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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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Tuesday October 27th, 2020 | 10:16pm


Municipal staff will be conducting water valve repairs tomorrow, October 28th in the community of Inverness at the intersection of Hillcrest and Celtic Street. Residents of Joe’s Lane, Forest Street Extension and Celtic Street could experience low or no pressure and water discolouration during the process. If this loss of water occurs, it will last a minimum of 2 hours.

Thank you for your understanding.

Monday October 26th, 2020 | 7:43pm


Due to an abnormally dry fall season, there is very little groundwater in the Mabou watershed area, causing a severely low level of water in the Mabou production well. As such, tomorrow, October 27th, Municipal staff will be shutting down the water plant in order to install the equipment necessary to transfer water hauled from Port Hood, Whycocomagh and Inverness to Mabou. It is therefore critically important that all users of the Mabou Water System practice strict water conservation until this process is complete. Users of the Port Hood, Whycocomagh and Inverness Water Systems may experience a slight discolouration beginning Wednesday as water is being hauled to Mabou.

To conserve water, please:
- Take short showers and no baths;
- 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;
- Flush your toilet less often;
- Used bottled water for consumption and tooth brushing;
- Do not wash your vehicle.

Thank you for your cooperation and for sharing this message with those who may not see it.

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I hope our new council looks into these water issues in each community and gets them fixed.

Darlene Mac Neil

We are supposed to conserve water when there is a leak at The corner of Celtic Dr. and Hillcrest. Lots of water being lost and it’s been this way since Friday.

Sunday October 25th, 2020 | 5:52pm


Due to construction work underway on the roundabout in Whycocomagh on Monday, October 26th, customers of the Water Utility may experience low water pressure and discolouration during the day. Thank you for understanding.

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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

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

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