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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Wednesday July 1st, 2020 | 10:00am

NOTICE FOR RESIDENTS OF THE COMMUNITY OF INVERNESS: WATER CONSERVATION ORDER STILL IN EFFECT

The level in the water reservoir supplying the community of Inverness has dropped and a leak in the distribution system is suspected to be the cause. Municipal staff have yet to locate the leak. If you suspect there is a leak on or around your property, please notify Municipal staff by phoning 902-258-5048. The Municipal Facebook page is not continuously monitored and as such phone calls are more effective to contact staff. Please check in your basement and around your property for a potential leak as well as help friends and neighbours who may be unable to or are away from their homes.

Currently, it is necessary for users of the Community of Inverness Water System to conserve water. Please:

- Take shorter showers and no baths;

- Do not water your lawn or gardens;

- Do not fill swimming pools;

- 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 have access to the Municipal Facebook page.
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Wednesday July 1st, 2020 | 8:00am

Happy Canada Day to Inverness County residents and all who call this country home. Your kindness, creativity and hospitality are what make this country home. As you celebrate, remember to follow all public health guidelines as outlined by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Strang.

Bonne fête du Canada aux habitants du comté d'Inverness et à tous ceux qui considèrent ce pays comme leur chez-moi. Votre gentillesse, votre créativité et votre hospitalité sont ce qui fait de ce pays un chez-moi. Pendant que vous célébrez, n'oubliez pas de suivre toutes les directives de santé publique telles qu'elles ont été définies par le médecin-hygiéniste en chef, Dr Strang.
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Happy Canada Day to Inverness County residents and all who call this country home. Your kindness, creativity and hospitality are what make this country home. As you celebrate, remember to follow all public health guidelines as outlined by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Strang. 

Bonne fête du Canada aux habitants du comté dInverness et à tous ceux qui considèrent ce pays comme leur chez-moi. Votre gentillesse, votre créativité et votre hospitalité sont ce qui fait de ce pays un chez-moi. Pendant que vous célébrez, noubliez pas de suivre toutes les directives de santé publique telles quelles ont été définies par le médecin-hygiéniste en chef, Dr Strang.

Wednesday July 1st, 2020 | 6:30am

NOTICE FOR ALL RESIDENTS

All Municipal facilities including the Kenloch Transfer Station and Strathlorne Recycling Facility will be closed on Wednesday, July 1st due to the Canada Day holiday. Garbage collection will continue as scheduled.

The Municipality wishes all residents a great and safe Canada Day. As you celebrate, please remember to follow all public health directives as outlined by the Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Strang.

AVIS POUR TOUS LES RÉSIDENTS

Toutes les installations municipales, y compris la station de transfert de Kenloch et le centre de recyclage Strathlorne, seront fermées le mercredi 1er juillet en raison du congé de la fête du Canada. Le ramassage des ordures se poursuivra comme prévu.

La Municipalité souhaite à tous les résidents une excellente fête du Canada en toute sécurité. Pendant que vous célébrez la fête, n'oubliez pas de suivre toutes les directives de santé publique telles que décrites par le médecin hygiéniste en chef, le Dr Strang.
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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.