CBRM seeking citizen volunteers for committees

March 17, 2021

The Council of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality requires the services of citizens who would be willing to serve as volunteer members on three committees.

The Accessibility Advisory Committee requires up to 8 members for a two-year term in accordance with the Accessibility Act of Nova Scotia.

The Diversity Committee is seeking one representative from the Gay, Lesbian & Transgendered Community, one representative from Cape Breton University and one representative from the Cape Breton-Victoria Centre for Education.

The Cape Breton Island Housing Authority requires three positions for a three-year term.

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Application deadline extended to June 30

March 12, 2021

The application deadline for CBRM's Municipal Grants Program is extended to June 30 for both the Festival and Events category and the Capital, Operating and Tax Relief category.

Application forms are available on the CBRM website under “Forms” https://www.cbrm.ns.ca/forms.html

There are two funding options under the Festival and Events Category and more details are included on the application form.

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Handi-Trans support for vaccination clinic appointments

March 10, 2021

SYDNEY, NS -  Transit Cape Breton’s Handi-Trans service is available as free transportation for those aged 80 and over requiring a ride to their COVID-19 vaccination clinic appointment at CBU Canada Games Clinic.

The first clinics are being held on March 15, 19 and 23.

Those 80 and older, who were born in the months of January, February, March and April, can now book an appointment for the clinics at the CBU Canada Games Complex. Each clinic has a set number of appointments available for the clinic dates.

Appointments can be booked by calling toll-free 1-833-797-7772 or online at www.novascotia.ca/vaccination

Once an individual has an appointment time, they can contact Handi-Trans to arrange transportation at 902-539-4336.
Residents must live in the Handi-Trans service area to use this service.

Amendments to the Tow Truck Licencing By-Law

Amendments to the Tow Truck Licencing By-Law are scheduled to brought to Council for second (final) reading on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm:

Tow truck amendment notice


Notice of closure - portions of Kings Road and Esplanade

The following are notices of planned closure of unused portions of Kings Road and Esplanade in Sydney. The "closure" of this portion of the roadway does not lead to any disruption of traffic.

The areas affected are indicated on the maps shown as outlined in black with lines.


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UARB Public Hearing


JOHN AND THERESA MACNEIL have made an appeal to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board from a decision of Council for Cape Breton Regional Municipality to refuse an amendment to the Land Use By-Law for property identified as PID 15225733, Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

This matter will be considered in a public hearing as follows: 

Hearing starts: Thursday, April 8, 2021 by videoconference 9:30 AM

Evening Session: Thursday, April 8, 2021 by video conference 6:30 PM

Hearing Location: Offices of the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board
1601 Lower Water Street, 3rd Floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia  

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Feb 17, 2021

CBRM Council has received a request to permit a medical clinic in a residential neighbourhood. Even though this request is related to a specific property, Council’s decision could impact all urban and suburban residential neighbourhoods throughout the CBRM.

The zoning found in residential neighbourhoods does not permit medical clinics.
CBRM Council has been asked to consider an amendment to municipal plan policy to permit medical clinics in all urban and suburban residential neighbourhoods.

The purpose of this survey is to gather input to assist Council in making their decision. The survey will be open until March 1st, 2021.

The survey can be accessed using the link below:

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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.