Streetlight Out? Report Here

There are over 20,000 streetlights in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

CBRM spends approximately $3.7M each year for the rental of these lights.

To Report A Burned Out Streetlight: visit Nova Scotia Power Street Light Repair

or call 1-800-428-6230, press 1

You will need to provide the location of the burned out streetlight.

The civic address of the closest building is a good locator.

There is no charge to the caller for this repair service.

2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts - Future Stars program

The Future Stars program provides young champions of the future, the opportunity to experience a taste of competitive curling at its very best and meet with the top provincial and territorial teams in the sport.


Future Stars must be between the ages 10 and 16. There is no cost to enter with only one entry per person.


Deadline to apply: Oct. 31, 2018

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Public meeting: boarding kennel and animal sitting on Keltic Drive, Westmount


Boarding Kennel and Animal Sitting

Keltic Drive, Westmount 

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality has scheduled a Public Meeting to gather input on a proposed amendment to the Land Use By-law which would permit kennels and animal sitting establishments along Keltic Drive.  


Public Meeting is scheduled for:

When: Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Time: 7 p.m.

Where: Sydney-Riverview Y Service Club, 54 Riverdale Drive, Sydney.             

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Wash Brook Watershed Flood Mitigation Measures – Citizen Information Session at Centre 200 this weekend

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) will be hosting an information session this Saturday, June 16, 2018 for residents regarding the project update delivered at the CBRM Council meeting on May 29, 2018 pertaining to the Wash Brook Watershed and potential flood mitigation measures for this area. 

Representatives from both the CBRM and engineering firm CBCL will be present.   

When: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Where: Centre 200, Main Concourse

Call for Expression of Interest - Citizen Representation on Committees

Call for Expressions of Interest - Citizen Representation on Committees

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The Council of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality requires, from time to time, the services of citizens who would be willing to serve as volunteer members on various Committees of Council, or exterior Committees to which CBRM appoints Citizens.  

Currently the CBRM is seeking volunteers on the following Committees:

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Construction commencing on Ferry Street in Sydney on Monday, June 11th

June 7, 2018 

Starting Monday, June 11th, 2018, road work will begin on Ferry Street in Sydney between George Street and the railroad tracks before Open Hearth Park.

This project is expected to continue throughout the summer. Residents are advised that during the construction season there will be full and partial lane and road closures and to please expect traffic delays in this area. Detours and traffic control will be in place. Further updates will be provided as work progresses. 

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CB Transit is experiencing significant delays

June 6


CB Transit is experiencing significant delays due to a motor vehicle accident on the 125 and construction on Seaview Drive today on Route 5 (Sydney, North Sydney, Sydney Mines).

Thank you for your patience.

Transit Office – 902-539-0155


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The CBRM will be selecting students for summer 2018 programs by lottery on Thursday June 7th, 2018. The draw will take place at exactly 5:00 pm. Late submissions will NOT be accepted.

For students who wish to be considered for employment, the following procedure will be followed:

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Vet Street in Glace Bay closed to traffic on Thursday  

May 29, 2018 

Vet Street in Glace Bay closed to traffic on Thursday  

On Thursday, May 31, from 9am until approximately 3pm, CBRM Public Works will be replacing a sewer lateral on Vet Street in Glace Bay.

Vet Street will be closed to vehicular traffic temporarily as the line is replaced to renew services. Residents are asked to make alternative arrangements on Thursday. 

CBRM Public Works thanks you for your patience and understanding.

Statistics Canada to survey Cape Breton Regional Municipality residents on local transportation, land use, infrastructure, use of public services   

Statistics Canada to survey Cape Breton Regional Municipality residents on local transportation, land use, infrastructure, use of public services   

Ottawa, May 11, 2018 − Statistics Canada will be conducting telephone surveys on behalf of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality from May 28 to June 1, 2018.

Statistics Canada interviewers will contact approximately 1,800 randomly selected households by telephone in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.   

The purpose of the survey is to help the Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s Planning and Development Department to better understand the needs and priorities of the residents regarding transportation, land use, library services, and commercial revitalization. This information will be used to promote and support long range policy initiatives that focus on economic and social development.

The survey is conducted under the authority of the Statistics Act, which ensures the confidentiality of all information collected. No individual responses or identifiable information will be shared with the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.  While participation in the survey is voluntary, it is important that all selected participants take part to ensure the information accurately reflects the views of residents in the community.  

Interviewers will identify themselves as being employees of Statistics Canada upon calling. 

Respondents can also contact the number below to verify that Statistics Canada is conducting this survey. 

For further information on the survey, please contact Michel-Eric Velleman at 1-855-634-2360 until June 1, 2018 at our Statistics Canada office in Ottawa.