CBRM News

CBRM seeking to acknowledge and recognize Fiona response volunteers

Volunteers are the heart of our community. During the emergency response to Hurricane Fiona, our CBRM community stepped up. Mayor and Council would like to acknowledge those who volunteered to help their community recover in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona.

Let us know who you are and your role so CBRM Council can acknowledge and recognize your contribution. 

Like all volunteers, you did not act out of an expectation of return. So please don’t hesitate to add your name, or tell us the name of someone you know, who went above and beyond for their community. Please let us know by Monday, December 5th. Call 311 or fill out the form here. 

Water Utility rates application information

Nov 28, 2022

THE CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY, on behalf of its WATER UTILITY has applied for approval of amendments to its Schedule of Rates and Charges for Water and Water Services and amendments to its Schedule of Rules and Regulations This matter will be considered in a public hearing as follows:

Hearing starts: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 9:00 am Council Chambers 320 Esplanade Sydney, Nova Scotia

Depending on the circumstances, this public hearing may be held by GoToWebinar video conferencing.

Board Hearings are open to the public, and you may participate as follows:

• You may speak at the hearing. You must notify the Board by Thursday, February 16, 2023.
• You may make written comments by sending a letter to the Clerk of the Board at
P.O. Box 1692, Unit “M”, Halifax, NS B3J 3S3,
or by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or by fax at (902) 424-3919 by Thursday, February 16, 2023.
• You may request formal standing as an Intervener, subject to Board approval. This will allow you to present evidence or cross-examine witnesses. Your request must be received by the Board by Friday, December 9, 2022, and a copy of your written evidence by Wednesday, January 11, 2023.
Additional information about the matter is as follows:

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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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