Call for artists for Reconciliation Mural in Downtown Sydney 

The Downtown Sydney and the Downtown Regeneration Committee are currently seeking proposals from Artists for a Reconciliation Mural in Downtown Sydney.

They are seeking two artists to collaboratively work on this mural as a team – including one Mi’kmaw artist as well as an artist from another cultural background.

 Deadline for proposals is: Friday May 24, 2019, 5:00PM AST 

The mural will be located outside of the Undercurrent Youth Centre in Sydney.  The Jury will be looking carefully for complimentary and contrasting points of view that express your cultural understanding of reconciliation, and Two-Eyed-Seeing. Authenticity, vibrancy, strength, and resilience are key words.  

Call for Proposal specifics  

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Provincial Program: Beautification and Streetscape


There is a provincial funding program available for community groups providing 50% project funding for beautification and streetscaping programs.Your group must have the other 50% contribution (min $10k; max $25K). The CBRM will apply to the province on your behalf.

The deadline of Tuesday, April 30 is quickly approaching, please get in touch ASAP if your group would like to apply through the CBRM.

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Provincial Program Guidelines:https://novascotia.ca/dma/funding/Beautification-Guidelines.pdf

The Great Cape Breton Clean Up - May 4th, 2019


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CB Transit Update: Easter schedule

Cape Breton Transit and Handi Trans will have limited service over Easter Weekend

Good Friday, April 19: No service
Saturday, April 20: Regular Schedule
Easter Sunday, April 21: No service
Easter Monday, April 22: No service

Holiday Transit notice

CB Transit Notice - Tues March 26, 2:45 pm

Please expect delays on all CB Transit bus routes, as we reroute for the road closure on Grand Lake Road due to a motor vehicle accident.

We are unable to drop off or pick up at CBU at this time. 

Thank you for your patience.

Transit Office - (902) 539-8124

Free Tax Clinics in CBRM

The Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is offering free tax preparation clinics where volunteers complete tax returns for eligible individuals.

List of walk in clinics in the CBRM


8th Annual Benefit Concert for the Cape Breton Cancer Centre




CBRM Now Accepting Applications for Municipal Grants Program  

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) is now accepting applications for the Municipal Grants Program, a municipal fund used to invest in non-profit groups & organizations throughout the CBRM.

The goal is to support organizations toward self-sufficiency, while ensuring public accountability for the expenditure of public money, and outcomes of benefit to the general public. 

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Applications must be received by:

Applications are to be fully completed and returned to: City Hall, Suite 401, 320 Esplanade, Sydney. 

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CB Transit Update

6:20pm - service will remain cancelled for evening. 

Mon, March 4, 2019


Due to weather and road conditions, CB Transit will be cancelling service as of 4pm.

Status of later evening runs will be announced at 6pm.

Funeral Mass for Patriarch Vincent I Waterman to be Live Streamed 

The Funeral Mass for Patriarch Vincent I Waterman will be celebrated on Saturday, March 2nd at 11 a.m. in St. Philip’s African Orthodox Church, 34 Hankard St, Whitney Pier. 

The Funeral Mass will be live streamed at the Whitney Pier Legion, 10 Wesley Street, as the church has limited seating, as well as online for public viewing. A reception to follow at the Legion. 


Live stream link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f44Rb-HFSTs


Traffic Information:

Hankard Street will be reduced to 1 lane of traffic (Eastbound lane only) between Victoria Road and William Street, beginning at 8:00 AM through to 1:00 PM on Saturday.  

Parking on Hankard Street is restricted to family vehicles only.  

Motorists should expect traffic congestion and delays in the area of the church Friday night and Saturday morning.