Town of Canmore

Council Clips – February 5, 2019

Land Use Bylaw Amendment – Peaks Landing Direct Control District

Today Council debated second reading of a bylaw that would rezone a property in the Peaks of Grassi neighbourhood to allow for development of approximately 27 residential units and 13 accessory dwelling units. Council has received a large amount of public feedback on this proposal, including significant opposition voiced by residents, as well as several technical reports on matters including steep creek hazard and environmental impact. In order to have more time to consider the implications of passing or not passing the bylaw, Council postponed their decision on second reading to a March 19 meeting. For more information on the development application visit To see the input received at the January 29 public hearing visit Council Agendas, Minutes, and Videos.

Cultural Master Plan Advisory Group

The Town is working with a consultant to develop a Cultural Master Plan for Canmore. The Cultural Master Plan is a 10-year vision and road map for the planning and delivery of arts and culture that advances participation in, the presence of, and support for culture in Canmore.  Today Council appointed one councillor and nine members of the public to participate in an advisory group that will assist the consultant with the development of the plan.  For more information about the project visit

Lift Station 2 Project Changes

Lift stations are facilities designed to move wastewater from lower to higher elevations. Lift Station 2, located off Railway Avenue behind the train tracks, is currently being upgraded in accordance with the Town’s Utility Master Plan and has run into unexpected challenges with respect to high groundwater in the area. Administration requested that Council increase the budget for the project by just over $1M, and Council agreed to provide the funding from the Utility Reserve. For more information about the project visit Utility Operations.

Council also approved:

  • A new policy to establish criteria to evaluate requests to install private entrance features in the municipal road right-of-way;
  • An updated Public Participation policy;
  • A reallocation of funds for Cougar Creek long-term mitigation; 
  • An amendment to the Designated Officer Bylaw, adding the fire chief as a designated officer.
  • To read the staff reports and watch a video 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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