CBRM News

Stakeholders invited to submit request to present at Council's Climate Action Plan Update Workshop

CBRM is inviting community stakeholders to submit a request to the Clerk's Office, if they are interested in presenting to Council at the Climate Action Plan Update Workshop regarding Municipal Climate Action, taking place next Monday, January 20, 2020.

Requests should include topic details and any presentation materials they wish to use. Stakeholders will have a maximum of 10 minutes to make their presentation. One representative per organization.  

Depending on the number of submissions, and due to time constraints, it is possible that not all who express an interest will be able to present.  

Please send requests to present to:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deadline to submit is 4:00 PM, Thursday,  January 16, 2020.

Storm Safety Information - January 12, 2020

The CBRFES, Emergency Management Division is monitoring the current weather system and is working with, and receiving situational reports and weather forecasts from Environment Canada and the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Organization:

  • Freezing rain/ice pellets conditions occurring. These conditions are expected to continue until 8pm-9pm tonight.
  • Slight winds gusting 40-60 km/h are expected. When freezing rain/ice pellets diminish, light snow flurries are expected to begin and persist through Sunday night into Monday morning with temperatures from -4 to -8C.
  • Driving conditions will be poor, residents are asked to stay of the roads unless absolutely necessary. If travel is required, please proceed with lower speeds and extreme caution. Residents and travellers are warned that highways, roads, walkways and parking areas will become slippery and hazardous.
  • Power outages are possible with ice weighted power lines and tree limbs. Residents are reminded, should power be lost, to exercise caution when using alternate sources of light and heat.
  • Do not use candles as light sources or barbecues for heat or cooking indoors.
  • If using generators, ensure they are outside, well ventilated, no vent blockage, and not vented near windows and/or doors.
  • Residents are requested to continue to monitor information sources and to be self prepared for 72 hours should conditions worsen. If there is power disruption for a prolonged period, the Cape Breton Emergency Management Division will establish a safe, required and suitable location for a Warming Center(s) or Shelter(s).
  • If they are required and established, the public will be notified using several information sources. Predetermining areas for Warming Shelters and/or Shelters is not an acceptable option as areas of need and safety can not be predetermined or established prior to a weather event.
  • CBRM Citizens are also reminded to adhere to the CBRM Overnight Parking Regulations as Cape Breton Regional Police will be working with the CBRM Public Works Department with storm clearing and clean up operations.
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City Hall closing at 11am due to weather

CBRM Facilities also closing at 12 noon. 

CB Transit Update: Jan 8, 11am

CB Transit cancelling for remainder of day. Buses are finishing the routes that are currently on.

CB Transit Update (Monday Jan 6)

Regular transit service will resume at 10:00am this morning

CB Transit Update

Monday, January 6th: 6:00am

No service this morning. Will be reassessed closer to for a 10am start.

CBRM NEW YEARS EVE EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO FORECASTED WEATHER

December 30, 2019

CBRM’s New Year’s Eve Event at City Hall is being cancelled due to high winds and inclement weather expected for tomorrow. The decision is being made for public safety based on the special weather statement issued for the area forecasting snow and ice pellets changing to rain, along with strong winds with gusts up to 60-80 kms. 

CBRM will work to reschedule performances for 2020. 

The extra transit runs will also be cancelled. On NYE, Tues, Dec 31st, CB Transit will follow their regular weekday schedule, with service ending at 5pm, as per usual NYE transit schedule. 

FREE SKATING at C200 on NYE:
In lieu of the outdoor event, CBRM and Centre 200 will have a free skate from 5:30pm - 8:00pm following the Cape Breton Eagles vs. Charlottetown Islanders game. All are welcome, with hot chocolate and popcorn provided for free. 
 
TASTE OF WINTER:
CBRM will also be hosting more than 30 free activities throughout the winter as part of their Taste of Winter programming. For a full schedule, visit www.tasteofwinter.ca.

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: Transit to CBRM's NYE Celebration

********* NOTE: CBRM NEW YEARS EVE EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO FORECASTED WEATHER ***********

The extra transit runs will also be cancelled. On NYE, Tues, Dec 31st, CB Transit will follow their regular weekday schedule, with service ending at 5pm, as per usual NYE transit schedule.

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UPDATE: CBRM EVACUATION DIRECTIVE

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 (4:50pm) 

Some residents now allowed back in their units at 297 Rotary Drive.  

Based on continued assessments, residents in units on one side of the building are now permitted back into their apartments. These units have functioning electricity and are deemed safe for re-entry.  

UNITS/APARTMENTS STILL UNDER EVACUATION DIRECTIVE:

297 Rotary Drive – UNITS:
113, 115, 117,
213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218,
313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318,
413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418  

Equalling 21 units still under evacuation directive, with 51 people affected.  

The evacuation of the above listed units is still necessary to protect the safety of residents living in the area of the apartment complex that has sustained severe damage and flooding during the high winds and rain. The directive is issued for reasons of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of occupants in the above noted properties, and to remove them from present and imminent danger.

 Stipulations have been put in place for the building owner for the re-entry of approximately half of the tenants, including security on each floor, as well as fire watch to ensure the re-entering public are protected from fires.

 Evaluations will continue and more information will be shared when available.  

Emergency Shelter Information:

Centre 200 remains open as an Emergency Shelter. 

Centre 200481 George St, Sydney, NS B1P 1K5 

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Tom Miller Human Rights Award - Nomination Form

The Tom Miller Human Rights Award honours the contribution the late Tom Miller made to progressive work in the field of human rights. The late Tom Miller (Nova Scotia's first black Alderman) was a dedicated, principled and tireless advocate who supported the rights of all Canadians, particularly those disadvantaged by discrimination or poverty.

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality welcomes your nomination for the Tom Miller Human Rights Award. The award will be presented to an individual of CBRM who has made a significant contribution to the community with respect to the encouragement, promotion, initiation or development of human rights within our community.

Closing date for nominations: Friday, January 10th, 2020

Click to download nomination form