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The Municipality of the County of Inverness is pleased to welcome to this site our constituents, the business community, tourists and those considering relocating to our world renowned beautiful county. This web site is designed to communicate information on Inverness County to residents and non-residents.

Inverness County, Canada’s Musical Coast, comprises the entire western coastline of Cape Breton Island, including the world famous Cabot Trail and reaches inland as far as the beautiful Bras d’Or Lakes. Canada’s Musical Coast is a string of beautiful communities and majestic coastline vistas bound together by musical traditions.

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Saturday February 4th, 2023 | 11:48am

Become a Continuing Care Assistant

Futureworx is offering a CCA study and earn program in Inverness County. This program is of interest to those individuals who are seeking a rewarding career in the health care sector, where employment opportunities continue to grow.

This program follows the Futureworx customized, Study and Work delivery model, consisting of 18 weeks of full-time studies followed by 30 weeks of part time studies. During the part time studies period successful learners will be eligible for hire and earn wages as a “conditional” worker with sponsoring employers, including but not limited to: Inverary Manor, Inverness; Inverness County Home Support; Foyer Pere Fiset Nursing Home, Cheticamp; Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home.

Please note: Conditional hire status requires eligible learners to remain in the program and successfully complete their studies until they have met all provincial CCA graduation requirements, as per the NS CCA Program Curriculum Standards.

Tuition: FREE! This program is funded by the province of NS.
Participants will receive: Uniforms (3 sets); Textbook(s); USB; and a small training allowance (max $ 150.00 per month, to assist with program related travel cost…) during the full-time portion of the program.

Program start date: April 3, 2023
Location: Gaelic College, Mabou Campus

For more information and to express interest, please contact Cindy Stevens at (902) 893-8582 or email:

Note that there are only 16 seats available.

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Friday February 3rd, 2023 | 12:15pm


All Municipal buildings and facilities are closed from 12 noon today Friday 3 March due to the weather conditions.

Solid waste collection is also cancelled due to the conditions on the roads. A double collection will take place next week.

Strathlorne recycling facility and Kenloch transfer station will also be closed tomorrow, Saturday 4 March.

Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe and enjoy the snow!

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Thursday February 2nd, 2023 | 3:53pm

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Due to mechanical issues, solid waste collection not completed for some areas today, Thursday February 2nd, collection will continue into Friday, February 3rd. Thank you for your understanding.

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En raison de problèmes mécaniques, la collecte des déchets solides n'a pas été complétée dans certains secteurs aujourd'hui, jeudi 2 février. La collecte se poursuivra le vendredi 3 février. Nous vous remercions de votre compréhension.

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Municipal Administrative Building

375 Main Street, Port Hood

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Municipal Recycling Facility

15109 Route 19, Strathlorne

Monday - Friday: 7:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday: 7:00am - 12:00pm

Kenloch Transfer Station

420 West Lake Ainslie Road

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday: 8:30am - 12:00pm