Town of Canmore

Council Clips – September 1, 2020

Land Use Bylaw Amendment: Conservation of Wildlands District

Land Use Bylaw amendment 2020-17 proposes to reinstate two previous land uses in the Conservation of Wildlands land use district that were removed when the most recent Land Use Bylaw was approved.  The removal affects several landowners in the district by reducing their opportunity for future development, which in turn triggers legal obligations requiring the Town to acquire the lands affected by the changes. This consequence was unintended and this is why administration recommends the reinstatement of the land uses.  A public hearing on the matter will be held on Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. Visit for more information.

TeePee Town and Quarry Lake Infrastructure Proposal

The provincial government announced a Municipal Stimulus Program aimed at supporting economic recovery.  The Town Canmore is eligible to receive just over $1.6M for capital projects that meet the province’s eligibility requirements. Council approved two projects to submit for funding: a first phase of road rehabilitation and sidewalk reconstruction in Teepee Town where utility work isn’t planned; and functional improvements to Quarry Lake infrastructure including parking, washrooms, waste collection, and west shoreline. This work is contingent on approval of the project by the province for this program. Details can be found in item H2.

Application for FireSmart Grant Funding

The Town of Canmore will apply for $248K in grant funding from the Forest Resource Improvement Association to be used for three projects in the areas of vegetation management, public education, and inter-agency cooperation. Visit FireSmart for more information about the FireSmart program.

AltaLink Transmission Line Replacement

John Grove, the municipal and community affairs manager for AltaLink, informed Council about plans to rebuild a power transmission line between the Spray Substation to the Kananaskis River, part of which runs through Canmore and, for safety, requires some tree removal on crown land or their right-of-way. Public consultation is underway and the project, if approved, will start in late summer 2021. Visit for more information.

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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