Airport and Tim Hortons in Reserve due to a downed tree.Currently no service in Dominion due to road closure.

Safety Reminders for CBRM Residents Post Storm

Safety Reminders for CBRM Residents Post Storm

Crews have been out working through the night in all areas of the CBRM. There is a lot of debris down causing obstructions to road ways, including downed trees, branches, leaves and power lines.  

We are still experiencing high winds and are asking residents to please stay off the roads so crews can work safety to clean up.  

  • If possible, continue to stay indoors and keep the roadways clear.
  • If you are driving, please respect all barricades and caution tape.
  • Keep an eye out for fire services crews and do not drive over fire hoses.
  • If traffic signal lights are out or flashing, treat the intersection as a 4-way stop.
  • Signalized crosswalk lights may be out; please be cautious of pedestrians.
  • Please stay away from downed electrical equipment and report to Nova Scotia Power at 1-877-428-6004
  • Don’t use appliances like BBQs or generators in your home or garage; be carbon monoxide aware.
  • If using a generator: Ensure that the generator operates outdoors in well-ventilated conditions, well away from doors or windows, and never in your garage, cto prevent exhaust gases from entering the house.
  • Keep food safety in mind when you looks power. Know when to save and when to throw out by visiting: https://novascotia.ca/nse/food-protection/docs/factsheet-poweroff.pdf

Transit cancelling for evening service

CB Transit Notice (Sept 7, 6:15pm):

CB Transit will be cancelling service for the remainder of the evening. All buses that are currently out will be finishing their routes.