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Council Clips - January 17, 2023

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Three Sisters Update

Council authorized external litigation counsel to sign an agreement on behalf of the Town of Canmore with Three Sisters Mountain Village Properties Ltd. to adjourn the mandamus application until a decision is issued by the Alberta Court of Appeal in relation to the Land and Property Rights Tribunal (LPRT) appeals. Conditions of the agreement state that if the Town of Canmore is unsuccessful in the appeal, the Town of Canmore will forego all additional appeals of the LPRT decisions including to the Supreme Court of Canada, approve the ASPs and MDP amendments within 30 days of the appeal decision.  

Central Railway Avenue Concept Design Update

Council received an update on the design and engagement process for the central portion of Railway Avenue, between Bow Valley Trail and 10 St. A concept plan has been prepared and community engagement on the design is planned from Jan. 23 - Feb. 10. The design will be back to Council for approval later in the year, after public engagement and updates. 

Council also heard:

  • An economic update from CIBC Wood Gundy, who manages some of the Town of Canmore’s investments, on inflation and central bank response, the outlook for growth, interest rates, commodities, and key economic themes.
  • An update from Alberta Health Services on EMS resources in Canmore and mitigation strategies.
  • An overview of the Town of Canmore’s 2022 Childcare Assessment which indicates that there are not enough childcare spaces within existing programs to meet the needs of the residents.
  • An overview of the Emergency Social Services with the recent plan updates that can include coordinating regional support during an emergency.
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