Town of Canmore

Council Clips – August 20, 2019

Three Sisters Mountain Village Update

Representatives of Three Sisters updated council on the progress they’ve made on their new area structure plan and supporting studies including environmental impact, transportation impact, and steep creeks hazard. They expect to conduct more public engagement this fall, prior to submitting a new area structure plan before the end of the year. For more information visit https://canmore.ca/municipal-services/residents-development-planning/public-engagement-information/three-sisters/three-sisters-resort-centre

Management of Wildlife Attractants

Council approved a Wildlife Attractant Management Plan aimed at reducing the number of human-wildlife interactions in the community and broadly addressing Canmore’s efforts to live near wildlife. Four tactics as identified and described: enforcement, education, attractant management, and policy alignment.  You can read the plan  pdf here (574 KB) . Council also made an amendment to the Town’s existing Wildlife Attractant Bylaw that will compel property owners to remove fruit or fruit before dangerous wildlife is attracted. This includes, but isn’t limited to, fruit from a crabapple or mountain ash tree, or shepherdia (buffaloberry) bush. To read more about removing wildlife attractants visit https://canmore.ca/residents/stewardship-of-the-environment/removing-wildlife-attractants.

FireSmart Work Continues

Council approved a project, funded entirely through a provincial grant, to carry out FireSmart work in the Bow Valley Wildland Park, which is entirely within our municipal boundaries and adjacent to the Banff National Park east boundary. To learn more about the Town’s FireSmart program visit https://canmore.ca/municipal-services/emergency-services/emergency-management/firesmart.

Council also approved:

·         The Town of Canmore and Improvement District No. 9 Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework Bylaw as required by new provincial legislation.

·         A Collective Agreement between the Town and the Canadian Union of Public Employees sub-local 37. The union represents the Town’s streets and roads employees.

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