Lynk was established in 1948 as a small electrical shop in Glace Bay, NS. Today, it is a leading electrical, mechanical, HVAC and controls & instrumentation contractor, and part of the Cahill Group.


Our experienced, local team efficiently manages commercial, municipal, industrial, and renewable energy projects in and around Cape Breton. With highly trained technicians and tradespeople, Lynk offers innovative solutions for controls and system integration as well as multi-disciplinary maintenance needs in the areas of electrical, mechanical, HVAC and traffic, and streetlights.


Our electrical division offers expertise in the industrial, commercial, institutional and municipal markets for new construction and electrical maintenance.


For commercial, municipal, and industrial markets, our mechanical division handles a wide scope of plumbing, HVAC, heat transfer, fluid process contracts, and mechanical maintenance.

HVAC fabrication.

Our integrated sheet metal fabrication shop offers heating, ventilation, air conditioning, air handling, duct construction solutions, and maintenance. We utilize duct construction methods for the fabrication of ductwork and associated components.

Panel fabrication & full system integration.

We specialize in the development and construction of custom control applications with a focus on water and wastewater treatment. Lynk offers full system integration for any controls project and is a certified solutions provider for VTScada along with an active CSA panel manufacturing facility.

Controls and instrumentation.

We execute design, fabrication, and system integration projects with custom controls and SCADA systems for municipal water systems, first nation communities, and power utilities.

Water treatment.

Our capabilities span the full complement of electrical, mechanical, HVAC, and controls scopes for water and wastewater treatment throughout Nova Scotia. Our projects include New Victoria, Pottle Lake, Louisbourg, New Waterford, and Sydney water treatment plants.

Wind energy projects.

As Canada moves towards net-zero emissions by 2050, the demand for alternative energy sources is rising. In Nova Scotia, wind energy is an important part of the solution, and accounts for a large part of the province’s growth in renewable electricity. Lynk provided the electrical connections for windmill projects in Lingan, Donkin, and Glace Bay. The projects included grounding, installation of the underground duct bank, high- voltage, and fiber optics for the controls.

Ice arenas.

Lynk has performed the full electrical, mechanical, and HVAC scopes for multiple Cape Breton arenas such as Northside Community Civic Centre, Membertou Health and Wellness Centre, and the Glace Bay Miners Forum. Two of these arenas were geothermal-based utilizing IceKube/EcoKube Systems® along with a cooling tower to allow heat rejection. The third arena utilized an ammonia refrigerant system as the primary source for ice making.

Traffic and streetlight maintenance.

Lynk has provided maintenance support and new construction of traffic, pedestrian signals, and streetlights for local municipalities and the provincial government throughout Cape Breton. Clients include Cape Breton Regional Municipality and the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation.

LynkAreas of Expertise


  • Full building installations of power distribution
  • Low to high voltage cable installation
  • Industrial controls and automation systems integration
  • Automated building lighting systems
  • Data networks, telecommunications, and security systems
  • Design, installation, and maintenance of SCADA systems and components
  • Radio telemetry and propagation testing.
  • Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCCD) certified
  • International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) certified


  • Integration of mechanical equipment
  • Pump installation and maintenance
  • HVAC, refrigeration, and air conditioning
  • Industrial boilers and chillers
  • Plumbing and process piping
  • Fuel oil systems
  • Water and wastewater solutions
  • Packaged water treatment technology
  • District Metering Area (DMA) monitoring

Building Services

  • Facility maintenance
  • Emergency and support services for:
    • HVAC, chillers and boilers
    • Plumbing
    • Electrical
    • Fuel Oil
  • Gas detection monitoring and calibration
  • Startup and commissioning.
  • Back-up power systems.
  • Traffic & Street Lights installation and service


  • Sheet metal ductwork
  • Pipe spools and supports
  • Skid mounted assemblies
  • Modular fabrication
  • Rack mounted process piping
  • Braising
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Sprinkler system piping
  • CSA certified panel shop
  • See capabilities

Select Projects

Lingan Wind Farm


Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre

Institutional and Commercial

Pottle Lake Water Treatment Plant


The Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment


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110 Reeves Street, P.O. Box 1174
Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1P 6J9



The Cahill Group is taking measures to ensure business continuity while prioritizing the health and safety of our people, companies, clients and communities. We remain open with revised visitor protocols, physical distancing requirements, increased cleaning, staggered work hours, and remote work arrangements. To keep employees safe, we are following advice from public health officials.