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Council Clips - July 2, 2024

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Canmore’s New Climate Emergency Action Plan

Council officially adopted a Climate Emergency Action Plan which outlines a strategy with recommendations based on scientific consensus and public engagement. The plan integrates climate change mitigation and adaptation through an equity lens to consider the diversity of our residents. This new, updated plan replaces our previous environmental guiding documents – Environmental Sustainability Action Plan (2010), Climate Change Adaptation Background Report and Resilience Plan (2016), and the Climate Action Plan (2018). Read the plan and what we heard during public engagement at

Political Campaign Signs at Future Elections

Political campaign signs will only be allowed to be placed on private property during future elections. Council adopted this change at today's meeting and will apply to future municipal, provincial, and federal elections.

Housing in Industrial Districts

Council gave first reading to proposed bylaw changes to discourage employee housing in industrial areas. A public hearing is scheduled for Sept. 3, 2024.

Other highlights include:

  • Granted the Homelessness Society of the Bow Valley request for access to the Scout Hall on an ongoing seasonal basis for shelter operations.
  • Approved a new 2024 capital project for CPKC Rail Crossing Replacement at Railway Avenue North/17 Street.
  • Authorized the mutual aid fire control agreement with Alberta Forestry and Parks.
  • Directed Administration to identify recommended funding sources at the Aug. 20, 2024, Council meeting in the event that Council approves a $250,000 partnership request with Partners in Affordable Housing to accelerate housing action projects.
  • Heard a request from the Canmore Eagles for debt forgiveness regarding their rentals of Town facilities and then directed Administration to return to the Aug. 20, 2024 Council meeting with additional information and a recommended decision.

You can read the full agenda package and minutes when they become available at: Council Meetings: Town of Canmore

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