Town of Canmore

Council Clips – March 15, 2022

Upcoming Transportation Projects

Council heard an update on upcoming transportation projects and initiatives that will contribute towards our 2030 transportation goals. This includes traffic calming on 11 Ave, pedestrian crossing improvements at Silvertip Trail, and concept designs for a pedestrian bridge to Palliser. Updates on these projects and more will be provided throughout 2022 as more information becomes available. In addition, transit improvements include installing 16 shelters this year with another eight bus stops receiving improvements. Planning for the Quarry Lake transit route and improved service for local Route 5 is underway. As well the West Bow River pathway project commences this fall and focuses on improvements to allow for better year-round maintenance of the pathway between the Rundle Drive bridge to Van Horne. More information on this project is available at West Bow River Pathway Improvements

Fire-Rescue Annual Report

Canmore Fire-Rescue continues to respond to an increasing number of calls for service, including medical first response with an increase of on-scene first times. In 2021, updates included on-going work on the new fire hall and response to the Dead Man Flat’s fire. To read the full report, visit: Fire-Rescue

RCMP Annual Report

The 2021 report provided an overview of enforcement initiatives, including a new Positive Ticketing program to recognize positive behavior and safety practices within the community, and an overview of crime trends for Canmore, including peak increases related to thefts and break and enters. To read the full report, visit: RCMP

Photo Radar Annual Report

In 2021, Automatic Traffic Enforcement vehicles spent 40% of their time in playground/school zones with a remainder of time in other speed zones. 70% of all violations in 2021 were committed by non-residents. Revenues from photo radar funded traffic calming medians, sidewalk upgrades, variable messaging speed sign on 7 Avenue, and 10 new bike racks throughout town. To read the full report, visit: Photo Radar

Bylaw Services Annual Report

2021 highlights include working collaboratively with the Alberta Environment and Parks Human Wildlife Conflict Biologist to address wildlife attractants, focusing on education and enforcement at Quarry Lake which included hosting a community clean-up, and responding to over 100 domestic animal reports. To read the full report, visit: Bylaw Services  

Bylaw Services Becoming Municipal Enforcement

Effective April 4, the Bylaw Services department will be changing its name to the Municipal Enforcement department to align with other regional municipalities. Although the name is changing, the public can expect the same level of commitment to engage with residents and visitors to contribute to a safe and livable community. Municipal Enforcement Peace Officers will continue to be available seven days a week to respond to community needs. The team is available at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Other Items

  • Bow Valley Learning Council provided an update on adult literacy statistics, challenges they face, and how the Town of Canmore can support them.
  • Councillor Updates – a monthly report on the activities of individual councillors
  • Administrative Updates – each department provides a summary of operational activities
  • Council Resolution Action List – direction given by Council to administration
  • Correspondence – informational items were provided to Council

Details on these items can be found in the agenda package here:   pdf https://canmore.ca/documents/4978-2022-03-15-cow-agenda (9.26 MB)

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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