Town of Canmore

Council Clips – April 5, 2022

Food Truck Pilot Approved

Starting May 15, food trucks will be more than a treat at festivals and events - you will be able to grab a snack from an approved vendor at up to five locations within Canmore. After the pilot program ends Oct. 12, 2022 it will be reviewed to assess impact, vibrancy, community support, and economic impact.  Interested in applying to be an approved vendor? Visit: Food Truck Pilot Project

Updates to Road Use, Bicycles, and Parking Regulations

Council approved updates to the Traffic and Road Use Bylaw to add the use of e-scooters on multi-use trails to encourage alternative modes of active transportation to help reduce traffic congestion. Additional updates were made to address illegal parking on private property and to allow for paid parking and the residential parking permits. Both Municipal Enforcement and the RCMP will be prioritizing improve safety on shared pathways this year through safe cycling campaigns, a bike rodeo, reinforcing safe behaviour, as well as enforcing our bylaws as well as what is included in the provincial Traffic Safety Act. For more information visit Road Use, Bicycles, and Parking Regulations

Bow Valley Trail Area Redevelopment Plan and Land Use Bylaw Amendments

Council gave first reading to the Bow Valley Trail Area Redevelopment Plan Amendment – Community Amenity Housing Bylaw 2021-20 and the Land Use Bylaw Amendment – Bow Valley Trail General Commercial District Amendment Bylaw 2021-21. The amendments include the addition of the use of “Wholesale Sales” to the district and the addition of development bonuses and relaxations in exchange for housing in the form of Common Amenity, Employee Housing, and Vital Homes. A public hearing is scheduled for May 3. For more information visit Bylaws Pending Approval

New Fire Hall Update

The construction contract has been awarded to PCL Construction. The construction budget for the project remains $14.65M and we continue to anticipate project completion by the fall of 2023. Watch for fencing and signage, as materials and equipment are mobilized at the site on Palliser Trail. We anticipate having a fully enclosed facility by winter, with interior finishing in the spring and summer of next year. Details can be found at New Fire Hall. 

Council also:

  • approved the Emergency Management Bylaw 2022-07
  • approved amendments to the Procedural Bylaw, some of which affect deadlines for written submissions to public hearings. Details can be found at Public Hearings
  • approved the Supplementary Assessment Bylaw for all properties currently under development that have a construction completion date prior to October 1, 2022
  • approved the Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA) 2022 budget and Tax Rate Bylaw.
  • approved the revised 2022 Master Fee Schedule which can be found at Fee Schedule
  • approved updates to the Reserve Policy 
  • directed Mayor Krausert to sign on to the National Police Federation Call to Action to the Government of Alberta to halt the idea of a new provincial police services and to invest the proposed new monies into underfunded critical services within Alberta
  • took the meeting in camera to receive updates to the Cougar Creek contract negotiation and a land transaction

Details on these can be found in today’s agenda package here  pdf 2022 04 05 Council Agenda Regular (21.75 MB)

A video of today’s meeting can be found 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 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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