George Street Traffic Advisory Update

August 17th, 2017

SYDNEY, NS - Water main upgrades continue on George Street in Sydney through next week.

Please note the following construction schedule:

Friday, Aug. 18:

Motorists can expect traffic disruptions beginning at 7am - 5:30pm on Friday, Aug. 18. Morning inbound traffic will be reduced to one lane on George Street between Townsend Street and Carquest Auto Parts.

During the afternoon, inbound traffic will experience a lane closure on George Street from Glenwood Street to Townsend Street and traffic will be detoured through Glenwood Street.

Monday, Aug. 21 – Friday, Aug. 25:

Next week, Monday to Friday (Aug 21st to 25th), traffic disruptions can be expected on George Street in Sydney between Townsend Street and Glenwood Street from 7am - 5:30pm. All inbound traffic will be detoured through Glenwood Street. Outbound traffic will be detoured through Townsend Street.

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George and Townsend St. intersection detour continues Tuesday

July 24, 2017

SYDNEY, NS - George and Townsend Street in Sydney will continue to have traffic detoured on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Beginning at 7:00 a.m., George Street (from Brookland to Falmouth Street) and Townsend Street (from Bentinck to Douglas Street) in Sydney will be closed to through traffic as intersection is being repaved following watermain upgrades. Detour signage and traffic personnel will be in place for the duration of the closure.

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Detour around George and Townsend Street intersection on Monday

July 21, 2017

SYDNEY, NS - A busy downtown intersection will have traffic detoured on Monday, July 24.

Beginning at 7:00 a.m., George Street (from Brookland to Falmouth Street) and Townsend Street (from Bentinck to Douglas Street) in Sydney will be closed to through traffic as work continues on watermain upgrades. Detour signage and traffic personnel will be in place for the duration of the closure.

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No. 12 Mine Centennial Important Piece of CBRM’s Canada 150 Celebrations

July 18, 2017


New Waterford, NS -  The mine whistle blew at No. 12 Colliery in New Waterford at 7:30am on July 25th, 1917. An explosion had rocked the pit, 2,000 feet below the surface. 25 men were rescued, but 65 had perished in the blast.

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) Recreation Department will recognize this event, which shaped the history and fabric of the community 100 years ago, with a commemorative event taking place at Colliery Lands Park.

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Marie Walsh appointed CAO of Cape Breton Regional Municipality

July 17, 2017

Cape Breton Regional Municipality Council has appointed Marie Walsh to the position of Chief Administrative Officer.

Walsh has served as the Municipality’s Chief Financial Officer since 2014. She joined the Municipality as the Director of Finance in 2007. Walsh is a Certified General Accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from St. Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Cape Breton University.

Walsh, originally from Ashby but now residing in Westmount, is the Regional Municipality’s third Chief Administrative Officer since amalgamation in 1995.

Walsh says she looking forward to the challenges the position presents.

“I’m looking forward to making a positive contribution to my community through this leadership role with a commitment to ensure transparency and open communication with the public,” said Walsh. “Along with Council, my team and I are working very hard to create a more stable economic environment, including our efforts around commercializing the port, tax reform and new infrastructure investments.”

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Transit Cape Breton Notice

July 11, 2017

Transit Cape Breton would like to inform citizens of a temporary change to Route #1 in Dominion. Route #1 bus stops in Dominion have temporarily been rerouted from Commercial St. to Station St. due to the current construction underway on Commercial St. This reroute will remain in place until further notice. Transit Cape Breton apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Transit office:


Transit Cape Breton offers several summer promotions

June 29, 2017

SYDNEY, NS – A special bus route to the Fortress of Louisbourg is now in operation. The Cape Breton Regional Municipality and Transit Cape Breton, in partnership with Parks Canada are pleased to offer citizens a free bus to and from the Fortress, five days a week until September 4, 2017.

The bus to the Fortress of Louisbourg departs Dorchester St. in Sydney twice daily at 8:05 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The bus will also depart The Parks Canada Visitor Centre, Fortress of Louisbourg back to Dorchester St. at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on those days.  This bus is free to everyone with their 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass.

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Special transit service available on Canada Day

June 27, 2017

Sydney, NS - Transit Cape Breton will be up and running with a special Canada Day service on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Transit Cape Breton is pleased to offer citizens with 5 operating routes along with a special Canada Day route to Petersfield Park in Westmount.

As part of the Canada Day service Route 1 (Sydney - Glace Bay), Route 5 (Sydney - Sydney Mines), Route 8 (Whitney Pier), Route 9 (Sydney - New Waterford) and Route 10-13 (George St./Alexandra St.) will all offer daytime service beginning at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m.

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Sydney regeneration project to hold open house

May 24, 2017

SYDNEY, NS – The Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Sydney Waterfront District Association and the National Trust for Canada invite residents to join them for an open house this Saturday, May 27. The open house will be held at 15 Prince Street, bottom floor of the former Smart Shop Place, from 1 p.m to 4 p.m.

The municipality, Sydney Waterfront District and National Trust for Canada have joined forces for the implementation of a Main Street Regeneration initiative for the Sydney Waterfront District. Over the next two years they will be working with residents and the local business community on projects that have significant economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits.

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CBRM Clean Up Day postponed to Saturday, May 13

SYDNEY, NS - The Great Cape Breton Clean Up Day scheduled for Saturday, May 6, is postponed to Saturday, May 13, due to forecast rainy and windy weather.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, at fire stations and other designated locations across the municipality. Early registration will remain open for the next week with a chance to win a BBQ from Wilson's Home Hardware.

For more information and to register visit www.cbrm.ns.ca/cleanup.

Locations for Supplies & Barbeque:

Albert Bridge VFD
Bateston VFD
Big Pond VFD
Dominion VFD

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