Town of Canmore

Council Clips – September 8, 2020

Councillor Comfort on a Leave of Absence

Anyone watching today’s council meeting may have noticed Councillor Comfort attended from a hospital bed. Today, Council approved her request for a six-month leave to help regain her health. We should be seeing Councillor Comfort back in time for the April 2021 committee of the whole meeting.

Land Use Bylaw Amendment for Teepee Town

Second reading of the Teepee Town Comprehensive Redevelopment District in Land Use Bylaw 2018-22 was postponed until Oct. 6. To learn more about the Teepee Town Area Redevelopment Plan visit https://canmore.ca/projects/teepee-town-area-redevelopment-plan.

Business Recovery Task Force Appointments

The Business Recovery Task Force is being assembled to development recommendations to support residents returning to work, to support business operations in their recovery efforts and future growth, and to identify opportunities to propel our community beyond the recovery stage. Eight public members were appointed today to join Mayor Borrowman and Councillors Marra and McCallum on the task force. Their names will be posted at the following link once all applicants have been notified: https://canmore.ca/town-hall/boards-committees/business-recovery-task-force.

Tourism Task Force Appointments

The Tourism Task Force will lead a community engagement initiative with a broad cross-section of the community, with the aim of finding common ground between the tourism industry and the community to work towards creating a shared vision for tourism. Council had the enviable job of selecting 16 public members out of 48 applicants to join Mayor Borrowman, Councillor Seeley, and the CEO of Tourism Canmore-Kananaskis. As above, names will be posted once all applicants have been notified to: https://canmore.ca/town-hall/boards-committees/tourism-task-force.

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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