Municipality of the County of Inverness
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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.

Planning a Visit?

Check out our official tourism website.

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For Immediate Release: Update on Strait Area Transit

July 24th, 2020 For immediate release: Strait Area Transit is gearing up to resume service in a ...

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Sunday August 9th, 2020 | 4:04pm


Municipal crews have completed work on the water main leak. Due to this and residents’ diligence in water conservation, it is no longer necessary to conserve water at this time.

Thank you for your help and patience.

Friday August 7th, 2020 | 11:36pm

August 7 2020, 11:35pm

There is a significant water main leak in the Port Hood Water System that will lead to a loss of water service. Staff are currently onsite working to address the leak as quickly as possible. When water service returns, it will be crucial for users of the Port Hood Water System to conserve water so as to raise the reservoir to the level necessary for fire protection.

To conserve water, please:
- Take shorter showers and no baths;
- Do not water your lawn or gardens;
- 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;
- Do not wash your car;
- Flush your toilet less often.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Please share this message with any friends, neighbours, seniors and visitors who may not read this.

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Friday August 7th, 2020 | 3:05pm


Municipal staff will be carrying out the replacement of water and sewer laterals on Keltic Drive during the weeks of August 10th & 17th in advance of the repaving project. This work will be carried out between the hours of 7 am and 3:30 pm from Monday to Friday. The Municipality asks that residents drive slowly and carefully around the area for the duration of this project.

Please note that water should not be shut off at any time during this period.

The Municipality regrets any inconvenience this may cause and thanks you for your cooperation.

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Meetings & Events

Aug 06

Special Council Meeting, 9:30 am, video conference

Special Meeting Agenda August 6 2020

Aug 06

Public Hearing, 1pm, Video Conference

Public Hearing Agenda August 6 2020

Aug 06

Regular Council Meeting, 1:30pm, Video Conference

Regular Council Agenda August 6 2020

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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: Closed due to Pandemic

Municipal Recycling Facility

5109 Route 19, Strathlorne

Monday - Friday: Call ahead 902-787-3503

Kenloch Transfer Station

420 West Lake Ainslie Road

Monday - Friday: Call ahead for appointment at 902-787-3503

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