Town of Canmore

Council Clips – August 4, 2020

Mandatory Mask Bylaw

At a Special Council Meeting on Aug. 4, Council passed a Mandatory Mask Bylaw that applies to all public indoor spaces. This means, that you will need to wear a mask that fully covers your nose, mouth, and chin when visiting stores, facilities, and public buildings. There are several exceptions to the rule, including children under two, people prevented from wearing a mask by medical conditions or handicaps, and people eating in restaurants or excising at a fitness facility. The bylaw comes into effect on Aug. 7. Click here for more info.

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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