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Town of Canmore sees second reading of Land Use Bylaw, sets date for public hearing

Town of Canmore sees second reading of Land Use Bylaw, sets date for public hearing

During its second reading at a council meeting earlier this month (Oct. 1), the Town unanimously agreed on a number of recommendations and amendments to the Land Use Bylaw, including a recommendation to remove the cap on maximum house sizes and the removal of a past recommendation that would require hotels and hostels along Bow Valley Trail to provide on-site employee housing
Beckie Scott receives Alberta Order of Excellence

Beckie Scott receives Alberta Order of Excellence

CANMORE – Canmore's Beckie Scott is one of eight remarkable Albertans that were recognized with the Alberta Order of Excellence this week.
Community members express concerns over possible Exshaw School closure

Community members express concerns over possible Exshaw School closure

“Let us help and keep this school open, it’s so emotional for me."
Local federal election candidates talk housing in Bow Valley

Local federal election candidates talk housing in Bow Valley

With increased difficulties for people living in the valley to find available or affordable housing, candidates were asked to discuss how their individual party policies might address these concerns
Grizzly bear encounter prompts calls for tougher fines over off-leash dogs

Grizzly bear encounter prompts calls for tougher fines over off-leash dogs

“It could have been way worse for the hiker and it could have been worse for the bear," said Colleen Campbell of Bow Valley Naturalists, who urges people to keep their dogs on a leash
Quarry Lake enhancement plan open for feedback until Oct. 18

Quarry Lake enhancement plan open for feedback until Oct. 18

Working to refine the current concept, the Town currently has drawings for new plans concerning the beaches at Quarry Lake, as well as the parking lot.
Town of Canmore to see new improved snow clearing policy

Town of Canmore to see new improved snow clearing policy

Though not in affect officially until Nov. 1, the snow removal policy will see snow removed quicker with new standardized responses, including the removal of a specific windrow height and handicap parking stalls changed from a level three priority to a level one
Off-leash dog leads mamma grizzly bear to hiker near Canmore

Off-leash dog leads mamma grizzly bear to hiker near Canmore

“The subject was nipped on the back of the calf and bear spray was deployed. The bear reacted to that and basically went back away.”
Canmore family returns from two-week African humanitarian trip

Canmore family returns from two-week African humanitarian trip

“We were set up in a small school, a small classroom, the wind would blow through, it was dusty ... we didn’t have any power, there’s no running water. Basically we just had hand tools, though we had to do the best we could with the best we had. We did really well with what we had."
Canmore Fire sees improved roll times with summer staffing trial

Canmore Fire sees improved roll times with summer staffing trial

"We hope to continue this and potentially expand the program going forward beyond 2020."