CBRM News

Emergency Information

Emergency information is posted on CBRM facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/CBRMgov

The following sites are operating as comfort centres.
Travel hazards such as downed trees and power lines are still in place and extreme caution is needed for any necessary travel.


UPDATED: Sept. 27th 7:00 am - Comfort Centres open on Tuesday, September 27 

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, is 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 8 am to 8 pm

North Sydney Volunteer Fire Department, 17 Pierce Street, open 11 am to 7 pm

Southside Boularderie VFD, 3840 Hillside Road, open 12 noon to 5 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 5 pm

Westmount: Canadian Coast Guard College, open 12pm to 6pm 

 

CBRM Notices

CBRM NOTICES: 

September 17, 2022

Holiday Reminder: Monday, September 19 is a holiday in recognition of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. CBRM municipal offices and services, such as Transit and Solid Waste, are closed.  

Beginning Tuesday, September 20, through Thursday, September 22, Pitt Street from George to Esplanade will be closed to through vehicular traffic to accommodate excavation in the Pitt and Charlotte Street intersection as part of the Charlotte Street upgrade project.

Traffic control will be in places and buses will pass through. Pedestrian access will not be affected.   

Public invited to sign book of condolences on the passing of the Queen

September 12, 2022

SYDNEY, NS - A book of condolences and remembrance is available for the residents of Cape Breton Regional Municipality to record their messages on the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Flowers may also be placed.  

The location is the main concourse of Centre 200. 

The days and times are as follows:

Monday, September 12, now until 8:00 pm

Tuesday, September 13, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, September 14, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday, September 15, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm 

Members of CBRM Council may also bring a book to their communities and share the time and location with their constituents. 

CBRM TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Prince Street reconstruction lane closures and detours

August 26, 2022  - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - SYDNEY

A busy street in Sydney is being upgraded and motorists are advised that lane closures and detours are expected.

Work for the Prince Street water main and road reconstruction project will begin Monday, August 29 and is expected to last until the end of November.

Traffic control will be in place and Prince Street be reduced to one eastbound lane (towards Welton Street) and westbound traffic (toward downtown Sydney) will be detoured via Victoria Road and Disco Street.  The work will involve a replacement of the underground water main and complete road renewal with some widening from Disco Street to Ashby Corner. There will also be asphalt replacement from Disco Street to Inglis Street.

“Building upon the ongoing work on Charlotte Street, this project will improve our key access route to the downtown. It’s great to see these projects underway and I’m looking forward to the results.” 

-Mayor Amanda McDougall 

Municipality continues to work toward negotiated agreement with inside workers union

August 17, 2022

SYDNEY, NS – Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s Mayor and Council support the bargaining process with the municipality’s inside workers. 

“Like CBRM’s accepted offer to outside workers in December, the inside workers union is being treated equally fair,” said Mayor Amanda McDougall. “We hope all issues are resolved and the municipality’s contract offer is accepted as it is in line with the agreement with the outside workers.” 

The union voted to strike on July 27 and CBRM management are exploring options for continued service delivery in the event of a strike. The public will be informed through media, social media and CBRM website about any changes to the services available and how they access them. 

“We anticipate that most services accessed by the public will continue to be provided if there is a strike action, such as 911 emergency service, 311 information service, police non-emergency and public works 24 hour contacts,” added Mayor McDougall. “Administrative activities such as payment processing, building permits and inspections will also continue.” 

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Public hearing on campground development (note time is 9:30 am)

Aug 16, 2022

CBRM PUBLIC HEARING -

Campground Development - Hornes Road, Albert Bridge

The Council of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality has scheduled a Public Hearing to consider an amendment to the CBRM Land Use By-law which would permit a campground on the property located on Hornes Road (See map).

The Public Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers, 2nd floor Civic Centre, 320 Esplanade, Sydney.

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Public input sought on boundaries and size of CBRM council

July 27, 2022

SYDNEY, NS –  Members of the public are invited to participate in an online survey and public meeting to review the size of municipal council and review the boundaries from which councillors will be elected. 

CBRM Regional Council currently has a 12-member Council elected from 12 districts and a Mayor elected at large. 

An online survey conducted by Stantec is available at www.cbrmgovernance.com

A public meeting will be held in at Centre 200 in Sydney on Monday, August 8 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm to share information and gather additional feedback from the public. The session will begin with an open house at 6:00 pm at which attendees will have the opportunity to review information on council size and the purpose of the project. At 7:00 pm, Stantec’s representative will make a presentation on the evolution of CBRM’s Council since amalgamation and feedback received from the survey and other consultation. After the presentation, the consultant will respond to questions and comments from attendees.  

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Water service disruption schedule - Charlotte Street

July 20, 2022 

Water service disruption schedule 

SYDNEY, NS – Water service will be disrupted due to ongoing Charlotte Street redevelopment. A schedule of planned shut offs is as follows:

Thursday, July 21 -  8:00 am to 5:00 pm: Water will be shut down for the entire section from Dorchester to Pitt Street to allow for building sprinkler connections to the new line.

Friday, July 22 - One at a time, individual businesses will lose water for about 15 minutes to accommodate the switch over of their domestic service to the new line. The contractor will notify the building just prior to disconnect.

Monday, July 25 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm: Water will be shut down for the entire section from Dorchester to Pitt Street to allow for building sprinkler connections to the new line.

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TRANSIT NOTICE: Detour on concert days at Wentworth Park

July 6, 2022

SYDNEY, NS - Due to the Making Waves concert at Wentworth Park on Thursday, July 7, 2022, and the associated road closure of George Street near Wentworth Park between 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm, Transit Cape Breton Routes 10 and 13 will be on detour.

Transit Cape Breton will combine these two routes into one during this time period. Transit Cape Breton will use this same detour/schedule for each Making Waves Festival Concert on Thursdays from July 7 to August 4, 2022. Starting each hour, on the hour, Route 13 leaves the transfer hub on Pitt Street, will use Charlotte Street to Townsend Street. It will detour onto George Street, then detour onto Brookland Street.

The detour will turn onto Park Street, then to Cottage Road, back onto the route on George Street. Route 13 will then complete its route as scheduled with expected delays due to the detour. Once Route 13 reaches Cottage Road/George Street, Route 13 will become Route 10. It will not return to Pitt Street transfer hub.

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New transit hub location in downtown Sydney, change to Mall shelter location

June 30, 2022 

SYDNEY, NS - Effective Monday, July 4, the Transit Cape Breton transfer hub currently located at Dorchester Street in Sydney will be relocated to Pitt Street and George Street. A new shelter and bus top location will also be in use at the Mayflower Mall. 

On Pitt Street, Route 5, Route 8, Router 10/13,  Route 11 and Route 12 will line up.

On George Street will be the CBU Express, Route 1 and Route 9. 

Impacts to Routes leaving and returning to the New Hub: 

Route 1:          Route 1 will leave George Street, turn onto Pitt Street, then turn onto Charlotte Street and follow the Route as always (See also below changes to Mayflower Mall).  On the return trip to the hub, Route 1 will follow the same route via Prince/Dodd/Dorchester but turn onto George and return to the new hub area. 

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