Town of Canmore

Council Clips – October 6, 2020

Land Use Bylaw Amendment – Van Horne Direct Control District

Bylaw 2020-14 seeks to establish a 60 metre setback from the Bow River for seven parcels along Van Horne. This setback was in place when five of the seven lots were developed between the late 1990s and mid 2000s. Approval of this bylaw would require new construction on the remaining two lots to comply with the same setback. A public hearing is scheduled for Nov. 3, 2020. For more information visit

Land Use Bylaw Amendment – Teepee Town

This bylaw amendment, approved today, aligns the Land Use Bylaw with the regulations in the newly approved Teepee Town Area Redevelopment Plan. For more information about the Teepee Town ARP visit

Palliser Road Closure Bylaw

Council gave final approval to close a small section of road in the Palliser Area to accommodate the development of a new firehall. For more information about the proposed new firehall visit New Fire Hall.

CCHC Construction Loan Guarantee

Council gave first reading to a bylaw intended to guarantee a maximum of 35%, or not more than $1.4M, of construction financing for CCHC to build affordable housing in the Peaks of Grassi neighbourhood.  Unless a petition against the bylaw is received before Nov. 6, 2020, Council is scheduled to give second and third reading to this bylaw on Dec. 1, 2020. For more information visit

Council Procedural Amendment

Council approved amendments to their meeting procedures to allow for electronic attendance once live meetings have resumed.

Election Preparations Begin

Council appointed a returning officer for the 2021 municipal election and authorized the provision of special (mail-in) ballots, advance elections, and agreements with local school boards should they require a trustee election.

Green Municipal Fund

Administration successfully applied for $42K in funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund. Council voted to allocate the funds to a renewable energy feasibility study.

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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