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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Heavy garbage on May 1, litter clean up day on May 6

April 28, 2017

SYDNEY, NS - Spring cleaning is in full swing in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

Monday, May 1, is heavy garbage pick up. All materials should be curbside by 6:00 a.m. that morning.

The following weekend, on Saturday, May 6, is the Great Cape Breton Clean Up. This is an opportunity to join with others in your neighbourhood to clean up litter.

All participants meet at a participating local fire station or designated location at 9:00 a.m. for supplies and return at noon for a complimentary BBQ with other volunteers.

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Upgrades to water system infrastructure in Dominion

April 25, 2017

The CBRM Water Utility is advising residents in the Dominion area that a section of the water main on Mitchell Avenue (between Railroad Street and Commercial Street) has been shut down and will remain shut down until tomorrow afternoon due to an upgrade to the water system infrastructure.

Residents in this area may experience reduced or low water pressure until the work is complete.

Service is expected to be fully restored on Wednesday, April 26 at approximately 5 p.m.

Updates will be provided when available.


CBRM Water Utility contact information:

Telephone: (902) 563-5280

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Road work update: Partial road closures begin next week

April 21, 2017

SYDNEY, NS - The Cape Breton Regional Municipality is announcing its first road work street closures of the construction season.

Starting on Monday, April 24, sections of Commercial Street and Royal Avenue in Dominion will be down to one lane for a waterline replacement project. The project is expected to continue through the spring and into the summer months. Traffic will be stop and go in the construction zone, however detours to traffic flow may also occur from time to time. Work is also slated to begin at Inglis Street in Sydney from Union Street to High Street for a waterline upgrade and road rebuild. Work on Hare Street in North Sydney is expected to begin on Tuesday with a waterline and road rebuild project.

This past September, Mayor Cecil Clarke outlined a $16 million project for improvements to the municipality’s water and wastewater systems. The project represents 14,400 days of employment for workers at over 40 sites.

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Residential Heavy Garbage Scheduled for May 1, 2017

The CBRM Solid Waste Department’s Residential Heavy Garbage collection has been scheduled for Monday, May 1, 2017. Residents who live at properties eligible for curbside collection must have their large, heavy or bulky materials curbside no later than 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 1.

To review the guidelines for Heavy Garbage Collection, residents are encouraged to visit CBRM’s website at www.cbrm.ns.ca or phone the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337. Educators are available to answer questions from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

“It’s important to remember residents must have their heavy garbage materials placed curbside for this collection no later than 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 1, as streets will only be visited once,” says Francis Campbell, Solid Waste Manager. “I encourage residents who have questions about heavy garbage, to contact the Waste Management Hotline”.

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Michael Merritt to resign as CBRM CAO

March 31, 2017

Mayor Cecil Clarke and members of the CBRM Council received notice today of the resignation of Chief Administrative Officer Michael Merritt, who after almost three years of dedicated service will be leaving to return to his family in Alberta.

“I am truly thankful for my opportunity to work with Mayor Clarke and the CBRM Council, as we worked to improve the quality of life of the residents of CBRM,” said Merritt. “I would also like to thank my staff for their dedication, professionalism and support during my tenure as CAO.”

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Update: Service for Transit Cape Breton

Update: Service for all Transit Cape Breton will resume at 12 noon. 

Update: City Hall closure

March 30, 2017

Based on current weather and road conditions, CBRM City Hall will remain closed for the day. 

Municipality marks 100th anniversary of Battle of Vimy Ridge with special guests

DATE CHANGE!  Now March 24 at 3:30 pm

March 17, 2017

SYDNEY, NS – The public are welcome to participate in a special event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the nation-defining World War I battle that saw Canadian troops seize an enemy held ridge. The battle claimed the lives of 3,598 Canadian troops and wounded 7,000.

A delegation from France will arrive at City Hall on Thursday, March 23. They are marking the 100th anniversary by visiting several Cape Breton communities including Cheticamp, Sydney, Glace Bay, Port Morien and Louisbourg, following in the footsteps of Canadian solider John Arsenault, killed at Vimy in 1917. Their visit also recognizes the contribution of Percival Anderson of Big Baddeck, who served as a Commanding Officer in the 85th Battalion of Overseas Nova Scotia Highlanders who took Hill 145, where the Canadian Vimy Memorial now stands.

The public are invited to City Hall beginning at 11 a.m. on March 23. A proclamation will be made to twin Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s District 8 with Givenchy-en-Gohelle, the municipality that is home to Canada’s Vimy Memorial.

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Update: BOIL WATER ADVISORY - New Waterford & Area LIFTED

March 18, 2017

NOTICE: As of March 20, the CBRM Water Utility has LIFTED the Boil Water Advisory issued on Saturday for the communities of New Waterford, Scotchtown, River Ryan, New Victoria and Lingan.

Confirmatory sampling over the last two days have shown clear results allowing for the precautionary advisory to be lifted.