CBRM News

Transit Notice: Canada Day Bus Schedule

CB Transit will operate several bus routes this Canada Day, Monday, July 1st. Route 1, route 5, route 8 and route 9 bus schedules have been modified to make it easier for you and your family to get out and celebrate this Canada Day!

The July 1st schedules for these runs can be seen below.

Please note that this is a modified service for this holiday and not all runs are operating, only Routes 1, 5, 8 & 9.

Handi-Trans will also be available from 3:00PM to 11:00PM on July 1st. Make sure to call before Friday, June 28th at 3:00PM to book the Handi-Trans. You can phone 902-539-4336 to book.

Happy celebrating!

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CBRM & ACAP Poster Contest Winners and Award Ceremony

You're invited to the CBRM & ACAP 2019 Poster Contest Awards Ceremony! The ceremony will be taking place on June 14th, 2019, at 3:30PM located in the City Hall Council Chambers.

Special thanks to the CB-VRCE principals, teachers, and of course, all the talented students who participated! A huge congratulations to the winners of the poster contest.

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Artists Loretta Gould and Peter Steele selected for Reconciliation Mural in Downtown Sydney

Congratulations to artists Loretta Gould and Peter Steele, who have been commissioned by the CBRM Downtown Regeneration Committee to create a reconciliation mural in Downtown Sydney.

The two artists will work collaboratively as a team, as a Mi’kmaw artist and an artist from another cultural background, to create a reconciliation mural representing Etuaptmumk, the Mi’kmaw word for “two eyed seeing”. 

The mural will be on a brick wall outside of the Undercurrent Youth Centre and the office of Pathways to Employment in Downtown Sydney at 75 Prince Street. A call was put out for applications in May and the selection Jury reviewed 10 applications from artists all across Unama’kik and beyond. The final selection was made on Tuesday, May 10, 2019. The details of the commencement of the mural are still being worked out by the artists and will be revealed as soon as they are known. 

Bradley Murphy, CBRM Regeneration Coordinator said, “We are proud and excited to have these two wonderful artists come together around the very important message of reconciliation and representing Etuaptmumk, which is the Mi’kmaw word for “two eyed seeing”. It refers to learning to see from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous knowledge and from the other eye with the strengths of western knowledge, and learning to use both eyes together for the benefit of all.”

Detour update for George Street water project, Sydney:

Please note that from June 10th, 2019 to June 14th, 2019 and from June 17th, 2019 to June 19th, 2019, George Street will be closed to local traffic between Argyle Street and Byng Avenue (weather permitting) in order to complete water main work in the areas of Trinity Avenue and Lorway Avenue.

Traffic control personnel will be on site and traffic will resume on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 along regular detour routes for the remainder of the project.

Customers can expect intermittent interruptions to municipal services. CBRM will provide 24 hours notice to customers prior to any planned shutdown of water services. However, if unforeseen issues arise, CBRM staff and Northern Contracting Ltd. will have personnel on site throughout the duration of the project and will provide updates as needed.

We appreciate your patience and co-operation for the duration of this project.

CB Transit Update - June 7, 2019

Transit Update:

Commercial street in Glace Bay will be closed on Saturday, June 8th, from 9am until 1:30pm. Because of this, all pickups for downtown Glace Bay will be moved to Jack’s General Store between 9am and 1:30pm this Saturday.

Construction Advisory: Road repair work on Townsend Street in Sydney next week

Friday, June 7, 2019

Continuing with seasonal road repair work, crews will be moving to Townsend Street in Sydney next week between George Street and High Street. Traffic will be reduced to one lane – please expect delays and detours in this area.

Work is expected to begin on Monday, June 10, weather dependant, and will continue all week.

Construction Advisory: Prince Street, Sydney

Tuesday, June 4th:

Construction activities will resume tomorrow, Tuesday, June 4, for the crosswalk installation at the intersection of Reeves Street and Prince Street in Sydney.

Traffic control will be in place with a reduction to two lanes in this section. The public should expect delays and use an alternate route if possible.

Victoria Day - No Transit or Hani Trans

A reminder that there will be no bus service for Transit Cape Breton and Handi Trans on Monday, May 20th, 2019 because of the Victoria day holiday.

Buses will resume to their regular schedule on Tuesday, May 21st.

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Installation work on traffic lights starting this Thursday at the Prince and Inglis Street intersection  

Starting this Thursday, May 16, installation of the overhead arms and configuration activities for new traffic lights will be taking place at the Prince and Inglis intersection in Sydney.

The work is expected to continue for several weeks. Traffic control will be in place periodically throughout this time frame and the public should expect delays in this area.  

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Section of George Street closed to local traffic this weekend due to start of water main replacement project 

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 

Section of George Street closed to local traffic this weekend due to start of water main replacement project 

CBRM Water Utility advises that a project to replace a water main on George Street is commencing this Saturday, May 4th. The Project is expected to continue for 5 weeks. 

On Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th, 2019, there will be a total road closure on George Street between Byng Avenue and Glenwood Street, the detour will be between Argyle Street and Brookland Street, with access to local traffic only. 

Traffic control personal will be on site. Traffic will resume on Monday, May 6th, 2019 along detour routes for the remainder of the project. More information will follow as the project progresses. 

Customers can expect intermittent interruptions to municipal services. CBRM will provide 24 hours notice to customers prior to any planned shutdown of water services. 

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