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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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Thursday September 16th, 2021 | 9:50am

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF THE COMMUNITY OF INVERNESS (Broad Cove Banks Rd: From Cameron Drive up)

Municipal staff will be repairing Municipal infrastructure on Broad Cove Banks Road today September 16th.. As such, water has been shut off from Cameron Drive up. This will not include Cameron Drive. These repairs will be ongoing during the day. When water service returns, residents may experience temporary water discolouration or low water pressure. The Municipality apologizes for the inconvenience and thanks you for your patience.
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Tuesday September 14th, 2021 | 3:52pm

The Nova Scotia Health Outreach Vaccine Clinics will be in Chéticamp, Cape North and Saint Margaret Village this week to offer drop-ins for the Pfizer vaccine to help support vaccine accessibility for local residents, students and faculty.

The outreach clinics are welcoming residents and nearby community members (ages 12+) to drop-in for their first or second dose* at the following locations, at the following times:

Cheticamp Fire Hall (15 Barren Rd., Cheticamp)
Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Drop-ins only

Cabot Volunteer Fire Hall (29428 Cabot Trail Rd., Cape North)
Thursday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Drop-ins only

Bay St. Lawrence Community Centre (3160 Bay St. Lawrence Rd., Saint Margaret Village)
Friday Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Drop-ins only

*To receive your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, it must be at least 28 days since your first dose, or at least 21 days if your first dose was Pfizer.

Please bring your health card number and ID to the vaccine clinic, if you have them.

For those with mobility challenges, special needs, and/or have significant anxiety about needles, please notify clinic team members on site. Having this information in advance helps the clinic team better prepare to offer support.

All eligible Nova Scotians are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

Up-to-date information around COVID-19 cases and resources can be found www.novascotia.ca/coronavirus
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The Nova Scotia Health Outreach Vaccine Clinics will be in Chéticamp, Cape North and Saint Margaret Village this week to offer drop-ins for the Pfizer vaccine to help support vaccine accessibility for local residents, students and faculty.

The outreach clinics are welcoming residents and nearby community members (ages 12+) to drop-in for their first or second dose* at the following locations, at the following times:

Cheticamp Fire Hall (15 Barren Rd., Cheticamp)
Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Drop-ins only
 
Cabot Volunteer Fire Hall (29428 Cabot Trail Rd., Cape North)
Thursday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Drop-ins only
 
Bay St. Lawrence Community Centre (3160 Bay St. Lawrence Rd., Saint Margaret Village)
Friday Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Drop-ins only
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*To receive your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, it must be at least 28 days since your first dose, or at least 21 days if your first dose was Pfizer.

Please bring your health card number and ID to the vaccine clinic, if you have them.

For those with mobility challenges, special needs, and/or have significant anxiety about needles, please notify clinic team members on site. Having this information in advance helps the clinic team better prepare to offer support.

All eligible Nova Scotians are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

Up-to-date information around COVID-19 cases and resources can be found www.novascotia.ca/coronavirus

Tuesday September 14th, 2021 | 2:18pm

NOTICE TO USERS OF THE COMMUNITY OF INVERNESS WATER SYSTEM

Municipal staff have completed the temporary connection of the new water Production Well 8 (PW8) in Inverness. Due to increased water production from PW8 and a decreased demand for water, it is no longer necessary for users of the Inverness Water System to conserve water. However, the Municipality recommends that all users of Municipal water systems make water conservation methods a daily practice.

Thank you for your help and cooperation during this process.
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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.

Click here to participate today!


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: 9am - 3:00pm

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

Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the province of Nova Scotia, the Municipal Administrative Building in Port Hood will be closed to the public as of Monday, April 26th, until it is deemed safe to reopen. To pay a tax or water bill during this time, please call 902-787-2274. Please follow all public health guidelines as outlined by the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Keeping our community safe is up to all of us.