Town of Canmore

Council Clips - November 13, 2018

Today Council met as the committee of the whole to hear the following briefings from members of the public and administration.

Three Sisters Mountain Village (TSMV) Public Engagement Report

TSMV owns 80% of the remaining developable land in Canmore, so residents of Canmore are very interested in hearing about the vision for the development and providing their input.  Accordingly, TSMV has initiated a community engagement plan and attended a wide variety of community events to seek input on their draft vision and principles.  Today, representatives of TSMV provided Council with a summary of what they’ve heard so far. To learn more about the proposed development visit

Organics Diversion

Administration reported to Council that they have explored several options for diverting organic materials from Canmore’s waste stream, with the goal of developing a program that strikes a balance between reducing the Town’s carbon footprint, meeting community expectations, and managing cost. The option that best meets the goal is to implement a full commercial program and a pilot residential program. Administration has recommended this option in the 2019 – 2024 budget currently under consideration by the Finance Committee. For more information visit Residential Food Waste Collection

Human Use Management and Human –Wildlife Coexistence

Administration reported on the work done to advance the recommendations found in the Human Resource Management Report and the Human-Wildlife Coexistence Report including removal of crabapple trees and shepherdia, enforcement of off-leash dog regulations, and participation in related roundtable committees. For more information visit Human - Wildlife Coexistence in the Bow Valley

Canmore Library Update

The president of the Canmore Library Board provided Council with an update on the board’s strategic plan. You can learn more about the library at

Committee of the Whole Regular Features

Check out the meeting agenda package at to read:

  • Councillor Updates – a monthly report on the activities of individual councillors
  • Service Area Reports – each department provides a summary of operational activities
  • Council Resolution Action List – direction given by Council to administration
  • Bow Valley Regional Housing Updates

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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