Town of Canmore

Council Clips – December 6, 2022

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Council approved a new Building Permit to replace the outdated 2008 version.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


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.


Election Signage

Council also directed administration to return to Council with options for regulating or managing municipal election signage on municipal property by December 2023.

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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