TRAFFIC UPDATE: George and Prince Street detour

July 22, 2020

SYDNEY, NS - TRAFFIC UPDATE: As part of the George Street infrastructure upgrade project, the Prince Street and George Street intersection will be partly detoured on Thursday and Friday (July 23 and 24).  

The section of Prince Street between George Street and Johnston Street to be closed and traffic will be detoured via Pitt Street and Dodd Street.  

Access to businesses within this section of road will be provided and the intersection will be re-opened at the end of each work day. The current traffic control setup will remain on George Street with the exception that no eastbound traffic will be permitted on to Prince Street.

CBRM NOTICE: Road work on George Street

July 13, 2020

A significant road work project begins today, July 13, on George Street in Sydney.

The George Street Collector Road Upgrades project is expected to last 10 weeks and will include road rehabilitation between Prince Street and Dorchester Street along with intersection upgrades at the Prince Street intersection. 

Throughout the duration of the project there will be traffic control setups in place that will cause a reduction to one lane of traffic in each direction.

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Transit Cape Breton updates

June 26, 2020

Permanent bus stop location change:

A Charlotte Street bus stop is moving a block north.  The stop that was located in front of 7 by 7 Restaurant and the Parlour Sweet House will now be located next to the Scotiabank building. The work to move the signage will be completed today and the new stop will be in effect. Passengers are asked to watch for the movement of the signs and respect Covid-19 social distance with the workers on site. 

Municipal Property Tax Financing Program deadline approaching

June 26, 2020

SYDNEY, NS - The deadline for applications for the CBRM Property Tax Financing Program is coming up on June 30. 

The municipality is offering property tax financing help for owners of residential and commercial properties negatively affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

Residential home owners and commercial property owners who have experienced a significant reduction in income can apply.

The program sets a $25 monthly payment for the next 6 months and the remainder of the tax bill will be divided by 24 to determine the monthly amount for the following 24 months. An interest rate of 1.35 per cent will be applied to the monthly payments. The financing program assists taxpayers in avoiding late payment charges as tax accounts in arrears are subject to 10 per cent interest on unpaid balances. June 30 is the payment deadline for interim tax bills.  

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Tow Truck Licensing By-Law: Notice of Second Reading


By-Law for Second (Final) Reading by Council

TAKE NOTICE that the following By-Law will be brought to Council for second (final)
reading on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. The Public Hearing will be held
online via video conferencing and can be viewed on YouTube:

By-Law Intent
Tow Truck Licensing By-Law
• To establish a system to regulate towing of
vehicles for CBRM

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Street closure - Chisholm St. Sydney Mines

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality intends to close a 50 feet wide by 145 feet in depth (more or less) portion of Chisholm Street, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, measuring approximately 7250 square feet +/- more or less, which is more particularly delineated on a plan of survey prepared by Northside Surveys, NSLS, dated 12 November 1991.

A public hearing in relation to the closing of a portion of the said Street will be held on Tuesday, the 23rd day of June 2020, at 1:30 p.m. at which time Council will hear those in favor and those opposed to the closing of a portion of this street.

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Notice of expropriation - owner unknown

June 17, 2020


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all interests in the parcel of land situated at Mud Lake, Mira Road District, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Province of Nova Scotia, as more particularly described hereto, have been expropriated by the Cape Breton Regional Municipality for the purpose of construction of a flow control structure for flood mitigation purposes and works related thereto. 

The description of the property that has been expropriated is as follows: 

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Transit Cape Breton service expands on Monday

JUNE 12, 2020

SYDNEY, NS - Transit Cape Breton is taking more steps toward normal operations starting on Monday, June 15.

Most routes will see enhanced frequency and additional Saturday service.

Passengers are asked to wear masks because social distance cannot be guaranteed on the buses.

Sunday service is not yet back in service.

Regular schedules will resume on Route 1 between Sydney and Glace Bay on Monday to Saturday. 

Route 3 and 4, the Glace Bay Steele Hill route, now includes Saturday service.

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Property tax financing help is available

June 5, 2020

Financing program begins with 6 months of $25 payments 

SYDNEY, NS – Property tax bills are due on June 30 and Cape Breton Regional Municipality has a program to assist residents affected by the COVID-19 State of Emergency. 

The Municipal Property Tax Financing Program is available for eligible residential and commercial property owners. 

Property owners who own a residential property and have experienced a significant reduction in income due to the State of Emergency may be eligible. 

Taxable commercial properties, such as shopping, office, industrial, and farm properties may also be eligible if they have experienced financial hardship through loss of revenue related to the State of Emergency. 

A property that is used for tourist accommodations and is registered under the Tourist Accommodations Registration Act, such as hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts are also eligible. 

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Public Hearing - North End Sydney Secondary Planning Strategy

June 2, 2020

The Council of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality has scheduled a Public Hearing to consider amendments to the North End Sydney Secondary Planning Strategy and the Development Agreement in place for 52 Nepean Street, Sydney (PID 15889330). If approved, the proposed amendments would permit the serving of alcoholic beverages which are produced off-site at alcohol processing facilities in the North End Downtown Fringe Zone, subject to a signed development agreement.

The Public Hearing will be held online on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. and can be viewed at:
Meetings and Minutes page link.

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