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Silvertip residential subdivision approved

Silvertip residential subdivision approved

Canmore's subdivision authority approved an application by Stone Creek Properties for block 10 – a residential neighbourhood – even though development of commercial lands for the resort centre have not yet commenced.
Valley churches re-imagine Christmas services

Valley churches re-imagine Christmas services

“That means a lot to me,” said Rev. Howard Thornton. “That even if I can’t be with them in person, we’re still able to share in some way, and I’m just wanting to encourage people, maybe, that they might find some hope and some happiness at Christmas if they can’t be with their children in person."
Volunteer group ready to lend a hand to those in isolation

Volunteer group ready to lend a hand to those in isolation

When COVID-19 cases in Bow Valley spiked at the beginning of December, a grassroots volunteer effort – Three Communities: One Valley – began to help those in quarantine or isolation by picking up and delivering things like mail, groceries and medications.
Canmore's plans for NYE fireworks display up in the air

Canmore's plans for NYE fireworks display up in the air

It is uncertain if plans supported by Canmore council for a New Year's Eve fireworks display will go ahead after Alberta Health Services recommended against it, but Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw indicated in a conference call with municipal officials this week that if it was done in a way that prevented mass gatherings, it could still go ahead.
Canmore expands mandatory mask bylaw, backs away from closing Main Street

Canmore expands mandatory mask bylaw, backs away from closing Main Street

While Canmore council had directed administration to bring back changes to its mask bylaw to require people to wear a face covering while outside on Main Street, elected officials instead chose to make them mandatory for anyone standing in a lineup outside a retail store or food establishment.
Banff Canmore Community Foundation announces more grants for pandemic-related supports

Banff Canmore Community Foundation announces more grants for pandemic-related supports

“We recognize the pandemic will present unprecedented challenges to families, workers and frontline responders for months to come. So BCCF encourages those who are able to continue to donate generously to help Bow Valley communities to respond."
Canmore waiting for provincial guidance on outdoor ice surfaces

Canmore waiting for provincial guidance on outdoor ice surfaces

"We have been working with municipalities and hopefully soon we will have something available to provide some additional direction to those kinds of outdoor amenities like skating rinks, outdoor rinks that have a defined area, so that is underway," said Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw on Friday (Dec. 11).
Canmore council approves Van Horne direct control district

Canmore council approves Van Horne direct control district

Canmore council has approved a direct control district for a handful of properties along Van Horne that back onto the Bow River
Canmore considering expanding mask bylaw, pedestrian zone on Main Street

Canmore considering expanding mask bylaw, pedestrian zone on Main Street

"We do want, as much as we can, to ensure that the business sector, particularly the downtown, is able to serve customers in a safe way," said Canmore Mayor John Borrowman during a special council meeting on Thursday (Dec. 10). "I would like to see this back to council fairly quickly."
New public hearing set to reconsider tourist home densities on Second Avenue

New public hearing set to reconsider tourist home densities on Second Avenue

"Supporting first reading at this time for me is entirely motivated by wanting to, as other councillors have said, do one last check-in with the community to make sure that we understand what are the preferences, particularly of the Teepee Town community," said Mayor John Borrowman.