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



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


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.



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.

Career Forecast 2018-2023 Out Now!

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality and the CBRM Youth Council have created a Career Forecast for 2018-2023. It features upcoming careers which will be available at the municipality due to an influx of staff approaching the age of retirement.

Twenty-eight employees retired last year, and half of the current CBRM employees are coming upon the age of retirement. Therefore, many job opportunities could be on the horizon creating new opportunity for young adults and skilled professionals in Cape Breton.


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Loonie Fare is Back This Summer!

Take the bus to Dominion Beach, Sydney Waterfront Festival, Bartown Festival, Makin’ Waves and many more summer events for just a dollar each way from July 3rd to September 1st.

Transit office: 902-539-8124

Loonie Fair

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.