Municipal Notices for Wednesday September 28

Municipal Notices: The following is an update on municipal services for Wednesday, September 28. New in today’s update is a list of volunteer fire department sites that are able to offer non-potable water to residents for household use. Solid Waste curbside collection will resume on Wednesday, September 28 on streets where collection can be done safely. Transit is not operating yet.

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Municipal Notices for Tuesday, September 27

 CBRM Municipal Notices: 

TRANSIT NOTICE: Regular Transit Cape Breton service is cancelled for Tuesday, September 27. Handi-Trans will still be providing service to clients for essential medical appointments that could not be rescheduled.  We will monitor the situation each day regarding next day service.  

SOLID WASTE: Solid Waste Department curbside collection is cancelled for Tuesday, September 27. Extra garbage bags and green cart material will be collected on your area’s next regularly scheduled collection day. Blue bags will be collected on your area's next regularly scheduled blue bag collection week. 

The solid waste dump site on SPAR Road is opening on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Construction debris from the storm can be brought to the SPAR Road location.

In addition to the SPAR Road location, residential yard waste such as tree trunks, branches, etc. can also be brought to leaf and yard waste sites in North Sydney, Glace Bay and New Waterford. They will all be open starting on Tuesday, September 27 from 9:00am-3:00pm

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Emergency Information

Emergency information is posted on CBRM facebook page:


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


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


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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