Town of Canmore

Council Clips – March 13, 2018

Quarry Lake Aquatic Safety Audit

Last fall, the Town worked with the Alberta Lifesaving Society to perform a safety audit at Quarry Lake.  The audit was primarily focused on improving swimmer safety and resulted in several recommendations to improve signage, education, and general safety at the waterfront. Quarry Lake Visitors will notice improvements starting this summer. You can read the entire audit report in the meeting agenda package – see item D1.

Homeless to Housing Coalition (H2HC)

H2HC is a coalition of Bow Valley agencies working together to support people experiencing homelessness.  Led by the Banff YWCA and supported by a combination of grant funding and private donations, the coalition is working on a number of initiatives, including the hiring of a part-time coordinator and the creating of two dedicated emergency accommodation spaces at the YWCA. See item D2 in the meeting agenda package for more information.

Explore 2026 Olympic Update

Council is gathering information to decide whether or not Canmore should partner with the City of Calgary in a bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Several activities are underway to help Council with their decision, including public engagement, participation in the PyeongChang Observer Program, and participation in Calgary’s “Dialogue Phase” Committee. To keep up to date and get involved in the next phase of community engagement, 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 February Bulletin

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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