New Building Permit Bylaw
Council approved a new Building Permit to replace the outdated 2008 version. The new bylaw updates regulations, modifies dated sections, and introduces new regulations that are better aligned with industry practices, permit requirements and the conditions outlined in the current Quality Management Plan (QMP) approved by the Safety Codes Council (SCC). The new bylaw will be available on https://canmore.ca/town-hall/bylaws-policy
Lower Silvertip Wildlife Corridor
The Town of Canmore has declined the offer from the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) to acquire the lands held by the ACA within the Lower Silvertip Wildlife Corridor. From a resource and regulatory perspective, the Town of Canmore is limited in ability to affect change or take enforcement actions in response to unsanctioned use in a wildlife habitat. The intensity of human use and resulting unauthorized trail network impede viability of the corridor, to the point where the ACA no longer sees a conservation value in the lands.
Council also directed administration to return to Council with options for regulating or managing municipal election signage on municipal property by December 2023.