Municipality of the County of Inverness
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Inverness County

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.

Planning a Visit?

Check out our official tourism website.

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Inverness County Residents Elect New Council

INVERNESS COUNTY, NS – During the 2020 Municipal Elections, Inverness County residents elected 3 new Councillor...

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Important Update for Electors

The Returning Officer for the Municipality of the County of Inverness provided an Amended List of Electors to the...

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Fall 2020 Heavy Garbage Schedule

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Saturday October 24th, 2020 | 10:00am

NOTICE FOR USERS OF THE MABOU WATER SYSTEM – STRICT WATER CONSERVATION ORDER

Due to an abnormally dry fall season, the Mabou watershed area is experiencing low groundwater levels. As such, the Municipality asks that users of the Mabou Water System continue their strict conservation so as to ensure levels of water necessary for daily consumption and fire protection.

To conserve water, please:
- Take shorter showers and no baths;
- Do not let your faucet run when washing or rinsing;
- Avoid washing clothes as much as possible;
- Keep a bottle of water in the fridge to avoid letting water run to obtain a cold drink;
- Flush your toilet less.

Thank you for your cooperation and for sharing this message with those who may not see it.
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Friday October 23rd, 2020 | 4:23pm

NOTICE FOR RESIDENTS OF THE COMMUNITY OF INVERNESS

The Municipality is aware of a valve leak in Inverness at the intersection of Hillcrest and Celtic. It is scheduled to be fixed next week. Thank you to all residents who helpfully called to inform Municipal staff.
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Friday October 23rd, 2020 | 3:11pm

HALLOWEEN SAFETY GUIDELINES:
1. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
2. Curfew for trick-or-treaters is 8pm.
3. Always obey traffic laws and look both ways before crossing the street.
4. Put distractions such as cellphones and headphones away while trick-or-treating.
5. Try to trick-or-treat in outdoor spaces. If that is not possible, wear a non-medical mask (Halloween masks don't count!). Always adhere to social distancing guidelines.
6. Dress warm and bring flashlights, glow sticks and/or reflective clothing.
7. Drivers must drive slowly, pay attention to the road and use caution.

Have fun and stay safe!
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HALLOWEEN SAFETY GUIDELINES:
1. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
2. Curfew for trick-or-treaters is 8pm.
3. Always obey traffic laws and look both ways before crossing the street.
4. Put distractions such as cellphones and headphones away while trick-or-treating.
5. Try to trick-or-treat in outdoor spaces. If that is not possible, wear a non-medical mask (Halloween masks dont count!). Always adhere to social distancing guidelines.
6. Dress warm and bring flashlights, glow sticks and/or reflective clothing.
7. Drivers must drive slowly, pay attention to the road and use caution.

Have fun and stay safe!
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Oct 15
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Community of Inverness Growth Strategy Portal

The Growth Management Strategy will chart the course of actions that will enhance livability, ensure new growth supports high quality of life, and make financial sense in the long-term. The focus is on how to create overall benefit for current and future residents, acknowledging that recent local prosperity has not always been enjoyed equally among the community. The Strategy will identify how growth and new investment should be managed in order to minimize disturbances, like noise or water supply shortages, and maximize real benefits, like sidewalks or upgrades to parks. In other words, we know where the community wants to go, and the Growth Management Strategy will help us figure out the steps to get there.

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Solid Waste Collection Schedule

There is no waste collection on statutory holidays and retail closing days, as well as Rememberance Day (Nov. 11th). If you are unsure, please visit our Facebook page, view the alert message bar on the top left of this website’s home page, or call 902-787-2274 for more information. The Kenloch Waste Management Facility and the Municipal Recycling Facility will be closed on all holidays.

For garbage routes and the pickup cancellation policy, click here.

 


Employment Opportunities

The Municipality of the County of Inverness is looking for energetic and dynamic professionals to join our team. Positivity, people skills, and big picture thinking are attributes that are of high priority.

Situated on the western and northern part of Cape Breton Island and bordered by the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Bras d’Or Lakes, the area offers a perfect balance of nature, culture, history and community. The County of Inverness is industrious, with the fishing, culture, agriculture, forestry, and tourism sectors creating numerous employment opportunities.

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Hours of Operation

Municipal Administrative Building

375 Main Street, Port Hood

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

Municipal Recycling Facility

5109 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

For any missed pickup, please call GFL’s helpline at 1-888-863-1744.