Town of Canmore

Council Clips – June 4, 2019

Spring Creek Phase 3 (Bylaw 2019-18)

After considering submissions received at the public hearing held at the beginning of this council meeting, Council approved Bylaw 2019-18.  This bylaw creates Stage 3 of Spring Creek Mountain Village in accordance with their area structure plan and establishes several public use and environmental districts. You can read the entire Spring Creek Mountain Village area structure plan at https://canmore.ca/documents/planning-building-development/area-structure-plans/278-spring-creek-mountain-village-arp

Future Affordable Housing in Stewart Creek

Council voted in favour of transferring two Town-owned parcels in Stewart Creek Phase to the Canmore Community Housing Corporation. The CCHC is now in a position to develop up to 14 perpetually affordable housing units in this area as resources become available.

Rainbow Crosswalk Coming to Canmore

The Gay-Straight Alliance Group from the Canmore High School made a presentation to Council at the May committee of the whole meeting.  They had several suggestions for ways the Town could support individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, one of which was to install a rainbow crosswalk. Today Council voted unanimously to direct staff to work with the GSA on selecting a suitable location for installing the crosswalk in 2019.

Other council items:

·         Council accepted the Fire Hall Study for planning purposes, and

·         Council was presented with the year-to-date financial report.

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 Wesley 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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