CBRM News

Municipality marks 100th anniversary of Battle of Vimy Ridge with special guests

DATE CHANGE!  Now March 24 at 3:30 pm

March 17, 2017

SYDNEY, NS – The public are welcome to participate in a special event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the nation-defining World War I battle that saw Canadian troops seize an enemy held ridge. The battle claimed the lives of 3,598 Canadian troops and wounded 7,000.

A delegation from France will arrive at City Hall on Thursday, March 23. They are marking the 100th anniversary by visiting several Cape Breton communities including Cheticamp, Sydney, Glace Bay, Port Morien and Louisbourg, following in the footsteps of Canadian solider John Arsenault, killed at Vimy in 1917. Their visit also recognizes the contribution of Percival Anderson of Big Baddeck, who served as a Commanding Officer in the 85th Battalion of Overseas Nova Scotia Highlanders who took Hill 145, where the Canadian Vimy Memorial now stands.

The public are invited to City Hall beginning at 11 a.m. on March 23. A proclamation will be made to twin Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s District 8 with Givenchy-en-Gohelle, the municipality that is home to Canada’s Vimy Memorial.

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Update: BOIL WATER ADVISORY - New Waterford & Area LIFTED

March 18, 2017

NOTICE: As of March 20, the CBRM Water Utility has LIFTED the Boil Water Advisory issued on Saturday for the communities of New Waterford, Scotchtown, River Ryan, New Victoria and Lingan.

Confirmatory sampling over the last two days have shown clear results allowing for the precautionary advisory to be lifted.

Transit Cape Breton Notice

February 16, 2017

Transit Cape Breton service will resume today at 12 noon.

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Closure Notice- CBRM City Hall

February 16, 2017

Due to current weather and road conditions, CBRM City Hall will delay opening until 11 a.m. today.

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Transit Cape Breton Notice

February 14, 2017

Due to current weather conditions, service for all Transit Cape Breton will remain cancelled for the day.

Transit office:
902-539-8124

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Closure Notice- CBRM City Hall

February 14, 2017

Due to current weather conditions, CBRM City Hall will remain closed for the day. 

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Transit Cape Breton Notice

February 13, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Service for all Transit Cape Breton will cease operations for the day by 4:00 p.m. today (Monday) due to pending weather. The last trip of the day for each route will begin by 3:00 p.m. at the latest. Transit Cape Breton operations will be reassessed tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12 noon.

Transit office:
902-539-8124

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CBRM encourages citizens to prep for unexpected emergencies

February 13, 2017

Environment Canada has issued blizzard and storm surge warnings for Sydney Metro and Cape Breton County (which can be found online at https://goo.gl/NtvqeS).

As we anticipate these poor weather conditions, it is important to ensure you and your family are prepared for any unexpected emergencies.

A good rule of thumb is to prepare an emergency kit, which is ready with essentials to last you at least 72 hours.

Some items to include in your emergency kit are:

• At least two litres of water per person, per day
• Non-perishable food items (and a can opener if needed)
• Flashlights and batteries
• Portable radio
• First-aid kit
• Allergy medicine and any additional prescription medications
• Extra blankets and sleeping bags

It is also important to remember if you ever require immediate assistance, do not hesitate to call 911 .

For more information on how to prepare for an emergency, visit: novascotia.ca/emo

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CBRM Recreation Announces ‘Taste of Winter’ Festival

February 10, 2017

With winter expected to be shorter than usual this year, a taste seems to be all we will receive. With this in mind, the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) Recreation Department has announced the ‘Taste of Winter’ festival- an initiative aimed at providing activities for residents across all age groups during February and March 2017.

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CBRM Recreation Reschedules Festival&Event Meeting to Feb 15

February 8, 2017

Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) Recreation staff will be holding an evening session for all non-profit festival and event groups that will be holding events during the 2017-18 budget year. In the 2016-17 budget year, over 40 groups accessed funding for their festivals and events for a total exceeding $340,000. The session will focus on funding applications for all non-profit groups.

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