Town of Canmore

Council Clips – May 8, 2018

Living with Wildlife Short Film

Living with Wildlife is a 25-minute documentary illustrating the culture around living with wildlife in the Bow Valley.  Filmmaker Leanne Allison came to Council to thank them again for their initial support and to provide an update on the film. It has been shown at numerous mountain film festivals around the world and translated into different languages. The Calgary Foundation has provided a grant to create a microsite and make it easier to view the film online and on mobile platforms. Future plans include an idea to have scenes from the film projected onto trees as a novel way to draw attention to the film and reinforce the culture of living with wildlife.  To see the film visit

Protective Services Year End Reports

Council was presented with 2017 statistics from emergency management, fire-rescue, bylaw services, RCMP, and the Canmore Police Committee. Highlights from 2017 include: the 40 members that form the part time component of the team contributed a total of 3,892 hours of service to and responded to 278 calls for response; bylaw services has increased their presence in parks and on trails, and in the town centre to addressing parking congestion issues; and total criminal code offences for the local detachment increased by 1% between 2016 (1,183) and 2017 (1,199). The five year period since 2013 increased 21%.  To read the full reports, see item D1 at

Explore 2026 Public Engagement

As part of the work the Town is carrying out to decide whether or not Canmore should participate in Calgary’s potential bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games, administration carried out a 2-phase public engagement project. Today Council was presented with the results of phase 2, as well as the Foundation Statement and 9 Principles that resulted from the public input. To learn more about the Canmore’s Explore 2026 Olympic Bid investigation, visit

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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