Last 3 Comfort Centres closing today

January 06, 2018

The remaining three comfort centres in the CBRM will not be opening today, due to significant power restorations in the areas.

Please remember that if you are in immediate distress to call 911.


Comfort Centre Update

January 5, 2018


Please note that both the Christmas Island Fire Hall and the Big Pond Fire Hall comfort centres have decided to close due to significant power restorations in the areas. 

All other comfort centres are scheduled to be open tonight until 10pm:

  • Grand Lake Road Fire Hall (850 Grand Lake road)
  • Gabarus Fire Hall (8785 Gabarus Highway)
  • North Sydney Fire Hall (14 Pierce Street)
  • Donkin Fire Hall (10 South Street)
  • New Waterford Fire Hall (3336 Walsh Avenue) 

Tomorrow, Saturday, January 6, 2018 the following comfort centres are scheduled to open at 10am, if loss of power is still occurring in the areas:

  • Grand Lake Road Fire Hall (850 Grand Lake road)
  • North Sydney Fire Hall (14 Pierce Street)
  • New Waterford Fire Hall (3336 Walsh Avenue)

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Several municipal comfort centres now open in CBRM

January 5, 2018 

CBRM is advising residents that several comfort centres are now open in select areas for residents with loss of power.

These centres opened at 11am today, Friday, January 5th, 2018.

They will remain open until 10pm this evening, dependent on power restoration times.

Comfort centre locations are as follows:

  • Grand Lake Road Fire Hall (850 Grand Lake road) – OPEN until 10pm
  • Big Pond Fire Hall (7193  east Bay Highway) - OPEN until 10pm
  • Gabarus Fire Hall (8785 Gabarus Highway) - OPEN until 10pm
  • North Sydney Fire Hall (14 Pierce Street) - OPEN until 10pm
  • Donkin Fire Hall (10 South Street) - OPEN until 10pm
  • New Waterford Fire Hall (3336 Walsh Avenue) - OPEN until 10pm
  • Christmas Island Fire Hall (8539 Grand Narrows Highway) - OPEN until 10pm

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City Hall open regular business hours today

CBRM City Hall will be opening for regular business hours this morning, Friday, January 5, 2018.

CB Transit back on regular schedule today

Transit Cape Breton Notice

January 5, 2018


Service for all Transit Cape Breton will be back on regular schedule today.

Transit office: 902-539-8124

Transit Cancelled for remainder of day due to weather

Transit Cape Breton Notice

January 4, 2018

Due to current weather and road conditions, service for all Transit Cape Breton will be cancelled for the remainder of the day. Any buses that are currently on a route, will complete that route. All buses should be completely off the road by 4pm. 

Transit will resume regular schedule once storm ceases. Further information will be provided at that time. 

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City Hall closing due to weather

Due to current weather conditions, CBRM City Hall will be closing now for the remainder of the day.

CB Transit service remains on regular scheduling at this time

All Cape Breton Transit service remains on regular scheduling at this time.

Any cancellations will be posted here, so please continue to monitor notifications. Routes will continue to be assessed based on road conditions.

Municipality prepares for first major winter storm of the season

January 4, 2018

SYDNEY, NS – The municipality’s emergency management team has met in anticipation of today’s weather. Planning includes preparing comfort shelters, if needed, and communications channels to inform the public of alerts, warnings and the opening of shelters. 

“A significant challenge with this particular storm is the potential for power outages and falling trees or powerlines,” said Mayor Cecil Clarke. “The extreme high winds predicted are very concerning. Gusts of 120 kilometres per hour are hurricane strength winds that can knock over trees and power lines and carry debris.”  See this site for latest weather forecasts: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns19

“We can’t stress enough to residents that it is preferable that they stay safely indoors. Avoid unnecessary travel during the height of this storm if at all possible,” he added. 

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CBRM Recreation Announces New Year’s Day Event


The wind may blow hard, but it’s not a knock out punch for the CBRM Recreation Department. Following the cancellation of the CBRMNYE event on New Year’s Eve due to excessive windchill conditions, Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) Recreation Department announces New Year’s Day with Port Cities to be held at 3pm on January 1st at the Highland Arts Theatre.

The event, which will also feature performance by Howie MacDonald and renowned street performers Bella Magic, Steve Goodtime, and Might Mike, will run approximately three hours and is a free public event. Highland Arts Theatre (The HAT) is the former St. Andrews Church located at 40 Bentinck Street, and has been operating since 2014 as a venue for many concerts, theatrical productions, and more.  

“With the amount of excitement CBRMNYE had from our residents, we are excited to still be able to present our headlining performers Port Cities and utilize this incredible venue in the heart of the Sydney Waterfront District,” says CBRM Recreation Program Coordinator Joe Costello. “With Howie MacDonald and the world class street performers joining us, we feel it will capture some of the magic we intended for New Year’s Eve in a more safe and comfortable environment.” 

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