Municipal Notices for Wednesday September 28

Municipal Notices: The following is an update on municipal services for Wednesday, September 28. New in today’s update is a list of volunteer fire department sites that are able to offer non-potable water to residents for household use. Solid Waste curbside collection will resume on Wednesday, September 28 on streets where collection can be done safely. Transit is not operating yet.

TRANSIT NOTICE: Regular Transit Cape Breton service is cancelled for Wednesday, September 28. Handi-Trans is providing service to clients for essential medical appointments that could not be rescheduled.  Low hanging power lines, debris on roads and the inability to detour around restorative work is preventing Transit from resuming service. Conditions are monitored daily to determine our ability to reinstate transit routes. 

SOLID WASTE: Curbside Collection for Wednesday, September 28 will take place as regularly scheduled. 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 dump site on SPAR Road is open on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 8:00 am - 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 all be open on Wednesday and Thursday, September 28 and 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 

TREE CLEARING CREWS: NS Power and military and tree removal contractors are tackling the high-risk top priority problem areas. Municipal crews assisting in hauling away debris that Nova Scotia Power has deemed safe for removal.  

EMO: Preliminary list of Comfort Centres open on Wednesday, September 28 

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
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   
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
Sydney - Joan Harriss Cruise Pavillion 74 Esplanade. Open 10 am to 5pm  

As the CBRM continues with hurricane recovery, there are many travel hazards, such as downed trees and power lines, still in place. Any travel should be limited to absolute necessity – for example to work, access comfort centres, attend medical appointments, or re-stock necessary supplies – and motorists are urged to use extreme caution for any required travel. 
- Please stay alert and mindful of your surroundings, expect delays and be patient.
- If you are waiting in line to access supplies and services, please pull over to the far right of the roadway and as tight to the curb as possible, to allow continued traffic flow and open access for emergency vehicles. 
- Ensure your vehicle does not block an intersection or driveway.
- Try and access service locations in non-peak travel hours when there is less traffic on the roads, and verify that the location you are traveling to is in fact open and operational before you leave and/or enter a lineup.
A vehicle driver must remain present while waiting in line to access supplies and services; leaving a vehicle parked and unattended with the potential to obstruct traffic is an offence and the vehicle will be towed at the owner’s expense. Any extra unnecessary traffic adds even more congestion to already compromised areas where crews need space for clean up and repair. We appreciate your cooperation to stay off the roads as much as possible until crews can clean up for safer driving conditions.