Town of Canmore

Council Clips – November 17, 2020

Today Council held two meetings.

Special Meeting

Council passed a bylaw establishing a 60m building setback from the Bow River for homes built in the Van Horn neighbourhood.

Committee of the Whole

Council heard briefings on the following:

  • The Canmore Public Library’s executive director updated council on the library’s activities and successes over the past year. To see the library’s annual report visit
  • A study of the Lower Silvertip Wildlife Corridor, including an analysis of the corridor’s functionality and recommendation for next steps has been carried out. To read the study go to D1a on page 14 of  
  • Administration is seeking proposals from contracted service providers to carry out a review of the Canmore Community Monitoring Report. To read past monitoring reports visit Community Monitoring Report
  • All in-person public engagement was suspended due to COVID-19. With restrictions limiting how many people can be in the same room, gathering public input requires a much different approach from our in-person events of the past. To give our community an interactive and convenient way to provide input community issues from the comfort of your home, we have launched our new online public participation website at

Go to the meeting agenda package to read any of the above reports as well as these regular features:

  • 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

You can also see a video of the presentations at Council Agendas, Minutes, and Videos.

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 Goodstoney 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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