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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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Volunteer Recognition 2021: Semi Larade

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Monday July 26th, 2021 | 10:00am

Congratulations, Semi Larade!

The Lemoine Development Association is pleased to nominate Semi Larade as our Volunteer of the Year.

Semi is a very dedicated association member who is always ready and willing to help whenever possible. Semi attends all meetings as possible and is a great asset to our organization. He has been an active board member for over 12 years.

Whether it is cleaning ditches during our annual adopt-a-highway clean up or helping set up our Christmas tree, Semi is always giving his 100%. We know he is always a phone call away whenever there is work to be done around our community, and never has he refused to help out in one form or another.

We thank you Semi, for the service you provide to the Lemoine Development Association and to your community.

Grand Merci.
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Congratulations, Semi Larade!

The Lemoine Development Association is pleased to nominate Semi Larade as our Volunteer of the Year. 

Semi is a very dedicated association member who is always ready and willing to help whenever possible. Semi attends all meetings as possible and is a great asset to our organization. He has been an active board member for over 12 years.

Whether it is cleaning ditches during our annual adopt-a-highway clean up or helping set up our Christmas tree, Semi is always giving his 100%. We know he is always a phone call away whenever there is work to be done around our community, and never has he refused to help out in one form or another.

We thank you Semi, for the service you provide to the Lemoine Development Association and to your community.

Grand Merci.

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Congratulations!!!! And Cindy Howard, yes, you can be proud!

So proud of my Dad!!

Jeannine Larade

Félicitations Semi!

Friday July 23rd, 2021 | 11:06am

2021 YOUTH RACES: RACE DAY INFORMATION
Race Date: Saturday July 24th 2021
Sponsored by East Coast Credit Union

Race Location: Whycocomagh Education Centre Track -50 Norman McLeod Road Whycocomagh, NS

We asked that all runners checked in 15 mins prior to race start to be issued their race bib. Runners are issued new bibs for every race.

Please see below the full schedule for Race Day #2. **Times have changed slightly as this is a track and not a trail event.**

Runners will be running on the track, the runners will run multiple laps of the track (350 Meter Track)
• U8 Boys / Girls - Will start 50 Meters past start line and run around the track 3 Times. They will cross the finish line 3 times In total.
• All Other Groups – Will Start 100 meters behind the finish line and do 4 laps of the track. They will cross the finish line 5 times in total.

PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIMES AS NO TRAIL BREAKS ARE NECESSARY
8:30 Check in opens
9:00 Race #1 – U8 Girls
9:15 Race #2 – U8 Boys
9:30 Medal Presentation for U8 Division
9:45 – Race #3 – U10 Girls
10:00 – Race #4 – U10 Boys
10:15 – Medal Presentation for U10 Division
10:30 – Race #5 – U13/U18 Girls
10:45 – Race #6 – U13/U18 Boys
11:00 – Medal Presentation for U13/U18 Division

PLEASE BE ADVISED

Route 252 Detour information – Due to the bridge closure on Route 252, there is a detour to reach Whycocomagh from Mabou and South.

The detour begins in Brook Village at the Brook Village grocery with a Left onto the Lake Ainslie Chapel Back Village Road then a Left onto Meagher Road which then becomes Hayes River Road before ending at West Lake Ainslie Road. Turn right towards Whycocomagh to the end and then turn right onto the 395 and follow that to rotary.

The Detour is clearly marked with signage. You should allow extra time to travel adding 15-20 minutes to your normal travel time to Whycocomagh.

Have fun and best of luck to all our runners.
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2021 YOUTH RACES: RACE DAY INFORMATION
Race Date: Saturday July 24th 2021  
Sponsored by East Coast Credit Union

Race Location: Whycocomagh Education Centre Track -50 Norman McLeod Road Whycocomagh, NS

We asked that all runners checked in 15 mins prior to race start to be issued their race bib. Runners are issued new bibs for every race.  

Please see below the full schedule for Race Day #2. **Times have changed slightly as this is a track and not a trail event.**

Runners will be running on the track, the runners will run multiple laps of the track (350 Meter Track)
• U8 Boys / Girls - Will start 50 Meters past start line and run around the track 3 Times. They will cross the finish line 3 times In total.
• All Other Groups – Will Start 100 meters behind the finish line and do 4 laps of the track. They will cross the finish line 5 times in total.

PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIMES AS NO TRAIL BREAKS ARE NECESSARY
8:30 Check in opens
9:00 Race #1 – U8 Girls
9:15 Race #2 – U8 Boys
9:30 Medal Presentation for U8 Division
9:45 – Race #3 – U10 Girls
10:00 – Race #4 – U10 Boys
10:15 – Medal Presentation for U10 Division
10:30 – Race #5 – U13/U18 Girls
10:45 – Race #6 – U13/U18 Boys
11:00 – Medal Presentation for U13/U18 Division

PLEASE BE ADVISED 

Route 252 Detour information – Due to the bridge closure on Route 252, there is a detour to reach Whycocomagh from Mabou and South. 

The detour begins in Brook Village at the Brook Village grocery with a Left onto the Lake Ainslie Chapel Back Village Road then a Left onto Meagher Road which then becomes Hayes River Road before ending at West Lake Ainslie Road. Turn right towards Whycocomagh to the end and then turn right onto the 395 and follow that to rotary. 

The Detour is clearly marked with signage. You should allow extra time to travel adding 15-20 minutes to your normal travel time to Whycocomagh. 

Have fun and best of luck to all our runners.

Thursday July 22nd, 2021 | 10:00am

RECREATION OPPORTUNITY: The Municipality's Recreation Summer students have hidden 13 numbered Paper fiddles all along the Celtic shores Coastal Trail (within 1km in either direction of trailheads)!

On the back of each fiddle, you will find a bio of a local fiddler and a number. Record the number and list the name of the musician you think fits the bio.

Send your submissions to the Recreation & Community Wellness Department. Every submission (fiddle) is an entry to win a prize. Tag the Municipality on social media for additional entries. The contest runs from July 10th to August 3, 2021. Good luck and happy exploring!
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RECREATION OPPORTUNITY: The Municipalitys Recreation Summer students have hidden 13 numbered Paper fiddles all along the Celtic shores Coastal Trail (within 1km in either direction of trailheads)!

On the back of each fiddle, you will find a bio of a local fiddler and a number. Record the number and list the name of the musician you think fits the bio.

Send your submissions to the Recreation & Community Wellness Department. Every submission (fiddle) is an entry to win a prize. Tag the Municipality on social media for additional entries. The contest runs from July 10th to August 3, 2021. Good luck and happy exploring!
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Upcoming
Meetings & Events

Aug 05

Public Hearing & Second Reading, 1:30pm, Zoom video conference

Notice of (Virtual) Public Hearing & Second Reading: Vending By-Law

Jul 29

Special Budget Meeting of Council, 9:30am, Zoom video conference

To RSVP contact karolyn.aucoin@invernesscounty.ca

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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: 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

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.