Section of George Street closed to local traffic this weekend due to start of water main replacement project 

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 

Section of George Street closed to local traffic this weekend due to start of water main replacement project 

CBRM Water Utility advises that a project to replace a water main on George Street is commencing this Saturday, May 4th. The Project is expected to continue for 5 weeks. 

On Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th, 2019, there will be a total road closure on George Street between Byng Avenue and Glenwood Street, the detour will be between Argyle Street and Brookland Street, with access to local traffic only. 

Traffic control personal will be on site. Traffic will resume on Monday, May 6th, 2019 along detour routes for the remainder of the project. More information will follow as the project progresses. 

Customers can expect intermittent interruptions to municipal services. CBRM will provide 24 hours notice to customers prior to any planned shutdown of water services. 

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Call for artists for Reconciliation Mural in Downtown Sydney 

The Downtown Sydney and the Downtown Regeneration Committee are currently seeking proposals from Artists for a Reconciliation Mural in Downtown Sydney.

They are seeking two artists to collaboratively work on this mural as a team – including one Mi’kmaw artist as well as an artist from another cultural background.

 Deadline for proposals is: Friday May 24, 2019, 5:00PM AST 

The mural will be located outside of the Undercurrent Youth Centre in Sydney.  The Jury will be looking carefully for complimentary and contrasting points of view that express your cultural understanding of reconciliation, and Two-Eyed-Seeing. Authenticity, vibrancy, strength, and resilience are key words.  

Call for Proposal specifics  

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Provincial Program: Beautification and Streetscape


There is a provincial funding program available for community groups providing 50% project funding for beautification and streetscaping programs.Your group must have the other 50% contribution (min $10k; max $25K). The CBRM will apply to the province on your behalf.

The deadline of Tuesday, April 30 is quickly approaching, please get in touch ASAP if your group would like to apply through the CBRM.

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Provincial Program Guidelines:https://novascotia.ca/dma/funding/Beautification-Guidelines.pdf

The Great Cape Breton Clean Up - May 4th, 2019


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CB Transit Update: Easter schedule

Cape Breton Transit and Handi Trans will have limited service over Easter Weekend

Good Friday, April 19: No service
Saturday, April 20: Regular Schedule
Easter Sunday, April 21: No service
Easter Monday, April 22: No service

Holiday Transit notice

CB Transit Notice - Tues March 26, 2:45 pm

Please expect delays on all CB Transit bus routes, as we reroute for the road closure on Grand Lake Road due to a motor vehicle accident.

We are unable to drop off or pick up at CBU at this time. 

Thank you for your patience.

Transit Office - (902) 539-8124

Free Tax Clinics in CBRM

The Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is offering free tax preparation clinics where volunteers complete tax returns for eligible individuals.

List of walk in clinics in the CBRM


8th Annual Benefit Concert for the Cape Breton Cancer Centre




CBRM Now Accepting Applications for Municipal Grants Program  

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) is now accepting applications for the Municipal Grants Program, a municipal fund used to invest in non-profit groups & organizations throughout the CBRM.

The goal is to support organizations toward self-sufficiency, while ensuring public accountability for the expenditure of public money, and outcomes of benefit to the general public. 

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Applications must be received by:

Applications are to be fully completed and returned to: City Hall, Suite 401, 320 Esplanade, Sydney. 

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CB Transit Update

6:20pm - service will remain cancelled for evening. 

Mon, March 4, 2019


Due to weather and road conditions, CB Transit will be cancelling service as of 4pm.

Status of later evening runs will be announced at 6pm.