CBRM News

Heavy garbage collection set for September 28

September 11, 2020

SYDNEY, NS - CBRM’s municipal-wide residential heavy garbage collection starts on Monday, September 28, 2020. Residents living at properties eligible for curbside collection must have their large, heavy or bulky household items placed to the curb no later than 6:00 a.m. on Monday, September 28. 

Residents are encouraged to read the details online at CBRM's website. www.cbrm.ns.ca/heavygarbage

Some of the information includes: 

Sofas, chairs, upholstered furniture, mattresses, box springs, carpeting, flooring, vinyl windows and doors will be collected. Panes of glass from windows should be removed when possible. Collectors are not responsible for removing broken glass and debris from your curb. Carpeting should be rolled and tied with string or rope.

Objects must be safe to handle with no protruding nails, staples or other sharps. 

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Citizen Service Centre opens September 8, transit fares resume September 14

September 4, 2020

SYDNEY, NS -  Fare collection on Cape Breton Transit will resume on Monday, September 14.  

The Citizen Service Centre at City Hall, 320 Esplanade, will be open starting on Tuesday, September 8 for those seeking transit passes.  

Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Citizen Service Centre is also open for residents to pay tax and water bills, parking tickets and tipping fees.

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TRAFFIC UPDATE: George and Prince Street detour

July 22, 2020

SYDNEY, NS - TRAFFIC UPDATE: As part of the George Street infrastructure upgrade project, the Prince Street and George Street intersection will be partly detoured on Thursday and Friday (July 23 and 24).  

The section of Prince Street between George Street and Johnston Street to be closed and traffic will be detoured via Pitt Street and Dodd Street.  

Access to businesses within this section of road will be provided and the intersection will be re-opened at the end of each work day. The current traffic control setup will remain on George Street with the exception that no eastbound traffic will be permitted on to Prince Street.

CBRM NOTICE: Road work on George Street

July 13, 2020

A significant road work project begins today, July 13, on George Street in Sydney.

The George Street Collector Road Upgrades project is expected to last 10 weeks and will include road rehabilitation between Prince Street and Dorchester Street along with intersection upgrades at the Prince Street intersection. 

Throughout the duration of the project there will be traffic control setups in place that will cause a reduction to one lane of traffic in each direction.

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Transit Cape Breton updates

June 26, 2020

Permanent bus stop location change:

A Charlotte Street bus stop is moving a block north.  The stop that was located in front of 7 by 7 Restaurant and the Parlour Sweet House will now be located next to the Scotiabank building. The work to move the signage will be completed today and the new stop will be in effect. Passengers are asked to watch for the movement of the signs and respect Covid-19 social distance with the workers on site. 

Temporary location change at CBU:

Glace Bay High School is having a grand march at CBU Canada Games Complex area on Saturday, June 27. Cape Breton Transit is changing the drop off and pick up area for the 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. timeline.  The new bus stop area will now be in front of the Great Hall instead of in front of the arena. 

Municipal Property Tax Financing Program deadline approaching

June 26, 2020

SYDNEY, NS - The deadline for applications for the CBRM Property Tax Financing Program is coming up on June 30. 

The municipality is offering property tax financing help for owners of residential and commercial properties negatively affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

Residential home owners and commercial property owners who have experienced a significant reduction in income can apply.


The program sets a $25 monthly payment for the next 6 months and the remainder of the tax bill will be divided by 24 to determine the monthly amount for the following 24 months. An interest rate of 1.35 per cent will be applied to the monthly payments. The financing program assists taxpayers in avoiding late payment charges as tax accounts in arrears are subject to 10 per cent interest on unpaid balances. June 30 is the payment deadline for interim tax bills.  

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Tow Truck Licensing By-Law: Notice of Second Reading

CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY NOTICE

By-Law for Second (Final) Reading by Council

TAKE NOTICE that the following By-Law will be brought to Council for second (final)
reading on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. The Public Hearing will be held
online via video conferencing and can be viewed on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/c/CapeBretonRegionalMunicipality/live

By-Law Intent
Tow Truck Licensing By-Law
• To establish a system to regulate towing of
vehicles for CBRM

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Street closure - Chisholm St. Sydney Mines

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality intends to close a 50 feet wide by 145 feet in depth (more or less) portion of Chisholm Street, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, measuring approximately 7250 square feet +/- more or less, which is more particularly delineated on a plan of survey prepared by Northside Surveys, NSLS, dated 12 November 1991.

A public hearing in relation to the closing of a portion of the said Street will be held on Tuesday, the 23rd day of June 2020, at 1:30 p.m. at which time Council will hear those in favor and those opposed to the closing of a portion of this street.

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Notice of expropriation - owner unknown

June 17, 2020

LANDS AT MUD LAKE, MIRA ROAD DISTRICT - CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY  

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all interests in the parcel of land situated at Mud Lake, Mira Road District, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Province of Nova Scotia, as more particularly described hereto, have been expropriated by the Cape Breton Regional Municipality for the purpose of construction of a flow control structure for flood mitigation purposes and works related thereto. 

The description of the property that has been expropriated is as follows: 

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Transit Cape Breton service expands on Monday

JUNE 12, 2020

SYDNEY, NS - Transit Cape Breton is taking more steps toward normal operations starting on Monday, June 15.

Most routes will see enhanced frequency and additional Saturday service.

Passengers are asked to wear masks because social distance cannot be guaranteed on the buses.

Sunday service is not yet back in service.

Regular schedules will resume on Route 1 between Sydney and Glace Bay on Monday to Saturday. 

Route 3 and 4, the Glace Bay Steele Hill route, now includes Saturday service.

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