Council held two meetings today: a special meeting to discuss updates to the Town of Canmore’s COVID-19 response and a regular committee of the whole meeting.
Masks Now Required Outdoors in Lineups
The Mandatory Mask Bylaw was amended to require people to wear face coverings when they are outside in a line-up at any retail or food establishment. For more information about the bylaw visit https://canmore.ca/covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-canmore/mandatory-mask-bylaw.
Main Street to Remain Open to Vehicles This Winter
After consideration of the implications of closing Main Street to vehicles over the winter, Council voted against taking this measure.
New Electric Sign Trailer on the Way
A new electric sign trailer is being added to the fleet to help the Town of Canmore communicate COVID-19 restrictions to the public. For up-to-date information about the Town of Canmore’s COVID-19 response visit https://canmore.ca/covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-canmore.
Global Institute for Water Security in Canmore
The Global Institute for Water Security was established at the University of Saskatchewan in 2011. In 2016, the institute opened a Coldwater Lab in Canmore. The lab’s executive director, Jay Famiglietti, presented to Council about the lab’s research activities and their desire to expand their presence in Canmore.
Impacts of COVID-19 on Recreation Services
Council heard a detailed report on the effect the COVID-19 response has had on recreation services, including significant staff lay-offs and the unpredictable re-opening plan. Read the report here https://canmore.ca/documents/4332-2020-12-15-cow-agenda
Community Social Development COVID-19 Response Update
In June, Council approved almost $400K in funding to provide social support to those most affected by the pandemic. To read this comprehensive update or watch a video of the presentation visit https://canmore.ca/town-hall/town-council/council-minutes-agendas.