Public Hearing - North End Sydney amendment

February 11, 2021

The Council of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) has scheduled a Public Hearing to consider amending the North End Sydney Secondary Planning Strategy and Secondary Land Use Bylaw to remove the lot development, site plan approval, and minimum parking space requirements which would allow Sacred Heart Church (217 George Street, Sydney) to be converted into a business hall.  

The Public Hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the meeting will be closed to in-person public attendance.

The meeting can be viewed live on the CBRM Youtube channel:  www.youtube.com/c/CapeBretonRegionalMunicipality/live 

Anyone wishing to comment at the Public Hearing is welcome to submit a statement by email or voicemail by Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.  

Requests for further information, including a copy of the proposed amendment, and statement submissions can be directed to the Planning and Development Department: 

Phone: (902) 563-5072
Email:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mail:      CBRM City Hall          
320 Esplanade, Suite 200               
Sydney, NS B1P 7B9

Municipal offices, transit services closed in afternoon

February 8, 2021

Cape Breton Regional Municipality offices will remain closed on Monday, February 8, due to the ongoing winter storm.

Transit Cape Breton services are also cancelled throughout the afternoon and will be reassessed in the late afternoon to determine if the service will resume in the evening.

CBRM NOTICE: Transit Cape Breton services cancelled this morning

February 8, 2021

Transit Cape Breton services are cancelled this morning (Monday, February 8) due to weather.

The situation will be reassessed later in the morning to determine if the service will resume in the afternoon.


CBRM NOTICE: Municipal offices closed on Monday morning - Feb 8

February 7, 2021 

SYDNEY, NS – Cape Breton Regional Municipality offices will be closed on Monday morning due to the forecast of severe weather.

The situation will be reassessed Monday morning to determine if offices will reopen in the afternoon.

TRANSIT: Service Paused

Feb 2, 2021

TRANSIT CAPE BRETON:  Update 4:30 pm

Buses are now finishing their current run and coming off the roads.
The roads/weather situation will be reassessed as the evening progresses.

Deadline approaching for citizen committee roles

January 19, 2021

SYDNEY, NS - The Council of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality requires the services of citizens willing to serve as volunteer members on Committees of Council or exterior Committees to which CBRM appoints citizens. 

Currently there are vacancies on the following committees:

Board of Police Commissioners

Three positions for a two-year term – with one from Central, North and East Divisions of CBRM. Successful applicants must consent to a criminal record background check as per Section 77 (2) of the NS Police Act Regulations.

Audit Committee 

One position for a two-year term. 

Diversity Committee 

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Transit Notice - January 13, 2021

TRANSIT NOTICE: Route 13 - George Street - 9:00 am bus is delayed.

Crawford Crossing now open to traffic

Crawford Crossing now open to traffic 

SYDNEY, NS – Crawford Crossing is now open to traffic. The final work on traffic signals was completed today and vehicles are now permitted to use the road. 

Crawford Crossing connects the intersection of Lingan Road and Sydney Port Access Road to Victoria Road through the site of the former Sydney steel plant’s coke ovens. The road was designed and built in 2013 as part of a large-scale remediation project. 

“The Cape Breton Regional Municipality worked closely with Nova Scotia Lands, representatives of the two railroad owners, federal and provincial officials to safely open the route,” said Ray Boudreau, Senior Manager at CBRM’s Public Works. 

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Online survey for feedback about proposed North End Sydney amendment

January 4, 2021

SYDNEY, NS - Cape Breton Regional Municipality has received a proposal to convert the Sacred Heart Church, located at 217 George Street, into a business hall to host a variety of events. ​

While a business hall is a permitted use, the proposed development is unable to meet the minimum parking requirements to obtain a building and development permit. 

CBRM Council has been asked to consider an amendment to municipal policy which would remove the minimum parking requirements for the proposed development.  

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Holiday closure notices

CBRM Service updates –

New Year’s Holiday 

Transit Cape Breton services end at 5:00 pm on December 31

Citizen Service Centre closes at noon on December 31

Solid Waste curbside collection on Friday, January 1 is rescheduled to Monday, January 4.