Town of Canmore

Council Clips – November 20, 2018

Land Use Bylaw Receives First Reading

The Land Use Bylaw is being revised, and the changes being proposed are based on regulations in the Municipal Government Act (MGA), guidance from the Municipal Development Plan, Council direction, as well as community feedback. The proposed bylaw uses the framework of the existing LUB but will make it easier to understand by improving wording, updating regulations, modifying dated sections, and introducing new regulations. The changes are significant enough to warrant a complete rewrite of the LUB - rather than a large-scale amendment. Council approved first reading of the draft bylaw and scheduled a public hearing at 5 p.m. on Feb. 5, 2019. Details of the proposed changes, public engagement, and next steps can be found at Land Use Bylaw

Municipal Development Plan (MDP) Amendment Steep Creek Hazard


To reflect consistency with the regulations in the proposed LUB, an MDP amendment to update regulations for Steep Creek Hazards is required.  Council approved first reading of the amendment and scheduled a public hearing at 5 p.m. on Feb. 5, 2019.  These public hearings will run concurrently. Details on this proposed amendment can be found under item f2 here

Library Endowment with the Banff Canmore Community Foundation

Local residents have approached the Banff Canmore Community Foundation about providing an endowment to the Canmore Library in support of its programs.  As libraries are a municipal service, Council will provide a letter of support approve the agreement in principle between the donor and the Banff Canmore Community Foundation.  

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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