Louisbourg Boil Water Advisory


Date: October 21, 2023
Time: 1:30 pm

Attention all CBRM water customers in the community of Louisbourg. Due to water quality concerns, consumers are advised to boil all water for at least 1 minute before drinking or any other activity resulting in human consumption.This advisory is in effect until further notice.   

Mayor and Council going to Halifax to oppose Bill 340

October 20, 2023 

Mayor and Council going to Halifax to oppose Bill 340 

- Nova Scotia’s second largest municipality says province has failed to negotiate a fair deal with CBRM
- Mayor and Council say Houston government has no solutions for housing and transit crisis 

SYDNEY, NS - - The Mayor and City Council members of Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) have taken a firm stance against the provincial government's proposed Bill 340, the Municipal Reform Act. They will be speaking at the Law Amendments Committee meeting in Halifax on Monday to voice their concerns about the legislation and a proposed new deal with municipalities that threatens to reduce CBRM's equalization funding. 

Speaking at a press conference held at City Hall in downtown Sydney, Mayor Amanda McDougall and Council members expressed their strong opposition to the proposed reforms and the government's handling of critical issues, particularly housing and transit. 

"We are grappling with a pressing housing and transit crisis that need significant solutions, but the province's response has been anything but adequate," stated Mayor McDougall. "The Premier pledged a better deal for CBRM, but his proposed plan leaves us with less." 

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Transit Cape Breton expanding service to Westmount, Coxheath and Howie Centre 

August 25, 2023 

Transit Cape Breton expanding service to Westmount, Coxheath and Howie Centre 

Effective September 5, new routes to service high density areas 

SYDNEY, NS – Transit Cape Breton is adding four new or expanded routes including new service to Howie Centre, Coxheath and Westmount. 

A new Route 2 will transform the Sydney-Glace Bay express into a scheduled service leaving each community on the half hour. The service stops at Cineplex, CBU, Walmart and the Mayflower Mall. 

New Route 6 Westmount also includes service to the Cantley Village area of Coxheath Road. This run will leave Sydney, travel through Sydney River, along Westmount Road, around through Murphy Road, come back through Westmount Road, across to Coxheath Road and use the highway to return to Sydney River Mall and back to Sydney.Route Fare for this route will follow the structure of: Westmount to Sydney River – 1 Zone ($1.25), Westmount to Sydney – 2 Zones ($2.25), Westmount to CBU – 3 Zones ($3.25), Westmount to Glace Bay – 4 Zones ($4.25) 

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August 23, 2023

Due to provincial government bridge work in North Sydney area, Transit is required to re-route in North Sydney in the downtown core as well as around the highway overpass at Marine Atlantic.

NS Department of Public Works cannot confirm an estimated time of completion Therefore Transit Cape Breton is rerouting the buses temporarily until all work is complete.The bus travelling from Sydney to the Northside will travel through Seaview Drive, Queen St, Commercial St to King Street and into the Northside Mall. From this point it will then travel via Hwy 125 to Exit 1 towards the Ferry terminal. The bus will then turn off Tobin Road, travel through the Northside Industrial Park, turning left on Convent to make its way back to Service Road/Shore Road in North Sydney and Sydney Mines and continue on as normal.

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Water main break disrupting pressure in Sydney/Whitney Pier

Wednesday August 23, 2023

7:30 am

A significant water main break has occurred in the downtown Sydney area. This will lead to low or no water pressure in parts of downtown and as far as Whitney Pier.
Traffic detours will be in place around the Wentworth Park area of George Street.

More information to come.

Transit Delays anticipated on Saturday, August 5


Transit service will experience delays mid-day on Saturday, August 5, due to parade activity in downtown Sydney.
Expect transit to experience delays around 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

CBRM Traffic Notice

July 14, 2023 
CBRM Traffic Notices

Prince Street from George Street to the Esplanade will be closed to vehicular traffic from Monday, July 17th  to Thursday July 20th  from 7:00am to 5:30 pm daily. Local traffic will be allowed through to Bentinck from George. The street will be open at night. Staff will be on site to assist pedestrians.

Wentworth Street from the Esplanade to Bentinck Street will be closed to traffic on Monday, July 17th only from 7:00 am until noon. Staff will be on site to assist. 


CBRM Forward public hearing July 20, 2023

July 5, 2023

The Council of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality has scheduled a Public Hearing to consider the adoption of a new Municipal Planning Strategy and associated Land Use By-law and Subdivision By-law.

The Public Hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, July 20, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. To review the proposed planning documents, please visit www.cbrmforward.ca

Anyone wishing to comment on the proposed amendment is welcome to make a presentation at the Public Hearing or make a written submission via email. The deadline for written submissions is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 17th.

Submissions must include your full name and address for the public record.
Requests for further information and statement submissions can be directed to the Planning Department.
Phone: (902) 563-5088
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Free Canada Day transit services

June 28, 2023

Transit Cape Breton will provide free Canada Day service to the evening's festivities at Open Hearth Park. Handi-Trans clients can also call to book.

4:00pm Buses Leave Glace Bay, New Waterford, Sydney Mines for Open Hearth Park
5:30pm Buses leave Glace Bay, New Waterford, Sydney Mines for Open Hearth Park
7:30 pm Buses leave Glace Bay, New Waterford, Sydney Mines for Open Hearth Park

8:30pm Buses Leave OHP and complete a full route back to original locations (start dropping off people)

*Fireworks start at 10:00 pm

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Municipal Canada Day Events

CBRM Municipal Canada Day event - Open Hearth Park 4 pm to 10 pm on July 1, 2023

Other events:

9:00AM - 1:00PM
Branch 128 Royal Canadian Legion - breakfast, cake, children's activities

11:00AM - 4:30PM
Rose Schwartz Park-  music, games and children's activities

1:00PM - 4:00PM
Smelt Brook Park - atv rides, children's games, facepainting

1:00PM - 4:00PM
Glace Bay Fitness Park - music, bbq, games for all ages

1:00 - 4:00PM
Petersfield Provincial Park - bounce tent, mall of science, games, music, & more

1:00PM Parade through community &Scavenger Hunt
1:00 - 5:00PM MacPherson's Field. children's and family games
7:30 - 10:00PM. Marion Bridge boat parade and fireworks

2:00 - 4:30PM
S&L Railway Station -cake, music, bounce house, bbq, & more