Notice: Public Hearing

Pursant to Section 51(3) of the Municipal Goverment Act, the Council of the Cape Breton Municipality has directed that a Public Hearing be held to deal with the proposed sale of CBRM Property (approx 11,000 square feet) located on Birch Street, Sydney, to the Cape Breton Community Housing Association for one dollar for the purpose of constructing a Group Home Duplex for individuals living with mental illness.

The particulars of the public hearing are as follows:

DATE: Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
TIME: 6:00pm
LOCATION: Council Chambers - 2nd Floor City Hall, 320 Esplanade, Sydney, NS

The estimated value of the subject property is $22,500.


*****CB Transit Holiday Schedule:******

Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th:
Last runs leaving from Sydney at 5pm
Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25th :
No transit operating
Boxing Day, Wednesday, December 26th:
No transit operating

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CB Transit Notice:

Thursday, December 19th, 2018

The CBU Express bus, that travels from Downtown Sydney directly to CBU and back, will be reduced to one bus during the holidays, while CBU is on break. Due to this, please remember that the service will not be as frequent. 

ROUTE 1 remains as regularly scheduled.

Transit Office: (902) 539-8124

Tom Miller Human Rights Award - Nomination Form

The Tom Miller Human Rights Award honours the contribution the late Tom Miller made to progressive work in the field of human rights.  The late Tom Miller (Nova Scotia's first black Alderman) was a dedicated, principled and tireless advocate who supported the rights of all Canadians, particularly those disadvantaged by discrimination or poverty.

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality welcomes your nomination for the Tom Miller Human Rights Award.  The award will be presented to an individual of CBRM who has made a significant contribution to the community with respect to the encouragement, promotion, initiation or development of human rights within our community.

Closing date for nominations:  Friday, January 11th, 2019

Click to download nomination form

CB Transit Update:

Thursday, Dec 13


Riders are asked to please be aware that due to heavy traffic near the Mayflower Mall this evening, some of our routes may be delayed: including Route 1, Route 9 and buses to CBU.

CBRM Citizen Poll: Mobile Homes & Apartment Building Development

CBRM Council and Staff are currently reviewing the Municipal Planning Strategy. This includes investigating possible amendments to current policy, or additions of new policy.

Your input is needed!

Two issues that are currently being reviewed are:
1. Expanding the areas where Mobile Homes/Mini Homes are permitted throughout the CBRM
2. Allowing for higher density development (apartment buildings) throughout areas of the CBRM


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Transition Support Info Sessions for ServiCom Employees

There will be info sessions this week for ServiCom employees from various government departments. Notably, info about Nova Scotia Works’ new program that offers learning opportunities and options for weekly living allowances, that can start as soon as possible.

Sessions at the Ashby Legion Branch 138, 35 State Street, Sydney:

Thursday, December 13 at 9:30am
Thursday, December 13 at 1pm
Friday, December 14 at 9:30am
Friday, December 14, at 1pm


***FREE CBRM TRANSIT: for ServiCom employees travelling to and from these info sessions on Thursday or Friday. Please show your ServiCom employee ID. Regular transit schedule still applies. 


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Citizen Representative required for Viability Study Steering Committee

Call for Expressions of Interest: Citizen Representation needed on Viability Study Steering Committee

Closing December 19, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

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 there is one vacancy on the CBRM Viability Study Steering Committee.

* Please Note: The Terms of Reference/Roles for this Committee can be found here.

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Transit Notice: Change to pick up location on Commercial Street in Glace Bay tonight, Friday Dec 7th

Transit Notice: Change to pick up location on Commercial Street in Glace Bay tonight, Friday Dec 7th

Due to the Christmas Light Up this evening from 5pm to 9pm on Commercial Street in Glace Bay, the regular downtown bus pickup will be temporarily moved to the Bruce Street and Yorke Street stop, while the road closure is in place.

One lane closure on Brookland Street in Sydney, remaining for the winter.

Wednesday, Dec 5 SYDNEY, N.S. – One lane closure on Brookland Street in Sydney, remaining for the winter.

Due to deteriorating conditions of a culvert under Brookland Street in Sydney, there will no through traffic in one lane on Brookland Street between Morrison Street and MacKenzie Street, starting tomorrow, Dec 6th,, 2018.

 A structural engineer deemed a section of the culvert unsafe for traffic, in the eastbound lane of Brookland Street. 

Traffic control measures and detour will be in place until the culvert can be replaced in the Spring.