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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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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: By-Law Amendment for the Municipality of the County of Inverness

Please take notice that Council of the  Municipality of the County of Inverness i...


Municipality Posts Inverness Wastewater Treatment Plant RFP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7th, 2020 INVERNESS, NS – The Municipality of the County of Inver...

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Saturday February 15th, 2020 | 4:31pm

The water is back on in Strathlorne. Residents may experience low pressure and/or discoloured water. The Municipality thanks you for your patience while the repair was being carried out! ...

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Friday February 14th, 2020 | 11:41pm

There is a water leak in Strathlorne. Municipal staff will be turning off the water from Highland St back to the south end of the line! Staff will be on site tomorrow for repairs. The Municipality apologizes for the inconvenience and ask for your patience until the repairs are complete. ...

Friday February 14th, 2020 | 4:04pm


All Municipal buildings and facilities, including the Kenloch Transfer Station and the Municipal Recycling Facility in Strathlorne, will be closed Monday, February 17th for the Family Day holiday. In addition, there will be no garbage collection on this Monday, with a double collection the following week instead. Thank you for your understanding.

Tous édifices municipales, y inclut la station de transfert à Kenloch et le centre de recyclage municipal à Strathlorne, seront fermés le lundi, 17 février pour le Jour de l'Héritage. Il n'y aura aucune collection d'ordures et au lieu il y aura une double collection le lundi suivant. Merci de votre compréhension.

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Meetings & Events

Feb 06

Regular Council, 1:30, Council Chambers

Agenda - February 6 2020

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Embrace Winter!

There is so much to do along Canada's Musical Coast this winter! Inverness County Winter Active celebration provides opportunities for children, youth, and adults to participate in fun outdoor recreational activities that encourage a healthier, active living lifestyle. Weather permitting, some of the activities that are being planned include: outdoor skating, show shoe hikes, tobogganing, snowman contests, bonfires, snow-sculpting, scavenger hunts, outdoor concerts and more!

To find out what's happening in your area, visit Canada's Musical Coast's website.

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

All Municipal buildings are closed on holidays, and there is so solid waste collection on holidays. There will instead be double collection the following week. Next holiday: Monday, February 10th, 2020