Town of Canmore

Council Clips – May 17, 2022

Emergency Preparedness Exercise – June 3-4

Council heard an update from administration on the full-scale field exercise scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, June 3 and all day Saturday, June 4. The Town of Canmore and our mutual-aid partners will be conducting a mock-wildfire exercise to prepare local emergency response agencies to respond to a wildfire in the area. This exercise will allow for testing of plans and building relationships in advance of emergency events. There will also will be simulated evacuation notices delivered to neighbourhoods north of 10 St, but residents and visitors are NOT have to evacuate. To see the mock-exercise evacuation zone or monthly tips on emergency preparedness, visit Emergency Preparedness

Council also:

  • Received the Biosphere Institutes of the Bow Valley’s annual update and strategic plan for 2022-2024.
  • Heard from the Bow Valley Climate Action Society on how the Town of Canmore’s actions can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Received a verbal report from Parks Canada regarding two prescribed burn projects planned for this spring.
  • Met Boardwalk, the new owners of Peak Estates (1451 Palliser Trail), who spoke to their commitment to affordable housing in the community and their ongoing operating agreement with Canmore Community Housing to provide 40 affordable rentals at 10% below market units.

To read the full details in today’s agenda package, visit  pdf (26.41 MB) pdf 2022 05 17 COW Agenda (26.41 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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