Town of Canmore

Council Clips - October 2, 2018

Municipal Development Plan Amendment Third Party Environmental Impact Statement

Council approved an amendment to the MDP that removes a requirement for third party reviews of Environmental Impact Statements for projects initiated by the Town. This changes removes a redundancy and extra expense, since - if the Town hires both the consultant to prepare the EIS and the consultant to review the work of the first consultant - the second consultant cannot be considered a third party.

Olympic Games Public Hearing on October 30

Council will host a public hearing on October 30 beginning at 5 p.m. to hear the community’s opinion on this question: “Is it prudent for the Town of Canmore to participate in the City of Calgary’s bid to co-host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games?” Anyone can speak at the hearing – no advance booking is required. Written submissions should be sent to the municipal clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information visit

Three Sisters Preparing New Area Structure Plans

Three Sisters Mountain Village intends to develop new area structure plans for Three Sisters Village (Resort Centre) and Smith Creek. Today Council approved a Terms of Reference to set out the terms under which the area structure plans will be developed. The applicant is planning to complete each ASP in seven stages, ending with Council consideration of bylaws to approve the ASPs –  in the spring of 2019 for Three Sisters Village (Resort Centre) and the end of 2019 for Smith Creek. The public engagement process will be led by Three Sisters Mountain Village. To read the Terms of Reference, see item G2A in the council agenda (link below).

Council Pay Adjustment Approved

Since 1999, Alberta councillors have received a tax exemption on one-third of their total remuneration. The 2017 federal budget eliminated this exemption so now the entire remuneration of councillors is taxable. In order to prevent a decrease in net pay, Council approved increasing the basic rate of pay and per diem compensation by the amount necessary to result in a near-neutral impact. To see details about this increase see item G3 in the council agenda (link below).

Finance Committee Approvals

A Finance Committee meeting was held directly after the regular council meeting. The Finance Committee approved:

  • The year-to-date financial statements
  • 2019-2020 master fee schedule

They also reviewed the capital project progress report and the 2019 – 2024 budget schedule.

For more information

To see the agenda packages and videos of both the regular council meeting and the finance committee 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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