Town of Canmore

Council Clips – April 3, 2018

Code of Conduct for Elected Officials Approved

Council now has a new bylaw that sets out a code of conduct for elected officials that covers - among other things - conflict of interest, use of influence, and respectful interactions. Anyone who believes a councillor has contravened the code will be able to submit a complaint to a third party investigator for follow up.  Should breach be proven to have occurred Council has the choice of imposing sanctions such as requiring a letter of apology, suspending committee appointments, or suspending pay. Stay tuned for a new web page coming soon with information on the new code of conduct. Contact the municipal clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions in the meantime.

Canmore will participate in the 2026 Olympic Bid Corporataion

The federal and provincial governments, as well as the City of Calgary, have announced they will cover the costs of preparing a bid for Calgary to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. In the wake of these funding announcements, the City of Calgary formally requested that the Town of Canmore participate in Calgary’s Bid Corporation (BidCo) and nominate a director to sit on the board.  Council voted to accept the invitation and appointed CAO Lisa de Soto as the director representing Canmore. It is important to note that approval to participate in a BidCo does not mean the Town of Canmore has decided to support the formal bid for the games – that decision will be made sometime before September 2018. More details on the BidCo can be found here and to learn more or to participate in a community survey, visit 

In other news, Council:

·        Overturned an earlier decision and approved a request for property tax exemption from the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Society.

·        Saw an updated design for the new ice rink and washroom facilities being constructed in the Larch area. As a result of public feedback, the rink will be moved further north and a vault toilet will be installed in the west side of the rink.  For more info visit Winter Activities & Outdoor Ice

·        Accepted the 2017 Candidate Campaign Disclosures and Financial Statements, which are posted at Election Finances and Contribution Disclosure

·        Approved the 2018 Offsite Levy Bylaw.

To read any of the reports in the agenda package or watch a video recording 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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