CBRM News

Citizens on Police Commission - Call for Expressions of Interest

The Council of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) requires, from time the services of citizens who would be willing to serve as volunteer members onvarious Committees of Council.

Currently the CBRM Council is seeking citizens toserve on the:

Board of Police Commissioners

Interested residents of the CBRM should submit a letter of application, together with their Resume, to the CBRM Clerk’s Office. Applicants should clearly indicate their interest inserving on the CBRM Police Commission, and outline all applicable experience and/orvolunteer work. Successful applicants must consent to a criminal record backgroundcheck in accordance with Section 77 (2) of the NS Police Act Regulations.

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Transit Reroute notice in Sydney, Sat. Sept 22

TRANSIT REROUTE NOTICE:

Due to road closures in Downtown Sydney this Saturday, Sept 22, for the Cape Breton Classic Cruisers Fall Classic Show and Shine, CB Transit stops in Downtown Sydney will be rerouted for the full day.

Pickups for downtown Sydney will be temporarily rerouted to the Esplanade, at the intersections of Wentworth, Prince, and Pitt Streets.

Buses will travel along Dorchester Street, turn left on the Esplanade for pickups, continue left on Townsend and continue regularly schedule routes from there.

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Sidewalk work starting on Kenwood Drive tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept 5th 

Work replacing the sidewalk on Kenwood Dr. will start tomorrow, Wednesday, September 5th and continue on Monday, September 10th. 

Crews will be on site from 7:00am through to 5:30pm. During hours of operation, traffic delays will be encountered on Kenwood Drive and the Alexandra Street roundabout. Motorists are asked to avoid the area, if possible. Traffic controls will be in place. 

No work will take place on Thursday or Friday of this week to avoid further traffic congestion during the first two days of school.

Notice of Public Hearing: Commercial District Improvement Bylaw

The Council of the CBRM intends to consider amending the CBRM Municipal Planning Strategy and the North End Sydney Secondary Planning Strategy to identify areas where CBRM's proposed Commercial District Improvement Bylaw will be in effect. 

The proposed Commercial District Improvement Bylaw will allow for the phasing in of increases in commercial property taxes resulting from new development in these areas for a period of up to ten years, subject to certain conditions. The purpose of the proposed amendments are to encourage new business development in downtown cores and business parks in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

The areas proposed to be affected by the proposed bylaw are the historic downtown areas of: Sydney, Whitney Pier, Louisbourg, New Waterford, Dominion, Glace Bay, North Sydney, Sydney Mines, and the following business parks: Harbourside (a portion thereof), Sydport, Northside.

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Starting this Sunday - CBU Sunday Transit Service

THIS SUNDAY

 

CBU - Sunday Service starting August 26, 2018.

Same stops as Route 1: Sydney - CBU - Dominion - Glace Bay & return, however please note new times for Sunday only:

 

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Downtown Sydney Transit stops moved temporarily during Pride Parade on Saturday 

Due to street closures for the Pride Parade this Saturday, August 4th, Transit Cape Breton’s downtown hub will be temporarily relocated to Prince and Dodd Street, instead of Dorchester Street.

Any regularly scheduled runs will end after 11:30am and be moved to the Prince and Dodd hub.  

Those who are looking for transit service in the downtown core will be required to travel to Prince Street and Dodd Street, as Transit Cape Breton will be unable to travel downtown.  

Transit Cape Breton thanks everyone for their patience during this temporary change. Expecting that routes will be back to regular service as of 2pm on Saturday.

Transit Reroute on Thursday and Friday in Glace Bay

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2ND REROUTE:

The 6pm Route 1 bus arriving from Sydney, will travel as usual through Dominion and continue down Main St. Glace Bay to the Bayplex Parking Lot at 151 Lower North St.

The 7pm Route 1 bus departing Glace Bay will do so from the Bayplex Parking Lot at 151 Lower North St., travel straight up Main St to Phalen Rd., out onto Reserve St, continuing on the regular route to Sydney. This route change will affect the 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm arrivals and departures.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3RD REROUTE:

Due to the Friday Night Street Party on Commercial St. from 4pm to 9pm , the following changes will be in effect. Route 1 arriving from Sydney at 4 pm will divert at Official Row, Glace Bay, turn right onto Main St., and continue down to the Bayplex Parking Lot. The 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm arrivals will do the same. Departures will also be from the Bayplex Parking Lot.

Route 1 leaving Glace Bay at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm will travel up Main St. and assume the regular route on Phalen Rd. towards Sydney.

Ferry Street Bridge in Sydney closed on Thursday and Friday

Ferry Street Bridge in Sydney will be closed on Thursday, August 2nd and Friday, August 3rd due to waterline installation as part of the Ferry Street Upgrades Project.

Traffic and detour signage will be in place. Motorists are asked to use alternate route during this time.

CBRM thanks you for your cooperation.

 

CBRM Residential Curbside Collection Vehicles

CBRM Solid Waste Collectors and Contractors use different types of curbside collection vehicles to collect residential municipal waste across our municpality.

 

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Construction Advisory: Nolan’s Lane, Glace Bay

Due to road reconstruction work, Nolan’s Lane in Glace Bay will be closed to traffic beginning Tuesday, July 3rd, between 7am and 7pm, Mondays through Fridays.   Work is expected to continue for approximately 2 weeks. Traffic control will be in place; local residents will be permitted access. Motorists are advised to find alternate routes. CBRM thanks you for your patience and understanding.