Town of Canmore

Council Clips – September 3, 2019

Organics Recycling Arrives in Canmore

Today the Town’s residential food waste program was officially launched.  Starting on September 3, Canmore residents will be able to dispose of food scraps and food soiled paper in 5 different locations throughout the community. For more information visit https://canmore.ca/municipal-services/waste-management-recycling/residential-food-waste-collection. In related news, Council approved the purchase of 2000 additional home food waste bins. The original purchase of 2000 bins has almost been depleted by residents eager to reduce the amount of waste they send to the landfill.

2020 Climate Action Plan Priorities

In December 2018, Council approved the Town of Canmore Climate Action Plan, which commits the community to reducing GHG emissions by 30% by 2030 and commits the Town corporation to a 50% reduction in the same period.  Twenty-one of the over 60 recommended actions will be initiated next year.  For more information visit https://canmore.ca/residents/stewardship-of-the-environment/climate-change-adaptation-plan.

Lions Park Tennis Court Expansion

The Canmore Tennis Association has been working with the Town to cost share on a project to expand the Lions Park tennis courts. The association applied for a provincial grant earlier this year to help with funding, but unfortunately they were unsuccessful. They are now applying for a smaller grant and have proposed reducing the project from 5 courts to 4 courts. Council approved the revised scope for the project, which will go ahead only if the grant funding is received.

Snow and Ice Control Agreement Extended

Council approved extending the Town’s contract with Volker Stevin Contracting Ltd. For snow and ice control services until July 31, 2020.  Administration will be issuing a request for proposals for this service in the new year.  

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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