Municipality of the County of Inverness

By-Law 13 Update

By-Law 13 has not been revised since August 7th, 2001. Inverness County Council is in the process of reviewing and updating By-Law 13 among others.

Reminder to All Residents


BE IT RESOLVED by the Municipal Council of the Municipality of the County of
Inverness that By-Law 13, Dogs, be repealed and re-enacted as follows:

(1) On or before the 20th day of January in each year, the owner of any dog shall register such dog with the Clerk, shall pay the tax provided therefore by this By-Law and shall obtain from the Clerk a tag for such dog For each neutered male or spayed female dog, the annual tax shall be $10.00. Proof of a neutered male or spayed female shall be provided prior to paying the tax for such a dog.

b) For each dog not neutered or spayed, the annual tax shall be $25.00.
No owner of a dog shall permit the dog to leave the premises of its owner or be at large within the Municipality unless the said dog is on a leash and under the control of someone in charge thereof, and the fact that any dog is permitted to run at large shall constitute an offence against this By-Law.

1. The owner of a dog:
a) Which runs at large contrary to this By-Law:
b) In respect of which the tax imposed by this By-Law is not paid:
c) Persistently disturbs the quiet of the neighborhood by howling, barking or in any other manner; is guilty of an offence against this By-Law whether or not such dog is chained, muzzled or otherwise restrained, and is subject on conviction to the penalty described in Section 27. In a prosecution pursuant to this section, evidence that one person was disturbed is prima facie proof that the quiet of the neighborhood was disturbed.
After one warning has been given to the owner of a dog found running at large contrary to this By-Law, the dog control officer may impound and kill or may kill the dog
on sight.

(3) It shall be the duty of the dog control officer to take and impound any dog found to be at large within the Municipality.

Except as otherwise provided in this By-Law, any person who violates a provision of this By-Law, shall be liable on conviction to a penalty not less than $300.00 and not exceeding $10000.00 dollars and in default of payment, to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 60 days.

Christmas Tree for Boston

We are so proud and excited that another beautiful tree from Inverness County, Cape Breton Island has been chosen to be sent to Boston for the 2017 Tree for Boston ceremony. Special thanks to Blues Mills couple Marion and Bob Campbell who have donated their 53 foot white spruce for the occasion. The cutting ceremony in Blues Mills is Wednesday, November 15 at 10:30. The send off from Halifax is Friday, November 17, with tree lighting in Boston scheduled for November 30. Click links below for the whole story.

Congratulations to the community of Judique!

The community of Judique was presented with the Jimmy Norman Community Spirit Award at the opening ceremony of Celtic Colours International Festival on October 6, 2017. The award was presented by Senator Mike MacDonald with Lieutenant Art LeBlanc and Her Honour Patsy LeBlanc. Ken and Isabella Bacon accepted the award on Judique’s behalf.

The Great Trail Day Event: Video and Photos

2017 not only marked the 150th anniversary of Confederation, it’s also the year we reached 100% national connection of the Trans Canada Trail.  Saturday August 26 was a day to celebrate connection and to thank our generous, devoted and fun-loving volunteers, partners and donors for their hard work in connecting The Great Trail across Canada.

Inverness County, Canada’s Musical Coast, hosted community celebrations from Creignish to Inverness to Marble Mountain and communities in between!

Below is a video and photos that highlight just a few of the locations and celebrations that took place.



Inverness County Active Transportation Plan

Your input is needed!

What would improve walking and cycling conditions in Inverness County? A series of open house events will be held the week of November 27 – November 30. The events will be interactive sessions using community maps to explore the details of existing travel routes and gaps in the local network. Each meeting runs between 7:00-9:00 p.m. Feel free to drop in at any time!

Learn More Here