Town of Canmore

Council Clips – December 14, 2021

Council held a special meeting to deliberate and approve the 2022 operating and capital budgets.

2022 Budget

The Finance Committee began budget discussions on Nov. 4, 2021 and over the course of five public meetings, the committee considered the draft budget and made recommendations for adjustments. Today Council approved a 5.1% budgeted new municipal tax increase, net of growth, for 2022. For more information about the budget and business plan visit Budget & Financial Information

Utility Rate Amendments

Council also approved changes to utility rates for 2022. Water and sewer rates for residential accounts will increase by $10.67 per year (1.7%) based on 15 cubic meters of water consumption per residence per month; and commercial accounts will increase between 1.2% - 2.0%. Recycling and waste fees will decrease by 0.25% for residential accounts and stay the same for commercial accounts. For more information about utilities visit Utilities


Council gave first reading to two bylaws intended to approve the borrowing of funds for the following:

  • $7M towards the construction of the new fire station
  • $136K to increase funding for the water main connection upgrade on Old Canmore Road

To learn more about the bylaws including how to submit a petition visit Bylaws Pending Approval


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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