Town of Canmore

Council Clips – April 17, 2018

Municipal Benchmarking – Streets and Roads

Canmore is participating with a group of municipalities to benchmark municipal service delivery metrics over time. Council has already seen benchmarking reports from police/RCMP, fire services, wastewater, and solid waste, and tonight they had the opportunity to review the report on roadway operations and maintenance.  In general, Canmore came out as average or better than average in terms of efficiency comparisons. To read the full report, as well as the other benchmarking reports, visit Municipal Benchmarking Statistics

2018 Land Use Bylaw Review

Administration has embarked on a significant review of the Land Use Bylaw aimed at addressing a number of community priorities approved by Council.  A stakeholder engagement program is scheduled to launch at the beginning of May. The following topics have been identified for review so far, and it’s expected that this list will evolve as feedback is received:









Accessory Dwelling Units


Roof Heights/Massing

Transportation Network

Inclusionary Zoning


Front Driveways

Teepee Town District

Reserve Districts

Tourist Homes


Downtown Parking

Parking Requirements

Steep Creeks

Bed & Breakfasts


Pop-Up Patios

House Sizes



Council also approved:

·        The 2018 Supplementary Assessment Bylaw

·        The 2018 Downtown BRZ Tax Bylaw

·        Proceeding with a project to install a solar power system at the waste management centre, with the understanding a return on investment may take up to 20 years. For more information on the project, visit: Municipal Climate Change Actions

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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