Town of Canmore

Council Clips - October 16, 2018

Cannabis in Canmore

Council has passed a bylaw that prohibits the smoking or vaping of cannabis in public places and hotels. Council also directed administration to return by October 2020 with an update on the public cannabis consumption ban and if further options to loosen the regulations should be considered. Anyone who is authorized by a medical document may smoke or vape in public places allowed by provincial legislation, but not in hotels. The person needs to be carrying their authorization with them. For more information visit Cannabis in Canmore.

Borrowing to Build an Olympic and Paralympic Athlete Village

Council will be deciding on November 6 whether or not to support the Calgary 2026 Olympic bid. A key part of the decision is understanding how Canmore will fund related projects such as the proposed Canmore Athlete’s Village, which would be converted to affordable housing after the games. The total cost of the project is estimated at $116M with the Town’s contribution set at $10M. As part of the Bid process, the Town is being asked to deliver the project and guarantee its construction in time for the Games. The Town will need to borrow approximately $66M in order to meet this commitment which would take us beyond our legislated debt limit, and so requires approval by the Minister of Municipal Affairs. Tonight Council voted to send this request for borrowing approval to the Minister. For more information about the Olympic bid visit

Spring Creek Mountain Village Public Use District Adjustments

Spring Creek has applied for an adjustment to boundaries of a Public Use District in stage 2 of their development so that it aligns with the boundaries of future parcels. The total park space will remain the same.  A public hearing is scheduled for November 6 at 5 p.m. More information will be available Thursday in the Rocky Mountain Outlook.

Zoning Change at 530 4th Street

The owners at 530 4th Street have applied to change the zoning of their home from R1 (residential single family detached) to R2 (residential family two-unit), which would align with the zoning of the properties immediately next door to the west and across the road to the south. As above, a public hearing is scheduled for November 6 at 5 p.m. and more information will be available Thursday in the Rocky Mountain Outlook.

For more information

To read the staff reports in the meeting agenda package or watch a video of the meeting, visit 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 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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