Town of Canmore

Council Clips – October 20, 2020

TIP20 Project Update

Council heard an update on the TIP20 project, which is a group of transportation projects tied to the Bow Valley Trail – Benchlands Trail – Railway Avenue intersection.  While some areas of the project have been delayed, the overall completion date for the project is still on track for the end of June, 2021. In addition, an update was provided on how the new intersection will function once it is complete. To learn more visit https://canmore.ca/projects/transportation-projects/transportation-improvement-program-2020.

Memorial Plaque Program

The Town’s memorial plaque program will be reinstated in 2021 and will include picnic tables as well as benches. To learn more about the program visit https://canmore.ca/municipal-services/memorial-plaque-program.

Electric Vehicle Fleet Feasibility Study

Council was presented with the results of a study looking at the feasibility of replacing vehicles and equipment at the end of their lifecycle with electric vehicles (EVs). To read the study read section D3 of the meeting agenda package here https://canmore.ca/documents/4209-2020-10-20-cow-agenda

Fire Rescue Peak Staffing

This summer the fire department carried out a staffing strategy review to improve turn-out times, reduce the workload of paid response firefighters, and reduce the difficulty and frequency of responding during high congestion times.  To read the study go to item D-4 in the meeting agenda package.

Community Grant Program

The community grant program has been transitioned to a relief fund intended to provide financial support to non-profit and community organizations. To learn more, or to apply before Oct. 30, visit https://canmore.ca/residents/awards-grants/community-grants.

Committee of the Whole Regular Features

Go to the meeting agenda package to read:

  • Councillor Updates – a monthly report on the activities of individual councillors
  • Service Area Reports – each department provides a summary of operational activities
  • Council Resolution Action List – direction given by Council to administration
  • Marigold Library Update

You can also see a video of the presentations at https://canmore.ca/town-hall/town-council/council-minutes-agendas

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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