Water Disruption - Glace Bay Area

September 20, 2017 

CBRM Water customers in the Dominion Street, Highland Street through to Grove Street and Steele’s Hill areas of Glace Bay are to be advised that due to a water main break they may experience low or no water pressure and or discolored water.

Repairs are currently underway. 

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Transit route changes improve service for riders

September 7, 2017

New and improved transit routes are now in effect throughout the municipality.

These changes are part of the transit pilot project approved by CBRM Council. The routes will be evaluated over the coming months.

The changes include new routes, extended service into the evening and a new express service to and from the Northside.

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Water service disruption in New Waterford expanded

New Waterford, Nova Scotia - Please be advised that a planned water main connection at the intersection of Ellsworth Avenue and Mahon Street in New Waterford was scheduled for today, August 30, 2017.  Notices were distributed to residents in the immediate area informing them of pending disruption of their water service. 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the area affected by the water disruption has expanded to include lower Mahon Street, Birch Street, Bay Street, John Street, Smith Street and Thomas Avenue, and possible surrounding area. 

Service is currently being restored, expected to be resolved this evening. 

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Regent Street, North Sydney, Traffic Advisory

August 24, 2017

NORTH SYDNEY, NS - Beginning Monday, August 28 at 7:00 am, Regent Street in North Sydney will be closed to through traffic from Pierce Street to Clifford Street, while work is completed on the installation of a new culvert.

Appropriate signage will be in place for the duration of the disruption. Homeowners in the affected area will be allowed access at all times.

The disruption is expected to be in place for four weeks.

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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.

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