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All is Bright this holiday season in CBRM

With a growing list of parades, light ups, and community events taking place throughout the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) this holiday season, CBRM Recreation’s All is Bright campaign aims to add to the joy and help residents find their way to celebrate.

AllisBrightCBRM.ca is a hub to find community listings, to enter your display or view the All is Bright light up map, for businesses to enter the Light up the Boardwalk program, and to find a Spotify playlist of Christmas music from our talented Cape Breton artists. 

Starting today, November 22, residents and businesses can enter their holiday displays on our All is Bright map. By clicking on the link at AllisBrightCBRM.ca, you can upload photos or videos of your display along with your address, which will then be plotted on our interactive map for all to see. Residents can then plan their routes using the map to see some of the best displays throughout the community. Six random entries will receive a gift card, while a panel of Santa’s most trusted elves will vote on the best display for a Grand Prize package worth more than $250. 

CBRM is also bringing back the popular Light Up the Boardwalk program launched last year. Until December 1, businesses can enter to decorate one of a dozen trees located on the Sydney Boardwalk. Photos of the trees will be posted on CBRM social channels with the one with the most shares having a donation made to a local non-profit organization of their choice. A second “Judge’s Choice” will also have a donation made to the non-profit organization of their choice. 

Finally, CBRM Recreation and Parks & Grounds will present a light up of the annual Wentworth Park holiday display on Friday, December 16, at 6PM. With food, music, and performers, the park will be full with holiday spirit and a perfect way to be together this joyous season. The event is free, with some vendors on site selling food and items.

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Municipal district boundaries meetings

October 21, 2022

SYDNEY, NS - Public participation and input is wanted to help determine the number and boundaries of municipal council districts. A series of local meetings are taking place to offer members of the public the opportunity to provide recommendations. 

Every eighth year, all municipal councils in the province conduct a study of the number and boundaries of polling districts, examining their fairness and reasonableness, and the number of councillors to serve.  

CBRM is currently divided into 12 electoral districts and residents are represented by 13 elected officials: one mayor elected at large and 12 councillors elected by the residents of the district they serve. 

Open house-style public meetings are scheduled invite the meaningful participation of interested CBRM residents to explore polling district scenarios through interactive displays.  A presentation will be followed by a session in which all attendees will be invited to make comments and ask questions.

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Private property tree removal

Monday, October 3, 2022 

SYDNEY, NS - CBRM’s 311 service is registering requests for assistance with tree debris removal from curbside and also for requests for tree cutting and removal from properties requiring assistance. In partnership with the Government of Nova Scotia and Canadian Forces, equipment and human resources are being prepared to work on private property to remove trees based on the following criteria:  

Trees that are on or affecting:

  • Driveways and/or walkways
  • Out buildings
  • Home and outbuilding access and egress points
  • And other areas that cause impairment to basic needs 

Fill out the form here to register your address, contact information and details of what work is needed. https://cbrm.frontlinesvc.com/app/ask

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Comfort Centres on Tuesday October 4

Glace Bay Miners Forum: Open 10am to 5pm
Gabarus VFD: Open 8am to 7pm
Louisbourg VFD: Open 8am to 5pm (shower facilities available)
Sydney Centre 200: Open 10 am to 5pm

Municipal notices for Monday, October 3 (updated)

Municipal Notices: The following is an update on municipal services for Monday, October 3

The municipality continues to operate in a Local State of Emergency. The Local State of Emergency was approved for renewal on the weekend.

NEW:  The Waste Management Facility on SPAR Road is open from 8am to 4pm Monday, October 3 to Saturday, October 8 this week.  

North Sydney, New Waterford and Glace Bay Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop-Off sites are open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday, October 3 to Saturday, October 8 this week.

Solid Waste curbside collection is now on regular schedule. 

Stacked yard debris will be picked up curbside for residents who register their address with 311. 

NEW:  Transit is resuming operations on all routes on Monday with some adjustments as noted. The route adjustments will be monitored daily and updated.

Route 4
Passchendaele, #11 and Steele’s Hill run will have a detour in Passchendaele, 
#11 area using Manchester Street instead of Dorchester Street when travelling between Emery Street and Lorway Street. Route 4 will also not be travelling through Steele’s Hill at this time due to fallen trees, debris, damaged pole lines and low hanging wires

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Municipal services for Sunday, October 2 and Monday, October 3.

Municipal Notices: The following is an update on municipal services for Sunday, October 2 and Monday, October 3.

The municipality continues to operate in Local State of Emergency.

OPEN: Transit is resuming operations on all routes on Monday.

CLOSED: Solid Waste Drop off sites are closed to public on Monday. 

Solid Waste curbside collection is now on regular schedule. Next collection day is Tuesday.

Stacked tree debris only will be picked up curbside for residents who register their address with 311. 

Burning of debris is not permitted. (CBRM by-law). 

Several comfort shelters have closed due to restoration of power in their area. 

OPEN: The following sites are operating on Sunday, October 2.

Gabarus VFD: Open 8am to 7pm  
Glace Bay Miners Forum: Open 10am to 5pm
Howie Center VFD: Open 10am to 7pm
Louisbourg VFD: Open 9am to 6pm
New Waterford VFD: Open 10 am to 4 pm
Sydney Cruise Pavilion: Open 10 am to 5pm

 

Municipal notices for Friday, September 30 and the weekend of October 1-2.

Municipal Notices: The following is an update on municipal services for Friday, September 30 and the weekend of October 1-2.

The municipality continues to operate in Local State of Emergency until Saturday.

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 and Saturday.

Plans for a yard waste pick up program will be announced on Friday. Stacked yard debris will be picked up curbside for residents who register their address with 311.

Transit is not operating on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but all routes are expected to resume on Monday with some detours in place.

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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.

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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.

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Municipal Notices for Tuesday, September 27

 CBRM Municipal Notices: 

TRANSIT NOTICE: Regular Transit Cape Breton service is cancelled for Tuesday, September 27. Handi-Trans will still be providing service to clients for essential medical appointments that could not be rescheduled.  We will monitor the situation each day regarding next day service.  

SOLID WASTE: Solid Waste Department curbside collection is cancelled for Tuesday, September 27. 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. 

The solid waste dump site on SPAR Road is opening on Tuesday, Sept. 27 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 starting on Tuesday, September 27 from 9:00am-3:00pm

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