Transit Notice: delays on some routes Saturday, No 24

Transit Notice: please note that there will be delays to all routes that travel downtown Sydney, this Saturday, Nov 24th between 4pm and 5 pm because of  Sydney's Santa Claus parade.

Bus stops will remain the same, but may be held up on George St., Prince St., and Victoria Road as the parade passes through.

Thank you and hope you all get out and enjoy the many community parades!

Construction Advisory: Works begins on traffic light installation at Prince and Inglis Monday

Initial roadwork activities will begin Monday, November 26, 2018, as part of traffic light installation at the intersection of Prince Street and Inglis Street. Work is expected to last 2 weeks and traffic control measures will be in place.

 Please note that this is the initial roadwork – an official announcement will be issued through the Traffic Authority prior to the lights being activated.

Budget Consultation meetings set for 2018-2019 budget process

Interested in helping guide priorities for the next CBRM Budget?

Residents are welcome to participate in budget consultation meetings as part of the CBRM's 2018-2019 budget process. Mayor Cecil Clarke, District Councillors and key CBRM staff will attend the meetings.

Schedule of Budget Consultation meetings:


Saturday, November 24th, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 

C200 Main Concourse, Buchanan Hall, 481 George Street, Sydney



Saturday, December 1, 2018

10:00 am - 12 noon

North Sydney Senion Citizens & Pensioners Club, 309 Commercial Street, North Sydney



Monday, December 3, 2018

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ring 73, 85 East Ave., Glace Bay 

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Changes made to Transit timetables

Alll new schedules are found online on CBRM website: Cbrm.ns.ca/transit 

Please CONTINUE to check the CBRM website for the latest timetables, as we may need to make alterations this week. The final Rider's Guide will be printed and ready on Nov 26th.

Highlights, include:

Route 3: Additional runs, slight changes to timetable. 

Route 4: Additional runs, slight changes to timetable.

Route 5: Changes to timetable.

Route 9: Changes to timetable. No longer travelling through South Bar. 

Routes 10 & 13: Now Combined, changes to timetable, Extended hours

Routes 11 & 12: Now combined, changes to timetable 

Route 14: Slight changes to several start times to allow for later finish of runs.

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Rogers Hometown Hockey Update

Due to the extreme weather conditions expected in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia and surrounding areas throughout Saturday, the Rogers Hometown Hockey - Glace Bay festival scheduled to take place at Old Town Hall has been cancelled for the day. The safety of our employees, customers and the public is our top concern given the expected weather conditions, including extremely high winds. The Rogers Hometown Hockey festival and broadcast is still scheduled to proceed as planned on Sunday with the festival opening at 2 p.m. AT and the live outdoor viewing party beginning at 7:30 p.m. AT.

Rogers Hometown Hockey in Glace Bay - Facebook Event page

CB Transit Notice: Schedule for Remembrance Day weekend

SUNDAY, November 11: 

• Route 1 will continue with regular CBU Sunday service 


MONDAY, November 12: 

• No CB Transit or Handi-Trans service on Monday

CBRM selects Engineering Firm for Reconstruction of Glace Bay Arena

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018

SYDNEY, N.S. – The Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) has concluded the RFP process to select an engineering firm for consulting services for the Glace Bay Arena reconstruction.

I.B. Storey Inc. was the successful engineering firm chosen as the Owner’s Engineer. The Engineering firm will be responsible for advising and assisting the project team on engineering matters during the Developer selection and finalization phase, as well as through the construction phase of the project. Next steps include the Engineer developing the design brief for the reconstruction, to be completed by early 2019, followed by the RFP process to select a Developer for the project.

Renovations to the arena will include,

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Grand Lake Multi Use Path officially opens today with new name: The Maryann Corbett Trail. 

Friday, November 2, 2018 

The CBRM Active Transportation Committee, along with Velo Cape Breton, Cape Breton University and funding partners celebrated the official opening of the Maryann Corbett Trail today in Sydney. The ceremony took place at one of the Mayflower Mall trail entrances, revealing the new name, honouring Maryann Corbett, a former resident of the New Waterford area and true practitioner of active transportation.

Mrs. Corbett, at 69 years of age, was the winner of a walking race that was held in 1929 along the Sydney Glace Bay Highway. She is a remarkable example of a person who incorporated physical activity into her everyday life and practiced "active transportation" long before the term was used. The Maryann Corbett Trail was a project recommended by the CBRM Active Transportation Plan, which was adopted by CBRM Council in 2008.

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Low-Income Property owners may be granted a maximum yearly tax reduction of $225


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CBRM POLL: Crop Cultivation & Processing in Manufacturing Areas


Agricultural crop cultivation and processing should be allowed in areas where manufacturing is permitted/occurring, provided the harvested crop is processed at the same site.

Please answer yes or no here: https://goo.gl/forms/wCGPdHvEcCu8pQZF3

BACKGROUND:The Federal Government has legalised the cultivation, processing, retailing and consumption of cannabis for recreational purposes.

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