Municipal notices for Thursday, September 29

Municipal Notices: The following is an update on municipal services for Thursday, September 29. The municipality continues to operate in Local State of Emergency. Solid Waste curbside collection  has resumed service and will operate on Friday, September 30th, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  Solid Waste Drop off sites will also be open on Friday, September 30. Transit is not operating yet, however limited routes are being designed and planned.

TRANSIT NOTICE: Regular Transit Cape Breton service is cancelled for Thursday, September 29. Handi-Trans is providing service to clients for essential medical appointments that could not be rescheduled.  Limited routes are being developed and some services may begin soon. 

SOLID WASTE: Curbside Collection will take place as regularly scheduled. Service will also take place on Friday, September 30, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Collectors will assess streets as they arrive in the area to determine if they can safely travel on them to retrieve curbside materials. If roads are impassable, material will be left uncollected. If your materials are left uncollected, please remove your materials from the curb. Extra garbage bags and green cart material will be collected on your area’s next regularly scheduled collection day. Blue bags will be collected on your area's next regularly scheduled blue bag collection week. 

DEBRIS: The solid waste site on SPAR Road is open on Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Construction debris from the storm can be brought to the SPAR Road location. In addition to the SPAR Road location, residential yard waste such as tree trunks, branches, etc. can also be brought to leaf and yard waste sites in North Sydney, Glace Bay and New Waterford. They will also be open on Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 29 from 9:00am - 3:00pm. 

NORTH SYDNEY drop-off site located Ferris Street (off King Street) in North Sydney.
GLACE BAY drop off site is Public Works yard located on West Avenue in Glace Bay.
NEW WATERFORD drop off site is Public Works yard located on Ling Street in New Waterford. 

FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES: Burning of debris is not permitted. (CBRM by-law) This is a busy time for first responders. Unnecessary calls for unneeded fires are not in the best interest of public safety. 

WATER: For residents on wells looking for water for home use, a list of sites are noted below. 
Cape Breton Regional Fire and Emergency Services Non-Potable Water Locations: 
Georges River VFD - 1208 Georges River Road – outdoor water source
Westmount VFD - 180 Fulton Avenue Westmount- unmanned garden hose
Southside Boularderie – 3840 Hillside Boularderie Road– outdoor water source
Sydney River VFD – 36 Lewis Drive, Sydney River – Outdoor water source
Coxheath VFD – 83 Coxheath Road – outdoor water source
Howie Center VFD – 47 Tometary Drive – outdoor water source
Florence VFD – 42 Kempt Street – outdoor water source
Gabarus VFD – 8791 Gabarus Highway – outdoor water source
Boisdale VFD – 3810 Grand Narrows Highway – outdoor water source
Mira Road VFD– 10am to 2pm  – manned - garden hose outside
Reserve Mines VFD – outside water source 

EMO: Preliminary list of Comfort Centres open on Thursday, September 29 

Boisdale Volunteer Fire Dept 3810 Grand Narrows Highway open 11 am to 5 pm   
Gabarus Volunteer Fire Dept 8791 Gabarus Highway open 8 am to 7 pm   
George’s River Volunteer Fire Dept 1208 George’s River Road open 10 am to 7 pm   
*change* Glace Bay Glace Bay Miner’s Forum 151 Lower N Street Glace Bay. Open 10 am to 5 pm 
Howie Center Volunteer Fire Dept. 47 Tometary Drive open 10 am to 7 pm   
Louisbourg Volunteer Fire Dept. 7521 Main Street Louisbourg open 9 am to 6 pm   
Membertou Elementary School Comfort Warming Center 171 Tupsi Drive 9 am to 9 pm
New Waterford Volunteer Fire Dept 3336 Walsh Ave open 10 am to 6 pm
North Sydney Volunteer Fire Department 17 Pierce Street. Open 11 am to 7 pm   
Reserve Mines Volunteer Fire Dept 195 Main Street Reserve open 8 am to 8 pm
*change* Southside Boularderie VFD, 3840 Hillside Road, open 12 noon to 5 pm
Sydney - Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion open 10am to 5pm   
Westmount - Canadian Coast Guard College open 12pm-6pm