Town of Canmore

Council Clips – June 5, 2018

Cannabis Retail Locations Approved

Cannabis retail stores will be permitted in most commercial districts where liquor stores are allowed, subject to approvals by the Town and the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission. Council restricted hours of operation to between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. As well, cannabis retail stores will be required to maintain visual interest in storefront windows adjacent to sidewalks. Since provincial regulations encourage retailers to screen their windows to restrict visibility into the stores, Council made this change to make sure windows are not simply made opaque. For more information about cannabis in Canmore visit Cannabis in Canmore.

Council Declines to Purchase Creekside Land for Downtown Park

The owners of three riverside lots tucked away at 630 10 Street approached the Town with an offer to purchase their property for $1.2M plus a tax receipt for $365K, with the condition that it be turned into a municipal park.  The property has been in the hands of one family for over 60 years, and as a result is surrounded by mature trees and has a park-like setting. Council declined the offer, opting instead to save for future expenditures related to transportation and intercept parking initiatives.

Explore 2026 Principles Adopted

Council was presented with guiding principles intended to guide decision-makers as the Town considers participating in a potential bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The principles were developed through public engagement activities and through Council’s strategic planning. For more information visit

Mountain Haven will be Managed by CCHC

Over the last year, CCHC, Mountain Haven Cooperative Homes, and the Town have been meeting to address a financial crisis at Mountain Haven. A detailed execution plan has been developed that will see Mountain Haven transition from a cooperative to a condominium corporation, sell its rental units to pay off debt, and achieve “qualified title” for all units. In order to fund the plan, Council approved a transfer of $250K from the PAH reserve to CCHC. CCHC will now operate Mountain Haven as a PAH development.

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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